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Iowa City Weekender: 10/15-10/18

Headlights and Awful Purdies at the Mill
Minstrel Studios – Yacht Club – Fat Tire Battle of the Bands – FINALS THIS FRIDAY
Former Ghosts at the Picador […]

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Worth a Mill

Popping into the Mill for some happy hour relief is a familiar experience. Push through the battered wooden saloon doors and life slows appreciably. The cars outside continue to hustle up and down Burlington Street, but that has little bearing upon the glacial pace of activities for those inside. The first pitch just let fly […]

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Iowa City Weekender – September 24-27

This week’s Weekender is brought to you by Riverside Theatre So, we’re one month into the fall semester, and everyone should have their bearings by now.  If you are still paying cover at bars that offer neither a dj nor a band: Fail.  If you are starting tailgating at 6 am and surviving all the […]

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Iowa City Weekender September 10-13

This week’s Weekender is sponsored by… **This message contains embedded videos. If you are viewing this via email or rss, you may not be able to see all content. Original content is viewable HERE** THURSDAY Culinary Walk |Downtown Iowa City | 5:30 – 8:00 pm | $25/$15 for students It’s a very great weekend to […]

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Iowa City Weekender – Sept 3-6

THURSDAY Lupe Fiasco | Hubbard Park (Jefferson and Madison, across from the IMU) | 8 pm | FREE SCOPE Productions, the University of Iowa’s Student Commission on Programming and Entertainment, brings us Lupe Fiasco, Grammy-winning hip-hop artist from Chicago. Be sure to make it by 6 for free food and fellowship at the pep rally, […]

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Iowa City Weekender – August 27-30

Dear Students, I know the rain is a drag, but trust me, sunshine is not a required element in your ardent intellectual pursuit.  What you need is to complement your academic endeavors with a heaping weekendful of fine international cinema!  So I give to you, live (well, mostly prerecorded) from the greatest city in the […]

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Feelin' Blues

Driving to Fort Dodge is not what I had in mind on a Wednesday, but when Vicki Price e-mailed saying she and her husband, blues guitar slinger Joe Price would be happy to take time out of their busy touring schedule to chat, how could I resist? I only met this inductee of the Iowa […]

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Eugene Chadbourne, Crackety Sax, Evan Miller 11/16/08 @ The Mill

Eugene Chadbourne is a prolific guitarist/banjo/songwriter who has produced a supremely odd, but brilliant, body of work over the last 30 years. He started out as a performer working with John Zorn, a more famous but just as brilliant an experimentalist. When Chadbourne struck out on his own, he genre-hopped with reckless abandon, from Country […]

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Best Of, Schmest of, Part Deux

BEST FORMER ROCK & ROLLER LIVING MORE OR LESS QUIETLY IN IOWA CITY: Pete Balestrieri Pete Balestrieri was a mainstay of the rotating assembly of musicians known as the Horns of Dilemma, who the Violent Femmes used to add a generous portion of crazy to their live shows, and he appears on several of their […]

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