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St. Louis’ Foxing heads to Iowa City

St. Louis' Foxing

Foxing Gabe’s — Saturday, Mar. 5 at 6:30 p.m. “Foxing is a band,” the bio on the St. Louis-based group’s Bandcamp page asserts. “Someday Foxing won’t be a band.” This graceful impermanence permeates the band’s ethos — from their name (taken from a term for the way that brown spots appear on, and eventually obfuscate, […]

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Mumford and Sons bring music festival to Waverly, IA

Gentlemen of the Road Music Festival Wartburg College, Waverley, Iowa — Friday, June 19 through Saturday, June 20 With the help of three-time Grammy award winners Mumford and Sons, the small town of Waverly, Iowa, is expected to triple in size this weekend: Saturday, June 20, the five piece, folk-rock band will be headlining the […]

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Rory Block to visit CSPS Hall Saturday

Rory Block

Rory Block did not start out playing the blues. Growing up in New York City’s Greenwich Village during the rise of folk in the 1960s, Block started out by playing classical guitar. Her path changed when, at age 14, she met guitarist Stefan Grossman who introduced her to Mississippi Delta blues. Block quickly grew fond of the style and focused her life on the music. She left home to find the major players of the style — legends like Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis and Son House — and further hone her craft. […]

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Maximum Ames Music Fest announces lineup details

Maximum Ames Music Festival

The Maximum Ames Music Festival (MAMF) is returning this fall for its third year, and festival organizers have just announced the first lineup details. Ames isn’t exactly local, but just take a look at that lineup! MAMF is not only bringing in a number of excellent national talents like Murder by Death, Meat Puppets and […]

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