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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Just announced: Tokyo Police Club at Gabe’s Sept. 24

Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club Gabe’s — Saturday, Sept. 24; doors at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale today, Aug. 25, at noon for Tokyo Police Club’s just-announced show at Gabe’s Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 24. The band, a Canadian foursome comprised of lead singer/bass player and principal songwriter Dave Monks, drummer Greg Alsop, keyboardist/guitarist Graham […]

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Just Announced: Three Women and the Truth at The Mill, Nov. 18

Three Women and the Truth The Mill — Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale at noon today, Wednesday, Aug. 17, for a just-announced show at The Mill in Iowa City: Three Women and the Truth. Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters and Eliza Gilkyson, each a seasoned and spectacular artist in her own […]

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Bloated Kat punk fest brings Meat Wave, others to Gabe’s

Bloated Kat presents Bloated Saturday, featuring Meat Wave, with Lifestyles and Younger Gabe’s — Saturday, Aug. 20 at 12:30 p.m. This Saturday, Dallas Center, IA’s Bloated Kat Records descends on Gabe’s Iowa City with a huge swathe of its roster along with some guest phenoms for the first ever Bloated Kat Punk Fest. Tickets are […]

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Interview: A chat with Jorma Kaukonen ahead of Hot Tuna’s return to the Englert

Hot Tuna

Hot Tuna Englert Theatre — Friday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. For more than 50 years, Jorma Kaukonen has been making the sort of music that shakes the world. It’s obvious, in talking to him, that this comes from simply living in it. When we spoke, he had just returned from a motorcycle ride with […]

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Les Claypool and Sean Lennon bring their Delirium to Iowa City

The Claypool Lennon Delirium Englert Theatre — Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 9, the Englert Theatre welcomes two great tastes that taste great together! Musicians Les Claypool (Primus) and Sean Lennon came together as individuals after touring together one summer with their respective musical projects. The resulting album, a sonorous slice […]

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No boys aloud: The Coathangers headline all-women bill at Trumpet Blossom

The Coathangers The Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Wednesday, July 20 at 8 p.m. Mission Creek Festival hosts a night of punk, grunge and metal at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe tonight at 8 p.m. with three all-lady rock acts including Iowa City’s own Younger, L.A. Witch and Atlanta’s The Coathangers. The show is hot off the […]

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Traditional Indian chanting and sound healing workshop in Iowa City

The Healing Power of Sacred Sound The Conscious Living Center — Wednesday, July 20 at 7 p.m. The Conscious Living Center (2711 Muscatine Ave, Iowa City) welcomes Dr. Hariharan, a composer and music therapist based out of Pondicherry, India, back to Iowa City for a night of Kirtan singing and guided meditation on Wednesday, July […]

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Grammy-nominated songstress Sarah Jarosz to play at Englert

Sarah Jarosz Englert Theatre — Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz will play at the Englert Theater Thursday, July 14 as part of her national tour. The tour is in promotion of her most recent album, Undercurrent. The Wall Street Journal remarked that the record’s “country-flavored folk songs” were “simple” and “intimate” […]

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Folk music, food trucks and family fun at first-ever Prairie Land Music Fest

Prairie Land Music Fest Johnson County Fairgrounds — Friday, June 24–June 26 at 11 a.m. each day Summer generally brings thoughts of swimming pools, barbecues, ice cream cones and hot weather clothing. In Iowa City, we like to add one more thing to that list — festivals. The newest in the summer line up is […]

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Gregory Alan Isakov back in Iowa City

Gregory Alan Isakov Englert Theatre

Gregory Alan Isakov The Englert Theatre — Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov is returning to Iowa, back again at the Englert for the first time since his visit in February 2014, and this time he’s bringing a symphony. Isakov’s soft and dreamy indie-folk music is bolstered by layers of classical […]

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Interview deep cut: Faust’s Jean-Hervé Péron on band harmony, compromise and cement mixers

Mission Creek Presents: faUSt, with Mammifer and Bob Bucko, Jr Gabe’s — Tue., Apr. 5 at 8 p.m. Learn more about the history and origins of the band Faust in this deep cut from Liv Carrow’s interview with founding member Jean-Hervé Péron, aka JHP art-errorist, in advance of faUSt’s performance at Mission Creek Festival. Despite […]

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