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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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Porchburner and Split Lip Rayfield transcend gimmicks for an excellent live performance at Gabe’s

The lineup for Gabe’s on Friday night, Feb. 24 featured two bands that I had long wanted to watch but had been prevented from seeing. For the past ten years I had heard nothing but excellent reviews of Split Lip Rayfield, featuring the kind of confused generic descriptions (“country punk,” “badass bluegrass”) that generally denotes […]

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Photos: Aseethe unleashes new record at Gabe’s

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Local doom metal purveyors Aseethe celebrated the release of their new record Hopes Of Failure at Gabe’s Saturday. The Ralston Creek Ramblers kicked off the show with some whiskey-soaked Americana and things only got louder from there, with metal heavyweights Acoustic Guillotine and Minnesota’s Highgraves playing sets before Aseethe performed their new release in it’s entirety. […]

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Jucifer to tear up Gabe’s on Friday night

Jucifer, with Acoustic Guillotine and In the Mouth of Radness Gabe’s — Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. For 23 years, husband and wife duo Jucifer have been utterly wrecking fans with their extreme, fast-paced, raw power sludge metal. Gazelle Amber Valentine (guitar and vocals) and Edgar Livengood (drums) formed the band in 1993 in […]

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Photos: Local H returns to Gabe’s

Local H’s Scott Lucas and Ryan Harding are no strangers to Iowa City. The post-grunge duo have graced the stage at Gabe’s several times in the past few years in support of their latest album, Hey, Killer. Lucas, who was a founding member in 1987, and Harding, who joined in 2013, are a well-oiled, rock […]

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Photos: Tokyo Police Club comes to Gabe’s

Gabe's, Seth Reineke, Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club has perfected the specific brand of indie punk that has traded in mosh pits for dance floors without compromising intensity or energy. Stopping at Gabe’s in Iowa City, they played to a room that was ready to sing along. The show was opened by local indie acts Halfloves and John June Year. […]

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