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Nils Frahm brings one-of-a-kind sound and two tons of gear to the Englert Theatre

Frahm began his All Melody tour in New York City last week and will play shows throughout North America this spring. He’ll be traveling with over two tons of equipment, including monitors, speakers, pianos and 11 keyboards for the upcoming dates. […]

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Savage Hearts resurrect a beloved Valentine’s Day tradition

“My concept of bluegrass is a little bit looser than others,” Savage Hearts frontwoman Annie Savage said in a phone call. Her own band is variously self-described as “spicy” and “bluegrass meets honkytonk.” […]

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Music returns to the Sanctuary

This Saturday evening, the Sanctuary Pub makes its comeback as an Iowa City music venue — and it’s coming back strong. First on the bill for the bar, once known as a premier spot for jazz and blues music, is Iowa Blues Hall of Famer Robert “One-Man” Johnson, the same musician who played the Sanctuary’s very first show ever. Johnson was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in 2014. […]

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Just announced: Buckethead at Gabe’s

With over 300 studio albums to his name, Brian Patrick Carroll — better known to guitar aficionados as Buckethead — is as prolific as he is proficient. He’s collaborated with a wild variety of talent, from poetry records with Viggo Mortensen to a stint with Les Claypool as Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains to a brief time with Guns N’ Roses. […]

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Just Announced: Little Village and Big Grove present Caroline Smith, Elizabeth Moen Feb. 15

We’re already swooning over this event, just confirmed for Valentine’s weekend. Presented by Little Village and Big Grove Brewery, Caroline Smith is coming back to town and joining Elizabeth Moen for a night of intimate, solo performances on Thursday, Feb. 15. […]

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