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Alt-country legends the Bottle Rockets come to Big Grove Brewery

For over 25 years, the Bottle Rockets have made music steeped in gas station coffee, weeknights at honkytonks and rearview mirror Midwestern miscellany. Singer Brian Henneman, John Horton on guitar, Mark Ortmann on drums and Keith Voegele on bass play Thursday, Nov. 15 at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom. […]

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Five questions with: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is a hip-hop artist, a drummer and founder of Sooper Records. While it might be tempting to draw comparisons to others, I’m going to refrain, because he’s just not like anyone else. A drummer for Monobody and a bassist for Nervous Passenger, this California-born Chicago transplant is performing Sunday, Nov. 4 at The Mill. […]

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Five questions with: Aric Chase Damm of the Brevet

The Brevet brings their relentless energy from the West coast to The Mill on Thursday, Oct. 25 when they open for Virginia’s Melodime. Damm, who injects a steady dose of SoCal soul into his vocals, answered some questions for Little Village via email ahead of the band’s visit. […]

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Five questions with: Bill MacKay

Feed Me Weird Things Vol. 3, Edition #11 brings the brilliant guitar improviser Bill MacKay from Chicago to Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 27. MacKay lives on the unexpected razor’s edge between jazz and experimental folk, stylistically, but his guitar is conversational in a sense typically only associated with the blues. […]

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Nashville musician Seth Cook kicks off Iowa City Unplugged

Seth Cook w/ the Dashi Project Iowa City Ped Mall — Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. A new live music series is starting up in downtown Iowa City tonight, Thursday, Aug. 2. For the next nine weeks, carrying us from late summer into early fall, Iowa City Unplugged will set up shop at the […]

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Five questions with: Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family

The Handsome Family will be returning to Iowa City, performing at the Mill on July 19 at 8 p.m. (tickets $20). The band, a longtime favorite of artists and musicians, catapulted to the awareness of the American public through the inclusion of their song “Far From Any Road” as the opening credits for the HBO show True Detective. […]

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Take a trip to the ‘Dark Side’ with the 8th annual MusicIC Festival

The culmination of the 2018 festival will be the Solera Quartet’s June 22 performance of ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ at the Englert Theatre (tickets $10-18), arranged by Solera cellist Andrew Janss. In addition, the audience at that performance (the festival’s sole ticketed event) will be treated to original literary work that muses on money, madness and mortality. […]

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No Mo’ FOMO: This weekend’s hottest shows, in summary

Lookin’ to get down, but not sure where to go this weekend? It’s OK; happens to the best of us. Don’t let Monday find you with no great stories to share. Little Village has the lowdown on this weekend’s can’t-miss shows. Friday Beats & Books featuring Kevin B.F. Burt Coralville Public Library — Friday, June […]

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Nevāda Nevada brings Kathryn Musilek home to Iowa City

Former Iowa Citian/current Brooklynite Kathryn Musilek still finds time for her music, though, and her band Nevāda Nevada just released *Wild and Glowing*, a six-song mini-album. They’ll be appearing at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe Sunday, June 3 (cover is $5). […]

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