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Album Review: Old Man Charlie – Bad Life

Old Man Charlie Bad Life oldmancharlie.bandcamp.com/ I say it every few months but it bears repeating: Iowa City has a collection of local musicians and bands that stands up against any other city in terms of quality, creativity and above all, good weird. In terms of the global music scene we’re ahead of the curve […]

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Album Review: The Emilees – Self-Titled

The Emilees Self-Titled theemilees.com/ Emallee Hunnicutt and Emily Hall write and perform acoustic folk music. A lot of people do that, and many of them learn to do it well enough to build an audience. Tune in any Saturday to “A Prairie Home Companion” on Public Radio and you’ll hear someone who can play a […]

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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: 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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