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Album Review – Yacht Club 10th Anniversary CD

Yacht Club's 10 Year Anniversary CD Cover

Has it really been ten years since the Yacht Club opened? Really, the story goes back a few years before that. Owner Scott Kading bought the Yacht Club building and set about recreating his favorite college hang out. Renovating the building was only the first part of his journey. […]

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Local Music Project comes to the ICPL

After loaning music for decades, the Iowa City Public Library has found an innovative way to support Iowa City’s music scene and stay abreast of the changing music climate. On June 7, the ICPL launched a new service called “The Local Music Project,” providing local music to residents at no cost. The project, pioneered by […]

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On the Beat: Summer listening guide

Summer in the Clubs! Live Music Venue GUIDE Iowa City is what is known in the biz as a ‘small market.’ Acts on national tours book shows in Iowa City based on it’s geographical position within a half-day’s drive of Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Kansas City—it’s a great place to shoehorn a show in […]

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Iowa City Weekender: April 19-21

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender. Right off the bat I should mention that it’s VEISHIA week in Ames Iowa. VEISHIA takes place over six days and is a celebration of music, art, culture and education. I’ve never had a chance to experience the festival myself, but from what I’ve heard it’s a total […]

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Day Two: Jazz Fest Media Dump (VIDEO)

Day two of the Iowa City Jazz Festival wrapped up with another bevy of live music entertainment and beautiful weather to boot. Lets get to it, shall we? First up, we have Grammy Award-nominated trombonist Roswell Rudd and his Trombone Tribe, the day’s main stage headliners.

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Iowa City Weekender: October 8-10

Good Weekend to You, Weekenders! First, a mighty huge thank you to Drug Rug for the kick ass in-studio set on last night’s edition of Little Village Radio, on KRUI.  If you were at their show at The Picador last night, with Portugal. the man, you know this band is for real.  For those of […]

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Album Review: Public Property – Work to Do

Recorded in the famed Anchor Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, Public Property’s new album features some big-name contemporary reggae musicians like Toots Hibbert from Toots and the Maytals–who is playing with the band for their July 2 CD release show in Des Moines’ People’s bar–Ticklah from Dub Side of the Moon,and Elliot Martin, the lead singer from John Brown’s Body. The album also features a solo from Jake Shimabukuro, a man known as the world’s best ukulele player. […]

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Album Review: Public Property | work to do

Public Property work to do www.publicprop.com Recorded in the famed Anchor Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, Public Property’s new album features some big-name contemporary reggae musicians like Toots Hibbert from Toots and the Maytals–who is playing with the band for their July 2 CD release show in Des Moines’ People’s bar–Ticklah from Dub Side of the Moon,and […]

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Iowa City Weekender – June 25-28

The IC Weekender is sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, July 2-4, 2009 **** LATE ADDITION: Official Michael Jackson Tribute Dance Party at the Picador tonight (Thursday 6/25, no cover downstairs, dress like Mike (and Farrah) would like! ***** Iowa City has been very kind to LV this week~~  First, special thanks to the […]

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