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Disorderly House: Notes, literally, from Underground

Disorderly House: Notes, literally, from Underground

April 14, 2016

This project, "Disorderly House," takes a look into the underground punk-music scene hidden in Iowa City basements. To view all the photos, click here. By Jordan Gale | [email protected] | @gordanjale Hissing amplifiers fill a dark, damp, and dirty basement of an Iowa City home on a Saturday night. A man’s voice yells out, “Next band is starting,...

Recap: Pure Bathing Culture at Yacht Club for Mission Creek

Recap: Pure Bathing Culture at Yacht Club for Mission Creek

April 9, 2016

By Justus Flair | [email protected] The dark, underground basement vibe of Yacht Club was perfect for Pure Bathing Culture with Pillar Point and MAIDS on Friday night. Though the headliners didn't appear until midnight, the show was captivating starting at 10 p.m. when MAIDS took the stage....

Recap: PHOX rocks the Mill for Mission Creek Festival

Recap: PHOX rocks the Mill for Mission Creek Festival

Justus Flair, [email protected]

April 8, 2016

PHOX filled the Mill on Thursday night for Mission Creek, a far cry from their performance in the venue four years ago that had, according to lead singer Monica Martin, "like, six or seven people." After an hour of opening acts – Subatlantic [Think young Gwen Stafani but less pop-punk, more...

Recap: The Joy Formidable at Englert

Recap: The Joy Formidable at Englert

Tom Ackerman, [email protected]

April 8, 2016

If you haven’t seen the five-foot-something Ritzy Bryan perform, you wouldn’t have anticipated the energy her Welsh alternative rock outfit The Joy Formidable brought to the Englert Theater on Thursday night. Opening with the “The Greatest Light is the Greatest Shade,” the group, which...

Recap: Son Lux at Gabe’s for Mission Creek

Recap: Son Lux at Gabe’s for Mission Creek

Girindra Selleck, [email protected]

April 7, 2016

Son Lux’s appearance at Gabes, 330 E. Washington St., marked the band’s first performance in Iowa City, and it is sure to leave an impact. The trio hailing from Brooklyn, New York, have been celebrating the release of their critically acclaimed album Bones with a tour across the country. The post-roc...

Kembrew McLeod and Lisa Jane Persky, a match made in the underground, recreate the world of ’60s punk

Kembrew McLeod and Lisa Jane Persky, a match made in the underground, recreate the world of ’60s punk

April 7, 2016

Forty 40-year-old photographs, printed on vinyl and hung by giant safety pins, cover the white walls of the Englert Theater’s second floor gallery. Black and white faces smile, smirk, and smize from the shots Lisa Jane Persky captured with her original Nikon F. In tandum with her upcoming memoir,...

Bringin’ it all back home

Bringin’ it all back home

Adam Buhck, [email protected]

January 21, 2016

The golden age of rock ’n’ roll may be a distant memory obscured by time, changing circumstances, and copious amounts of drugs (at least, according to legend), but the sound of that era lives on through new generations of rock bands inspired by it. Five-piece band The Monolithic will bring its...

Musically painting a surprise

Musically painting a surprise

Grace Pateras, [email protected].edu

November 19, 2015

Country music fans: I’m sure you’ve already devoured Eric Church’s album Mr. Misunderstood, released earlier this month. If not, here’s a brief rundown of the talk of the country-music world.Church, one of country music’s biggest stars, surprised members of his fan club with a copy of his u...

Words come alive at Blue Moose

Words come alive at Blue Moose

Adam Buhck, [email protected]

November 19, 2015

The word is alive and it’s at Blue Moose. Metalcore outfit the Word Alive will bring the roof down at Blue Moose at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. After supporting metalcore giants Motionless in White and the Devil Wears Prada on the Apollo X Tour for the past month, the Word Alive will take the helm for...

Intimate music for his ‘friends’

Intimate music for his ‘friends’

November 13, 2015

By Girindra Selleck [email protected] The enormous but rarely noticed neo-Gothic chandeliers hanging from the ceiling of the IMU Main Lounge looked as though they could have been part of Iron & Wine’s set on Wednesday, but they weren’t. The glass of red wine glistening playfully on...

‘Beesting’ intelligence

‘Beesting’ intelligence

Girindra Selleck, [email protected]

November 12, 2015

On Tuesday night, one of the world’s most creative minds graced the University of Iowa campus. If you haven’t heard of Theo Jansen yet, it is about time that you do. Jansen is a Dutch kinetic artist whose life’s work has been to push the ever-thinning boundaries between the arts and sciences. ...

Don’t vegetate, live & grow

Don’t vegetate, live & grow

Grace Pateras, [email protected]

November 12, 2015

Tonight, California rapper Casey Veggies will visit Iowa City to promote his new album, Live & Grow. While he’s on tour around the country, his hit single “Tied Up” can be heard on the radio. His new album features artists Ty Dolla $ign, Tyler, the Creator, and more. In the past, Veggies h...