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Photos: University of Iowa Homecoming Parade

Zak Neumann, Homecoming Parade

The annual University of Iowa Homecoming parade had to take a bit of a detour this year, but that certainly didn’t stop people from turning out to see over a hundred different floats featuring local businesses, university student groups, university faculty and alumni. Parade watchers decked out in black and gold enjoyed lively music and […]

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Photos: Titus Andronicus, A Giant Dog bring punk to The Mill

New Jersey punk outfit Titus Andronicus brought their Rockers On The Road tour to The Mill Sunday night for an all ages show, joined by fellow Merge Records label-mates A Giant Dog. With a dragon on stage and plenty of power stances, the high energy show had the audience singing and dancing from start to […]

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The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle reminisces ahead of his return to Iowa

When the Mountain Goats play at the Englert Theatre on Mon., Sept. 26 (tickets $22-25) and at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers on Mon., Oct. 3 ($25-30), it may feel familiar to singer songwriter John Darnielle. It’s been almost twenty-five years since Darnielle left Iowa to start a career in music. In that time, he has released […]

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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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Photos: Adia Victoria, Younger at The Mill

Adia Victoria, Zak Neumann

It was only five months ago that Adia Victoria played a late set during the Mission Creek festival, but she couldn’t stay away for very long. The Nashville-based songwriter brought her band back to Iowa City once again, this time bewitching a solid crowd at The Mill with her own brand of gothic blues. Iowa City’s […]

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Celebrate Hancher’s opening at ‘Drawing Closer’

Hancher Auditorium

In anticipation of a new grand opening in 2016, Hancher Auditorium will begin its 2015 campaign with a free event packed with art, food, games and more this Saturday, August 22 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. “Drawing Closer: Celebrating Hancher’s Upcoming Opening”, is a family festival that will feature professional chalk artists, a STEAM workshop […]

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Blair Christian of ‘Wild N’ Out’ performs comedy at Gabe’s

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Blair Christian, a member of MTV’s revived Wild ’N Out comedy series, headlines a showcase of comedy and hip hop at Gabe’s this Saturday at 9 p.m. Though she’s worked successfully in the entertainment industry for years as a dancer and choreographer, Christian began performing stand-up comedy in 2012. Christian has done well for herself in the mean time, most recently being cast in the sixth season of Wild ‘N Out, where she has had a chance to regularly show off her improv and comedy chops. […]

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Alvvays brings top-notch indie pop to the Blue Moose

Canadian indie pop band Alvvays make their Iowa City debut Friday at the Blue Moose Tap House. Alvvays (pronounced “always”) has been one of the more notable bands to emerge in 2014, and for good reason. Their self-titled breakout album is a brisk yet captivating 30 minutes, chock full of fuzzy guitars and tight hooks. […]

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