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Album Review: Douglas Kramer Nye – No Good Samaritan

There is something amazing about watching a musician evolve from square one. Shawn Reed from Wet Hair described it as the “without a net” stage of a musician’s career: They tend to be a little more timid, experimenting with voices, phrasings and nuances for the first time. Onstage you can watch them fail and succeed during what can be a spellbinding evolution of their talent. Douglas Kramer Nye had only been playing the guitar for three months when he wrote his first songs. And, over the course of three years, he learned more guitar chords, wrote more songs and made connections around the Iowa City music scene. His album, No Good Samaritan, is the record of these first steps.
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Show Photos: Friday at Mission Creek

Here you’ll find photos from Friday April 5 of Chasing Shade, Zeta June, Future Rock, Douglas Kramer Nye, Frank Fairfield, The Pines, Taser Island, Snowblink, Trouble Lights, Zammuto, American Dust, Janeane Garofalo and a few others. Man, I fell way behind, but I am still here! Future Rock, Zeta June, Chasing Shade at Gabe’s Frank […]

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Iowa City Weekender: January 4-5

Hello and welcome to the first Weekender of 2013! I hope everyone is recovering from NYE celebrations, because it’s almost time to get back up and out there. Things are starting to pick up this weekend. We’ve got a few relatively rare performances from bands with Iowa City ties, one of which will take place […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 11-14

Welcome to this fresh edition of the Weekender. With the exception of Thursday night’s Alloy Orchestra show at the Englert, everything is local this week. With a couple of eerie film screenings and a new Samuel Locke Ward release called Double Nightmare, the season of spookiness is officially upon us. Hold on tight. THURSDAY Alloy […]

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Iowa City Weekender: April 26-28

Hello, hello. Come on in. Get settled in for another dose of the Weekender. Here’s how it’s going to work this week: This weekend, especially Thursday (tonight) is nuts and there is simply too much to write about. For the most part my blurbs are unnecessary for these things. For example, I think we all […]

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Iowa City Weekender: February 23-25

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender. This week we get to check up on what the Night-People folks are up to, attend a mini festival and as always of course, bask in all sorts of  local/regional music sprinkled in between. Let’s get to it. THURSDAY Wet Hair w/ Cuticle, Goldendust // The Mill // […]

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Iowa City Weekender: February 16-18

Hey folks. Welcome back to the Weekender. I hope everyone had a fine Valentine’s Day. If yours was uneventful, think of the following events as excuses to ask out that cute guy or gal you’ve been eyeing up. Maybe you already have a special someone, but didn’t quite meet V-day expectations this year. Here is […]

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Iowa City Weekender: January 26-28

Come ye one and all to this weeks guide to weekend satisfaction. The weather is normal and you have probably all but forgotten your new years resolutions already, so what do you say we skip the small talk and get into brass tacks? THURSDAY Passafire w/ Pacific Dub, Fire Sale // The Mill // 9:00 […]

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Show Photos: Skye Carrasco's Record Release Show – 10/21

Skye Carrasco has officially released her debut and much anticipated album, Dark Pines. Not only did she play like a fierce veteran of the musical world, she retained her faerie-like charm as she performed in three of the four sets at the Mill last night. […]

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Show Review: Carnival Hearts & Arts Parade @ White Lightning Wherehouse — 5/21/2011

Carnival Hearts & Arts Collective, a local collective of artists, held their biannual “parade” on Saturday. However, imminent rain forced the event out of the adorable Happy Hollow park and into the White Lightning Wherehouse. Vendors line the walls of this rambling, cavernous space. The event has the feel of a souq, of a community market in the ancient kasbah of Tangier, or of the mystery of London’s Borough market. The Carnival Hearts & Arts collective has an authentic–and almost ethnic–subcultural atmosphere, a collective of tattoos, funky chic, librarian eyeglasses, and wry smiles. […]

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Show Photos – Sam Locke Ward, Paleo, Bob Bucko Jr, Douglas Nye @ the Mill, 1/18

Another lovely Tuesday Night Social Club at the Mill has come and gone.  This week offered a lineup of great local singer-songwriters that I am sure you will have many opportunities to catch in the future. Maybe you should just start coming to Tuesday Night Social Club every week so you don’t miss anything good…ever. […]

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