Freakin’ Weekend: 11.19-11.21

It is, if I’m not mistaken, the last weekend before Thanksgiving break. It is also, absolutely, the final home game of what’s been a long and intriguing Hawks football season. So, I imagine this weekend is going to be a little crazy, what with some last minute pre-finals partying as well as some Hawkeye mania [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: 11.12-11.14

The Hawks’ bubble finally burst against Northwestern last weekend. It was a good run, for sure, and I definitely have enjoyed following the team in their improbable run. Unfortunately, the streak had to end at the expense of Ricky Stanzi, who it now appears will be out for the rest of the regular season, if [...]

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 [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: 11.5-11.7

This is a seriously great weekend of live music in Iowa City. Get out and enjoy what IC has to offer between tailgating and Iowa getting yet another win (in the fourth quarter…again). Anyone else think Lipitor is sponsoring the Hawkeye’s season.
Pelican w. Black Cobra and Struck By Lightning / The Picador / 10 pm [...]

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.
KRUI Presents [...]

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” [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: Barnstormer

Let’s face it - unless you’re hankering for some jam rock, it’s going to be a pretty slow weekend for the arts in Iowa City. You’ve got chances to catch up on Euforquestra, Public Property (Yacht Club) and Dennis McMurrin (the Mill), but other than that the pickings seem rather slim. So consider this your [...]