Alright (NC) / Basketball Divorce Court / Adventure Medical Kit
Jul
10
8:30 PM20:30

Alright (NC) / Basketball Divorce Court / Adventure Medical Kit

Hey! This rock n roll gig will knock your socks off:

Adventure Medical Kit - local Iowa City resident Benf. Previously living in Galesburg, IL where he wrote these rockin tunes:
https://adventuremedicalkit.bandcamp.com/

Alright - fuzzy pop music from Charlotte, NC that is better than Alright in my opinion
https://alrightnc.bandcamp.com/

Basketball Divorce Court - a local band that just released their first single! Link below. Their twitter says post punk so we'll call it that.
https://basketballdivorcecourt.bandcamp.com/track/my-hidden-feelings-are-crying-out-in-pain

All ages. $7. Music @ 9pm

I don't know what else to say, just come to the gig #ICDIY

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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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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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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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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 #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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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 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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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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Desi & Cody, Good Morning Midnight, Grazzhopper, Wayne Gibous
Jul
3
8:30 PM20:30

Desi & Cody, Good Morning Midnight, Grazzhopper, Wayne Gibous

Desi & Cody
Folk duo from Tulsa, OK
https://youtu.be/2lWt10mHkyg

Grazzhopper
Folk/Bluegrass band from Tulsa, OK
https://youtu.be/buvSa4QlkI4

Good Morning Midnight (solo)
Iowa City's resident indie rocker is playing a solo set. Newsongsnewsongsnewsongs.
http://xxgoodmorningmidnight.bandcamp.com/

Wayne Gibous
Iowa City's resident alt-country singer-songwriter. Cowboy punk of Uncle Tupelo with a splendid dash of indie rock.

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Cancer Constellation Celebration
Jun
28
8:30 PM20:30

Cancer Constellation Celebration

Gemini's cool but the sun is gonna be in cancer real soon.

Leo's chill but we love a depths dwelling night thriving cardinal crab.

It just so happens June 28 is Heather's (Seventies Bush) birthday Hadiza's is the next. So obviously the stars aligned and this just needs to be a Cancer Constellation Celebration. All signs welcome can but Cancer will be ruling this night (moon, sun, mars, mercury what does it meaaan can't remember my birthchart)

Good friends Cult of Volac and Darryl Zero are playing too! Hooray!

Show:
Darryl Zero
Hadiza.
Seventies Bush
Cult of Volac

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Old Thrashers
Jun
22
8:30 PM20:30

Old Thrashers

The 2019 Thrashers Reunion Show has a lineup! The 11th Annual Reunion Show will be featuring : Active Measures, Spider Magnets , Peanut Rickey & the Fiends and ....Wax Cannon !!! Stay tuned , more details to come!

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Solid Freex, Midwest Waves, & Cafe Noise Unit
Jun
20
8:30 PM20:30

Solid Freex, Midwest Waves, & Cafe Noise Unit

Midwest Waves (Iowa City)
https://www.facebook.com/MidwestWavesBand/

Solid Freex (Madison WI)
https://solidfreex.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/solidfreex/

Solid Freex has been a band for 2 1/2 years, and in that time has opened for Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Deerhoof (was invited as a featured band by them to the Sled Island festival they curated), Dead Rider, OHMME, and many others....
"As much as we'd love to rap about how adorable it is that Madison-based multi-instrumentalist Steve Coombs—mastermind of legendary one-man no-wave project Trin Tran (Drag City/GOD? & Castle Face records) —decided to start a band called Solid Freex with his two teenage sons, it's way more important to discuss how this band fucking rips. The band pulls the explosive anxiety from '80s hardcore, the spastic slant from post-punk, and the nasty hooks from the grittier end of Detroit garage-rock." - Joel Shanahan, TONE

Cafe Noise Unit (Iowa City) opens up the party!

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Heart Hunters / Mace Hathaway
Jun
15
8:30 PM20:30

Heart Hunters / Mace Hathaway

8:30pm doors
9pm music
$7
all ages

https://hearthunters.love/about
https://www.reverbnation.com/macehathaway

Heart Hunters is a soulful husband-and-wife duo who specialize in mystical hobo folk music. Their vocal harmony makes their sound unique and memorable. Bringing wanderlust, a loving spirit, and transformative social politics together in their tunes.

Produced by Peter Case, their debut LP American Eclipse (2018) has received a lot of attention. They were named Best Folk Act of 2018 by Atlanta's alt news weekly, Creative Loafing.

"'Heart Hunters' music may sound delicate on first listen, but it packs a heavy punch."
No Depression

Mace Hathaway is a singer/songwriter from the heart of the midwest. Driven by his soulful voice, the energy in his delivery and clever lyrics have been known to consume the listener.

"Mace is a fantastic guitar player, great songwriter, and hell of a nice guy. He has some stories to tell. And tell him hello from me." Byron Stuart - Byron's in Pomeroy.

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Awakebutstillinbed / Pity Party /
May
28
8:30 PM20:30

Awakebutstillinbed / Pity Party /

doors: 9
music: 9:30
$8 cover
all ages

awakebutstillinbed and Pity Party are touring this spring and making a stop in Iowa City.

awakebutstillinbed

"Absib’s debut What People Call Low Self-Esteem Is Just Seeing Yourself The Way Others See You is an album about being crushed by expectations, and loaded with other people’s desires. It is untamable, and undeniable." -Mike Huguenor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awakebutstillinbed/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/awakebutstillinbed/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/absibca


Pity Party

"Characterized by their frenzied, unforgettable live shows and their fierce dedication to DIY and mental health advocacy, Pity Party have been spreading their wild, barely-holding-it-together energy across the US since 2014."
Bandcamp: https://therealpityparty.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealpityparty/

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Good Morning Midnight, Peanut Ricky, Douglas Kramer Nye
May
22
8:30 PM20:30

Good Morning Midnight, Peanut Ricky, Douglas Kramer Nye

Joseph Charles Cacciatore & The Mourners (FKA Good Morning Midnight) - First local show since their opening slot for Mitski, and the first local show with the new name. Canonical '90s indie rock of Sparklehorse and Red House Painters meets the dreamy, romantic folk of Nick Drake and Tim Buckley.

Peanut Ricky - Local freaks. The spookiest moments of the Pixies meet the uncomfortable sexual coolness of Xiu Xiu, with a soul influenced delivery and a knack for dreamy repetition. For anyone who has ever masturbated to Georges Bataille.

Douglas Kramer Nye - Cowboy folk crooner with a baritone voice. Songs for smokey highway diners that would make David Lynch's hair stand up. Classic Iowa City singer-songwriting at its finest.

Doors at 8pm
$7

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Ben Dunegan / Jayce Nguyen
May
17
9:00 PM21:00

Ben Dunegan / Jayce Nguyen

BEN DUNEGAN
(acoustic folk, alt-country, americana)

https://bendunegan.bandcamp.com/

Sourcing influences from songwriting heroes Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Wilco, Ben Dunegan writes and performs songs that flow from his love of the Midwest. An Iowa native and Dubuque resident, Dunegan finds inspiration from the city he now calls home. Ben's debut album, "Fallow Field" was released September 16th, 2016 and a new single, "Liberation" was released this year on April 1.

JAYCE NGUYEN
(poet, songwriter)

Jayce Nguyen is a poet based out of Iowa City, via Dubuque. Nguyen's poetry can be described as raw, honest, and authentic. Jayce will also perform songs on her ukulele.

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Tough Old Bird w/ Lilly Aline
May
10
8:30 PM20:30

Tough Old Bird w/ Lilly Aline

Tough Old Bird - Modern folk music from Buffalo, NY. "The duo of Matthew and Nathan Corrigan draw influences from traditional folk music that maps out dusty and sepia-tinted landscapes with its songwriting, as well as the modern context of rust belt melancholia." -Buffablog

Lilly Aline - Iowa City singer-songwriter, drawing from folk, jazz, and literary styles to create something new, beautiful, and thought-provoking.

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FMWT #21: Nadah El Shazly
May
9
9:00 PM21:00

FMWT #21: Nadah El Shazly

FMWT #21
Nadah El Shazly
w/ Sivan Elias Cohen
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
9pm doors, 9:30pm music
$12adv / $15 day of show or included with patronage
All Ages

Nadah El Shazly:
is part of a burgeoning underground music scene in Egypt that has been rightly garnering more and more interest of late. Having started out in music in a Cairo punk band singing Misfits covers, El Shazly gradually moved into homemade electronic music before alighting on the mystical hybrid between rock, avant-garde music and electronica that forms the core of Ahwar (“marshlands” in Arabic). With Libyan guitarist Sam Shalabi and fellow Cairo native Maurice Louca (both members of The Dwarfs Of East Agouza with Alan Bishop) adding their prodigious talents to the fray, El Shazly has joined together past and present to position herself at the forefront of the new North African music scene.
"A perfect, soaring amalgamation of traditional Egyptian song with experimental takes on performance and instrumentation." -The Quietus
https://nadahelshazly.bandcamp.com/album/ahwar

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FMWT #20: Louise Block (of Spires That In The Sunset Rise)
May
4
8:30 PM20:30

FMWT #20: Louise Block (of Spires That In The Sunset Rise)

FMWT #20
Louise Bock (of Spires That In The Sunset Rise)
+ TBA
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
5/4/2019 Saturday 9pm All Ages
$8 or included with patronage
Free for ages 20 and under

Louise Bock:
aka Taralie Peterson other known solo work as Tar Pet and in the legendary psych band Spires that in the Sunset Rise. Taralie works with mainly sax, clarinet, cello, voice, and denatured lap harp. Her work combines the rarely explored territories of conceptual atonal/repetitive ideas with personal invection. Mystical, ecstatic, spiritual, dark, otherworldly explorations
https://louisebock.bandcamp.com/releases

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7th Anniversary Party
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

7th Anniversary Party

A million years ago (ok, only seven) I opened a restaurant with a lotta help from my friends. Let's celebrate!
(Photo from our 1st Anniversary Party featuring Rusty Buckets & many others. Photo by Bill Adams.)

Live music --->
Phil Ochs during brunch
starting at 5pm, in this order:
Jordan Sellergren & Randall Davis
Doug Nye
Brooks Strause
Paul Cary
Haunter
Pete Balestrieri
The Cherry Tops
In the Mouth of Radness

Can't wait to hang with everyone after I'm done cooking all the reubens!!!!!!

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Ohmme with Karen Meat
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Ohmme with Karen Meat

Dead Coast Presents:
Ohmme with special guest Karen Meat

The Trumpet Blossom
Friday, April 26th
9PM | $10

Already celebrated as the “Heart of Chicago’s Music Community” (Noisey) by both fans and tastemakers alike, OHMME (aka the duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart) amalgamate the aggressive and the meditative on their bold debut full-length album, Parts.

Still in their 20s, Stewart and Cunningham are both classically trained musicians and are established players within the Chicago music scene. They are especially involved in performing and working for venues within the local experimental music scene. They’re constant collaborators and have recorded and toured with homegrown acts as varied as Tweedy, Whitney, Chance The Rapper and Twin Peaks.

Cunningham and Stewart are multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriters with a penchant for two instruments in particular. “The band started because we knew we could sing well together and we wanted to make some noise with the guitar,” says Cunningham. Stewart elaborates, “Sima and I are both trained classical pianists and we know many of the sonic spaces keyboards have to offer. Since we were interested in experimenting and creating something different from what we had both done in the past, we chose guitar as our outlet for this band. We wanted to create both new and uncomfortable parameters for ourselves to force us into a different creative space.” These guitar-heavy experiments are sometimes earthy and resounding, at other times shimmering and buzzing—swirling around the duo’s expertly crafted vocals while creating a chaotic bed of harmony. Cunningham’s smoky alto complements Stewart’s higher-register croon, all underpinned by the restrained yet highly inventive polyrhythmic percussion of drummer Matt Carroll. Think Amber Coffman and Angel Deradoorian-era Dirty Projectors.

Enlisting fellow Chicago cohorts Doug McCombs (Tortoise), Ken Vandermark and cellist Tomeka Reid, OHMME recorded and self-produced Parts from Cunningham’s Logan Square home studio, Fox Hall. With Parts, OHMME “wanted to capture a moment in time instead of something perfect.” The results are thrilling: from the pure pop opening track “Icon” to the candied sludge of “Peach” to the skipping rhythms of “Parts” and the dusky closer “Walk Me,” Parts draws from influences as diverse as Kate Bush and Brian Eno’s Here Come the Warm Jets to jazz and improvisational music, making for an electric debut listening experience.

This range from sweetly shiny 2-minute hypnotic bangers to woozy and sprawling 7-minute long tracks boasting moodily atmospheric wafting guitars and piercing feedback shows a band colliding thoughtfulness and creative ingenuity to produce music as unique as it is earworm-worthy. With Parts, OHMME manage to organically marry a breadth of divergent styles into an album that is cohesive, daring, and distinctly their own.

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Spring Dinner at Hancher!
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

Spring Dinner at Hancher!

We're delighted to be invited back to Hancher again this year and we're even more delighted to invite YOU to join us!
It'll be a great night of delicious vegan food in a beautiful setting--a great way to celebrate the return of spring!
Tickets are only $40 each and include dinner (appetizers, salad, main dish, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages), tax, and gratuity. Alcohol is available for purchase at the event, including specific wine pairings we're choosing to match our menu.
You must purchase tickets in advance. :)

https://hancher.uiowa.edu/2018-19/CulinaryTrumpetBlossom?fbclid=IwAR0k722-ptQzCfqL4OW5CRGQixoJC5zLD73vnv3PlbO-ssmrU9a2feIg6Cc

Full menu to follow momentarily...

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Pride Rock Iowa City Benefit
Apr
19
8:30 PM20:30

Pride Rock Iowa City Benefit

A night of excellent music for the benefit of Pride Rock Iowa City, the first youth LGBTQIA+ rock camp in the midwest!

Featuring:
Midwest Waves - Brand new Iowa City surf hardcore

Accident Time - Emo indie rock
https://accidenttime.bandcamp.com/

Father Christmas - Noise/drone for the seasonally affected
https://soundcloud.com/fatherchristmas-1/

Nick Mendoza - Rockin singer-songwriter

Doors at 8pm. Music at 9pm. All ages.
$10 cover // free to Pride Rock campers and volunteers

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or camper:
Camper application- https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdP4Nyz1zx69aM1pK…/viewform

Volunteer application- https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfvc6E8ZVZxwF1lko…/viewform

If you can't make it to the show and would like to donate or would like more information about Pride Rock Iowa City you can email priderockic@gmail.com.

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Dead Coast Presents: Wonky Tonk & The Highlife
Apr
17
8:30 PM20:30

Dead Coast Presents: Wonky Tonk & The Highlife

Dead Coast Presents:

Wonky Tonk & The Highlife
with The Muckrockers

$7 in advance | $10 at the door

Sometimes solo, sometimes duo, sometimes full-band, but always wonky.

Often compared to Lucinda Williams and Nikki Lane, Wonky Tonk travels the country wonkin' up dive bars, wineries, zoos and festivals alike.

With a love for glitter, a knack for story telling and a heart of gold, you will find yourself falling in love with the Wonk and having no idea how to define it.

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Zuul, The Ultrasounds, Busey, The Spider Magnets
Mar
29
8:30 PM20:30

Zuul, The Ultrasounds, Busey, The Spider Magnets

O dangg what a banger!

The Ultrasounds - Sludgy garage pop from Winona, MN
http://www.theultrasoundsmusic.com

BUSEY - Power slop from Minneapolis
https://busey.bandcamp.com/

ZUUL - Noise punk rock
https://iowacityzuul.bandcamp.com

The Spider Magnets - Arachno-pop punk - first show of the year!
https://thespidermagnets.bandcamp.com/

Doors at 8, Music at 9
$7, All ages

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Dead Coast Presents: Willy Tea Taylor with The Harmed Brothers
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

Dead Coast Presents: Willy Tea Taylor with The Harmed Brothers

Dead Coast Presents:
Willy Tea Taylor
with The Harmed Brothers and Brian Johannesen

Wednesday, March 20th
8PM | $10

Willy Tea Taylor is a father, brother, and son. His remarkable ability to sing about profound subjects in a simple way makes his songs a great place to lose yourself. Much of that comes from his upbringing.

Willy grew up surrounded by rolling hills and horses in the small town of Oakdale, California. Known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World” for breeding so many world champion rodeo cowboys, Oakdale is still Willy’s home and the setting for many of his songs.

Despite coming from a long line of cattlemen – his grandfather Walt was one of the most respected of his generation – Willy’s first love was baseball. As a catcher, he had a gift for the nuances of calling a game from behind the plate. When a knee injury ended his ability to catch, Willy turned his attention to music.

At the age of 18, a discerning and intimate set by Greg Brown at the Strawberry Music Festival inspired Willy to pursue life as a folk singer. Strawberry would play an integral role in Willy’s development as a musician, going from spectator to stagehand, to performer. He made his main stage debut with his band the Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit at the 2009 festival. In 2015, Willy made his solo debut on the main stage. Willy has charmed fans at some of the best festivals in the country.

Willy calls John Hartford, Roscoe Holcomb, Bob Dylan, KISS, Weird Al Yankovic and Willie Nelson his biggest influences, but is always quick to advocate for his favorite contemporary songwriters which include Tom VandenAvond, Nathan Moore, and his Good Luck partner in crime, Chris Doud. He and VandenAvond have travelled the country together on a series of tours they call “Searchin’ for Guy Clark’s Kitchen” where each evening’s show is just a precursor to an endless quest for the kind of serene late night scene depicted in the cult classic documentary Heartworn Highways.

On his new release Knuckleball Prime, Willy received support from greats like Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), Greg Leisz (Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton), and Gabe Witcher and Noam Pikelny of the Punch Brothers. Of the album’s title, Taylor says “most baseball players peak in their twenties, but knuckleball pitchers tend to blossom in their late thirties and early forties. I’m staring down my knuckleball prime.”

Led by producer Michael Witcher, the songs on Knuckleball Prime are arranged and accompanied magnificently by a first rate team of musicians and engineers. If you’re a fan of well-written lyrics, alluring melodies, and a voice that ties them together with emotion as deep as the artist’s own roots, you’ll savor Knuckleball Prime, and just about anything else Willy Tea Taylor has ever done.

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