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Freaky Halloween-kend: 10.31

Since, in their infinite wisdom, Marcus Theaters didn’t get the number one movie in America, which also happens to be a horror movie, we’ll just have to entertain ourselves this Halloween. GODDAMN YOU, MARCUS THEATERS!…Okay, I’m better. Anyway. There’s plenty to do this weekend already, so fuck Hollywood and hit the streets of Iowa City [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: 10.29 & 10.30

Halloween not only brings out the slut or monster or creativity in us, it also brings out some of Iowa City’s finest music. But Halloween isn’t the only night where we bring out the tunes, we have two nights beforehand that come correc’ as well. We told you earlier today about another show on Friday [...]

Preview: Petit Mal w. Lipstick Homicide, Ghostbustaz, & Porno Galactica

A triple-shot of new tuneage hits Iowa City on Friday. Three of the four bands on The Picador’s bill this Hallow’s Eve are celebrating the release of a record: Petit Mal, Lipstick Homicide and Ghostbustaz. Not only are the three bands sharing a release date, they’re also buddied-up on the same record label: Public School [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: 10.22-10.24

Freakin’ Weekend: late edition. Hopefully you’ve still got your rainy Thursday evening as a clean slate, because it’s gonna be a great show at PS1. I’ve been having computer trouble all day, so I’m just going to get this up before something dies again, but get out there and enjoy the music this weekend.
Thursday
KRUI Presents [...]

Preview: Karl Blau & LAKE with Caleb Engstrom

Tomorrow night continues this year’s Pacific Northwest takeover of Public Space ONE, with two more K Records recording artists joining the likes of Calvin Johnson, Desolation Wilderness, and Arrington de Dionyso in our favorite basement below Subway. Karl Blau, ridiculously prolific out-songwriter has a new record. Zebra pays homage to the African music that Blau [...]

Preview: The Avett Brothers

It’s hard to compete with free at the Mill, but forgive me for stepping on John’s toes for a minute. I just wanted to remind you that the Avett Brothers show up tonight at the Englert Theatre in support of their extremely great new album, I and Love and You. Rick Rubin produced this one, [...]

Preview: Brooks Strause et al.

It’s a dusty, rusty sort of free night at the Mill this Tuesday.  And it’s one of those, show don’t tell kind of days. So rather than waste a whole mess of verbiage on you just to get you excited for something you should be geared-up for already (free music and cheap drinks), imma just [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: 10.15-10.17

Calling all zombies: this Saturday at noon, Public Space ONE will be hosting zombie auditions for the upcoming short film Cheating Death, from rising New York Film Academy student Shani Patel, an Iowa native. For his thesis work, he chose to return to his home state to shoot his new offering to the rising “zom-com” [...]

Free Show/Free Songs

We’ve been vocal about our enjoyment of Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps and Brighton, MA in the past, so it should be no surprise to see them performing tonight on what amounts to the 1 year anniversary of the now institutional Tuesday Night Social Club at the Mill. You may not know about Portland’s [...]

Contest: Headlights

Midwestern brethren Headlights return to Iowa City this week for the first time since this year’s Mission Creek Festival. Now they’ve got a new album, Wildlife, which has just come out via Polyvinyl Records. The best part about said new album? We’re giving it away! In celebration of the band’s appearance at the Mill this [...]