The meticulous sampler: An interview with Eliot Lipp

Eliot Lipp

Over the last decade or so, Brooklyn-based musician Eliot Lipp has been creating and releasing tracks from a number of ‘home bases.’ Before ending up in Brooklyn — where he currently resides — the electronic music artist spent time honing his craft in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco to name a few, not to mention his penchant for touring internationally. […]

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El Ten Eleven set to mesmerize the Yacht Club

El Ten Eleven

The intricately textured, post-rock and electronic music of El Ten Eleven sounds like it is either made by a 10-piece band or a single nerd with a laptop, but it is in fact performed by duo Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty.

Even if you don’t recognize the name, you may have come across El Ten Eleven’s music on NPR’s “All Things Considered” or the PBS design documentaries “Helvetica,” “Objectified” and “Urbanized”–all three of which were scored by Dunn and featured tracks by El Ten Eleven. […]

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Mexico City’s Risin’ Sun heading to Iowa City

Risin' Sun

Mexico’s counter-culture movement during the 1960’s fostered some amazing, though not very well known in the U.S., psychedelic and garage rock bands. As anyone familiar with the likes of Los Dug Dugs, Los Shakes or The Spiders can attest, these bands knew how to combine American rock and roll with a raw energy and weirdness that was all their own. Following in this tradition comes Mexico City’s The Risin’ Sun, performing at the Yacht Club on August 20. […]

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Tonight at the Yacht Club: John June Year

John June Year

Cedar Falls indie-rock group John June Year is scheduled to play the Yacht Club today at 10:00 p.m. Since forming just over a year ago, they’ve released an EP titled Translations, and a pair of singles titled Lounge Lizard, and Dangerous Range (singles are still a thing!). Though they’ve put in a lot of studio […]

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Show Photos: Friday at Mission Creek

Here you’ll find photos from Friday April 5 of Chasing Shade, Zeta June, Future Rock, Douglas Kramer Nye, Frank Fairfield, The Pines, Taser Island, Snowblink, Trouble Lights, Zammuto, American Dust, Janeane Garofalo and a few others. Man, I fell way behind, but I am still here! Future Rock, Zeta June, Chasing Shade at Gabe’s Frank […]

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Show Photos: Thursday at Mission Creek

The saga continues…the town is both more weary and more energetic than it has been since, well, last year’s Mission Creek. I keep bumping into the same folks at all the different venues, and we have a good laugh about how we are all very tired, yet totally unwilling to surrender before the last band […]

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