• Bringin’ it all back home

    - Jan 21, 2016
    Monolithic’s old-school rock ’n’ roll will take the stage at Gabe’s. By Adam Buhck The golden age of rock ’n’ roll may be a distant memory obscured by time, changing circumstances, and copious amounts of...
  • Musically painting a surprise

    - Nov 19, 2015
    Eric Church released his unexpected new album, Mr. Misunderstood, on Nov. 4. By Grace Pateras Country music fans: I’m sure you’ve already devoured Eric Church’s album Mr. Misunderstood, released earlier this month. If not, here’s a...
  • Words come alive at Blue Moose

    - Nov 18, 2015
    The Word Alive and the Zealots will perform at Blue Moose on Saturday. By Adam Buhck The word is alive and it’s at Blue Moose. Metalcore outfit the Word Alive will bring the roof down at...
  • Intimate music for his ‘friends’

    - Nov 13, 2015
    By Girindra Selleck The enormous but rarely noticed neo-Gothic chandeliers hanging from the ceiling of the IMU Main Lounge looked as though they could have been part of Iron & Wine’s set on Wednesday, but...
  • ‘Beesting’ intelligence

    - Nov 11, 2015
    By Girindra Selleck On Tuesday night, one of the world’s most creative minds graced the University of I owa campus. If you haven’t heard of Theo Jansen yet, it is about time that you do. Jansen...
  • Don’t vegetate, live & grow

    - Nov 11, 2015
    By Grace Pateras Tonight, California rapper Casey Veggies will visit Iowa City to promote his new album, Live & Grow. While he’s on tour around the country, his hit single “Tied Up” can be heard...
  • Space-folk in the atmosphere

    - Oct 29, 2015
    By Girindra Selleck Fresh off the release of her new album, Lieberman, Vanessa Carlton will perform at the Englert Theater, 221 E. Washington St., at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1. Although you may know her for the ubiquitous...
  • Mozart, à la Da-Da-Dee-Dum

    - Oct 22, 2015
    By Tessa Solomon From the balcony seat, two figures are visible on stage. One raises his violin, the other perches at his piano. Eyelids prepare to droop. Suddenly, the pianist rips a leg off his...
  • Ukulele you, and tiptoe through the tulips

    - Oct 15, 2015
    By Isaac Hamlet For a man who has won praise from Rolling Stone, gained international recognition, and put down tracks in countries from the UK to Japan, Jake Shimabukuro is remarkably easy to talk to....
  • CHVRCHES is in session

    - Oct 12, 2015
    By Girindra Selleck It was a big Homecoming weekend in Iowa City. The Oct. 10 win over Illinois brought Hawkeye football to a best-in-years national ranking of No. 17 in the AP poll, an historic,...

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