Gabe’s celebrates Halloween with Dana T’s ‘tiny mind MASSIVE soul’

Halloween at Gabe’s Gabe’s — Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. Gabe’s is celebrating Halloween in local, DIY fashion this Saturday night with a haunting lineup of indie-pop band Dylan Sires and Neighbors (Cedar Falls/Waterloo), electro-pop group Little Ruckus (Fairfield) and Iowa City’s own Brooks Strause and The Gory Details. The eclectic lineup is gearing […]

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Interview: Dana T talks about his new LP and the underground IC music scene

Dana T Gabe’s — Saturday, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. Dana Telsrow (or, Dana T) cut his musical teeth on mathematical rockers like Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and Charles Mingus. His arrangements border on messy at times, but come through as an adventurous, organized concept from beginning to end. These unconventional arrangements are thrown at […]

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Interview: Radkey built to rock


The debut album from Radkey, Dark Black Makeup, is a punk rock family portrait. Brothers Dee (22, lead vocals and guitar), Isaiah (20, bass and vocals) and Solomon (18, drums), exhibit their brotherly love through tight, high-energy tracks from start to finish. The brothers like to give credit for their musical chops to their Dad/Manager’s record collection… […]

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Interview: The Good Life’s Tim Kasher on Saddle Creek culture, his passion for filmmaking and the significance of Omaha in 2015

The Good Life Gabe’s — Sunday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. Suffice to say, Tim Kasher, lead vocalist and frontman for Saddle Creek mainstays Cursive and The Good Life, has long since made his mark on the indie music scene. After the meteoric rise of Cursive in the early ’00s following the success of The […]

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Album Review: Circuit Des Yeux – In Plain Speech

Photo by Justin Torner

In Plain Speech by Circuit des Yeux Circuit des Yeux In Plain Speech Circuit des Yeux, the project of Chicago-based experimental songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Haley Fohr, is winding circuits around the world touring her latest release, In Plain Speech. The album’s release in May has launched an ambitious tour cycle that has will […]

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Cut loose with Diarrhea Planet at Gabe’s

Diarrhea Planet

Bring an extra pair of pants to Gabe’s tonight because you will no doubt lose your shit to the four-guitar mayhem of power-punk Nashville band Diarrhea Planet. The six-piece rock band formed back in 2009 when Jordan Smith, Evan Donohue and Casey Weissbuch wanted to stick it to the man… […]

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Alt-rockers Local H crash Gabe’s for Valentine’s Day

Local H

Looking to put a slightly grungy twist on Valentine’s Day? Bring your date (or your single self) to Gabe’s this Saturday at 9:30 p.m. to catch Local H — mainstays of the ’90s alt-rock scene. The Chicago duo, now consisting of frontman Scott Lucas and drummer Ryan Harding, are touring in support of upcoming album, Hey, Killer, set to be released April 14. It will be Harding’s first album as part of the band, having just replaced long-time drummer Brian St. Clair…

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Hollie Fullbrook of Tiny Ruins performs tonight at Gabe’s

On first glance, Tiny Ruins’ Hollie Fullbrook doesn’t have what you may call “edge.” She isn’t armed with a tormented back-story, has no fluorescent punk hairdo, and doesn’t get into Twitter wars with twerking pop nymphets. Instead, she comes across as a helpful assistant at Prairie Lights, or an efficacious museum attendant. […]

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Metal at its most transcendent: OM plays tonight at Gabe’s

Tonight’s OM show at Gabe’s is a chance to see just how far a metal act can evolve while still being completely true to the genre.

OM was started by members of legendary metal band Sleep, who are famous for recording Dopesmoker, arguably the best doom metal album of all time. The only track on the album is an […]

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Just announced: LV presents a free performance by Hoba Hoba Spirit tonight at Gabe’s

How’s this for late notice? Tonight at Gabe’s at 8 p.m., Little Village presents a free performance by Hoba Hoba Spirit on the downstairs stage. LV Editor Arashdeep Singh describes Hoba Hoba Spirit as “Morroco’s answer to the Clash.” The group is coming off a Friday performance at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids. The free […]

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