Sugar Shield Album Release Party w/ special guests: The Curls!
Oct
19
8:30 PM20:30

Sugar Shield Album Release Party w/ special guests: The Curls!

"Beautiful At All Times" is the debut 8-song LP from Sugar Shield (AKA Dana T from Karen Meat). It's an "intoxicating swirl of pop touchstones" according to Austin Town Hall and it'll be out on cassette via Dana's fake label, Telsrow Records. Let's do an album release party.

http://danatelsrow.bandcamp.com/album/beautiful-at-all-times
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4dsoKbFexBBKlLnTiqxYym?si=_SY0HdD2Ry-Ekjq-LPuLGQ

Joining us will be legendary Chicago ensemble, The Curls !
https://thecurls.bandcamp.com
https://open.spotify.com/album/7pFbRGZ7UxnBHhczZmDk56?si=50OhAnE-RUiJ-1tNc5TiiA

Doors 8:30p
Show 9p
Cover $7

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Oct
22
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Kaiser / Mustard-In-Law / BBJr

Tuesday, October 22nd
8 pm, $7

Tim Kaiser (on tour from Duluth, MN)
"Minnesota’s raison d’être for musical exploration and all-around tinkering with instruments, Tim Kaiser commands his creations with simple sweeps of his hands, willing sounds into existence. He has scored films, been featured on PBS as well as in magazines, and has toured extensively. His hand-built instruments are as alluring as the sounds they make."
https://timkaiser.bandcamp.com/
http://tim-kaiser.org/

Mustard-In-Law
Local condiment kings.
https://mustard-in-law.bandcamp.com/
http://jay.lation.org/

BBJr (Dubuque)
"All over the free-music map from jazz to drone to noise, and ruling in each area and every adjacent territory he crosses." - Rick Ele, KDVS
https://bobbuckojr.bandcamp.com/

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Dead Coast Presents: John Calvin Abney
Oct
23
8:30 PM20:30

Dead Coast Presents: John Calvin Abney

Dead Coast Presents:
John Calvin Abney
with TBA Support

Wednesday, October 23rd
Trumpet Blossom
8PM | $7 in advance | $10 at the door

Safe passage, in any case, is a porch light lit, a proverbial lighthouse in the miles of vast darkness, a hope. A hope of making it through, one way or another, without losing yourself or what you hold dear.

On the gentle opener to John Calvin Abney’s new album, he draws a line between himself and the expectations of others. The weight of those judgments, wanting to be what others have wanted from him, has always sat heavy on Abney’s heart—the depths of which he’s plumbed for plenty of albums’ past—but here, he’s distilled that pressure and perhaps his own past posturing down to the most fundamental human desire.

“I just want to feel good,” he sings softly, setting the tone for the cyclical narrative of “Safe Passage,” a ten-song exploration of happiness and the self.

Abney is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist sideman who’s spent nearly 10 years in the studio and on the road in instrumental service to the songs of other writers, including John Moreland, Samantha Crain, and, recently, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, along with a veritable swath of writers and musicians that quickly become friends. Recently, he has also spent time scoring short films and documentaries between session and show, and even picked up part time work cleaning and repairing old video games from the 80's and 90's at a local shop.

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Elias/Leitch/Yager at Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Nov
6
8:30 PM20:30

Elias/Leitch/Yager at Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Show begins at 9pm
$7

Works by Riley Leitch, Noah Jenkins, Sivan Cohen Elias, and more

Will Yager is a versatile bassist/improviser currently engaged in doctoral study at the University of Iowa. His primary interests are improvisation and collaborating with composers in the creation of new solo and chamber repertoire for the double bass. Yager has worked directly with composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, Miya Masaoka, Mary Jane Leach, Jean-François Charles, and Amy Williams. He is a founding member of both LIGAMENT, a duo with soprano Anika Kildegaard, and the trio Wombat, and experimental improvisation group. In addition to his varied performance schedule, Yager previously held teaching positions at Maryville College and the University of North Alabama. Recent appearances include performances at the Oh My Ears Festival, Big Ears Festival, Feed Me Weird Things, Nief-Norf Summer Festival, New Music on the Point, Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, where he was a Robert Black Double Bass Fellow.

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Dead Coast Presents: Christopher Gold with Brian Johannesen
Nov
13
9:00 PM21:00

Dead Coast Presents: Christopher Gold with Brian Johannesen

Dead Coast Presents:
Christopher Gold
with Brian Johannesen

Wednesday, November 13th
8:00 Doors | 8:30 Show
$7

Christopher Gold is a Kentucky-born songwriter living in Wisconsin. Together with his band The New Old Things he has written and recorded folk songs, country songs, rock & roll songs, and everything in between citing a love for songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and anybody else whose work begins with paper and pen.

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Oct
4
8:30 PM20:30

Benefit for "Nobody" Jeff Nehring

Come join VanAllen, Acoustic Guillotine, and Shining Realm to celebrate our friend Jeff Nehring. Jeff was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and we want to raise money to make his life just a little bit easier. We also just want Jeff to know that we care and throwing a party in his name is a way to do that.

Thank you so much to Katy and the Trumpet Blossom to being the home of this and so many other great local events.

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Dead Coast Presents: Small Houses
Sep
28
8:30 PM20:30

Dead Coast Presents: Small Houses

Dead Coast Presents:
Small Houses
with Dear Rabbit and Spectral Snake

Saturday, September 28th
Trumpet Blossom
8PM | $10

Small Houses is a Flint, MI and Austin, TX based alt-country project featuring the songs and poems of Flint, MI native Jeremy Quentin. Artfully crafted finger-style guitar playing, and softly sung melodies describing the people, love, and homes of Quentin’s life.

“Quentin refuses to sleep sometimes, unable to rest on any complacency when it comes to what we find value in. he knows beauty and he knows sadness and it puts them into the same vase.” – Daytrotter

“Jeremy Quentin, the vocalist behind Lansing’s Small Houses, sings with an earnestness that’s hard to deny… Quentin’s music is based on delicate folk melodies and his plucked six-string, with sparse acoustic arrangements that are quietly beautiful.” – A.V. Club

“Small Houses, is an indie folk artist and multi-instrumentalist who charmingly captures his surroundings in verse. Spinning tales full of honesty and gentle, pretty melodies” – The Deli Philly

“North” is frankly superb. Recorded in Ann Arbor, the songs are hair-raisingly beautiful, some of the vocal interplay is incredible, and the musicianship is wonderful.” – Metrotimes

“Small Houses. I find myself having difficulty describing the quality of such a set. Fantastic? Inspiring? Flawless? Launching with a few solo pieces by Jeremy Quentin, his hypnotic style and furious fingerpicking show me what the Michigan music scene is really about. This is the best kind of entertainment.”- Mostly Midwest

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Histo / Rubbur / Sengoko
Sep
27
8:30 PM20:30

Histo / Rubbur / Sengoko

Histo (solo project of Donald Curtis, drummer and songwriter for Des Moines/Ames band The Poison Control Center) returns to the town where it all started to bring some radical business.

Joined by Rubbur, Midwest Waves, and Sengoko. Things are gonna get crazy.

Music at 9 // $7

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Iowa Abortion Access Show
Sep
21
8:30 PM20:30

Iowa Abortion Access Show

Join us for a day in support of The Iowa Abortion Access Fund.

A portion of proceeds from Food and Drink sales all day go to IAAF. Dine in or Carry out at any time to show support. A line item on your check will allow for larger gifts to IAAF.

Learn more about the mission of IAAF and its place in the history of the struggle for reproductive rights in Iowa.

Silent Auction ending at 9pm.

Live music starts at 9pm. Sliding scale cover of $5-$20.

Jacqui Alpine
Jordan Sellergren
DRYAD

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Dead Coast Presents: Chicago Farmer
Sep
19
8:30 PM20:30

Dead Coast Presents: Chicago Farmer

Dead Coast Presents:
Chicago Farmer
with Joel Sires
Thursday, September 19th
8PM | $10

“I love Chicago Farmer’s singing and playing and songs, but it’s the intention behind the whole of his work that moves me to consider him the genuine heir to Arlo Guthrie or Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. He knows the shell game that goes on under folk music… which is sacred to me. Chicago Farmer is my brother; if you like me, you’ll love him.” - Todd Snider

“Chicago Farmer represents the best qualities of Midwestern U.S.A. His lyrics, his stories and his heart are true. He’ll give you that feeling of ‘going home’. He’ll make you want to say all those things you’ve been meaning to say but were too afraid. At the same time his songs can make you ask yourself some deep questions. His songs give you hope. If you didn’t know him I believe just his voice would make you believe every word he says. Definitely one of my favorite singers out there today.” - Pokey LaFarge

“After a few listens to the record it becomes apparent that Chicago Farmer has a refreshingly firm grip on where he comes from. The songs are covered to the elbows in dirt from the fields and smell of the sweaty factory floors. If the Midwest is looking for a voice, the search is over.” - No Depression

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Bokr Tov / Purple Frank / Pleasants / Mad at You
Sep
12
8:30 PM20:30

Bokr Tov / Purple Frank / Pleasants / Mad at You

Bokr Tov
with Purple Frank / Pleasants / Mad At You

Tickets: $7

https://bokrtov.bandcamp.com/

Bokr Tov are C. Allen Jenkins, Matt Ehlinger, Jacob Wichert, Andrew Randolph, & Zachary Roland. They are an Omaha rock n' roll band with an exciting live show & a broad range, equally at home in both post-punk burners & jangly guitar-pop tunes. They are proud to present their debut full-length album, Nothing Is Immune.
Nothing Is Immune was created under urgent circumstances, recorded over one weekend just before co-founding member Matt Ehlinger defected to Chicago. With Matthew Carroll & Nate Van Fleet (both of See Through Dresses) at the helm, the band achieved a grittier studio reflection of their live set & a sonic coherence previously unheard on their eponymous EP. The new album is defined by clever melodic turns, lyrics that tie the personal to the political, & of course Bokr Tov's trademark guitar-heavy energy. These songs will get stuck in your head, & they have a pop sensibility that belies the restlessness of the material. Nothing Is Immune is Bokr Tov as mosaic - the whole greater than the sum of its parts.

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Sep
7
8:30 PM20:30

rev.web/gabi vanek/dog hairs/haunter

rev.web is william ellis bradley from door county, wisconsin. currently in the summer program at bard college, will is an avid instrument builder utilizing solar and electronics with an ear towards improvisation, rev.web will keep you on the edge of your seat.

gabi vanek combines the power of the breath with that of the current, always a buffet for the senses. dronanatrix, indeed.

dog hairs is a master curator of sounds, splicing sources onto magnetic tapes, effecting affectation, sonically surprising.

haunter is the ghost in the machine, wielding singular screwdriver to fashion world’s-end symphonies, from infinitesimal midge to towering goliath.

13 minute sets, all
with finale as
collaborative improvisation
(haunted quartet)

all ages
doors 8:30, music 9 sharp
$7

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Evelyn Gray (CT) // Father Christmas // Jayce Nguyen
Sep
5
8:30 PM20:30

Evelyn Gray (CT) // Father Christmas // Jayce Nguyen

Evelyn Gray spent 25 years living someone else's life. Now, they're making up for lost time.

With an uncanny sense of gratefulness, Evelyn Gray weaves together the emotional history of their first year transitioning. Their debut album, "Let the Flower Grow," explores vulnerability, visibility, authenticity, and self-acceptance. Their work on the self through music has dispelled the feeling of being misplaced, of wondering why they were alive and what they were doing here - "here" being not just on this planet, but in this body. Their music provides a calmness and encourages space to be held for those needing to feel seen, heard, accepted, understood. Attesting to their live sound, the New Haven Independent writes:

"Each song began tenderly, inviting you to come in and be comforted, reassuring you that you were safe and understood, and then allowing you to release whatever ailed you as Gray brought each song to its climax, guitar swung back, hands raised with voice and spirit elevated. The crowd was held captive."

Gray's work is not just for their sake, but for their community at large (or, as they put it, for "anyone who has ever been made to feel like there was something wrong with them"). For all those who are still afraid to be themselves, for anyone who feels like they don't have a voice, for anyone searching for representation, Gray is hear to speak up.

https://evelyngray.bandcamp.com

with local support from

Father Christmas - Christmas noise
https://soundcloud.com/fatherchristmas-1

Jayce Nguyen - Poetry and ukulele
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d32HKXI8JwE

Doors at 8:30 // Music at 9 // All Ages // $7

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Thiago, Vero, Goodwill comraderie, Purcha$e [iHearIC]
Aug
30
8:30 PM20:30

Thiago, Vero, Goodwill comraderie, Purcha$e [iHearIC]

The iHearIC free concert series is back for its Fall 2019 season! Free admission. A variety of local acts performing short sets. Audiences experience new art, artists are exposed to new audiences. Everyone has a lovely night.

THIS MONTH'S PERFORMERS
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Brazilian clarinetist Thiago Ancelmo, has been described and praised by his “virtuoso performance”, “amazed by the performer’s technique”, “listeners were riveted to the performer”. Mr. Ancelmo is convinced of the social power that music has and how it can change entire communities, bringing people together. He has been performing in retirement centers, Nursing house cares, public schools and hospitals. In 2014, he performed in the “International Women’s day” and Funding Night for Syrian refugees, events organized by the United Nations local office in Iowa City. Lately, he has been engaging in multidisciplinary collaboration with dancers, visual artists and writers. (https://www.thiagoancelmo.com)
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Vero Rose Smith Art is a recent graduate from Harvard Graduate School of Design's Master of Design Studies program in Art, Design, and the Public Domain. Her work centers on collective memory and the intersection of culture and environment. She is also fascinated by the role of visual imagery in scientific literacy, and the potential of tactile data.
Vero Rose Smith and the Particulates will perform a new work composed from statistics related to coal extraction and atmospheric CO2 concentrations. (http://verorosesmith.com)
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Goodwill, comraderie - Abby Kouri and Katie Senn's new band name! They also have a mysterious drummer/guitarist named "George" as part of the crew. Abby and Katie really knocked us out at their previous iHearIC appearance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab95ThWi32Q) so it will be exciting to hear them in their new arrangement!
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Purcha$e - who doesn't love Purcha$e? Iowa City's favorite electronic music producer, fresh of the release of a new album, R! Listen to it here: https://purchase.bandcamp.com/album/r
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Show starts at 9!
To find everything iHearIC, visit ihearic.com.
Listen to the radio show almost every Sunday at 3pm on KRUI 89.7 FM (krui.fm). Old episodes on all the podcast platforms.
The shows are free but the performers get paid. To help us continue doing both of those things, please consider subscribing to our Patreon for as little as $1 a month (patreon.com/ihearic), buying a Vero-designed shirt or print on our Bandcamp (ihearic.bandcamp.com), or donating your pocket change at the show! We love you no matter what!

Much love to Trumpet Blossom Cafe for hosting us and being so supportive to Iowa City's music scene in general.

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Aug
29
8:30 PM20:30

Memory Dregs (Chicago), Fat God, Sinner Frenz

Memory Dregs (Chicago)
https://memorydregs.bandcamp.com
Psychedelic Fire Music!
Tripped-out guitar/drums/alto sax ruckus from the trio of Alexander Adams, Alexander Maerbach, & Rush Falknor.

Fat God (Dubuque)
https://bobbuckojr.bandcamp.com/album/decelebrate
Iowa City's prodigal child Bob Bucko, Jr. returns to the Trumpet Blossom with hi NRG synth poppery and drone zoners.

Sinner Frenz
High voltage modular madness from Luke Tweedy et al.

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Dead Coast Presents: Dan Padley - Album Release Show
Aug
23
8:30 PM20:30

Dead Coast Presents: Dan Padley - Album Release Show

Dead Coast Presents:
Dan Padley
"Perfectly Whelmed" Album Release Show

Friday, August 23
Doors at 8PM | Show at 8:30PM
$8 in advance | $10 at the door

Dan Padley is a guitarist/composer based out of Iowa City, IA. Since studying music at the University of Iowa, Dan has performed with many artists including Wayne Newton, Elizabeth Moen, River Glen, Dana T, Blake Shaw, comedian Jimmy Pardo, and many more. Dan has released several albums and EPs, including his forthcoming full length 'Perfectly Whelmed'.

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FMWT presents: CJ Boyd
Aug
7
8:30 PM20:30

FMWT presents: CJ Boyd

FMWT ##
CJ Boyd
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
8/7/2019 Wednesday 9pm All Ages
$8 or included w/ series patronage
Free for ages 20 years and younger

CJ Boyd:
...has been touring for 10 years, literally. He has dedicated much of his life to providing "a home for the homeless and journeys to the homebound." Now, to mark the 10-year anniversary of that noble mission, Boyd is releasing Kin Ships, an enormous record with 51 tracks (one for every U.S. state plus the District of Columbia), 80 guest vocalists and 175 guest musicians. The record is a testament to Boyd's love for travel and DIY.

According to Boyd, Kin Ships is something of an autobiography using pre-existing songs. "Each song is by someone with whom I’ve shared a stage, and who is from the state where I recorded it," explains Boyd. "But more than that, I only chose songs that I wish I’d written, that express some part of me or my perspective that I never have expressed myself."

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Aug
2
8:30 PM20:30

Precious, Henry Hank, Curt Oren, Jason

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2nd at Trumpet Blossom
Doors at 8:30, show at 9:00
$7

Jason does a powerpoint. Not about Slipknot this time. There will be prizes... come find out why?!!? Im going first so be there b4 nine unless you're a LOuiiOOOZER!

03sem (NYC) - *new addition!* https://youtu.be/KepEcWAADK0

Curt Oren (CHI) - curtoren.bandcamp.com

Henry Hank (CHI) - henryhank.bandcamp.com

Precious (IC) - preciousiowa.bandcamp.com/album/a-promise

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Dead Coast Presents: Possessed by Paul James
Aug
1
8:30 PM20:30

Dead Coast Presents: Possessed by Paul James

Dead Coast Presents:
Possessed by Paul James
with TBA Support

Thursday, August 1st
Trumpet Blossom
8:30 Doors | 9:00 Show
$10

"Musically, Wert's reached a new level of possession. His violin: angelic. His banjo: a brothel romp. The lyrics present a thoughtful meditation on life from a most vulnerable vantage point, one that bombards you with realities of love, responsibility, isolation, and gratitude." “Timeless” - Austin Chronicle 2013

“BEST ALT. COUNTRY ALBUM of 2011” Independent Music Awards for “Feed the Family” Hillgrass Bluebilly Records
"Wert's sound can be described as soulful and primal, worldly and spiritual, raw and thoughtful and uncompromising. It is real life music, his compositions and their subject matter. And though he seems to somehow transcend himself and his humanity through song, he remains irrevocably human, and so too does his music."
-PLUG IN MUSIC/J. Carlson

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FMWT #27: Jordan Sand w/ Chris Wiersema (Lwa)
Jul
30
8:30 PM20:30

FMWT #27: Jordan Sand w/ Chris Wiersema (Lwa)

FMWT #27
Jordan Sand
Chris Wiersema
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
7/30/2019 Tuesday 9pm All Ages
$8 or included w/ series patronages
Free for those 20 years and younger

Jordan Sand:
Weaving vocals into the organ-like resonances of the bowed double bass, Jordan Sand's work as a soloist and for theater has been called "impressive" (New York Times) and described as "ninja bass-playing" (Obsolete Media Objects). Ranging from “dynamic pop-inflected solo pieces” (The Strad) to long meditations on ringing dissonance, her music deals with sex, innocence, anxiety, ancient and anthropocene myth, the decay of monotheism, and the brainstem hymn. Based in New York, Jordan’s eclectic record as a collaborator, improviser and bassist includes projects with the International Contemporary Ensemble and Peter Evans, frequent engagements within the klezmer and folk music world, and appearances on SNL, Carnegie Hall, and the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series.

Chris Wiersema:
One half of long-shelved Iowa City drugged-ambient, drunk-wave improv duo Lwa, Wiersema uses no-input mixers, prepared guitar, field recordings, and broken medical equipment to coax melody from the ether. Wiersema is founder of Feed Me Weird Things and programer for the Mission Creek and Witching Hour festivals. This will be Wiersema's first public performance in several years and will likely not perform again for several more.

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Cold Mountain Child, David S Kruse, Spectral Snake
Jul
20
8:30 PM20:30

Cold Mountain Child, David S Kruse, Spectral Snake

Come get cozy with us for an evening of songs coaxed from the beyond. Here's what's up:

Cold Mountain Child writes psych-folk songs drawn from the histories of americana, lo-fi, psychedelic and latin-american trova. Leaf-to-loam tangle songs, people songs, inner-outer songs.
https://coldmountainchild.bandcamp.com/

Spectral Snake casts cosmic lightning bolts of melodic wisdom cloaked in gorgeous outsider folk. Iowa City's own extraterrestrial outlaws.
https://spectralsnake.bandcamp.com/

David S. Kruse creates heart-mind songs who themselves feed you story and melody woven in psychedelic textures.
https://davidskruse.bandcamp.com/

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FMWT #26: HIDE  w/ White Batzzz
Jul
18
8:30 PM20:30

FMWT #26: HIDE w/ White Batzzz

FMWT #26
HIDE
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
7/18/2019 Thursday 9pm All Ages
$8 or included w/ series patronage
Free for ages 20 years and younger

HIDE:
...are an electronic duo based in Chicago, made up of fine artist Gabel and percussionist Seth Sher. Together since 2014, the pair create sample based compositions using a combination of self sourced field recordings and various pop culture/media. Releases include 2016's Black Flame EP which is dedicated to the memory of Reyhana Jabbari, a 27 year old Iranian woman who was hung for allegedly killing someone who trying to rape her, and deals with various human rights violations in Iran. HIDE's 2017 debut album Castration Anxiety on Dais Records addresses issues of power dynamics and representation. Seething with textured yet minimal tracks, HIDE gives raw vulnerability an opportunity to unfurl, yielding an album that calls for personal autonomy and the destruction of anything barring the way. A single on Sub-pop for the label's singles club followed, with two unhinged tracks touching on the phenomenon of internalized misogyny and aspects of motherhood.

HIDE's second full length album Hell is Here on Dais is set for release August 23rd and sees the band's evolution pushed even further. The tone is sick and heavy. Using their previously established blueprint of complex drum programming, stomach churning sub bass and aggressive expressive vocals, Gabel and Sher poke and prod at the perception of musical context, and remind the listener that feelings of anxiety, pain, and discomfort are equally as important as those of resolution. Perhaps the strongest tool utilized here is the material’s dichotomy between the abrasive and the sterile. Beneath the crushing noisy exterior, sparks the familiar human voice. Divorced from their caustic counterparts Gabel’s vocals play a decisive role in cementing narrative for the material’s uncompromising assault on the senses. Painful truth and honest examination of life’s darkest, and often undiscussed, crevices scratch and claw their way to the surface through the duo’s strongest and most confrontational work to date.

HIDE cut their teeth in the DIY spaces of Chicago and have continued touring vigorously since. Last year the band toured Europe, Russia and UK in addition to multiple North American runs. Known for their energetic live performances, the duo also work as interdisciplinary artists together, creating films and visual art installations as well.

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FMWT #25: Headboggle / Malocculsion / Purcha$e
Jul
12
8:30 PM20:30

FMWT #25: Headboggle / Malocculsion / Purcha$e

FMWT #25
Headboggle
Malocclusion
Purcha$e
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
7/12/2019 Friday 9pm All Ages
$8 or included w/ series patronages
Free for those 20 years and younger

Headboggle:
Derek Gedalecia, a.k.a. Headboggle, has been performing electronic keyboard-based soundscapes for several years in the Bay Area in over a hundred local performances at venues ranging from GTK to YBCA. Incorporating lowbrow with highbrow art, music, and comedy, Head Boggle’s intent is to fuse together a new ecstatic improvisational performance style with a carefully crafted musical underbed. In his formative years, Gedalecia studied classical and ragtime piano from noted ragtime composer/revivalist Dr. Brian Dykstra. .
“Headboggle splinters his typically all-encompassing style of synth composition into tiny one-minute morsels and the results play out like fellow Bay Area legends the Residents on their Commercial Album: short and sweet, presenting each idea as a discrete miniature world and moving on. Derek presents a comprehensive taxonomy of the tones and strategies within his arsenal of synths and electronics, finding room for everything from glistening classical-informed harmonies to the bludgeoning rhythmic squelches that have become his signature. Across forty-four tracks, Derek dilates time and sketches out some oblique narrative known only to him that seems to contain infinite details.”—Max Allison, Hausu Mountain

Malocculsion:
...is a sound, visual, and performance artist currently based in Oakland,CA, exploring relationships of sound, the body and the exterior space in which they exist, psychosis, mortality, the prison system and the omnipresent entropic trap door of life. Also performs in multimedia performance projects Coral Remains (fka Styrofoam Sanchez) and False/None, synths in Cyborg Eye, and OSC and curates the Ratskin Records imprint (Since 2005) and is a curator In residence at Pro Arts in Oakland, CA. Malocculsion has LP and CD releases forthcoming on Love Earth Music, and Ratskin.

Purcha$e:
...is an Iowa City-based self taught electronic musician whose music draws from influences such as Daft Punk, Janet Jackson, and the Hubble Space Telescope.
“The night ended on a different note thanks to Purcha$e, a local performer. She took to the stage, and suddenly, the crowd members took to their feet. While Trumpet Blossom itself isn’t a venue made for dancing, that didn’t stop any of Purcha$e’s fans…I even got out of my seat and danced to her music. It was almost as if the vibrations of her beats were pulsating through my soul… her music seemed to send me back to not only the very first time I saw the movie, but the very first time I heard electronic music.”
-The Daily Iowan

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Dead Coast Presents: Joseph Huber
Jul
11
8:30 PM20:30

Dead Coast Presents: Joseph Huber

Dead Coast Presents:
Joseph Huber
with TBA Support

Thursday, July 11th
Doors 8:00PM | Show 8:30PM
$7 in advance | $10 at the door

Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber was a founding member of the .357 String Band--a group that, despite its abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity and is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movement. Having moved from .357, Huber has honed his songwriting abilities immensely and now continues moving onward and upward captivating folks with his sincere and well-crafted songs under his own name and with his backing band. Whether it's irresistible, fiddle-driven, dancing tunes or honest, heart-wrenching "songwriter" songs, Huber spans the spectrum of 'Roots' music while preferring not to stay within the boundaries of any strict genre classification.

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