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Iowa City Weekender: December 10-13

Who needs shopping malls when you’ve got more art per square inch than any other town on the planet!
– Graduate Painting open house this Friday
– Get all yer holiday shopping done this weekend at W.A.L.O.C. 6 and Eastside Artists
– Oh, and live music? Warm up your weekend with the Caribbean funk of Jumbies, for free at the Yacht Club tonight, then curl up with Cuddle Magic this Saturday at the Mill […]

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Iowa City Weekender: November 19-21

– Pieta Brown & full band, Skyrocket, w/ Solo set by Dustin Busch, art of Sandy Dyas.
– Double decker dance party at the Picador to benefit the Crisis Center
– Okay fine we’ll party in the morning one more time – Dead Larry plays the Magic Bus’ last ride
– Hey that party looks good on you – Leave it on all night for kick ass live music all over town […]

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Iowa City Weekender : 10/22 – 10/25

Halloween starts early with so much music it’s scary!
-Keller Williams closes a kick-butt week at the Englert
-Human Aftertaste start with a song and then eat your face, right in front of your friends, at the Picador
-Intermedia Open House boggles brains out at the olde Menarts
-Ghost Stories at Oakland Cemetery’s “Black Angel” […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 8-10

Good Weekend to You, Weekenders! First, a mighty huge thank you to Drug Rug for the kick ass in-studio set on last night’s edition of Little Village Radio, on KRUI.  If you were at their show at The Picador last night, with Portugal. the man, you know this band is for real.  For those of […]

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On the Beat: Pick out the jams

It’s October, and there are a ton of shows to talk about, so insert funny Halloween joke here, followed by an apology about how I just didn’t write this column last month (how, I ask, did you know what shows to go to??), and then get on with the getting’ on. Jack-O-Lantern, fools! This month […]

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Worth a Mill

Popping into the Mill for some happy hour relief is a familiar experience. Push through the battered wooden saloon doors and life slows appreciably. The cars outside continue to hustle up and down Burlington Street, but that has little bearing upon the glacial pace of activities for those inside. The first pitch just let fly […]

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Iowa City Weekender: August 13-16

Greetings Weekenders! We’ve had our share of national and international bands this summer, so we’re dedicating this week’s Weekender to the local scene–one newcomer, one local favorite that’s leaving town, and then some long time stalwarts of the eastern Iowa sound that ain’t goin’ nowhere… we hope! Thursday, August 13 Collectible Boys w/ Exposed Fiction […]

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Iowa City Weekender – July 16-19

Thank you, Iowa City, for yet another weekend so amazing that The Weekender practically writes itself… And another thank you to last night’s special guests on Little Village on the Air — Thanks to Matt Grundstat, Ryan Jeter and Austin Zalatel of Euforquestra!  We were treated to a preview of some of the bands performing […]

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Iowa City Weekender – June 12-14

The IC Weekender is sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, July 2-4, 2009 Ah, just when we’ve started to recover from Arts Fest, the weekend is here again! Big thanks to Andre Perry and The Mill for bringing yet another world-class band to Iowa City–Last night’s Rock Plaza Central (http://www.rockplazacentral.com/) show was definitely one […]

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Man with a Plan

Here’s what promoter Tanki Nyane wants out of IC: Local hip hop pinned down, weathered posters of emcees competing with indie rockers, people strolling down Clinton Street on their iPods listening to Animosity and his future brethren. Nyane wants to clog the Iowa rhyme drain, build a scene worth cultivating, drop “Iowa” and “hip hop” […]

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