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Photos: Titus Andronicus, A Giant Dog bring punk to The Mill

New Jersey punk outfit Titus Andronicus brought their Rockers On The Road tour to The Mill Sunday night for an all ages show, joined by fellow Merge Records label-mates A Giant Dog. With a dragon on stage and plenty of power stances, the high energy show had the audience singing and dancing from start to […]

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The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle reminisces ahead of his return to Iowa

When the Mountain Goats play at the Englert Theatre on Mon., Sept. 26 (tickets $22-25) and at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers on Mon., Oct. 3 ($25-30), it may feel familiar to singer songwriter John Darnielle. It’s been almost twenty-five years since Darnielle left Iowa to start a career in music. In that time, he has released […]

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Photos: Tokyo Police Club comes to Gabe’s

Tokyo Police Club has perfected the specific brand of indie punk that has traded in mosh pits for dance floors without compromising intensity or energy. Stopping at Gabe’s in Iowa City, they played to a room that was ready to sing along. The show was opened by local indie acts Halfloves and John June Year. […]

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Photos: Adia Victoria, Younger at The Mill

It was only five months ago that Adia Victoria played a late set during the Mission Creek festival, but she couldn’t stay away for very long. The Nashville-based songwriter brought her band back to Iowa City once again, this time bewitching a solid crowd at The Mill with her own brand of gothic blues. Iowa City’s […]

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The devil’s in the details: Witching Hour announces full lineup, schedule

Witching Hour Festival Downtown Iowa City (various) — Nov. 4–5, 2016 There’s no better time than today to snag your tickets for the second annual Witching Hour Festival (two-day passes $50, one-day passes $30) — and while you’re at it, you can start scheduling your plans for the weekend. The two-day festival, presented by the […]

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Album Review: Larry “The Wizard” Sievers — Kingdom of Mermaidia

Larry “The Wizard” Sievers Kingdom of Mermaidia www.larrysievers.bandcamp.com/album/mermaidia The artist formerly known as Larry “Machine Gun” Sievers is back with a new album of his unique original compositions. If you’ve seen an older gent wearing a black hat with white ostrich feathers out and about downtown Iowa City, that’s Larry. After playing drums in local […]

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PUP, Meat Wave coming to Gabe’s Nov. 14

PUP Gabe’s — Saturday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for PUP’s upcoming show at Gabe’s, set for Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The Canadian punk rock band will be playing a 19+ show as a part of their tour for The Dream is Over (SideOneDummy Records 2016), their second studio album. […]

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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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Synchronize watches: Witching Hour announces Jen Kirkman, Pussy Riot (in conversation) and more

Witching Hour Festival Downtown Iowa City (various) — Nov. 4–5, 2016 If you were on the fence over the past few days, wondering whether the Early Bird Passes (which dissipated into the nether realm as of midnight) were worth it, the wait is now over! The second annual Witching Hour Festival, a collaborative production of […]

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Thank you Lord! ‘Book of Mormon’ tickets go on sale this week from Hancher

At long last, Hancher is back and they’ve unveiled a killer list of events for the 2016-17 season — the highlight for many being the irreverent Broadway musical The Book of Mormon — those tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. Tickets range from $50-125 and will be […]

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Iowa City’s most raucous Celts, Wylde Nept, set to rock The Mill

Wylde Nept The Mill — Saturday, July 23 at 9 p.m. It’s always a raucous party whenever Wylde Nept comes to town. This time, they’ll be at The Mill on Saturday, July 23 for a set kicking off at 9 p.m. Often, Nept’s revelries are associated with some special event, such as their legendary Halloween […]

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