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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...

A member of SCOPE Productions is shown hanging up flyers around Iowa City on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Larry Phan/The Daily Iowan)

SCOPE suits up to host Tobi Loui and Berhana at UI homecoming

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor October 14, 2021

Every year during University of Iowa’s homecoming weekend, a group of music loving students congregate to plan a free, outdoor concert for the people of Iowa City. Tonight, the students — better...


Goldpark to bring new indie-rock sound to Iowa City

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter October 14, 2021

Alternative, rock, indie, and pop — Goldpark’s genre is one that many can enjoy, and they’re bringing it to Iowa City this weekend. On Oct. 15, Nashville-based alternative-rock band Goldpark will...

The Negotiators perform during the Sixth Annual Longfellow Front Porch Music Festival in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. The event took place Saturday afternoon with acts performing at various house fronts and times.

Iowa City community brought together with music: Live from the front porch

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter September 26, 2021

While many students spent their Saturday at Kinnick Stadium for the Colorado State game, those who did not attend may have heard smooth jazz and folk music flowing through the autumn air, or noticed...

University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra conductor Mélisse Brunet leads the symphony orchestra during one of the symphony orchestra’s dress rehearsals on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. This year, Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating its 100th year.

UI Symphony Orchestra introduces first female conductor, celebrates 100th anniversary

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor September 22, 2021

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the season is happening tonight, a celebratory kick-off that will mark its 100th anniversary. What’s more — it will also be led by...

Solo musician Cam Dukes is shown performing at El Ray’s Live & Dive on Sept. 20, 2021. He has came a long way from his first performance, now moving around the stage more and being more expressive. “My first time, I was standing in one spot, covering over the mic.

Iowa City Songwriter Collective creates space for singer-songwriters

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter September 21, 2021

On a Saturday night, Iowa City overflows with artistic talent. Saxophone players saturate the streets with lilting notes, photographers position themselves to snap photos of new murals, and live music...

A shot of Elrays Live and Dive neon sign taken from the roof of said establishment in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

Sneezy performed their new album at Elray’s Live and Dive

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter September 12, 2021

Members of Sneezy said their new album Open Doors is a rebirth for the band. Since the pandemic, the Chicago-based funk group has focused its energy into strengthening songwriting and creativity. Sneezy...

Englert’s weekly ‘Stages’ performance to feature Iowa City singer-songwriter Sean Tyler

Englert’s weekly ‘Stages’ performance to feature Iowa City singer-songwriter Sean Tyler

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter September 8, 2021

For many musicians born and raised in Iowa City, playing at the Englert Theatre, whether live or virtually, is a dream come true. For Iowa City singer-songwriter Sean Tyler, this is accurate. On Wednesday,...

Willy’s Wacky Weiner Warehouse & Uncle Earl’s Earwax Emporium is shown performing their original songs and covers at the Battle of the Bands event at the Iowa Memorial Union Amphitheater on Sept. 1, 2021. The band performed a wide range of songs from originals to covers of Kendrick Lamar and Future. (Larry Phan/The Daily Iowan)

Wacky Willy’s battles it out for the win at SCOPE’s Battle of the Bands

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter September 2, 2021

In the golden light of the setting sun, people gathered at the IMU River Amphitheater near a white tent set up over a collection of instruments. As the sound of Journey’s, “Don’t Stop Believing,”...

Small Town Band With a Big Heart(land)

Small Town Band With a Big Heart(land)

Scout Adams, Arts Reporter August 27, 2021

Tucked about six miles beyond the town proper of Iowa City, off of a one lane gravel road, sits Wilson’s Orchard and Farm. It’s home to not only strawberries, pumpkins and apples, but to live and local...

Graphic made by Kate Doolittle

Gaga for Lady Gaga’s anniversary album

Jenna Post, Arts Editor June 29, 2021

In 2011, Lady Gaga cemented herself as an LGBTQ icon with the release of her hit album “Born This Way.” A decade later, the bisexual performer is embracing the spirit of the original album by having...

Photo of a Third Coast Percussion rehearsal. Contributed by Carolina Rodriguez.

Third Coast Percussion performs with Sérgio and Clarice Assad at Hancher virtual concert

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter May 8, 2021

Psychologist Carl Jung developed 12 different brand archetypes that represent common forms or images in myths and legends from across the world. Third Coast Percussion, with guitarist Sérgio Assad,...

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