The Daily Iowan

New ways to spice up your old playlists

New ways to spice up your old playlists

Ashley Dawson, Arts Reporter

April 6, 2020

Music is recyclable, meaning listeners can hear the same song time and time again before tiring of it. However, throughout this quarantine period, music streaming apps are spiking in usage, and listeners are bound to grow weary of their overplayed songs and playlists. Fortunately for all music strea...

Guster entertains Englert audience with an evening of hit songs and musical improv

Guster entertains Englert audience with an evening of hit songs and musical improv

Addie Bushnell, Arts Reporter

March 8, 2020

The stage of the Englert Theater was bathed in blue and purple light as it welcomed popular ‘90s alternative rock band Guster and comedic master of ceremonies Connor Ratliff on Saturday for a night of crowd favorite tunes and musical improv. The band sat in a semicircle on the stage, as if casua...

Rebellious Russians bring Orchestra Iowa and Ballet Quad Cities joint show to Coralville

Rebellious Russians  bring Orchestra Iowa and Ballet Quad Cities joint show to Coralville

Samantha Murray, Arts Reporter

March 6, 2020

The main performance hall of The Coralville Center for Performing Arts will soon fill with the deep rumble of intense compositions sharing the stage with pale flashes of dancing ballerinas. Orchestra Iowa and Ballet Quad Cities will present their show Rebellious Russians tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Rebellious...

Mod Sun makes Iowa City a part of the movie of his life on tour at Gabe’s

Mod Sun makes Iowa City a part of the movie of his life on tour at Gabe’s

Megan Conroy, Arts Reporter

March 6, 2020

The second floor of Gabe’s crowded with people while the bass kept the beat on Thursday night. Empty cups and audience members lined the ledges of the walls in anticipation of Mod Sun, the self-proclaimed “hippy rapper” whose songs tell stories of how his life has changed by making music. Audience...

Irish folk band The Chieftains bring Irish culture, joy to Hancher

Irish folk band The Chieftains bring Irish culture, joy to Hancher

Naomi Hofferber, Senior Reporter

March 5, 2020

A pitch from Paddy Maloney’s small tin whistle filled Hancher auditorium, light and fluttery, as his seat was lit by an overhead light on stage. One by one, instruments joined Maloney in his tune, and Grammy Award-winning Irish folk band The Chieftains made their presence known. The band, which...

Rock band Anthony Worden and the Illiterati awes Gabe’s with ’60s, ’70s nostalgia

Rock band Anthony Worden and the Illiterati awes Gabe’s with ’60s, ’70s nostalgia

Megan Conroy, Arts Reporter

February 29, 2020

The second floor of Gabe’s slowly filled with a crowd anticipating a night of excellent music. From 9 p.m. to around 11 p.m., the crowd at Gabe’s grew as friends and fans of Anthony Worden and the Illiterati arrived. Anthony and the band wandered through the friendly faces as they watched th...

Safari Room set to give their sophomore performance at Gabe’s

Safari Room set to give their sophomore performance at Gabe’s

Pedro Barragan, Arts Reporter

February 26, 2020

Hailing from Nashville, indie rock band Safari Room will return to Iowa City tonight at Gabe’s at 9 p.m. The band currently seeks to differentiate themselves from recognized indie bands, something they hope to achieve by playing a few songs from their first full-length album that they hope to release...

Iowa City Dandelion Stompers to celebrate Mardi Gras with show at the Mill

Iowa City Dandelion Stompers to celebrate Mardi Gras with show at the Mill

Samantha Murray, Arts Reporter

February 24, 2020

Every Mardi Gras, the Mill lights up with music and dance. No one show is the same, but it is the same band every year bringing their unique sound. In celebration of Mardi Gras, Iowa City-based band the Dandelion Stompers will take their show to the Mill at 6 p.m. tonight. Chris Clark, the b...

The Quire tells the story of Bayard Rustin through song and narration

The Quire tells the story of Bayard Rustin through song and narration

Ashley Dawson, Arts Reporter

February 22, 2020

Members of the Iowa City community came together at the First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City Friday to welcome The Quire, an LGBTQ+ choir group, as they told the story of Bayard Rustin, the chief organizer of the March on Washington in 1963, through song and narration. The Quire was joined by Io...

Brother Moses comes to Gabe’s in anticipation of their newest album

Brother Moses comes to Gabe’s in anticipation of their newest album

Pedro Barragan, Arts Reporter

February 17, 2020

New York City-based band Brother Moses will bring a new foray of pop music to Gabe’s on Wednesday night. The band consists of the multi-talented James Lockhart on vocals, guitar, and keyboard, drummer Cory Dill, and guitarists John-Lewis Anderson and Moses Gomez. This is the first time the b...

GZA is coming to reminisce with audiences by performing his album, Liquid Swords

GZA is coming to reminisce with audiences by performing his album, Liquid Swords

Samantha Murray, Arts Reporter

January 29, 2020

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of one of the most acclaimed hip hop albums of all time, founding member of the Wu Tang Clan Gary Grice, better known as GZA, is taking the album Liquid Swords on tour and bringing it to Gabe’s today at 8 p.m. The Wu Tang Clan came out of New Yor...

Grooving at Gabe’s with funka-delic band, The Iceman Special

Grooving at Gabe’s with funka-delic band, The Iceman Special

Jacob Shafer, Arts Reporter

January 29, 2020

In an interview before the show, one member of The Iceman Special jokingly named P-Diddy as the biggest influence for the group’s unique blend of funkadelia and metal sounds. At a performance at Gabe’s on Tuesday, the suggestion did seem out of the realm of possibility for the New Orleans-based band. The Io...