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Dead Rider’s Todd Rittman talks David Bowie, layered lyrics and Flat Black Studios ahead of Grey Area

Dead Rider is a Chicago rock band made up of Todd Rittman (formerly of Chicago noise rockers U.S. Maple); Andrea Faught on trumpet and keys; and drummer Matt Espy. While their sound is heavy on guitar and drums, keyboard plays a big part, and they seem to wind their own path between rock, jazz and Tortoise-style experimental rock. […]

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Prairie Pop: Grey Area festival will suit local music fans, campers and circus freaks

Grey Area, a joint venture by Flat Black Studios and White Rabbit clothing store, is an unusual new festival taking place just outside of Iowa City on Aug. 18 and 19. Featuring live music and a diverse range of multimedia programming, it’s a celebration of our local musical community. The festival will span Friday afternoon to late Saturday night, and is set outdoors (on-site camping is encouraged; bring plenty of water, bug spray and other necessities, as well as blankets or chairs to sit on). […]

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White Rabbit ‘Booming’ with works by IC artist Mary Coats

If you’ve been to White Rabbit these past couple of weeks, you may have noticed the electrically colored modular shapes of Mary F. Coats‘ paintings hanging on the walls. The gallery, titled Boom For Real, is the product of Coats’ four-week residency at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont — on display for the first time at… […]

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Style Points: Opulent Thrift

How do Iowa Citians manage to look great without breaking the bank? Leather and lace, rhinestones and screen-printed tees; we scoured local retail hotspots and inquired with our resident DIY-ers-in-chief, searching for the perfect combination of pieces to create luxurious yet affordable ensembles. Featuring: Hair by JoAnn LS at GSpot Hair Design, makeup and styling by Tonya Kehoe-Anderson, clothing by White Rabbit, Merci […]

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