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

Illustration by Zebedia Wahls
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...

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...

Musically painting a surprise

Musically painting a surprise
Grace Pateras, [email protected] 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,...

Words come alive at Blue Moose

Words come alive at Blue Moose
Adam Buhck, [email protected] November 18, 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...

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...

‘Beesting’ intelligence

Animaris Umerus, Silent beach, The Netherlands (2009). Courtesy of Theo Jansen. Photo by Loek van der Klis
Girindra Selleck, [email protected] November 11, 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...

Don’t vegetate, live & grow

Don’t vegetate, live & grow
Grace Pateras, [email protected] November 11, 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....

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...

Mozart, à la Da-Da-Dee-Dum

AUSTRIA/Igudesmanandjoo im Konzerthaus Wien© Julia Wesely - bei jeglicher Veröffentlichung wird um Nennung der Bildautorin gebeten!
October 21, 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...

Ukulele you, and tiptoe through the tulips

Ukulele you, and tiptoe through the tulips
October 14, 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...

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...

Bringin’ it all back home

Bringin’ it all back home
Adam Buhck, [email protected] September 30, 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...

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