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Disorderly House: Notes, literally, from Underground

photo by Jordan Gale/The Daily Iowan

April 14, 2016

This project, "Disorderly House," takes a look into the underground punk-music scene hidden in Iowa City basements. To view all the photos, click here. By Jordan Gale | [email protected] | @gordanjale Hissing amplifiers fill a dark, damp, and dirty basement of an Iowa City home on a Saturday night. A man’s voice yells out, “Next band is starting,...

Recap: Pure Bathing Culture at Yacht Club for Mission Creek

Recap: Pure Bathing Culture at Yacht Club for Mission Creek

April 9, 2016

By Justus Flair | [email protected] The dark, underground basement vibe of Yacht Club was perfect for Pure Bathing Culture with Pillar Point and MAIDS on Friday night. Though the headliners didn't appear until midnight, the show was captivating starting at 10 p.m. when MAIDS took the stage....

Recap: PHOX rocks the Mill for Mission Creek Festival

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Justus Flair, [email protected]

April 8, 2016

PHOX filled the Mill on Thursday night for Mission Creek, a far cry from their performance in the venue four years ago that had, according to lead singer Monica Martin, "like, six or seven people." After an hour of opening acts – Subatlantic [Think young Gwen Stafani but less pop-punk, more...

Recap: The Joy Formidable at Englert

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Tom Ackerman, [email protected]

April 8, 2016

If you haven’t seen the five-foot-something Ritzy Bryan perform, you wouldn’t have anticipated the energy her Welsh alternative rock outfit The Joy Formidable brought to the Englert Theater on Thursday night. Opening with the “The Greatest Light is the Greatest Shade,” the group, which...

Recap: Son Lux at Gabe’s for Mission Creek

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Girindra Selleck, [email protected]

April 7, 2016

Son Lux’s appearance at Gabes, 330 E. Washington St., marked the band’s first performance in Iowa City, and it is sure to leave an impact. The trio hailing from Brooklyn, New York, have been celebrating the release of their critically acclaimed album Bones with a tour across the country. The post-roc...