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Six of our favorite performances at Public Space One

Photo by Amber Ginsberg via Flickr

As of today, the future of Public Space One is still unclear.

Live performances are expected to transition into PS1’s sister location, PSZ, though venue director John Engelbrecht isn’t ruling out proposals to retain PS1 as a performance space on some level. PS1 will likely operate in an entirely different capacity should discussions with city officials prove fruitful. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 25-27

Hello and welcome to the “HalloWeekender!” If you’re planning on getting down in the name of Halloween, this is the weekend to do it. Over the next few days, I’m predicting that I’ll see 7 college aged Waldos, and crossing my fingers for at least two “Gangnam Style” guys. Is it weird that I can’t […]

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On the Beat: Iowa City Song Project

I try to collect as much Iowa City music as I possibly can. When I can’t buy a record at a show, I scour Bandcamp pages for the ones I don’t have yet. I spend hours creating and editing mixes of my favorite songs for my friends and family—people who aren’t familiar with the Iowa City […]

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Album Review: Hott – Guaranteed to Destroy

Hott Guaranteed to Destroy www.hottguaranteedtodestroy.com Few bands have made such an immediate splash as Hott has in the Iowa City music scene. Partly it came from the participation of longtime Iowa City musicians Action Man (Ed Nehring) and Big Daddy (Kylie Buddin). Those guys were charter members of the punk/hardcore scene that exploded in IC […]

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Show Photos: Blue Moose Halloween Show: Cop Bar, HOTT, Middleagers from Mars – 10.29

Occassionally, I can’t settle for only being in one place at any given time, and it’s usually on nights when there is more than one awesome show in this town. Last weekend I ping-ponged back and forth between Gabe’s Halloween show and the one at the Blue Moose. I don’t play favorites, so lemme just say that the debacle at the Blue Moose was one of great fury, suited to rock the socks off of anybody. […]

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This Wednesday on Little Village Live: Hott

Join us at Public Space One this afternoon for Iowa City’s own Hott, one of the few bands out there who tout guaranteed destruction. From 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. you’ll be able to catch a whopping dose of Iowa City’s favorite thrash/rock band, not to mention complimentary refreshments from the New Pioneer Co-op and […]

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Show Photos: Firecracker 500 Festival, Day One – 7/1/11

Well folks, tonight is the third and final night of the resurrected Firecracker 500 Festival at the Blue Moose Tap House. To entice you to check out the last day of Iowa City garage rock greatness, here are some photos from the first day. Included you will find shots of the last four bands of Friday evening: The Bent Scepters, Half Rats, HOTT and The Coathangers. This was a seriously good night of music. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: 4/29-5/2

THURSDAY Take Back the Night | 7-10 pm | Pentacrest | FREE Who’s doing real work to make Iowa City a safer place? Clue: It’s not the City Council. Take Back the Night is an international organization that organizes public demonstrations that speak out against sexual violence, empowers victims and unites allies to voice refusal […]

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