The Daily Iowan

Mandolin Orange bluegrass-folk acoustics fill Englert Theater

Mandolin Orange bluegrass-folk acoustics fill Englert Theater

Ashley Dawson, Arts Reporter

January 28, 2020

The Englert Theater welcomed duo Mandolin Orange Tuesday night, as well as opening act Kate Rhudy. They played out the evening with cool, ocean-wave folk vibes that echoed throughout the theater. Originating in North Carolina, Mandolin Orange, made up of members Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, has g...

Mac Miller’s posthumous Circles paints an intimate picture of the rapper’s state of mind

Mac Miller’s posthumous Circles paints an intimate picture of the rapper’s state of mind

Naomi Hofferber, Senior Reporter

January 20, 2020

“Everybody’s gotta live And everybody’s gotta die Everybody just wanna have a good good time I think you know the reason why” Mac Miller’s posthumous album Circles dropped Jan. 17, marking the final release from the rapper, who died at age 26. It fits as a follow up to his August ...

Whitey Morgan and the 78s turn Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon into honky-tonk heaven

Whitey Morgan and the 78s turn Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon into honky-tonk heaven

Ashley Dawson, Arts Reporter

December 16, 2019

Multiple amplifiers scattered the stage, the projector played a kaleidoscopic light show, and the chandelier glistened with the multicolored stage lights at Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon on Sunday night, where Whitey Morgan and the 78s performed, following opening act Them Dirty Roses. Despite th...

Hannah Frey warms crowd on a cold night at Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Hannah Frey warms crowd on a cold night at Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Austin J. Yerington, Arts Reporter

December 13, 2019

Trumpet Blossom Cafe hummed with the noise of an excited and passionate crowd. The venue was filled with attendees waiting for local musician Hannah Frey to start.  Frey’s first album White Picket Fences comes out Dec. 13, but concert-goers got to hear songs off the new record at the restaurant.  F...

Self-proclaimed musical troubadour, Amy Andrews hauls to Iowa City for night at Vue Rooftop

Self-proclaimed musical troubadour, Amy Andrews hauls to Iowa City for night at Vue Rooftop

Kyler Johnson, Arts Reporter

December 11, 2019

  Hauling along a folky acoustic aura, Amy Andrews’ smooth, warm vocals are set to come to Vue Rooftop today at 8 p.m. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Andrews grew up in a class community and family that has always been intertwined with the arts. She said her mother has been one of...

School of Music holds Composer’s Workshop to debut student compositions

School of Music holds Composer’s Workshop to debut student compositions

Addie Bushnell, Arts Reporter

December 8, 2019

The University of Iowa School of Music held its second Composer’s Workshop of the semester this Sunday at the Voxman Music Building. Seven composers, each under the instruction of professor and director David Gommper, debuted their pieces for a small live audience in Voxman’s concert hall. Despite the grandiosi...

Trumpet Blossom offers variety of sound on a noisy Friday night

Trumpet Blossom offers variety of sound on a noisy Friday night

Naomi Hofferber, Senior Reporter

December 7, 2019

The small, dimly lit café, where there were double the bodies than there were seats, provided the casual setting for Friday night’s musical offerings. Patrons drank and talked at candle lit tables, waiting for the show to start.  Finally, the lights dimmed further, and the strange electro soun...

Anthony Worden and the Illiterati hope to rock their retro love in upcoming concert and new album

Anthony Worden and the Illiterati hope to rock their retro love in upcoming concert and new album

Austin J. Yerington, Arts Reporter

December 5, 2019

In an office studio on Church Street, Iowa City-based band Anthony Worden and the Illiterati have recently finished working on their first album, Voila. The band is now preparing for their last show of the year, which will be at Gabe’s on Dec. 6 at 8:30 p.m. While looking around the studio, visitors...

Joy of the season celebrated at Hancher with Cajun music performance

Joy of the season celebrated at Hancher with Cajun music performance

Samantha Murray, Arts Reporter

December 5, 2019

Famous Louisiana-based group BeauSoleil is coming to Hancher Auditorium to perform their show, “A Cajun Christmas,” on Dec. 7. The band continues the tradition of Cajun music and the spirit of Louisiana, including the many cultures that influenced it. Even the origin of the band’s name is embedded...

Photos: The Marcus King Band at the Englert (11/21/19)

Photos: The Marcus King Band at the Englert (11/21/19)

Katina Zentz, Creative Director

November 22, 2019

On Thursday, November 21, The Marcus King Band made their Iowa City stop in their "El Dorado Tour"  at the Englert Theatre. King is a fourth-generation and 23-year-old musician and has been performing for half of his life. With opening act Aaron lee Tasjan performing a unique take on folk music with...

Soul, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll: The Marcus King Band shake up Englert Theater

Soul, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll: The Marcus King Band shake up Englert Theater

Austin J. Yerington, Arts Reporter

November 22, 2019

Iowa City got a visit from arguably one of the most talented modern guitarists in rock ’n’ roll touring today, Marcus King, front man to the Marcus King Band, on Nov. 21 at the Englert. Before the show, the Englert had hummed with anticipation. A full theater of music lovers had turned out on a chil...