The Yacht Club welcomes the Hot Tang record release show

Hot Tang, with Maiden Mars and Oudenhoven

Yacht Club — Saturday, Apr. 23 at 7 p.m.

Hot Tang plays the Yacht Club on Saturday, Apr. 23
Hot Tang is celebrating the release of their new album with a show at the Yacht Club on Saturday, Apr. 23.

Summer comes early this year, with an all-ages record release party from Hot Tang, self-described as “Iowa City’s only poolhaus band.” They will release a vinyl 7” this weekend and celebrate with a show at the Yacht Club on Saturday night.

Fronted by sprightly vocalist/bassist Megan Buick, Hot Tang has a fun, low-key backyard party vibe. So it’s fitting that the label releasing the one-sided lathe-cut single, All Summer No Bummer, is called Moldy Pizza Records and Tapes, a recent DIY Iowa City-based undertaking. The Hot Tang record is the first release in their catalog.

Hot Tang is an easy band to like, with fun lyrics and poppy, cool songs that resist being sugary or pretentious. Two songs, “Pet Gecko” and “Anna,” will be released on the transparent 7-inch which fans can pre-order before the show through the label, and will be available for sale at the release party. The band and label also promise other treats like stickers and patches to go along with the record.

The band includes Alex Manuel on guitar, Anna Kahn on keyboard and James Oudenhoven on keys. The band recently transitioned drummers; original drummer Sanna Miller relocated and has been replaced with Peter Kokontis.

Joining Hot Tang will be Maiden Mars, the hard rocking and harmonious trio of Iowa City ladies, and Oudenhoven, touted as “Iowa City’s premiere krautrock explosion.” Doors at 7 p.m., $5 cover.

Thoughts? Tips? A cute picture of a dog? Share them with LV »


Summer Programs 2020

Get 150+ local restaurants delivered to your door in the Iowa City & Cedar Rapids areas!

The Future is Unwritten

You look to Little Village for today’s stories. Your sustaining support will help us write tomorrow’s.


$10/mo or $120/year
The cost of doing this work really adds up! Your contribution at this level will cover telephone and internet expenses for one month at the LV editorial offices.


$20/mo or $240/year
$240 is enough to cover one month’s costs for sending out our weekly entertainment newsletter, The Weekender. Make a contribution at this level to put a little more oomph on your support and your weekend.


$30/mo or $360/year
(AUTO-RENEW) connects eastern Iowa culture with the world. Your contribution at this level will cover the site’s hosting costs for three months. A bold move for our boldest supporters!

All monthly and annual contributors receive:

  • Recognition on our Supporters page (aliases welcome)
  • Exclusive early access when we release new half-price gift cards
  • Access to a secret Facebook group where you can connect with other supporters and discuss the latest news and upcoming events (and maybe swap pet pics?) with the LV staff
  • Invitations to periodic publisher chats (held virtually for now) to meet with Matt and give him a piece of your mind, ask your burning questions and hear more about the future plans for Little Village, Bread & Butter Magazine, Witching Hour Festival and our other endeavors.