The Plurals / The Port Authority / Dee Pretion

sickkkkkk !!

The Plurals - Old-school punk, fuzzy, melodic midwestern rock and roll from Lansing, MI.

The Port Authority- Local garage indie rock

Dee Pretion - My fav new band, "female fronted grunge fury that's kinda Weezerish." from Keokuk

Doors at 9, music at 9:30
$5, all ages

Middle of Nowhere Fest : Brett Naucke, Phosphenes, Purcha$e, Collidescope

One of the heaviest electronic producers in the Midwest, Brett Naucke headlines an experimental night at Trumpet Blossom. 

With supporting performances from Collidescope, Phosphenes (Ian MacMillan), and Purcha$e. Expect lots and lots of modular synths and futuristic sounds to fill the night. 

*Poster design by Joe Heuermann.

Doors open 8:00 pm
$8 ADV // $12 DOS:

8:30 pm Collidescope
9:00 pm Phosphenes (Ian MacMillan)
9:45 pm Brett Naucke
10:45 pm Purcha$e

White Mystery / BStar / Paisley Bible

White Mystery - "Miss Alex White & Francis Scott Key White are sibling rock’n’roll duo White Mystery from Chicago. Since April 20, 2008, White Mystery self-released eight records, played almost 1000 shows on three continents with the likes of Iggy Pop, Garbage, Thee Ohsees, and Patti Smith; modeled for Levi’s Jeans; performed in the Sundance film Station to Station; earned rave reviews from MTV, VICE, NPR Sound Opinions, and High Times; jammed on a parade float with Sir Richard Branson; and rocked six live songs on the NBC late night TV show, Last Call with Carson Daly.
Witness for yourself what Pitchfork calls, “jovial rock’n’roll delivery and DIY sensibility.”

BStar - "BStar is what happens when a scientist and a dentist play pseudo-mathy music but aren't musically proficient enough to pull it off as a two piece, so they instead rely on loop technologies and striking drums everywhere besides the heads."

& Paisley Bible - New powerpop band ft Kylie Buddin!

Doors at 8:30, $8, All ages

FMWT presents Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon

FMWT Vol. 2, Editon #3
Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon
Sunday, Sept. 17th 8pm
Trumpet Blossom Cafe, Iowa City
Tashi Dorji (electric guitar) & Tyler Damon (drums/percussion) reside in separate locales but have come together from a place of mutual admiration. The pair has scarcely spoken of intention regarding their music yet channel a sound which seems to reference the familiar and the non-idiomatic at once. Flashes of ecstatic intensity, blurred timbral lines, fractal repetition, noir-ish, cinematic mystery and inclinations toward free play suggest that the two are pleased to follow a winding path to destinations yet unknown. A must see

FMWT presents Mdou Moctar (first US tour)

Feed Me Weird Thing Volume 2, Edition #4 in cooperation with Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
9pm to 12am
$13 adv $15 day of show
Music for desert picnics. Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar delves into his more sensitive side with a minimal studio recording of
dreamy ballads. Thumping calabash, droning guitars, and vocal overdubs evoke an imagined desert soundscape. All instruments
and vocals performed by Mdou only, creating very personal and auteur sessions. Emotive and introspective, exploring
themes of religion, spirituality, and matters of the heart. Songs that are difficult to place, lifted out of half remembered memory
for one last time.
Mdou Moctar (né Mahamadou Souleymane) hails from the town of Tchintabaraden, Niger, a tiny village on the edge of the Sahara.
Playing in the style of Tuareg guitar made popular in the West by Tinariwen and Bombino, Mdou is one of the few original
singer/songwriters willing to experiment and push the boundaries of the genre at home and abroad.
After his underground success on the pirate mp3 networks of West Africa with his first release, the psychedelic autotuned
“Anar,” (2008) he was featured on the Sahel Sounds compilation “Music from Saharan Cellphones” (2011) and launched a
successful touring career. In 2012, Mdou relocated from his village to Agadez, the center of Niger’s guitar scene, and formed
his band. Over the past years, he has become well known on the international circuit, playing high energy electrified music in
festivals and clubs across Europe and North America. In 2013, he released his first international album, “Afelan,” rocking and
raw sessions recorded live in Niger. In 2015, he starred in the first ever Tuareg language film, “Rain the Color Blue with a Little
Red In It,” a Nigerien remake of “Purple Rain.”
In the past years, Tuareg rock music, particularly that of Niger, has gotten faster. There is a preference for this new sound - both
in the raucous weddings of Agadez and in Berlin rock clubs. The wavering guitar solos, rapid fire drums and heavy distortion
has become characteristic of the contemporary sound. For Mdou, this was not always the case. Self taught in a religious region
that eschewed the guitar, Mdou was forced to learn music in secret. And when he did begin to play, there were no weddings or
festivities. His early oeuvre was developed to play at informal private sessions with his friends. In these “takits” or picnics, Mdou
and his friends would pass the lazy days together sitting under a tree, drinking tea, laughing, and singing songs.

Dana T 5 Years

FMWT presents Diane Cluck, Liv Carrow

Chances are, Diane Cluck is your favorite songwriters favorite songwriter:
“An unlikely mix of Aaron Neville, the Baka people, and Joni Mitchell, Cluck’s singing is unaffected yet unusual.” -NPR

"Watching Cluck perform jams the senses. It’s almost easier to imagine some tiny spirit in her chest is controlling the action, turning a pitch wheel with one hand and a tone knob with the other.” -NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

“Diane Cluck is a virtuosic talent with an emotionality that feels at once ancient and alien. Her mastery of her voice as an ecstatic instrument is so compelling.” -Anohni

“Bell-clear and hotly austere, her lithe, dynamic voice hasn’t much kin. Categorizing her as folk is simplistic…(Cluck) emanates something humble but mythic. Appalachia or ancient Athens? Both hum and lilt in the unpretentious drama of her airy songs.” -Time Out New York

“Refreshing, startling, and also engaging, Diane Cluck is an artist willing to explore the frontiers of song, and occasionally report back to us what she discovers there. Diane uses the usual songwriter tools of words and music, and voice and guitar, but somehow her songs are very unusual.” -WNYC’S Spinning on Air

“I grew up on 60s music, but my first contemporary music love was Diane Cluck.” -Laura Marling

“She is likely one of the most refined and elegant songwriters in all of neo-folkdom. A brilliant idiosyncratic guitarist, a witty and wise lyricist, an imaginative melody writer with a powerful voice; her dark and introspective tunes are utterly captivating. Watch her spellbind the room.” -Village Voice

“Diane demonstrates just how little she needs to put the world on hold: just a voice, a guitar and some of the most spell-binding words you’ll hear anywhere.” -MOJO

“Her songs have an irregular, or even cellular, logic.” -Other Music

“She made me rethink my singing instincts. Diane is not just an amazing and interesting singer, she’s a philosopher.” -Sharon Van Etten

Liv Carrow is a guitarist, songwriter and song collector recently transplanted from Hudson, New York to the Iowa. Her music explores the shadowy terrain of Appalachian melody and traditional balladry in its many forms, crafting songs both strange and familiar that invoke American roots music, the British folk revival of the 60s, and the more contemporary wave of New England freak folk, with a sprinkling of 90s alt-indie earnestness. Liv Carrow‘s introspective songs draw from the rich history of the bardic template to weave poetic wordplay with captivating melodies, fingerstyle guitar playing and a clear, direct voice that can hush a chattering room. Currently based in Davenport, IA, Carrow has performed internationally and across the US. Her most recent album was released on Philadelphia label Single Girl/Married Girl. She has recently recorded a yet-unreleased EP at Dub Narcotic studio in Olympia, WA and released a recent session on Daytrotter. She is currently at work on her fourth album. 
FMWT Vol. 2, Edition #5
Diane Cluck
Liv Carrow
Saturday, September 23rd 2017
9pm - 11pm, $5 adv - $7 day of
Trumpet Blossom Cafe - Iowa City, Iowa