When I talked to David Cross he was leaving a celebrity poker tournament. It was a benefit for Dave Eggers’ non-profit youth-writing center, 826 Valencia. Cross was heading to the subway, then home to walk the dog and meet up with Amber Tamblyn—actor, poet and fiancé—for their friend’s thirtieth birthday party. I started with the […]
As I sat at the Pressed And concert at the Mill on Feb. 7, I watched a couple of young men rock the stage. “Rock” might be inaccurate as they were sitting cross-legged for the show. Anyway, the spacey, hip-hop styled instrumental music that the two were making live fit well with the videos of […]
This week, you get two Weekenders for the price of one, assuming that you actually paid to read this column. One is a regular version. The other is a digest of all the Halloween events. Use one or both. The choice is yours alone. […]
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. […]
The Pines just wrapped up an April East Coast tour run in support of Jeffery Foucault and are coming back to Iowa for a run of shows in May as well as a radio appearance on Little Village Live on KRUI.
The KRUI appearance will be Wednesday, May 4th broadcasting from Public Space One. Come out to the studio to see the show live from 5-6 PM and there will be snacks provided by New Pioneer Co-op!
The Pines will be gracing the stage at the Mill Restaurant in Iowa City on Friday night as well. Seth Winger is opening and tickets are $10. Doors are at 8PM. […]
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. […]
Pieta is back home this weekend with a show at the Mill on Saturday night. At her side will be her constant companion Bo Ramsey who will be surrounding her homespun variety of folk, blues, rock and country with his harmony vocals and guitar atmospherics. Opening for Pieta will be local folky songbirds The Vagabonds. […]
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. […]
After a full day of lecture/q&a style appearances, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and Chris Corsano took the stage at the Mill to make some pretty sweet noise. I enjoyed watching Kim and Thurston smear their guitars over various items on stage – the amps, a chair, a mic stand…at one point Kim even picked up […]
Tuesday Night Social Club, Kids! Pete Balestrieri, him of the Ghostly Trio, Violent Femmes and Horns of the Dilemma, Iowa City’s favorite saxaphonist, plays a solo set of popular songs. Tim Krein, the 3 chord genius behind The Rusty Buckets, goes straight for the roots. Doug Nye, up and coming Iowa City songwriter has a […]