Album Review: Dryad — The Silurian Age

The metal scene in Iowa City has always been a pocket universe where the boundary between fans and musicians is permeable. It’s like the bar in Cheers — where everybody knows your name — but with more long hair, tattoos and black leather. The competition between bands is to be the loudest, heaviest and tightest, not the most successful. […]

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Get a taste of black metal with Ethicist at the Blue Moose Tap House Friday

Cincinnati, Ohio blackened post-metal purveyors Ethicist will bring the heavy to the upstairs of the Blue Moose Tap House on Friday. Joining them are tour-mates and fellow Ohioans Close the Hatch and local three-piece Dryad. […]

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Iowa City’s new public art space to hold its first show

With the opening reception taking place just over a week ago, Iowa City’s downtown public art space will host their first concert on Thursday April 27 at 8 p.m. Two touring experimental duos and two locals will break in the storefront location, 123 E. Washington St. (formerly The Den), known as Retail Art Design Incubator — or RADinc. […]

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