Carnival Hearts & Arts Collective, a local collective of artists, held their biannual “parade” on Saturday. However, imminent rain forced the event out of the adorable Happy Hollow park and into the White Lightning Wherehouse. Vendors line the walls of this rambling, cavernous space. The event has the feel of a souq, of a community market in the ancient kasbah of Tangier, or of the mystery of London’s Borough market. The Carnival Hearts & Arts collective has an authentic–and almost ethnic–subcultural atmosphere, a collective of tattoos, funky chic, librarian eyeglasses, and wry smiles. […]
Spring in Iowa City brings a handful of hair and fashion shows, and Beyond the Hemline has set the bar high this season. The Lexicon Collective, with the help of local stores, designers and other businesses, took over the White Lightning Wherehouse for an entire evening of fashion, titillating entertainment, and music. […]
I unfortunately missed the first set at the Wherehouse last night, so the last three sets are all I have for you today. I caught local sound-charmer Alex Body, Zomes, as well as Daniel Higgs and Skull Defekts (the latter three you should read a little about here). *Please continue to forgive my three sentence blogs […]
Last night’s White Lightning Wherehouse show combined the haunting loops of Olivia and her bass, the tongue-in-cheek acoustic guitar set of obchod, the punk rock(abilly) of Mr Hide, and the effervescent violinist Skye Carrasco, joined by the heavy drums of Brad Highnam and enchanting sitar of Luther Bangert.
I had no idea what I was in for when I showed up to the midnight show at the White Lightning Wherehouse under a full moon last night. I knew this much: Old Scratch was performing along with the amazing, ever-changing lineup of Cirque Stupendo. I stepped into the Wherehouse to find Old Scratch bathed in green light, making their painted faces seem eerily inhuman…