Five questions with: Comedian Dave Maher

Generally, life is a laughing matter — and death (while not off the table for the talented) remains more of a punchline than a set up. Dave Maher dodged a bullet in 2014, surviving a month-long coma by pulling out of it before they pulled the plug — but that experience provides the set up to his show rather than the punchline. Rather than killing his career, his coma rekindled his comedic interests. […]

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Iowa City stand-ups take comedy seriously

Condensation forms on tables in the Iowa City Yacht Club’s basement as the heavy late-summer air clashes with the building’s rapidly aging air conditioner. The machine kicks on periodically, requiring the volume of conversation to increase by at least a quarter of a shout. It’s three minutes till 9 on a Monday night, and a […]

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Des Moines musician Lily Detaeye enjoys a double life as a UI junior

Lily Detaeye, a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from Des Moines, is currently a Junior at the University of Iowa and doubles as a musician at Station One Records in Des Moines. She’s been touring the midwest all summer, and will hit her second home, Iowa City, on June 8th. She’ll perform at the Yacht Club at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7. […]

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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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Electronic music meets post modern dance head on at the Yacht Club

Tonight at the Yacht Club, two unlikely concepts will intertwine. Choreographer Angelia Mahaney (you may have seen her work as the grad student coordinator on Mission Creek Festival’s SciFi CoLab) has brought together a slate of electronic musicians and a team of dancers from the University of Iowa for an evening of performance. […]

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From Iowa to Chicago: MER’s Music Showcase brings musicians together for a round-robin

MER’s Music Showcase Iowa City Yacht Club — Thursday, April 13 at 8 p.m. Nashville round-robin jams are designed to bring together a mixed bag of musicians, converging local flavors with those of out-of-towners. The result is a night of musical potpourri. In this style of the communal, Chicago-based MER, an independent musician who’s supported […]

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Comedy event to support Coats of Kindness

Seventh Annual Comedy for Charity Showcase Iowa City Yacht Club — Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. Since 2009, Iowa City comedians have come together for a cause. This year’s Comedy for Charity benefit will raise donations and funds for winter coats and clothing for those in need through the Minnesota-based charity Coats of Kindness. […]

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The Yacht Club welcomes the Hot Tang record release show

Hot Tang plays the Yacht Club on Saturday, Apr. 23

Hot Tang, with Maiden Mars and Oudenhoven Yacht Club — Saturday, Apr. 23 at 7 p.m. Summer comes early this year, with an all-ages record release party from Hot Tang, self-described as “Iowa City’s only poolhaus band.” They will release a vinyl 7” this weekend and celebrate with a show at the Yacht Club on […]

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MCF Preview: Adia Victoria talks about getting back to her southern roots

Adia Victoria plays the Yacht Club as part of Mission Creek

Adia Victoria with Crystal City and Brooks Strause & The Gory Details Yacht Club — Wed., Apr. 6 at 8 p.m. A change in plans can often open up opportunities. For Adia Victoria, moving back to the South pushed her to start focusing on her songwriting and learning guitar. Nashville proved to be a fertile […]

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The Maytags finally make it to Iowa City

The Maytags

Groovement, with The Maytags The Yacht Club — Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. The members of the Maytags — Dustin Smith, Andy Poppen, Tim Sanders, Nick Leo, Ben Chappell, Daniel Kreipke, Sam Mogerman — have been playing together off-and-on, in various iterations, for years, and you can tell. The tight, hot, soul-rock sounds on […]

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Yacht Club announces massive thirteenth anniversary celebration


Yacht Club 13th Anniversary Celebration Yacht Club — Saturday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m Iowa City’s own Yacht Club (13 S. Linn St.) turns thirteen this year and will celebrate with a ten-hour, six band party on Jan. 23. In a press release, the club’s owner and talent buyer, Scott Kading, wrote, “This is something […]

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