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Iowa City’s John Hopkins graduated from Gabe’s to become one metal’s most renowned sound engineers

For the past decade, legendary Iowa City citizen John Hopkins has been living on the road as a highly sought-after front-of-house tour sound engineer for some of the heaviest and most beloved sludge and stoner metal bands in the galaxy: the Melvins, Corrosion of Conformity, High on Fire, Orange Goblin, Weedeater, Neurosis, Boris, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Alabama Thunderpussy, Municipal Waste, Buzzov•en and others. […]

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Photos: Crystal City celebrate new album at Gabe’s

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Crystal City took the stage at Gabe’s Saturday night to celebrate the release of their latest album, Bartenderly. Check out Michael Roeder’s reveiw of Bartenderly from Little Village 225, and get yourself a copy of the album via Crystal City’s Bandcamp page. Rounding out the night were Des Moines punk rock four piece Honeycreeper and Otros Outros, the […]

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Review: Hexa pair with David Lynch to reexamine factories in a post-industrial age

Enter the soundscape of Hexa, an industrial and bodily-minded collaboration between musicians Lawrence English and Jamie Stewart (of Xiu Xiu). Hexa was first brought together to create an audial response to David Lynch’s “Factory Photographs,” as a part of the larger Lynch retrospect Between Two Worlds held at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art in 2015. Last night, April 4, 2017, was their first U.S. performance outside of California. […]

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