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Cantus brings season’s greetings and life lessons to Hancher with holiday concert ‘Christmas with Cantus: Into the Light’

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter December 2, 2022

Beneath the warm glow of golden stage lights, the Cantus vocal ensemble took to the stage in crisp blue suits and kind smiles. With only brief glances to one other and a starting note, they began to...

Lissie performs at the Kum & Go stage during the 2019 80/35 Festival in downtown Des Moines on Friday, July 12, 2019.

Country rock singer Lissie discusses latest album before Iowa City performance

Charlotte McManus, Arts Reporter December 1, 2022

The alternative-rock-country singer Lissie begins her latest album, “Carving Canyons,” with a heartbreaking lament about the last time she and her ex-lover spoke. However, the titular song, a larger-than-life...

Adam Meisterhans plays a guitar at a show at Gabe’s in Iowa City on Nov. 17, 2022.

Indie band Slaughter Beach, Dog rocks Gabe’s

Charlotte McManus, Arts Reporter November 19, 2022

Slaughter Beach, Dog, an indie-rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have amassed millions of fans with their sincere tone and echoey, delicate guitar. When Gabe’s filled with concertgoers Thursday...

Adam Meisterhans plays a guitar during a show at Gabe’s in Iowa City on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022.

Photos: Slaughter Beach, Dog at Gabe’s

Lilly Stence, Photojournalist November 18, 2022

Slaughter Beach, Dog an alternative band, played at Gabe's on Thursday. Slaughter Beach, Dog is originally from Philadelphia. Many of their songs were created in 2017.

Pianist Staff Sergeant Anthony Pocetti and Guitarist Sergeant First Class Johnathan Epley perform during The United States Army Field Band “Jazz Ambassadors” Big Band concert in the Voxman Concert Hall Thursday Nov. 10, 2022.

U.S. Army “Jazz Ambassadors” Big Band connects civilians with Army through music

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter November 11, 2022

As audience members took their seats, the Jazz Ambassadors stood onstage in crisp military uniforms, light gleaming off of their brilliant brass instruments. On Thursday night, Nov. 10, the Voxman...

Recording artist/rapper Drake performs during the Revolt Party at the Time Warner Cable Studios. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Review | Drake and 21 Savage created a classic collab album with ‘Her Loss’

Ryan Hansen, Colin Votzmeyer, and Cooper Worth November 8, 2022

Following weeks of speculation and teases from the two artists, Drake and 21 Savage released one of the best rap albums of the year with their collaboration ‘Her Loss,’ on Nov. 4. The sixteen-track...

Allison Russell performs her song Nightflyer during the Americana Music Association Awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn.

Grammy nominee Allison Russell discusses strength, survival, and joy ahead of performance at Englert

Charlotte McManus, Arts Reporter November 2, 2022

Allison Russell’s first studio-length solo project features sweet, folksy guitar lines, powerful vocal ensembles, and winding, introspective lyrics.  On Nov. 6, she will perform at the Englert Theatre...

Singer and guitarist Dana Foote, a member of Sir Chloe, performs at a concert hosted by Scope Productions on the Old Capital lawn on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.

Sir Chloe plays on Pentacrest for UI Homecoming concert

Ariana Lessard, Assistant Arts Editor October 30, 2022

Sir Chloe performed on the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest for this year’s free homecoming concert on Oct. 28. The event was hosted by UI student music organization, SCOPE Productions. As the...

Night Moves lead singer Josh Pelant plays the guitar during a performance at Gabe’s in Iowa City on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022.

Night Moves rocks Gabe’s with final performance of tour

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter October 28, 2022

On Thursday night, Gabe’s filled with people swaying and head-banging to indie rock band Night Moves. A small mosh pit gathered in front of the stage to enjoy the music, while other people relaxed...

Night Moves lead singer Josh Pelant performs a guitar solo during a performance at Gabe’s in Iowa City on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022.

Photos: Night Moves at Gabe’s

Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Photojournalist October 28, 2022

Minneapolis band Night Moves performed at Gabe’s in Iowa City on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. The Band consisted of John Pelant (lead singer), Mickey Alfano (bass), Mark Hanson (Drums), and Mark Ritsema...

Contributed photo of the University of Iowa Ensemble and Faculty Percussion concert contributed by Dan Moore.

UI Percussion Program’s Iowa Fall Percussion Concert to showcase diversity of percussion sound

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporters October 26, 2022

The Voxman Music Building concert hall will soon echo with the beating of drums, humming of cymbals, and the sounds of everyday objects transforming into musical instruments. This year’s annual Iowa...

Photo of Eleanor Hildebrandt.

Review | The Arctic Monkeys’ ‘The Car’ was worth the four-year wait

Eleanor Hildebrandt, Managing Editor October 24, 2022

After four years of waiting for a new album, English rock band Arctic Monkeys reminded fans of how great 21st-century rock can be with their Oct. 21 release of “The Car.” Friday’s 10 new songs...

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