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Iowa City Weekender: October 13-15

In this week’s Weekender, we bridge the gap between print and online journalism, say goodbye to a local band, encourage local political engagement and learn that you can say City three times while referring to City Hall. It’s as action packed as a teen soap! […]

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Show Preview/Album Review: The Wandering Bears at The Mill, 9/24/11

The Wandering Bears will play this Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Mill, sharing a fantastic bill with Iowa City’s Datagun and opening for Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps. The Wandering Bears craft smart, unique pop tunes with substance and catchy hooks. Their songs are about men and women and the stupid things we do to each other, but with a mix of sweet reminiscence, real heartbreak, and… […]

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Show Preview: Jay Farrar at The Mill, Nov. 3

Nov. 3 | 8:00 p.m. A founding member of perhaps the most important alt. country band of all time, Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar shared vocal and songwriting duties with future Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy. After the Tupelo split-up, Farrar went on to form the seminal alt. country rockers Son Volt. He continues to be an […]

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Show Preview: Grupo Fantasma 6/9 @ The Mill!

Grupo Fantasma will be appearing at the Mill this coming Wednesday Night, and if you have any love at all for the dance music of Latin America, you are commanded to attend. With members from all over the Southlands (from Texas to Nicaragua), Grupo Fantasma fuse musical styles from all over the Hispanic New World, […]

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Local Natives with Suckers: The Mill, 5/18

This Tuesday night at the Mill, The Local Natives and Suckers, two bands on Frenchkiss Records, split the bill. LA’s Local Natives are touring in support of 2010’s Gorilla Manor, 12 upbeat indie gems bursting with incantatory vocal harmonies and propellant drums. Sonically, the band can look through both ends of binoculars: often, they’ll use […]

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