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Iowa City stand-ups take comedy seriously

Condensation forms on tables in the Iowa City Yacht Club’s basement as the heavy late-summer air clashes with the building’s rapidly aging air conditioner. The machine kicks on periodically, requiring the volume of conversation to increase by at least a quarter of a shout. It’s three minutes till 9 on a Monday night, and a […]

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Raising a Muddy Ruckus at the Yacht Club

Muddy Ruckus, a Maine band comprised of Ryan Flaherty and Erika Stahl, will be returning to the Midwest for the sixth time, on tour with their newest single, “Perfectly Aligned.” Though they have come to the area many times before, this tour will bring the Americana-folk-punk-rock duo to Iowa City for the first time. […]

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Andrew Yang discusses quality of life, fake news prevention and his ‘Freedom Dividend’ in Iowa City

“If you’re in this room,” Andrew Yang said during a combination book signing and campaign stop at Prairie Lights Bookstore on Wednesday afternoon, “it’s quite likely that what you know about me is this: there’s an Asian guy running for president who wants to give everyone $1,000 a month.” “And yeah, those things are true,” […]

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Yacht Club announces massive thirteenth anniversary celebration

Candymakers

Yacht Club 13th Anniversary Celebration Yacht Club — Saturday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m Iowa City’s own Yacht Club (13 S. Linn St.) turns thirteen this year and will celebrate with a ten-hour, six band party on Jan. 23. In a press release, the club’s owner and talent buyer, Scott Kading, wrote, “This is something […]

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Winterland headlines Halloween performance at Yacht Club

Winterland Iowa City Yacht Club — Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. There’s something fitting about Winterland performing at Yacht Club for Halloween. For those not familiar Winterland is a Grateful Dead tribute band, whose lead singer bears a striking resemblance to Jerry Garcia himself. Winterland specializes in a specific range of Grateful Dead music […]

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Inaugural Tiffin festival combines beer and bluegrass

Infamous Stringdusters

Beer and bluegrass will harmonize this weekend for the inaugural Bella Sala Brew Grass Festival at the Bella Sala Event Center in Tiffin. Chad Atherton, festival promoter and regional market manager for Founders Brewing Company, credits the renaissance of craft beer in Iowa and the heritage of bluegrass in the Mississippi and Missouri Valley as the inspiration for the festival’s theme. […]

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Listen up: Younger premiere “Like A Wave,” the first single from debut LP

Iowa City rock band Younger, featuring local indie veterans Amanda Crosby, Rachel Sauter and Sarah Mannix (from Emperors Club, The Wandering Bears and others) are preparing for the release of their self-titled debut LP, engineered by Pete Becker. “It’s a killer fucking record that is currently changing my life.” wrote Becker in an email — […]

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Noise rap act Moodie Black to play Yacht Club

Minneapolis based hip-hop duo Moodie Black will bring their noisy, experimental style of rap to the Yacht Club on Saturday. The brainchild of MC and producer of K. (Chris Martinez) and guitarist Sean Lindahl, Moodie Black have had their abrasive sound tagged with variety of experimental hip hop genre labels like noise rap, post rap, and rap-gaze. Moodie Black’s music is certainly harsh — the beats mixing industrial soundscapes with feedback, white noise, and sound experiments.
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