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Ani DiFranco, feminist icon and ‘righteous babe,’ will present a softer sound at the Englert

With the release of her 20th studio album, Binary (2017), singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco brought a few new politically-prescient, strongly feminist songs into the world, but with a softer side than some of the frenetic albums from earlier in her career. […]

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Civic engagement and plenty of music at Community Rocks! Rally for the School Board Vote

Fun is not a word usually associated with discussions of education policy or increasing voter turnout, but Rachel Korach Howell and Kelly Garrett wanted to change that. Community Rocks! Rally for the School Board Vote is the result. […]

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27th annual Jazz Fest hits Iowa City this weekend

Jazz Fest takes over downtown Iowa City this weekend with art, activities, food and drink and dozens of musicians. The event features a main stage with national and international performers, and three side stages to showcase a variety of local acts. Performances will rotate between stages throughout the festival. […]

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Interview: Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner talks music, art and love

Lambchop, the musical collective anchored in the vocals and musical genius of Kurt Wagner, will be playing their first show in Iowa City on March 23 at The Mill. The show is set to start at 8 p.m., with House and Land serving as openers. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. […]

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Prairie Pop: Iowa City rockstars Younger bring new material to Mission Creek

For a band that was originally conceived as a goof, Younger has rapidly transformed into one of Iowa City’s best rock bands — exploding with energy, intricate arrangements, barbed lyrics and catchy hooks.

“We had talked about playing together for a long time,” drummer Sarah Mannix recalled. “I don’t think that we honestly believed it was going to be an actual band. I think we just got together more as a joke.” […]

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Interview: Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus on ‘The Most Lamentable Tragedy’ and mental health

Mission Creek Presents: Titus Andronicus, w/ A Giant Dog The Mill — Sunday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Punk is a genre often plagued by a reputation machismo and grandstanding; mosh pits full of sweaty and aggressive men and rowdy, disaffected musicians are familiar staples. A punk band with the name of Titus Andronicus, notably […]

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Concert Across America to End Gun Violence to be held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City

Concert Across America to End Gun Violence CSPS Hall — Sunday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Concert Across America to End Gun Violence Trinity Episcopal Church — Sunday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Across the U.S. on the same evening, numerous concerts will be occurring, in 43 states, the Virgin Islands and Washington, D.C. — […]

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Photos: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Hancher

A few thousand people gathered outside the new Hancher building to see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The free outdoor concert kicked off Hancher’s 2016-17 season in grand style, with food trucks, tailgate games and a great blend of traditional New Orleans jazz and the genre-bending funk of Trombone […]

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Interview: Trombone Shorty gets to the heart of New Orleans brass

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, with Preservation Hall Jazz Band Hancher parking lot — Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Trombone Shorty Riverside Casino & Resort — Saturday, Mar. 10 at 8 p.m. Eight long years ago, Hancher Auditorium was decimated in flooding that hit all of eastern Iowa hard. Now, the resilient venue has […]

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Interview: Ray Wylie Hubbard on storytelling and second chances

Ray Wylie Hubbard The Mill — Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Ray Wylie Hubbard is a Texas singer and songwriter probably best known for penning the song “Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother,” made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker. That song represents a different time for Hubbard — one before he reclaimed his music, […]

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Say goodbye to summer with Iowa City’s final free concert of the season: Christopher the Conquered

Christopher the Conquered Weatherdance Fountain Stage (Ped Mall) — Friday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Iowa City’s 2016 Summer of the Arts winds to a close this Labor Day weekend with their final installment of the free Friday Night Concert Series (located on the Weatherdance Fountain Stage in the Ped Mall). On Friday, Sept. 2, […]

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Photos: Back Porch Revival brings country music to Kinnick Stadium

Last night the home of Hawkeyes football was inundated with country music fans from across the state for an all-day party. An estimated fifty thousand people made their way to Kinnick Stadium for the Back Porch Revival. The first-ever concert to be held at the stadium featured country acts David Ray, Morgan Frazier, Big & Rich, […]

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