This is a throwback Weekender, for the traditionalists and those that have to hold the fort down on Thursday nights. […]
Times New Viking w/ Solid Attitude | 9 PM | The Mill | $8, 21+ On the 30th of November, the Mill will be receiving a rather noisy guest in the form of Times New Viking. Hailing from Columbus, OH, the trio has been burning the country down for the past few years, playing their […]
Phantogram w. Josiah Wolf | The Blue Moose Tap House | 6 p.m. | $12, all ages
Electronic/rock duo Phantogram is astounding. They’ve already gained notoriety in Iowa City for upstaging an Antlers headlining show at the Blue Moose Tap House. Now they return, as sure as ever, with their slick beats, lilting vocals, and sick guitar hooks to tear up Iowa City in their own right. […]
The Future South of Burlington; p. 10 – 21, Take 2; p. 8 – Larry Baker Saves the Day; p. 12 – Perfect Season: Over. Now what?; p. 6 – Take a Joke, Iowa; p. 23 – New Diplomats: Still Solid; p. 32 – Max Weinberg Keeps Going; p. 22 – Art Scene; p. 18 – Lit Scene; p. 16 – Live Music; p. 28 – Movies; p. 26
I counted five instruments impressively played by Cheyenne on stage at the Mill this past Thursday – guitar, banjo, violin, drums and keyboard. She created a confectionery of soothing guitar and thoughtful lyrics that made me want to curl up in a booth and just listen instead of jumping around taking photos.
I will spare you my usual gushing over Will Whitmore’s witty and mischievously uplifting lyrics, intoxicating melodies, and unmatched stage presence. Instead, I will say that his free performance in the Ped Mall on Saturday evening was everything you’d expect from the inimitable performer. That man can also cover a song like nobody’s business.
The Local Natives/Suckers tour is one of indie rock’s big draws right now, with sold out shows in cities from New York to Los Angeles. Both bands are riding a wave of accolades and glowing reviews. The Local Natives have been praised by scenesters and squares alike (Pitchfork loves the band; so do NPR and […]
This Tuesday night at the Mill, The Local Natives and Suckers, two bands on Frenchkiss Records, split the bill. LA’s Local Natives are touring in support of 2010’s Gorilla Manor, 12 upbeat indie gems bursting with incantatory vocal harmonies and propellant drums. Sonically, the band can look through both ends of binoculars: often, they’ll use […]
Greetings Weekenders! Those of you that enjoyed Cinco de Mayo festivities anoche are well aware that this weekend is already in full swing. Big thanks to The Sullivan Gang for stopping by Little Village Live and getting Wednesday night off to a great start. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO FROM THEIR PERFORMANCE Find more tunes […]
Last week I stopped by the Summer Camp Battle of the Bands at the Yacht Club and was reminded that, every now and then, you just need to be in a sweaty basement full of smiling hippies on drugs. High fives, hugs… they are good for the soul. And funk music, predictable tho it may […]