Old Thrashers reincarnated for UAY benefit Saturday

Following a hiatus — and after being resuscitated by a new organizer — the annual Old Thrashers event returns, bringing four bands from the 1980s underground scene to Iowa City this Saturday, June 24 at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe to benefit United Action for Youth (UAY). […]

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Interview: Rapper Psalm One emphasizes healing through art, giving back ahead of Witching Hour show

Psalm One The Mill — Friday, Nov. 4 to 10:30 p.m. Rapper Psalm One released The Death of Frequent Flyer in 2006 on Rhymesayers, the label she was on at the time. A decade later, she’s freshly label-less and taking flight, with a massive output and an unwaning popularity. She came to Iowa City during […]

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Photos: Christopher the Conquered closes out the Friday Night Concert Series

The Iowa City Summer of the Arts Friday Night Concert Series that has captivated audiences on the Ped Mall all season long ended in grand fashion on Friday, Sept. 2 with Des Moines artist Christopher the Conquered. Chris Ford and company played nearly three hours of lively and soulful music with some select covers, and plenty […]

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Just announced: Sacramento hip hop duo Blackalicious to land at Gabe’s Iowa City


Blackalicious Gabe’s — Wednesday, Sep. 28 at 7 p.m. Sacramento, CA, hip hop superstars Blackalicious announced today on their Facebook page that they’d be bringing their brief fall tour to Gabe’s in Iowa City on Sep. 28, linking a Bandsintown page for the event. Ticket prices and opening acts have yet to be announced. Blackalicious, […]

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Iowa City to SXSW and back again: A chat with everyone’s favorite hatman, Curt Oren

Curt Oren & Nora Petran, w/ They Say the Wind Made Them Crazy and the Oren & Hurlin Duo Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. Musician Curt Oren has made headlines with his hat and recently recorded in a cave. You can find a review of that album in issue 203, […]

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Don’t feel so all alone — head to BobFest at Uptown Bill’s!

Photo courtesy of Tom Gilsenan

BobFest Uptown Bill’s — Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m. American folk music legend Bob Dylan turned 75 this year and Uptown Bill’s is ready to celebrate. Uptown Bill’s Coffee House (730 S Dubuque St., Iowa City) is hosting its annual BobFest tribute concert. The event is featured as part of the shop’s Saturday Night […]

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