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Groundbreaking silent films interpreted anew with music from the Awful Purdies

The Awful Purdies, the all-female Midwest folk scene staple ensemble, will be accompanying silent movies by female film pioneers on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. as part of Film Scene’s Women’s March events. Tickets are $15. […]

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Five questions with: composer and performer Damien Sneed

On Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Hancher Auditorium’s Hadley Stage, Damien Sneed — an award winning composer, conductor, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist — will present We Shall Overcome — A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets range from $10 for youth to $35 for adults. […]

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Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo to trip through Iowa City

Beginning as a busking collective on the streets of Tokyo, Kikagaku Moyo has spent the six years of their existence gathering an ever-increasing number of fans. Their live shows on the festival circuits are constantly raved about, and their four albums and two EPs are drooled over by music lovers around the world. Kikagaku Moyo will be playing at The Mill on Friday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $12. […]

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Sister Species descends on Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Minneapolis-based band Sister Species features an eight piece lineup, including three trumpets, a double bass and, occasionally, an accordion. Touring shortly after the November release of their latest album, ‘Heavy Things Do More,’ and a new music video trilogy, Sister Species will be at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. The cover is $7. […]

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Leaning into the world with Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith

Taylor Goldsmith spent a week recently sitting in his Los Angeles house alone, practicing every song he’s ever released. For the lead songwriter, singer and guitarist of Dawes, that adds up to 63 songs over the last 10 years. The band plans to play every one of them over the course of this leg of their “An Evening with Dawes” tour, which comes to the Englert Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets are $40. […]

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Five questions with: Dan Tedesco

Dan Tedesco w/ Jason Walsmith The Mill — Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. Born in the Chicago suburbs, guitarist Dan Tedesco made his way to Iowa several years ago, landing in Des Moines and becoming a key contributor to the Iowa music scene. But his art keeps pulling him away. Ever the rambler, Tedesco […]

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Mission Creek Festival to bring Mitski, Jenny Lewis, Kevin Young and more to IC

Mission Creek Festival is back for its 14th year, with a new tagline, new pass options and, as always, a top-notch lineup. Top of the bill is Purchase grad and indie superstar Mitski, whose fifth release, Be the Cowboy, scored the second place slot on NPR’s just announced 50 Best Albums of 2018. […]

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