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Album Review: Mock Identity — Paradise

For many eastern Iowans, your foot in the door to Mock Identity, a new band formed just last winter, is bassist Joshua David Hoffman, formerly of Supersonic Piss, which bowed out of the Iowa City scene in 2013. The band’s farewell blog entry, posted just under five years ago, indicated that Hoffman was off to new endeavors in D.C. — there, he built the connections that led to this new act’s formation, and resulted in Paradise, a debut that is more than Iowa City fans could have hoped for. […]

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Photos: Supersonic Piss goes out with a bang

A small, sweaty basement seems like the most appropriate place to give Supersonic Piss a proper sendoff. Last night, the group was joined by Iowa City’s own Stiff Ride, along with touring bands Death Drive and Stillsuit from Oakland, California. I missed Stiff Ride’s set, mostly because of my own impatience. Death Drive and Stillsuit […]

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Supersonic Piss says goodbye: Two shows remaining

Supersonic Piss -- Photo by Adrianne Behning

Supersonic Piss lead singer Paige Harwell has updated the SSP blog with the details of the band’s decision to throw in the sweat-drenched towel and, I guess, call it a … whiz? Sorry. “Read it,” the vocalist/IC DIY tastemaker says on Facebook, “Have a cry, and come to our show.” […]

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Iowa City Weekender: May 23-26

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School’s over, and what that mainly means to me is less country rap on my block and more parking for my gigantic vehicle. What it might mean to you is that you’ve got a bunch of time on your hands and nothing to do. Well, here it is: some stuff to do this Memorial Day […]

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Iowa City Weekender: June 28-30

This is about to be a fantastic summer weekend. There’s a bike in movie, a mini music festival, a farewell show and more. But let’s go back to the festival before we discuss anything else. Firecracker 500 Festival // Gabe’s // Thursday – Saturday, 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM // $10/Day, $25/Three Day Pass I’m […]

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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: Lightning Bolt/The Tanks/Supersonic Piss/Living Ghosts

Living Ghosts, Supersonic Piss, and The Tanks blasted through great sets just before Lightning Bolt methodically set up their mountainous rig and blew the roof off the place. We have plenty of photos from the show inside, so come on in and check them out!

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Show Preview: Lightning Bolt, The Tanks, Supersonic Piss, Living Ghost at Gabe's – 7/14/10

Rock aficionados take note, Gabe’s is hosting an all-ages show this Wednesday that, as Hott would say, is guaranteed to destroy. Supersonic Piss, Living Ghost and The Tanks are combining forces with Rhode Island’s Lightning Bolt to form one solid mass of pure rock hysteria.

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