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Six of our favorite performances at Public Space One

Photo by Amber Ginsberg via Flickr

As of today, the future of Public Space One is still unclear.

Live performances are expected to transition into PS1’s sister location, PSZ, though venue director John Engelbrecht isn’t ruling out proposals to retain PS1 as a performance space on some level. PS1 will likely operate in an entirely different capacity should discussions with city officials prove fruitful. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: November 1-3

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. As you may know, the Englert has commissioned 31 artists to write songs for a compilation album about Iowa City. The appropriately named Iowa City Song Project features an eclectic track listing of original music by some of the most respected Iowa-rooted talent, including William Elliott Whitmore, Greg Brown, Pieta Brown, The […]

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Album Review: Iowa City Song Project

Iowa City Song Project maximumamesrecords.com   As a teenager hungry for a scene larger than the veritable cultural island of Bellevue, IA, at night I would arrange and rearrange my radio antenna to try to capture KUNI to get a glimpse of the world of music around me, which included bands from Iowa City. It […]

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On the Beat: Iowa City Song Project

I try to collect as much Iowa City music as I possibly can. When I can’t buy a record at a show, I scour Bandcamp pages for the ones I don’t have yet. I spend hours creating and editing mixes of my favorite songs for my friends and family—people who aren’t familiar with the Iowa City […]

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Iowa Opera House Project brings Old Venues Back to Life + Free Music Download

Iowa was a lonely place not that long ago. The 19th century saw its quiet prairie oceans replaced with cultivated fields as diligent settlers traipsed westward across the continent. Railroad companies would soon lay down steel tracks across the state, ushering in new waves of settlers looking to call Iowa their home. Farmers’ loneliness would […]

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Iowa City Weekender: February 9-12

The week’s almost over, y’all, which means it’s about time for another edition of the Iowa City Weekender! There were a few items here that didn’t come to my attention until the very last minute, so any short write ups/block quotes is not a product of laziness, but rather a genuine commitment to being thorough. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: January 19-21

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. We’ve got a little bit of a party weekend ahead of us, complete with a dance party, an anniversary bash and, uh, a punk farm. A number of other musical and cinematic events are going down to fill out what’s about to be a pretty rad […]

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Little Village Live Audio: Sam Knutson 2/16/2011

Sam Knutson joined Little Village Live at Public Space One on February 16 for a solo acoustic set. Broadcast live on KRUI 89.7FM, the episode featured a lively dialogue with the crowd and a mix Sam’s favorite covers and original songs. […]

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Show Photos: "Name Crisis", Coyote Grace, Sam Knutson – 11/13

I joined some friends at Gabe’s for a show I didn’t really know much about and I learned to always trust these particular friends’ taste in music. This was a great show (as so many of them are). Name Crisis is called such because they haven’t yet picked a name, but they have certainly solidified […]

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