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The Lumineers’ newest album ‘Brightside’ will brighten your week

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter January 17, 2022

The Lumineers, best known for their platinum song "Ho Hey", have a remarkably unique sound. Their haunting lyrics paired with lively instrumentals make their music feel like a campfire song — littered...

The Voxman Music Building is seen on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.

UI Trumpet Studio to present unique holiday performance, ‘Inside Out’

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter December 8, 2021

The University of Iowa Trumpet Studio will perform its annual holiday concert this Friday, experimenting with the performances in a unique way. Trumpet Studio members learned each holiday song by...

Audience members applaud Blake Shaw and Dan Padley as they perform outside Goosetown Cafe on Tuesday Oct. 7, 2020. Guests watched from their tables outside as others gathered within the street to listen.

The Northside Concert Series looks to expand for the 2022 performances

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter December 7, 2021

As the year draws to a close and weather grows colder, Iowa City's Summer of the Arts is already looking toward its titular season. The nonprofit's Northside Concert series has been successful...

Melisse Brunet is shown conducting a rehearsal in the Concert Hall of the Voxman Music Building in Iowa City on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. As her first semester at the University of Iowa, the centennial anniversary of the Iowa Symphony Orchestra is a huge responsibility to uphold, but by being patient with myself, being patient with my students, being patient with my colleagues and taking it easy is how she dismisses the burden.

UI Symphony Orchestra celebrates 100th anniversary, looks to future

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter November 30, 2021

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra has been around nearly as long as the School of Music itself. The ensemble has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1920s. One hundred years...

Adele releases new album, ‘30’

Adele releases new album, ‘30’

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter November 28, 2021

Nov. 19 was a globally important day for Adele fans, who have been waiting over six years for her to drop her album, 30. Despite many claims made by the artist over the last six years that she would...

Thom Nguyen performing in front of a live audience of University of Iowa students, supporters and community members at Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City on Nov. 11 2021.

Thom Nguyen and Death Bag at Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter November 14, 2021

An experience—that’s the best word to describe Thom Nguyen and Death Bag’s show at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe. An experimentation of sound and performance took place, with novelty at the forefront...


Hermitage Piano Trio to perform at Hancher Auditorium

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter November 11, 2021

A love of music and a passion for education — violinist Misha Keylin, cellist Sergey Antonov, and pianist Ilya Kazentsev all demonstrate those principles as members of the Hermitage Piano Trio. Critically...

Pictured is the old captiol’s historic grand piano named “Rose” where both students and faculty showcase their skills as piano Sundays return to the old capital museum for the 2021 season.

Piano Sundays are returning to the Old Capitol Museum

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter November 4, 2021

Piano Sundays are returning to the Old Capitol with a striking chord. Piano Sundays started 14 years ago as a collaboration between the University of Iowa and West Music, a music store in Coralville....

The Iowa marching band performs during halftime of a football game between Iowa and Kent State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Flashes with a score of 30-7.

Band Extravaganza to be held at Xtream Arena for the first time

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter November 3, 2021

The Hawkeye Marching Band’s annual Band Extravaganza is an opportunity for area bands to showcase their talent together in one large event. Eric Bush, director of the Hawkeye Marching Band and...

Karaoke Night is shown at El Ray’s in Iowa City, IA on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.  (Larry Phan/The Daily Iowan)

“An Elray’s Halloween Experience” will feature five Iowa City musicians

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter October 28, 2021

Halloween is near, which means costumed college students will be flooding downtown Iowa City this weekend, looking for something to do. Luckily for them, Elray’s will be hosting “An Elray’s Halloween...


Ensemble Dal Niente to bring experimental style to Voxman

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter October 28, 2021

For the Center for New Music’s fifth concert this season, the program will welcome Chicago-based contemporary music group Ensemble Dal Niente. The ensemble was originally scheduled to participate...

Lead singer Frank Lopes Jr. douses himself in water to cool himself during a Hobo Johnson concert at Gabe’s in Iowa City on Thursday, Oct. 14 2021. Hobo Johnson has been touring their newest record, “Hobo Johnson Alienates His Fanbase,” which was released on Aug. 1, 2021. (Cecilia Shearon/The Daily Iowan)

Hobo Johnson & The LoveMakers take on the Iowa City bar scene

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter October 15, 2021

Yesterday’s Hobo Johnson & The LoveMakers concert drew in a line of fans that could be seen halfway up Washington Street by 5:30 p.m. With a collection of poetry, funk, folk and rap music, Hobo Johnson...

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