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Take a trip: Maximum Ames Music Fest set for this weekend

The Depaysement

The Maximum Ames Music Festival kicks off this Thursday, bringing the likes of Sage Francis, William Elliott Whitmore, Low and many more to Ames, Iowa for a four-day music blowout. Unfortunately, not all of us in Iowa City can drop what we’re doing and make the trek over to Ames to attend the four-day event. So if you can only make it out for one day, make it Sunday… […]

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Mumford’s to hold album release show this Friday

On Friday, Feb. 21, warm your bones with some high energy, genre defying sounds at the Mumford’s album release show. Hailing from Ames, Iowa, the self-described “wild freak-folk storyteller dance band with a horn section” have… […]

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Iowa City Weekender: January 24-26

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. Here’s what’s happening in your chilly town this weekend! THURSDAY Gerhard Loewenberg // Prairie Lights // 7:00 PM // Free From Prairie Lights: University of Iowa’s Professor Emeritus Gerhard Loewenberg will read from his new memoir, Moved by Politics. In his memoir, Loewenberg tells of twelve experiences […]

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On The Beat: What shows are in store for the winter migration

Iowa City has been pretty quiet over the past few weeks. That tends to be the case when a big chunk of the population migrates to Chicagoland (or wherever), and another chunk goes into hibernation. We all must accept the fact that less people in town means fewer shows. That is not to say that […]

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Iowa City Weekender: December 8-10

As you check off items on your holiday shopping list, you might find that your pocketbook is looking a little sparse these days. Do not fear, weekend warriors, because the general theme this week is “free and cheap.” We’ve got a range of music, comedy, film and literature to chose from for those of us […]

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Show Photos: Mumford's/Sam Locke Ward and the Boo Hoos 7" release party 11/12

I have a bunch of photos to crank out, so I have to go skimpy on my write-ups for now. I rarely photograph shows that I think won’t be very good, so you can bet that all of these bands are worth checking out, if you’re not already familiar with them. I am counting on […]

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The Wide Shot: Five fantastic bands you may have missed at Mission Creek

As we all begin to decompress from the week-long Mission Creek madness, it’s time to pause, take a deep breath, and then take stock of what the hell just happened. No doubt the major acts have settled well with us. Bomb Squad, Camera Obscura, Greg Brown, Xiu-Xiu, Meat Puppets et al. were amazing musical happenings […]

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