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Photos: Jucifer Headlines An Evening Of Heavy Duos

Legendary sludge metal duo Jucifer shook the walls of Gabe’s in Iowa City on Friday, filling the stage with their signature wall of amps and massive drums. Jucifer’s set is an experience, there is no on stage banter, no tuning breaks, not a moment is wasted. Once husband and wife duo Gazelle Amber Valentine and Edgar […]

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Auralie Wilde brings burlesque back to Iowa City

The Heartland Bombshells Blue Moose Tap House — Friday, Sept. 30; doors at 8 p.m. The Honeymoon Tour Gabe’s — Wednesday, Oct. 5; doors at 8 p.m. The Heartland Bombshells take it off in their debut performance September 30 at the Blue Moose. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. The group is […]

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PUP, Meat Wave coming to Gabe’s Nov. 14

PUP Gabe’s — Saturday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for PUP’s upcoming show at Gabe’s, set for Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The Canadian punk rock band will be playing a 19+ show as a part of their tour for The Dream is Over (SideOneDummy Records 2016), their second studio album. […]

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Just announced: Tokyo Police Club at Gabe’s Sept. 24

Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club Gabe’s — Saturday, Sept. 24; doors at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale today, Aug. 25, at noon for Tokyo Police Club’s just-announced show at Gabe’s Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 24. The band, a Canadian foursome comprised of lead singer/bass player and principal songwriter Dave Monks, drummer Greg Alsop, keyboardist/guitarist Graham […]

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Woods’ Wednesday set at Gabe’s had a sense of gentle coherence

Woods

I walked into the upper level of Gabe’s and was disappointed to see that Woods hadn’t gained any popularity since they played the Mill a few years back on tour for Bend Beyond. I had enjoyed that show, and was happy to hear they were playing Iowa City again — especially given the critical praise […]

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Review: Wild Child bathes Gabe’s in a warm radiance

Wild Child - still from "Rillo Talk"

There’s a massive amount of quality music released each year, and it’s both easy to access and difficult to find in the vast expanses of the Internet. For that reason, I increasingly rely on announcements of touring bands to draw my interest to music I might enjoy. I thus first heard of Wild Child when […]

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St. Louis’ Foxing heads to Iowa City

St. Louis' Foxing

Foxing Gabe’s — Saturday, Mar. 5 at 6:30 p.m. “Foxing is a band,” the bio on the St. Louis-based group’s Bandcamp page asserts. “Someday Foxing won’t be a band.” This graceful impermanence permeates the band’s ethos — from their name (taken from a term for the way that brown spots appear on, and eventually obfuscate, […]

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Interview: Local H and the sophistication of the simple

A full year is a long time to be on tour. Then again, 25 years is a long time to be in a band. Local H, who played their first show on April 20, 1990, hit that second milestone early last year, and are coming to Gabe’s in Iowa City on Jan. 30, almost exactly 50 weeks since they were here last, and about two weeks before their current tour will finally wind down.
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Yo, IC! Where the party at? Your 2015 guide to New Year’s Eve in Iowa City

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner… and you’re still looking for plans? Well, look no further: Paris Je T’aime FilmScene — 4 p.m. $22 Bonne année! Join your fellow Francophiles for the third-annual Parisian NYE celebration at FilmScene. Countdown en français with champagne, pâtisserie and a livestream from the Eiffel Tower, followed by […]

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Radkey returns to Gabe’s for another night of hard-hitting garage rock

Radkey

Missouri garage-rockers Radkey are swinging back into Iowa City for another round at Gabe’s on Saturday, Dec. 12. With hints of the Melvins mixed with a bit of a John Doe vibe, these home-schooled brothers sound like the best version of everyone’s 20s…
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L.A.-based folktronic band yOya to play free show at Gabe’s

Folktronic trio yOya stop through Iowa City on their coast-to-coast tour to play a free show at Gabe’s this Sunday, Nov. 8. The group mixes traditional folk melodies with airy electronic beats, creating a sound that is at once both familiar and refreshing.
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