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Photos: Born Leaders United presents The Unique 2

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]An average alleyway off of the pedestrian mall was once again transformed into a runway for the Unique 2, a fashion show presented by Born Leaders United with support from other downtown businesses. BLU CEO Andre Wright emceed the event that featured streetwear as well as international street fashions to celebrate Iowa City’s own […]

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Photos: Bloated Saturday 2

For the second year Bloated Kat Records’ Bloated Saturday festival took over both stages at Gabe’s with back to back 30 minute sets from over 30 punk bands of all stripes. This year’s festival was so bloated it stretched across both Friday and Saturday nights (Aug. 25 and 26) and featured a host of local, national and international acts. […]

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Photos: Crystal City celebrate new album at Gabe’s

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Crystal City took the stage at Gabe’s Saturday night to celebrate the release of their latest album, Bartenderly. Check out Michael Roeder’s reveiw of Bartenderly from Little Village 225, and get yourself a copy of the album via Crystal City’s Bandcamp page. Rounding out the night were Des Moines punk rock four piece Honeycreeper and Otros Outros, the […]

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Paul McCartney still surprises

A marriage proposal in the front row. A nine-months pregnant woman a few chairs back from me. A family of four in matching home-sewn Sgt. Peppers outfits, dancing and singing along to “Birthday.” Sir Paul McCartney’s songs mark the milestones of our lives. […]

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Photos: Zuul, Tires and Babydoll rocked genre-spanning show at Trumpet Blossom

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Friday night brought another great genre-spanning show to the Trumpet Blossom Cafe with Babydoll, Tires and Zuul. Dreamy indie rockers Babydoll started things off, Tires made their way from Des Moines and played a set full of crescendoing electro jams and Iowa City’s own Zuul brought things home with their signature high-energy punk […]

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