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Iowa City’s weekly Party in the Park comes to Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park

Humans are welcome to attend Thursday’s Party in the Park as the summer-long series of weekly events goes to the dogs. Literally. This week’s party will be at the Thornberry Off-leash Dog Park. Tennis balls and treats will be provided for the attending pups. Humans can enjoy music, dog-toy crafting and […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2018: Arts & Entertainment

The results are in! Here are the winners of the 2018 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Arts & Entertainment category, representing Little Village readers’ favorite businesses, organizations, people and places in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. […]

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Album Review: Middle Western — When Your Demons are Underground and You’ve Got to Dig Them Up

When long-time Iowa City scene staple Dave Zollo and Lee County troubadour William Elliott Whitmore started performing together a couple years ago as Middle Western with members of Zollo’s band The Body Electric and Chicago guitarist Stevie Doyle, it seemed a natural fit. […]

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Brian Fest continues to grow in its fifth year

For the fifth year running, Matty Cretzmeyer will be honoring the memory of his brother, Brian, in downtown Iowa City with a fundraising concert for the Brian Cretzmeyer Trust for Young Musicians. […]

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Dave Zollo headlines Crisis Center fundraiser at Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Benefit for Crisis Center of Johnson County Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. The yearly benefit show for the Crisis Center of Johnson County has a new home this year, at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe (310 E Prentiss St, Iowa City). The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 […]

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Yacht Club to host second annual ‘Brian Fest’ benefit show

This Friday, the Iowa City Yacht Club will host its second annual Brian Cretzmeyer benefit concert, entitled “Brian Fest,” beginning at 8 p.m. With a ticket price of $10, proceeds from the concert will go toward the Brian Cretzmeyer Trust for Young Musicians. The nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to providing access to quality music […]

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Album Review: Iowa City Song Project

Iowa City Song Project maximumamesrecords.com   As a teenager hungry for a scene larger than the veritable cultural island of Bellevue, IA, at night I would arrange and rearrange my radio antenna to try to capture KUNI to get a glimpse of the world of music around me, which included bands from Iowa City. It […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 4-7

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender, and oh, is it an exciting one this week! This weekend you can pick and choose from world class comedy to world music and a whole lot in between. Mission Creek makes sure to stay on our radar with a killer indie show, the Barnstormer crew in Maquoketa […]

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