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‘Tallgrass Conversations’ and seeing prairie as more than flat land

We are always embedded in the land we dwell upon. In practical terms, our physical bodies are dependent on a functioning ecosystem, so our inescapable obligation of environmental care is to our own benefit as well as that of the health, well-being and integrity of the living earth. But when we are truly home in […]

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Five questions with Tallgrass

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Describing themselves as a “dirt-stomping soul” band, Tallgrass formed in 2011 and have since released two full-length records, 2012’s God, Sin, Whiskey, and Women and 2014’s Better than Medicine. The trio relocated from Iowa City to Fort Collins a year ago, so Saturday’s show should be an extra-special homecoming show… […]

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Yacht Club to host second annual ‘Brian Fest’ benefit show

This Friday, the Iowa City Yacht Club will host its second annual Brian Cretzmeyer benefit concert, entitled “Brian Fest,” beginning at 8 p.m. With a ticket price of $10, proceeds from the concert will go toward the Brian Cretzmeyer Trust for Young Musicians. The nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to providing access to quality music […]

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Iowa City Weekender: December 13-15

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. This weekend we get to watch one of our favorite downtown establishments turn 50 years old, raise some money/awareness for some our community’s non-profits and spread some Christmas cheer, all with a backdrop of super Iowa music. As another semester comes to a close, I hope […]

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Album Review: Tallgrass – God, Sin, Whiskey and Women

Tallgrass God, Sin, Whiskey and Women facebook.com/Tallgrassband   I hate country music. Sort of. If you drive around Iowa with just FM radio in your car, you hear a lot of what they call “country music” and that music is to the real music of the country folk of the United States what the Matterhorn […]

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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 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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