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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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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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Show Photos: Caterwaulla, Skye Carrasco, Liberty Leg, White Mystery @ Gabe’s – 3/2

Caterwaulla, Skye, Liberty Leg and those crazy redheads that make up White Mystery rocked my socks off Friday night. I felt like it was my official kickoff to the very musical month of March. Caterwaulla is the youngest of the acts, but don’t let the newness fool you…they pack a punch. Their lead singer, Lauren […]

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Iowa City Weekender: February 2-4

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender. Once again the weather is supposed to remain crazy warm through the weekend, so you don’t really have an excuse not to get out there and see some awesome stuff. What stuff you ask? It’s shaping up to be a pretty full one with some national up-and-comers, a […]

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Show Photos: Skye Carrasco's Record Release Show – 10/21

Skye Carrasco has officially released her debut and much anticipated album, Dark Pines. Not only did she play like a fierce veteran of the musical world, she retained her faerie-like charm as she performed in three of the four sets at the Mill last night. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 20-22

This weekend is Homecoming for the University of Iowa. Why watch Survivor when you can check out creative folks, dope rappers and a pink monster? All that and more in this week’s Weekender. […]

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Show Photos: Skye Carrasco, Pillars and Tongues, Dark Dark Dark @ the Mill- 4/1

Just when I was sure that all the excitement surrounding Mission Creek had faded, I discovered a whole folder of photos that I forgot to share with you folks. Soooo…….one more set of Mission Creek memories for your perusal. […]

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Show Photos: Paleo, Lonelyhearts, Brooks Strause, Kurt Vile @ the Mill – 4/3

In general, I don’t drink – but I am certainly going to have a Mission Creek hangover. Despite my exhaustion, tinnitus and many hours spent looking over and over at images I captured, I made it to the Mill again tonight. […]

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Show Photos: Skye Carrasco @ PS1 – 4/1

Skye stopped in to the KRUI camp at Public Space One on Friday to give folks a taste of what they’d be getting at the Mill later that night. Surrounded by soft, glowing fluorescent hatchets, (part of the art exhibit presently on display) Skye wove a tapestry of sound with her violin and her stunning voice. […]

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Video: Sam Locke Ward and William Elliott Whitmore, What a Load of Craft VII

This Saturday marked the seventh annual What a Load of Craft event, drawing hundreds of craft enthusiasts to the Johnson County Fairgrounds to enjoy live music, countless homemade goods and locally-provided vittles. Those who braved the blizzard-like conditions were treated to the musical talents of William Elliott Whitmore, Skye Carrasco, Sam Locke Ward and Lipstick […]

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Show Photos: Olivia Rose Muzzy, obchod na korze, Mr Hide, Skye Carrasco – 8/6

Last night’s White Lightning Wherehouse show combined the haunting loops of Olivia and her bass, the tongue-in-cheek acoustic guitar set of obchod, the punk rock(abilly) of Mr Hide, and the effervescent violinist Skye Carrasco, joined by the heavy drums of Brad Highnam and enchanting sitar of Luther Bangert.

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