83 Wolfpack / Closet Witch / In the Mouth of Radness

83 Wolfpack is comin thru to rock out for the girls rock campers at camp and then for all of us at T Bloss! Super sizzling nasty pop punk shredding is gonna happen, featuring Rachel from Lipstick Homicide slappin da bass
https://83wolfpack.bandcamp.com/releases

Also shreddin are
Closet Witch - Dank evil mathcore grind from South-East Iowa
https://closetwitch.bandcamp.com/

In the Mouth of Radness - Local punk metal noise shred
https://inthemouthofradness.bandcamp.com/releases

I think this is going to be quite literally the most shrednastiest 3 band bill of all time. Like in terms of the literal definition of shred.
shred
SHred/ :: 2. play a very fast, intricate style of rock lead guitar.

OK SO DONT MISS IT MARK YER CALENDARS NOW PLEASE!

Doors 9pm // Music 9:30pm // $5 // All ages

Feed Me Weird Things presents: TALsounds / Matchess / Brendan Spengler

FMWT Listening Series
Volume 1, Edition 3
Saturday July 1st 9pm - 11:30pm
TALsounds
MATCHESS
w/ special guest Brendan Spengler
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
$5 adv $7 Day of, free for season passholders and patrons of the weird

Natalie Chami adopted the TALsounds moniker in 2009 for her solo explorations in the drone, ambient, and electro-acoustic improv disciplines. In live performance, Chami's analog synthesizers weave together into drifting loops that evolve in tandem with her vocal leads and choral harmonies. Her meditative sessions stretch into hypnotizing depths of stream-of-consciousness multi-instrumental input, sinking into expanses of infinite sustain and cresting into bursts of noise from an arsenal of oscillators and effects pedals. As a member of free music trio Good Willsmith, she has toured the country and released eight albums since 2012. Chami also performs as half of ambient duo l'eternebre, and co-founded the experimental collective/netlabel Screaming Claws. She was born in Ontario and lives in Chicago.
If you've heard TALsounds' music, it might come as a surprise that it's completely improvised—with its poppy polish, it could hardly have less in common with established improvisatory genres such as free jazz or noise. Chami's moody confections flow with organic grace, and in performance she never seems to be at a loss for what comes next—she arrives at an idea and brings it to life, with no perceptible latency. 
- The Chicago Reader

Chicago musician Whitney Johnson as MATCHESS finds cohesive vision both thematically & sonically, with the album fusing elements of contemporary classical music & modern experimental electronic music with a neo-new age mysticism. 
Her darkly ambient, minimalist synth works are layered and richly textured, the otherworldly elements in her music might be just that. 
- Jessica Hopper
On the premiere of “The Need of the Greatest Wealth”, the need for human communion and connective companionship is heard through ascending and descending electric organ scales, Whitney’s vocal wealth of presence, and sensuous outbursts of amplified viola work. 
- Impose Magazine

Vol.1, 3rd edition:
TALSOUNDS and MATCHESS
w/ special guest: BRENDAN SPENGLER performing new solo works
Saturday, July 1st 9pm - 11:30pm
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
$5 adv $7 Day of, free for season passholders and patrons

Feed Me Weird Things presents Glenn Jones with special guest Brooks Strause

Tuesday July 11th 9pm - 11pm
Glenn Jones
w/ special guest Brooks Strause
FMWT Listening Series
Volume 1, Edition 4
Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Glenn Jones is a master of American Primitive Guitar, a style invented in the late 1950s by John Fahey, whose traditional fingerpicking techniques and wide-ranging influences were used to create modern original compositions. Jones, who led the post-rock ensemble Cul de Sac, brings his own made-up tunings, the use of custom-crafted partial capos, and a highly skilled picking style on both banjo and guitar, to create personal compositions that are lyrical, emotive and elegant. What sets him apart from the myriad guitarists playing today is his ability to tell stories with theguitar and banjo, and to convey a range of emotions. This process starts with the compositions themselves and carries through to his selection of recording environment and engineer.
Jones has written extensively about the leading lights of the American Primitive guitar style, namely John Fahey (with whom he was friends for nearly 25 years), and Robbie Basho (Jones was friends with the guitarist until Basho's untimely death in 1986, and hosted the guitarist / singer's final tour of the East Coast).
Jones has also performed with Peter Lang, Steffen Basho-Junghans, Cian Nugent, James Blackshaw, Paul Metzger, Peter Walker, Meg and Laura Baird, Harris Newman, Sean Smith, MV + EE, Dredd Foole, Sharron Kruaus, Tom Carter, Yo La Tengo, Thurston Moore, Chris Corsano, and many, many others.

...an incredibly adept fingerstyle guitarist whose technique always remains in service of the song... His vigorous leaps are daring but never reckless, and nearly always sublime. - Utne Reader
...captivating... Jones' slide work on the resonator guitar sounds especially meaty, and when all six, and sometimes 12, strings start chiming as he fingerpicks, the effect is shimmering. - Harp
“Jones has a solid grasp of the fundamentals, not just of his instrument, but also of music-making in general. He obtains attractive and varied tones from his several open-tuned acoustic guitars, and fashions them into involving, carefully drawn and skillfully paced audio narratives that impart emotions ranging from sweet affection to complicated grief… declare[s] Jones to be a musician whose moment has arrived.” – Dusted


Vol.1, 4th edition:
GLENN JONES
w/ special guest: BROOKS STRAUSE
Tuesday, July 11th 9pm - 11:00pm
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
$10 adv $12 Day of, free for season passholders and patrons


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“While they did wrong things, they always tried to do them in the right way and at the right time.” - Jack Black, You Can't Win

Hot fire Friday alert!!
We got :::::::
Tires - Sizzlin Des Moiners-- " Descriptors like “noise” or “experimental” don’t seem to quite capture the tones TIRES makes because, even when harsh, surprising or hard-to-place, the sounds are always blended into a remarkably pleasing whole that speaks native pop. The band’s cunning blend of dense textures ultimately serves an essential tunefulness that turns sonic onslaught into damn-near sing-alongs. "
-Nate Logsdon
https://tires.bandcamp.com/

ZUUL - Noisey punky rock
https://iowacityzuul.bandcamp.com/album/zuul-2

Babydoll- Chilled out electronica
https://soundcloud.com/babydollandthedreams

Doors at 9pm, Music at 9:30, $5, All ages

Grey Area (at Flat Black Acreage in Lone Tree, IA)

Our good friends at Flat Black Studios and White Rabbit are hosting their inaugural summer fest! We will be there for the party and we'll be slinging tempeh reubens and some other tasty treats so we'll see you there!

Make sure to get your tickets via the link below---which are a steal considering the AMAZING line-up!! 

http://littlevillagetickets.com/events/45275142/grey-area

 

"Flat Black Studios and White Rabbit present Grey Area, something between the mother of all parties, and a festival celebrating some of the midwest's most talented and hard working musicians (of all genres). The idea is simple, have a huge camping party/mini festival with a bunch of musicians who record exclusively at Flat Black Studios and get them in front of a bunch of people who are open minded, hungry for quality new music and support the arts so we could pay the musicians well, and if there is money left over, donate it to charities. 9 parts party, 1 part activism, 100% good vibes.

After booking the bands, we decided to branch out to some other folks doing interesting stuff like video synth projection artist Ian MacMillan (doing a light show at the event), Guiness World Record holding juggler Luther Bangert, and a some of our favorite local music fans doing DJ sets between bands.

Lagunitas, PBR and Mike's Hard Lemonade jumped onboard, as did The Musician's Pro Shop, Wake Up Iowa Coffee, Cobra Verde and Trumpet Blossom Cafe.

We are building a huge stage, have hired the best sound people around, and are getting our ducks in a row for what promises to be the summer's best event. We really hope you'll join us, bring your friends, a tent, campchair and a great attitude. With luck, this will be the beginning of something special."

-LV