Video: Head for the Hills on Little Village Live

Last week, Little Village Live hosted Head for the Hills, broadcasting live from Public Space One on KRUI 89.7 FM. The traditional bluegrass band kicked off their String Ahead Spring Tour this month, stopping off at The Yacht Club for their second show of the tour.

You can find video of their Little Village Live performance below, and stay tuned for the mp3 podcast of the full show. […]

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Books: These are the Breaks

In his collection, These Are The Breaks, Idris Goodwin addresses race, class, culture and rap in essay and prose poetry. He takes a sprawling and diverse topic and does what this sort of work does best: filters it through the lens of the human I.

The I in “I like rap” isn’t like it used to be. There are plenty of rap fans going to work as cops, lawyers, teachers and civil servants every day. Hard to believe that there are many but, statistically speaking, it’s inevitable there are rap heads who are also dedicated Republicans. It used to be it was a lot more monolithic, what rap was. It was conscious, or gangsta, or radio-friendly pop and that was about it. Those were your options. As the genre has matured, there has come to be a lot of what some would call bloat and others would call diversification. […]

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Video: OSG on Little Village Live

Last week, Little Village Live played host to some of Iowa City’s funkiest with OSG hitting the stage, broadcasting live from Public Space One on KRUI 89.7 FM. The local eight-piece kicked it for a full hour, and we have all the video you need. Stay tuned for the mp3 podcast edition, and check out our Youtube channel for more video of OSG… […]

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Video: Lick it Ticket live at The Yacht Club

The Yacht Club celebrated its eight year anniversary Saturday, and helping the venue celebrate were the gentlemen known as Lick it Ticket.

It just rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it? Regardless, this experimental group from Cedar Falls took the stage just before Dead Larry capped off the day-long celebration. Check out video of their performance below, and stay tuned for the Dead Larry goods. […]

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Video: Rubblebucket Live at The Yacht Club

Rubblebucket dropped by The Yacht Club this weekend, and boy do we have some video to share with you.

The Brooklyn eight-piece is at its best when all guns are firing, though it’s hard not to single out Kalmia Traver’s ability to simultaneously shatter eardrums and melt hearts with her rock solid vocals. Check out the video below to see… […]

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Video: Sam Locke Ward and William Elliott Whitmore, What a Load of Craft VII

This Saturday marked the seventh annual What a Load of Craft event, drawing hundreds of craft enthusiasts to the Johnson County Fairgrounds to enjoy live music, countless homemade goods and locally-provided vittles. Those who braved the blizzard-like conditions were treated to the musical talents of William Elliott Whitmore, Skye Carrasco, Sam Locke Ward and Lipstick […]

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Video: Free Energy Live at Public Space One

Live from Iowa City and hosted by KRUI 89.7 FM, Philadelphia’s Free Energy put on a free-to-attend show yesterday at Public Space One. The event was broadcast live on KRUI 89.7 FM, marking the first in a series of KRUI remote broadcasts set to be held at Public Space One. These events will be open […]

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Photos/Video: Kate Nash on Little Village Live

Last Monday, November 8, Kate Nash took Iowa City by storm starting with a great, live in-studio performance on Little Village Live, recorded at KRUI studios, hosted by Craig Eley. Please enjoy these videos and feel free to pass them around, but first, giving creds! Camera: Robert Nelson Interview: Craig Eley Engineer: Andrew Ingersoll Editing: […]

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