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Musician Fiona Grey likes her pop dirty, with a theatrical flair

Chicago native Fiona Grey is excited to be back in the Midwest. She’s bounced between Los Angeles and Chicago for several years now, and her music career is based in LA. But, “I still consider myself a Midwestern girl,” she said in a recent conversation with Little Village. Grey’s current tour brings her through Iowa City on Thursday, Nov. 30 with a 7 p.m. show at the Yacht Club. Tickets are $8. […]

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RADinc.’s Halloween party will benefit the Rape Victim Advocacy Program

This Halloween, no matter what your costume, you can be a superhero by partying at RADinc. in support of the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP). A $5 donation gets you access to the event, which kicks off fairly early in the evening at 8 p.m., as well as a drink (attendees are also welcome to bring their own drinks). […]

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Just announced: Trash Talk returns to Iowa City

Hold on to your hats — hardcore punk heavyweights Trash Talk just announced a show at Gabe’s on Monday, Nov. 13, presented by Black Clapton. Opening will be Iowa City’s own thrash-punks In the Mouth of Radness and hardcore-grind four piece Closet Witch. […]

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‘Nurturers of a garden’: Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief talks song creation and the act of becoming

The few people who didn’t hear about Big Thief’s 2016 debut, Masterpiece, likely learned about them through Capacity, released in June of this year — some of the most gorgeous, yearning music being made in America today. […]

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‘We’re not easily satisfied’ — Mike Wilbur returns with Moon Hooch to Iowa City

Moon Hooch brought its incredible energy to Iowa City last year, promoting its new album Red Sky and showing how two saxophones and a drum kit can transform jazz into a transcendent, danceable, joyous experience. The trio — James Muschler, Mike Wilbur, Wenzl McGowen — returns to Iowa City on Oct. 3 for a show at the Blue Moose. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. […]

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Chicago’s The Right Now return to Iowa City

Chicago Soul and R&B band The Right Now celebrates nine years together in 2017. Over those years they have logged countless miles bringing their polished and passionate performances to stages across the U.S. They recorded and self-released three albums and two singles; their distinctive take on soul music stands out in an increasingly populated genre. […]

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Fiddler’s Picnic thrives in its fourth decade

Fiddler’s Picnic Johnson County Fairgrounds — Sunday, Sept. 24 at 12 p.m. This coming Sunday, Sept. 24, at noon at the Iowa City 4H Fairgrounds, the Old Fiddler’s Picnic continues its four-decade tradition of celebrating folk music. The Friends of Old Time Music’s annual Fiddler’s Picnic is a casual, homemade event. So much so that […]

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‘Poetry is the best medicine’ — Pokey LaFarge talks past and future ahead of his Englert return

Known for his embrace of music styles from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s, Pokey LaFarge returns to the Englert Theatre this week in support of his seventh album, Manic Revelations. He performs on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m., alongside opener Esther Rose. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door. […]

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P.O.S of Minneapolis’ Doomtree collective returns to the Blue Moose

Hip-hop artist P.O.S will be headlining an Iowa City concert with special guest B L A C K I E and opening act AWTHNTKTS at the Blue Moose Tap House on the evening of Sept. 22. The early show starts at 6 p.m.; tickets are $15-18. […]

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