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Interview: Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner talks music, art and love

Lambchop, the musical collective anchored in the vocals and musical genius of Kurt Wagner, will be playing their first show in Iowa City on March 23 at The Mill. The show is set to start at 8 p.m., with House and Land serving as openers. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. […]

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The Dandelion Stompers kick off the season of fasting with a feast for your ears

Tomorrow — Feb. 28, 2017 — goes by multiple names in different cultures and contexts. Some call it Shrove Tuesday. Others know it as Mardi Gras. In some circles it’s known as Fat Tuesday. For many, it’s just an excuse to eat pancakes for dinner. The day before Ash Wednesday, whatever it’s called, is a […]

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Review: Davina and the Vagabonds celebrate life at The Mill

Davina and the Vagabonds are a quintet (drums, bass, trombone, trumpet, piano/ukulele) from the Twin Cities, who visited The Mill on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the end of a brief Midwest tour squeezed between trips on the coasts, preceding a 30-day stint in Europe. The ensemble was dressed in black and white, a formal look […]

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Iowa’s Mike Bridenstine returns home to record an album at The Mill

Mike Bridenstine The Mill — Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Iowan-turned-California comedian Mike Bridenstine will perform a live stand-up routine at The Mill on Saturday, Feb. 11 to record for his debut album, due out this year on A Special Thing Records. Born in Muscatine, Bridenstine attended the University of Iowa, graduating as a […]

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Local funk bands Soul Sherpa, 6 Odd Rats groove at the Mill Friday, Jan. 27

Soul Sherpa w/ 6 Odd Rats The Mill — Friday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. The Mill is set to host a night full of funky riffs and bluesy tunes this Friday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Cedar Rapids-based jazz band Soul Sherpa will bring their six-person ensemble armed with bass, guitars, drums, keyboards and […]

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Shane Mauss promises Iowa City a ‘Good Trip’ this weekend

Shane Mauss Presents: A Good Trip w/ Arish Singh The Mill — Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. Wisconsin-born comedian Shane Mauss brings his Good Trip tour to The Mill this Saturday, Dec. 17 for a 9 p.m. show. Mauss is host and creator of the Here We Are podcast, which features weekly interviews with […]

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Concert in support of Standing Rock to raise funds, awareness at The Mill

Unified Against DAPL Fundraiser Concert The Mill — Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 19, a collection of area bands and speakers will converge on The Mill for the Unified Against DAPL fundraiser concert. The event aims to raise awareness and funds for the water protectors ensconced at Standing Rock in North […]

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Interview: Eliza Gilkyson talks parenting and politics ahead of Friday’s show

Three Women and the Truth The Mill — Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 18, Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters and Eliza Gilkyson bring their tour, Three Women and the Truth, to The Mill for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door). Peters, Gauthier and Gilkyson are […]

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Last week’s Larkin Poe show brought a contemplative engagement to Iowa City

Larkin Poe, two sisters (Rebecca and Megan Lovell) out of Atlanta, decided to use their night off from serving as Elvis Costello’s opening band to play The Mill last Wednesday, Oct. 5. As I suspected, they’re better live than their albums, which highlight their technical prowess at their most refined, would represent. Because they currently […]

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Jes Raymond & the Blackberry Bushes come to the Mill this Friday

Jes Raymond & the Blackberry Bushes The Mill — Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. When it comes to Americana, Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes, hailing from the wilds of Seattle, WA, run the gamut of influences, with hints of everything from gospel and bluegrass to jazz and psychedelia. They will be hosted by […]

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Photos: Titus Andronicus, A Giant Dog bring punk to The Mill

New Jersey punk outfit Titus Andronicus brought their Rockers On The Road tour to The Mill Sunday night for an all ages show, joined by fellow Merge Records label-mates A Giant Dog. With a dragon on stage and plenty of power stances, the high energy show had the audience singing and dancing from start to […]

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