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Lez Zeppelin take the escalator to rock heaven

MELEA ANDRYS

April 10, 2009

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Lez Zeppelin: redefining rock as we know it. In one of the rare moments of downtime in Lez Zeppelin’s scorching set, a guy in the audience threw up devil horns and screamed, “I think I love you.” The man can’t be blamed...

Academy Is plays sold-out Picador

KELLY DIGGINS

April 10, 2009

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The Academy Is gives fans a roller-coaster ride through an acoustic performance. The Academy Is gave the crowd a plentiful mix of songs from the past and present when it performed to a sold-out crowd Wednesday night at the Picador....

Trendspotter: Bromances

NICK FETTY

April 10, 2009

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Bromance is not just a show on MTV. Over the last year or so, the term “bromance” has gained a good deal of popularity, although the term was actually coined by the editor the skateboard magazine Big Brother in the 1990s....

Remembering Vonnegut, so it goes

BRIAN DAU

April 9, 2009

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So it goes. It’s a recurring theme in Kurt Vonnegut’s famous novel Slaughterhouse-Five, a remark used whenever death is mentioned — which is often (the sentence appears in the novel more than 100 times). The saying seems...

Honor Moore, sifting through her father’s closet

KATIE HANSON

April 9, 2009

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The April 3 Iowa Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage brings homosexuals in the United States one step closer to equality with their heterosexual counterparts. But the step doesn’t mean the country can forget the...

Copeland has the energy to break away from the trends

KELLY DIGGINS

April 9, 2009

Filed under Arts

After kicking off its headlining tour on April 2, Florida-based indie-rock band Copeland will make a stop at the Picador, 330 E. Washington St., at 6 p.m. today along with This Providence, Paper Route, and Brooke Waggoner. Copeland...

‘Feminists, Freaks, and Fairies’ explores gender, society

MELEA ANDRYS

April 9, 2009

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There are no capital letters in stef shuster’s name (except in the UI online directory). “I’m kind of a rule-breaker,” shuster said. “I don’t like being boxed in by things. Who decided that it was grammatically proper...

Iowa City under the documentary sun

COURTNEY SPEARS

April 9, 2009

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The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival began in 2001. Now in its seventh year, the event will once again bring international documentary filmmakers to Iowa City. The festival, run entirely by students and volunteers,...

Lubriphonic-cation

NICK FETTY

April 9, 2009

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Being on tour for weeks at a time with five other people in one van gets to be a bit wearing. To avoid the monotony, the members of Lubriphonic do impressions of famous blues harmonica player James Cotton. This is especially apt...

Richard Buckner exploring the country vein

DAN WATSON

April 9, 2009

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Ever heard the old joke that supposedly sums up the country music-genre? What happens when you play a country song backwards? — the singer reconciles with his wife, his runaway dog returns home, his overturned pickup rolls back...

Setting up the cry for Hue

DAN WATSON

April 9, 2009

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Instrumental bands seem to have always been regarded as the science fiction of musical genres. Those bands, similar to science-fiction works, seem to garner attention from geeky individuals, send messages that are equally as...

Menu: A monochromatic meal

DI STAFF

April 9, 2009

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It’s time for Easter dinner, and Grandma’s making her famous roast ham. Isn’t it about time you started pulling your weight around the dinner table? Here’s an easy side dish and a simple dessert you can make in under an...