New Music

Video Update

I have an email account that I do read from time to time. I get a lot of promotional email materials, and a lot of those are videos. There are some good ones, so I’m going to post them here. The first video is from Computer Magic. A one woman project based out of Brooklyn, […]

Preview: Cocoon

Preview: Cocoon

On Monday night Ben and I sat down with prolific new-comers Cocoon in the KRUIstudios for another bout of discussion and live performance on Corn-Fed Music. The duo comprised of local concert fixture Ian MacMillian and Zach “Avery” Dowling (a/k/a Goldwater Marmalaid), has already put out a split, an ep, and contributed a new track […]

Preview: HOTT

Iowa City is a tough musical terrain. With a good portion of the young talent in the city only trolling our bars and venues because they’re also students at the University of Iowa, it becomes difficult to forge an attachment when artists, members and even full bands graduate and move on to “greener” pastures. But […]

Mission Creek Festival Preview: Xiu Xiu

To be completely honest, I’ve always been a bit turned off by the music of Xiu Xiu. Call my taste mundane, but many experimental artists tend to roll off my ears with few triggered synapses — especially when the songs make me want to kill myself from bleak lyrics and desperate screaming. But, like most […]

Corn-Fed Podcast: Alex Body

Alex Body (of Twelve Canons fame) stopped by the KRUI studios last Monday for an interview and performance with me and my co-host Ben on Corn-Fed Music. We have the podcast of our conversation and his music below and you can anticipate his show tonight at White Lightning Warehouse. [Audio clip: view full post to […]

Preview: The Woes

There’s a steadily growing percentage of live music connoisseurs in Iowa City that might only know the Sanctuary for its stunning beer tapper (without rival in Iowa City and Coralville). However, not too long ago, the out of the way pub used to play  host to many of the finest students in the the UI […]

Freakin’ Fundraisin’ Weekend: 11.12 & 11.13

As you probably know, we love Public Space ONE around here. That may be due to the fact that many of us book shows or volunteer our time to the venue (full disclosure), but it’s still pretty cool. However, even with our almost blind, motherly love for the all-ages basement hang-out, we’ll admit that it […]

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 […]

Contest: Headlights

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 […]

New Music: Western Front

Iowa City’s kitchen sink indie-poppers The Western Front have themselves a new EP: The Balkanization of Epistemology. The EP was recorded during their road waring summer in a sweaty, dingy trailer…and apparently fueled by Black Velvet. The four-song-EP breaks down into two sort of mini-suites. The two opening tracks (the title cut and “What Kind […]