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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

Animaris Umerus, Silent beach, The Netherlands (2009). Courtesy of Theo Jansen. Photo by Loek van der Klis

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...

Space-folk in the atmosphere

Space-folk in the atmosphere

October 29, 2015

By Girindra Selleck [email protected] Fresh off the release of her new album, Lieberman, Vanessa Carlton will perform at the Englert Theater, 221 E. Washington St., at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1. Although you may know her for the ubiquitous 2001 hit “A Thousand Miles,” Carlton has gone throu...

Mozart, à la Da-Da-Dee-Dum

AUSTRIA/Igudesmanandjoo im Konzerthaus Wien© Julia Wesely - bei jeglicher Veröffentlichung wird um Nennung der Bildautorin gebeten!

October 22, 2015

By Tessa Solomon [email protected] From the balcony seat, two figures are visible on stage. One raises his violin, the other perches at his piano. Eyelids prepare to droop. Suddenly, the pianist rips a leg off his piano, the violin strikes a chord, and another leg comes off. He slams both on ...

Ukulele you, and tiptoe through the tulips

Ukulele you, and tiptoe through the tulips

October 15, 2015

By Isaac Hamlet [email protected] For a man who has won praise from Rolling Stone, gained international recognition, and put down tracks in countries from the UK to Japan, Jake Shimabukuro is remarkably easy to talk to. Even with 40 shows ahead of him between Oct. 10 and Nov. 21 — including 8 p...

CHVRCHES is in session

Lead vocalist Lauren Mayberry of the Scottish electronic band CHVRCHES, sings during their set on the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Friday, Oct. 9. The group performed a free show in honor of homecoming week. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kascel)

October 12, 2015

By Girindra Selleck [email protected] It was a big Homecoming weekend in Iowa City. The Oct. 10 win over Illinois brought Hawkeye football to a best-in-years national ranking of No. 17 in the AP poll, an historic, long-overdue Cubs-Cardinals postseason meeting divides the city, and Sunday br...

Bringin’ it all back home

Bringin’ it all back home

Adam Buhck, [email protected]

October 1, 2015

Trendy pop singles, electronica, and hip-hop dominate the charts every week. Rock and roll, it seems, has taken a back seat. But Long Island collective Wake the Sun is out to prove the genre is still alive and kicking. The five-piece group will bring its unique approach to hard rock to Iowa City Oct. 5 w...

China to amaze audiences 

China to amaze audiences 

Jasmine Putney, [email protected]

October 1, 2015

Too often textbooks and homework are seen as the only tools in learning. However, a stage filled with music and magic can be just as educational as a classroom. At 7 p.m. Friday, the Amazing China production will perform at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 Fifth St. Performers...