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Interview: Vanessa Carlton on ‘Liberman,’ favorite tracks and fans

Vanessa Carlton The Mill — Sunday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Asking a musician if she’s especially fond of a single song on her new album may be a faux pas, but it feels like a forgivable one. It’s like asking which child a parent of six loves best. You know they’ve got a favorite, […]

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Scream Queen: An appreciation of Alicia Bognanno’s voice

Bully The Mill — Saturday, Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. It isn’t a pretty sound, and it isn’t supposed to be. Prettiness, we ought to know by now, is about pleasing other people. Screaming is about catharsis. Screaming is about the self. “It’s my favorite part of the set because it feels so good,” Alicia […]

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Interview: Musicians Jennifer and Noam from Jenn Hall talk vinyl, wardrobe and touring diets

Jennifer Hall The Mill — Sunday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. After speaking with Jenn and Noam from Jennifer Hall, I have a refreshed excitement for new music. The visceral, soulful music and lyrics come from a group of real artists making genuine music for true music lovers. Their new self titled album is gaining […]

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Badass indie neo-medieval rock duo Dagmar to play The Mill

Dagmar The Mill — Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. Gemma Cohen and Miranda Mallard are Dagmar, a band formed in Fairfield, Iowa, that has been called “indie classical,” “hypnotic and ascendant” and a whole slew of other gushing adjectives by Little Village correspondents. Both Cohen and Mallard lend their soft, complimentary vocals to simple, […]

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Interview: Las Cafeteras’ Hector Flores on Son Jarocho and social justice

Hancher Presents: Las Cafeteras The Mill — Friday, Sep. 25 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Hector Flores tells me that Las Cafeteras were named by the community from which they rose—a fact that very plainly gets at the heart of what this band’s music is about. The members of this conjunto first came together […]

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Mother-daughter duo Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright at The Mill

The Roches The Mill — Suday, Sep. 13 at 7 p.m. Mother-daughter duo Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche will perform live at The Mill this Sunday. The duo’s debut album, Fairytale and Myth, won an award for best singer/songwriter album at the 2014 Independent Music Awards. “I wrote about half of the songs on […]

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Interview: Jenny Hval on her compulsive study habit and the origins of ‘Apocalypse, Girl’

Jenny Hval The Mill — Wednesday, September 2 at 9 p.m. Norwegian composer Jenny Hval will visit the Mill on September 2 in support of her latest album, Apocalypse, Girl. It will be her first Iowa City show since a stirring 2014 performance at the same venue for Mission Creek Festival. Hval took time to […]

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Folk icon Eric Taylor and Nathan Bell to play The Mill

In a musical landscape dominated by bombast, we too rarely find ourselves invited to pause and reflect to the sounds and stories offered by musicians familiar with the power of language. The double feature of Eric Taylor and Nathan Bell… […]

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Diplomats of Solid Sound, Filthy Six to play The Mill

Update (5:05 p.m.): The Mill has announced that due to a scheduling conflict, only a few of the members of The Filthy Six will be in attendance tonight. Those in attendance will join the Diplomats of Solid Sound for a special collaboration. Summit of Solid Soul The Mill — Thursday, June 18 at 9 p.m. […]

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Cracker reunites tonight at The Mill

Cracker w/ Chrash The Mill — Tuesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. Cracker, a genre-bending band that blends rock, punk and country, will perform tonight at The Mill. They remain best known for their ’90s hits “Low,” “Get Off This” and “EuroTrash Girl” — songs that were notable for remaining likeable in spite of radio […]

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