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Not thinking of drying off

BRIAN DAU AND MELEA ANDRYS

April 3, 2009

Wet Hair use cassette tapes and various other electronics for a bizarre live show at the Cave of Spirits. Shawn Reed and Ryan Garbes, otherwise known as Wet Hair, first and foremost consider their act a live band. It’s somewhat...

All over the art scene

KELLY DIGGINS

April 3, 2009

From the music to the venue, No Age likes to experiment in more ways than one. On Saturday at 6 p.m., when No Age takes the stage at the Picador as part of Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival, the venue will be one of the duo’s...

Far from the herd

CAROLINE BERG

April 3, 2009

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle leaves the herd and joins long-time collaborator John Vanderslice in Iowa City tonight as part of the Mission Creek Festival. The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle has “Gone Primitive”...

Trendspotter: “Man” as a prefix

MELEA ANDRYS

April 3, 2009

The men of America have spoken, and they demand a new language. It seems traditional nouns and syntax are not enough to fully encapsulate the surging testosterone that courses through the veins of the average male. A new and special...

KRUI at 25: still growing

HANNAH JONES LAWRENCE

April 2, 2009

The traditional gift for a 25th wedding anniversary is silver. But what kind of gift is appropriate to commemorate a radio station’s 25th anniversary? For KRUI, one of the UI’s homes on the airwaves, it means celebrating 25...

Art meets catastrophe at symposium

JENNA SCHEIRMAN AND COURTNEY SPEARS

April 2, 2009

Since the June 2008 flood, the UI Arts Campus has been out of commission, and its students have been relocated to various locations. But the art students haven’t let that stop them from thriving. The two-day 23rd-Annual Art...

It’s love and imperialism at annual Craft Critique Culture Conference

KATHLEEN SERINO

April 2, 2009

“Love, Loss, & Empire.” No, it’s not the title of Josh Schwartz’s latest teen drama, but rather the theme for this year’s Craft Critique Culture Conference. The event, hosted by the UI this weekend, is an academic...

Visions of women in movement

CAROLINE BERG

April 2, 2009

Often, when someone utters the word “dance,” it triggers a narrow assembly of images. Yet no single style defines dance, just as no one model fits all women. Graduate students in dance Elizabeth Bergman, Lynn Bowman, and...

Mash-ups go Yacht Clubbing

RACHAEL LANDER AND REBECCA KOONS

April 2, 2009

Mixing popular indie and rap tunes is what it’s all about for successful duo the Hood Internet. Half of the Hood Internet will return to Iowa City to play the Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., at 10 p.m. today as part of the Mission...

It don’t mean a penny if it ain’t got that Benny

NICK FETTY

April 2, 2009

Decades before the age of the Internet and iPods, before the age of television, people spent their time listening to the big-band sounds of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman. On Friday night, this vintage sound...

City Circle Acting Company pushing the edge

KATIE HANSON

April 2, 2009

Let’s think geometrically for a minute. If the entire American playwriting canon existed in a giant circle, Oklahoma would be smack-dab in the center. It’s clean and happy, the embodiment of “wholesome family fun.” On...

All the pretty little ponies at theatres gallery production

KELLY DIGGINS

April 2, 2009

On any given Sunday, religious services are prevalent on some television channels. And many people buy “spiritual” music and listen to faith-based radio talk shows. The première of University Theatres Gallery Production...