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(AUDIO/RECAP) Little Village Live 3/31: Xiu Xiu + Talk Normal (Mission Creek 2010)

Xiu Xiu and Talk Normal visit KRUI to guest DJ the 3/31 edition of Little Village Live on KRUI Jamie Stewart’s band has visited Iowa City before, but this was their first Iowa City show with Angela Seo. Here’s the first single off their 2010 release Dear God, I Hate Myself, “Gray Death” Talk Normal […]

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Gabe's 3/27/10: Flavor Savers/The Post Mortems/Oh! Kuso (photos)

Some shots of Flavor Savers playing at Gabe’s opening weekend w/ The Post Mortems and Oh! Kuso Flavor Savers Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. The Post Mortems Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Oh! Kuso Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. […]

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What's New is Old Again: The 'New Gabes' 'New' Sound System

I didn’t mention in my last post having a long chat at the Mill with John Svec, owner & operator of Minstel Recording Studio, and live sound installation guru. He told me that an unexpected bonus of the Picador morphing back into Gabe’s was that the new owners gave him a free hand in renovating […]

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My God . . . It's Full of Stars

Alex Body, Rene Hell, Peaking Lights, Pocahaunted Gabe’s, Tuesday March 29th Last night was the first glimpse of the new Gabe’s for many people, the return to an old true name after years of awkwardly calling the space the Picador.  We’ll never get back the pricelessly skuzzy biker/hipster conjunction of yore, but I like some […]

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The Mission Creek Experience, Day One

Newly opened “Gabe’s” played host to the Mission Creek pre-festival party last night, and the venue has never sounded better. With new ownership came a new sound system, just in time for Iowa City’s biggest music festival of the season. West Coast groove band Pocahaunted headlined the event, backed by strong opening acts from Rene […]

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Iowa City Weekender: March 25-27

You might not have noticed, but this weekend started early – here’s a recap of Wednesday’s very notable events: 4:00 – Gabe’s opens its doors under new ownership, with Craig back behind the bar! 5:00 – Unknown Component brings his heady rock to KRUI for Little Village Live (watch this space for video updates in […]

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'95 'TIL INFINITY: A Personal Narrative of Hip-Hop and Place in Iowa City

Features: March 2010 – Where they were from was just as important as what they were saying, almost from the beginning. To be down was to be in the house. Location in Iowa City was and is the same—while rappers can and will rap anywhere, and come and go, it is the places that get […]

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Air Pirates


March 2010 – In 1990’s Pump Up the Volume, Christian Slater played Happy Harry Hard-on, a renegade pirate radio deejay who shocked and entertained his growing legion of listeners with R-rated language and intermittent moments of Was (Not Was) and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Broadcasting from an undisclosed location with his transmitter and voice […] […]

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2010 Mission Creek Festival Preview

Download printer-friendly PDF of the Official Festival Guide MISSION CREEK LITERARY EVENTS AND PANELS FIND EVENTS BY DATE Monday, March 29 Tuesday, March 30 Wednesday, March 31 Thursday, April 1 Friday, April 2 Saturday, April 3 @Gabe’s – Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. – Ticket prices TBD FEATURING Peaking Lights LISTEN […]

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Iowa City Weekender: February 25-28

If you checked out Little Village Live last night then you know you were treated to a seriously sick and soulful set by Dave Bess of Public Property, currently perfecting his act as a 1-man band.  Straight into the soundboard he bumped his thick bass grooves, signature hooks and live dub stylings of his own […]

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Iowa City Weekender: December 17-19

This week’s Weekender is brought to you by Iowa City Public Library’s Online Resources/Mango Languages! A balmy 29 degrees outside, no complaints from me!  What have we to look forward to this weekend? THURSDAY Staff Show | Dawn’s Hide and Bead Away (220 E. Washington) | 5 pm | FREE If your inner crafter was […]

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Iowa City Police, Department of Pointless Harassment

As detailed here in the Daily Iowan, long time Iowa City Artist Virginia Visker was arrested a week ago on drug charges. She was in jail for nearly a week in Manchester, Iowa due to overcrowding at the jail, but was finally released a couple days ago. You may not think you know Virginia, but […]

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