Tacos for Peace: Shelter House
Dec
18
4:30 PM16:30

Tacos for Peace: Shelter House

Join us on Tuesday December 18th for our 3rd annual fundraiser for Shelter House - Iowa City. We will donate 20% of our sales 5-9pm. Our inaugural Tacos for Peace benefited this crucial local organization and we've made it our goal to donate to this non-profit every December. In case you haven't heard of Shelter House, please check out their website and learn how they help the community and how we can help them:
https://shelterhouseiowa.org/

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Lipstick Homicide and Friends Homo For The Holidays Benefit Show
Dec
23
6:00 PM18:00

Lipstick Homicide and Friends Homo For The Holidays Benefit Show

Lipstick Homicide is gearing up to do some good this holiday season. We're throwing a sick rager to benefit Trans Lifeline and all our friends are invited. 

Obviously, Lip Ho are gonna rock what is destined to be one of their 3 best sets of 2018, but some special friends are gonna drop in too. 

Featuring:
Coolzey 
Belly Belt
The Cherry Tops
Catholic Werewolves 

And word on the street is that Kate Kane herself is working on the sickest raffle of her raffle career. 

We might have a few other sick surprises up the sleeves of our Xmas sweaters... 

$10 suggested donation at the door. 

But here's the important part: 100% of the proceeds are going to go to our pals at Trans Lifeline, a nonprofit national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Trans Lifeline exists to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid. Calls to their hotline jumped 400% after Trump revealed his latest round of anti-trans policies and we need to ensure that their services remain available to our friends in the trans community.  

So come on out this holiday season and have a rocking good time with Lipstick Homicide while supporting a most righteous cause.

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Dec
29
8:30 PM20:30

Hadiza. + Babydoll double release with GMM & Kamil Kardashian

Upcoming show...Its gonna be a double release show at the Trumpet Blossom in Iowa City for my first solo EP & Madi's (aka Babydoll) first EP 'Vestigial'. Five bucks. 

Check out Vestigial (released on Halloween): https://dollheaddreams.bandcamp.com/releases

Joining us are good friends Good Morning Midninght & Kamil Kardashian
♥ ♥

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Dead Coast Presents: Ryan Joseph Anderson with Jordan Sellergren
Jan
10
8:00 PM20:00

Dead Coast Presents: Ryan Joseph Anderson with Jordan Sellergren

Dead Coast Presents: 

Ryan Joseph Anderson
with special guest Jordan Sellergren

Doors 8:00PM ⎮ Show 8:30PM
$7 in advance ⎮ $10 at the door

Ryan Joseph Anderson’s solo career began in April 2014 with the release of his debut album, The Weaver’s Broom. The album, engineered and co-produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hooray for the Riff Raff), was hailed as one of the best Americana records of the year. Songs from The Weaver’s Broom made "best of" lists for Daytrotter and Songpickr and were featured in Paste and Magnet. American Songwriter said that Anderson "evokes the open-tunings of Nick Drake as well as the barroom howl of Tom Waits." Before going solo, Anderson was known as the bandleader and songwriter for the beloved Chicago roots outfit Go Long Mule, as a guitar slinger for garage-rockers Rambos, and as a producer, sessions man and sideman for numerous artists. His influences range from country blues to psychedelic rock and are on prominent display in his masterful guitar playing and songwriting. Anderson’s sophomore release, City of Vines was released in the summer of 2017 to critical acclaim. He toured extensively in support of the record and has shared the stage with such acts as Robert Earl Keene, Honey Honey, Robbie Fulks, Charlie Parr, Amy Helm, and Horse Feathers.

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Field Division & Crystal City
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Field Division & Crystal City

Field Division & Crystal City @ Trumpet Blossom
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Doors at 7:30pm
Music at 8pm
$7 at the door
All ages

Field Division is Evelyn Taylor and Nicholas Frampton. Four years on from the sumptuous dream-folk of their debut EP, 2014’s Reverie State, the Des Moines duo flex all their lung-power on their debut album, Dark Matter Dreams, released on Bella Union (U.K.). Written on the road, where the duo has been living even when not touring, it’s a sweeping album with rock vigour and the spark of deeply held convictions, nurtured in the face of widespread modern disillusionment. Vintage influences include Buckingham Nicks, Led Zeppelin, All Things Must Pass, The Beatles, and the 1960s/1970s Laurel Canyon scene, but make no mistake: this is an album that lives and breathes for today.

Crystal City is fronted by Dave Helmer and Sam Drella. Helmer is a Midwestern singer/songwriter from central Iowa with blue-collar roots. Heavily influenced by Paul Westerberg, Tom Petty, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt, Helmer’s songs are approachable and relatable, touching on themes of love and loss, being good to each other and celebrating life.

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Karen Meat, Younger, Raw Space, & Thrio
Dec
7
8:30 PM20:30

Karen Meat, Younger, Raw Space, & Thrio

Karen Meat presents Karen Meat's XXXMas with Younger, Raw Space, & Thrio at Trumpet Blossom Cafe. Sponsored by Cobra Verde ♥ ♥ 
$10-$20 sliding scale ~ 8PM
A night of tunes & carols from the community! All ticket sales go to Four Oaks & NAMIJC (National Alliance on Mental Illiness of Johnson County) 

$10-$20 sliding scale ~8PM

more details coming soon...

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Raqsat Salaam
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Raqsat Salaam

Kahraman and Salaam return to Trumpet Blossom for an evening of Near Eastern and North African music and dance.

“Raqsat Salaam”
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door
Youth and Students $15
Tickets are available by cash or check at Trumpet Blossom Café 319-248-0077 
Or pay with PayPal to Farida of Kahraman: https://www.paypal.me/FrithaFaridaKahraman
Trumpet Blossom Café is located at 310 E. Prentiss St in Iowa City
Door will open at 6:30 for general seating with show at 7:00 PM
Dinner service available until 9 PM

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Final 2018 iHearIC! Vero Rose Smith, The Demon Possessed, +more!
Dec
1
8:30 PM20:30

Final 2018 iHearIC! Vero Rose Smith, The Demon Possessed, +more!

We're closing out the year at Trumpet Blossom! This month's show features performances by Vero Rose Smith ArtThe Demon PossessedShakesWill Yager, and Anika Kildegaard!

If you miss out on the live show, make sure to tune in to our weekly radio program on KRUI 89.7 FM (almost) every Sunday at 4pm!

If you'd like to contribute to our continued success as a free concert series that pays artists, please consider joining our Patreon: patreon.com/ihearic - patrons get exclusive video content and Justin's undying devotion. 

ihearic.com for all social media, video, and podcast links!

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Feel Free Hi Fi with Sinner Frenz & True Commando
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Feel Free Hi Fi with Sinner Frenz & True Commando

We're psyched to announce this super sweet show coming up soon!
DJs are putting together some killer dance sets
We're working on a special cocktail for the night too 
All-ages, $7, music starts at 9pm
See you here, Iowa City....

https://soundcloud.com/feelfreehifi
https://www.instagram.com/sinnerfrenz/?hl=en
https://soundcloud.com/true-kommando

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Gif from God / Meth / Closet Witch
Nov
13
8:30 PM20:30

Gif from God / Meth / Closet Witch

Gig of the year, right here. All-star lineup. Legendary status. 

.gif from god (RVA)
legendary screamo-violence from Richmond, VA
https://giffromgod.bandcamp.com/album/defragmented-reformatted

meth (IL)
chaotic noise/screamo/grind from Chicago-land
https://methil.bandcamp.com/album/i-love-you

Closet Witch (IA)
THE quintessential Iowa heavy band. Absolute legends
https://closetwitch.bandcamp.com/

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David Nance Group//Douglas Kramer Nye//Peanut Ricky
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

David Nance Group//Douglas Kramer Nye//Peanut Ricky

David Nance Group Live at Trumpet Blossom
wsg Douglas Kramer Nye, Peanut Ricky
Sunday, November 11th, 2018
Doors: 7:00pm
Music: 8:00pm
$8

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David Nance Group
https://davidnance.bandcamp.com/album/peaced-and-slightly-pulverized-2

"David Nance makes music as if he were a member of an endangered species. The Omaha guitarist clings to the most well-worn FM-radio tropes—extended jams, grungy riffs, heroic choruses. He draws on those comforting sounds of the past to make profoundly uncomfortable music for the now.”
– PITCHFORK

“Possibly the best songwriter in the United States that nobody outside DIY tape collectors and his friends has heard.” 
– NOISEY

“This is spastic dance music for rock ‘n’ roll deviants, a jabbing pointer finger at the soullessness of the pixelated present, blown out and blown up like a basement tape.” 
– NPR

"David Nance Group has emerged as one of the more reliably sideways garage rock projects in the underground, cranking out an constant stream of druggy lo-fi guitar jams in many shapes and sizes, always topped off by Nance’s harangued vocals." 
– STEREOGUM


Douglas Kramer Nye
https://douglaskramernye.bandcamp.com/track/judas-prone

Full band no man's land. Have you ever experienced? New LP 'THE END IS NYE' out soon!


Peanut Ricky
https://peanutrickyisabadbadman.bandcamp.com

Peanut Ricky is a bad bad man. A cowboy killer with a kitchen knife, a country goth band that plays funerals and art house soundtracks. Peanut Ricky is going to church and smoking weed in the storage room. Peanut Ricky masturbates to George Bataille. Peanut will not be as good live.

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Foxholes, Pink Neighbor, & Young Charles
Nov
10
8:30 PM20:30

Foxholes, Pink Neighbor, & Young Charles

Pink Neighbor, Foxholes, and Young Charles at Trumpet Blossom
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Doors at 8:30pm
Music at 9pm
$7 at the door
All ages

Pink Neighbor (Grinnell, Iowa)
Lounge Rock 'n' Roll

http://www.pinkneighbor.com
https://www.facebook.com/PinkNeighbor/

Pink Neighbor is a lounge-rock'n'roll group based in Grinnell, IA. Comprised of Midwest artists Katie In (Katie Sin) and Erik Jarvis, their music showcases exceptional songwriting and vocal harmonies.

The result is something both familiar and surprising, as they seamlessly blend their eclectic influences (60s psychedelia, film scores, Tin Pan Alley, baroque, and more) into one friendly sonic neighborhood.

Foxholes (Des Moines, Iowa)
Indie Rock

FoxholesMusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/FoxholesMusic/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5d819Hs9k4ZWGZ26giAT8P
https://soundcloud.com/foxholesdsm
https://twitter.com/foxholesmusic
https://www.instagram.com/FoxholesMusic/
https://www.youtube.com/c/FoxholesMusic

Des Moines indie rock group Foxholes features a propulsive rhythm section, jangling electric guitars, smokey vocals, and a healthy dose of reverb to define the band’s 80’s alt throwback sound. Following the band’s debut full-length ‘Can’t Help Myself,’ their sophomore release delivers more strong hooks and expansive tracks and can be found on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and the like. Foxholes' hard work and catchy indie rock tunes has opened doors to shows alongside national touring acts such as Broncho, Doe Eye, Holy White Hounds and GGOOLLDD in addition to slots at 80/35, Maximum Ames, and Gross Domestic Product music festivals. Currently the 5-piece is touring the Midwest supporting its newly released self-titled LP, booking new shows to support the album, and cranking out new tunes. You can reach out or listen to Foxholes at FoxholesMusic.com.

Ben Barndollar - Drums
Craig Bowers - Guitar
Kyle Folvag - Guitar
Trevor Holt - Vocals + Guitar
Jessica Villegas - Bass + Vocals

Young Charles (Iowa City, Iowa)
Adventurous indie folk rock

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 River Glen Trio w/ Jes & Jakob, Joe Stevens & Megan Bee
Nov
9
9:00 PM21:00

River Glen Trio w/ Jes & Jakob, Joe Stevens & Megan Bee

--- An Evening of Original Folk/Folk-Pop/Americana Music ---

COVER: $8
DOORS: 8:30pm
MUSIC: 9pm-11:30pm

RIVER GLEN TRIO

"His words and vocals are reminiscent of Brett Dennen, from the idealism and social commentary to the balladeer crooning and wide tonal range." - Julien's Journal
www.RiverGlenMusic.com

JES & JAKOB

“This Modern acoustic group pairs a love for traditional genius with innovative instincts. The result is a fresh, cohesive catalog of music distinguished by playful twang, artful arrangements, and tight, thick harmonies." - Northwest Music Scene

www.JesRaymond.com

JOE STEVENS & MEGAN BEE

“There's a yearning, freight-train-hopping, propulsive energy to many of their songs that suggests not only an indie-band road tour, but the road to one's true identity, a destination on a map still being written.” - Huffington Post
www.JoeStevensMusic.com

"Bee’s latest album feels like a drive through the area’s modest hills, sipping well water from a tin dipper to take away the taste of those dusty roads." - No Depression Magazine
www.MeganBeeMusic.com

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Rhythm and Poetry 2: a spoken-word showcase and open mic.
Nov
7
9:00 PM21:00

Rhythm and Poetry 2: a spoken-word showcase and open mic.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhythm-and-poetry-2-a-spoken-word-showcase-and-open-mic-tickets-51575237925

"RHYTHM and POETRY 2: 
a spoken-word showcase and open mic."

Doors: 8pm (arrive early to sign the open mic list! Artists/musicians must purchase ticket.)

Showtime: 8:59pm sharp!

Admission: $5 in advance (Eventbrite only.)
$10 at the door.

hosted by: University of Iowa, School of Music's professor of Hip-Hop, Brandon Alexander Williams!

featured acts of the night: Stark (of H.U.E.Y.),
The Law (of H.U.E.Y.),
and Mani Jurdan (of H.U.E.Y.)

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FMWT #16: Paul Metzger // John Saint Pelvyn
Nov
2
9:00 PM21:00

FMWT #16: Paul Metzger // John Saint Pelvyn

PAUL METZGER
A master on a self-built 23 string banjo, Paul Metzger's Idiosyncratic & deeply original long form improvisations bring to mind American primitive guitar, the sarod of Hindustani music, or the Chinese Erhu. But fundamentally his music grows from a deep commitment to exploring every possible expressive sound that can be extracted from his instrument. His 'home-made' aesthetic has drawn comparisons to DIY mavericks like Charlie Nothing or Eugene Chadbourne with his electric rake, but the depth of Metzger's explorations led David Keenan to assert in Wire magazine that Metzger "reveal(s) the true meaning of virtuosity." A key voice in the world of avant-garde & experimental folk, he creates a music evocative of some magical forgotten age, but is simultaneously deeply rooted in the eternal present when fingers touch strings.

"…Metzger’s banjo and guitar contain multitudes. Suspended between past and future, honouring the tradition while hijacking it, listening for its voice while revelling in its inarticulacies; this is how the thing sings. And the song, in the obsessive extensions of Metzger’s instruments, truly has no ending." - The Wire.



JOHN SAINT PELVYN
Guitarist, thereminist, singer, and player of some species of dismantled electrified folk, John Saint Pelvyn is a musical enigma of the best kind. At the root of his playing is something akin to traditional stride, but rich with quivering whammy bar wobble and shimmering feedback. He often plays the tailfin strings of his archtop like one would play harmonics, or retunes seamlessly mid-stream to create a shifting temperament across the length of a piece. An affinity for the likes of John Fahey and Loren Mazzacane-Connors can be heard here, but the comparisons quickly fall away as one takes in this ambidextrous musical sensibility. He will sing otherworldly vocal duets with his theremin while simultaneously accompanying himself fingerpicking, or will throw modulated feedback tones across otherwise inviting harmonic landscapes based on blues & folk motifs, overshadowing them with clouds of squelch that loom like an approaching post-noise squall, but that ultimately swell and punctuate more like the tone clusters of Henry Cowell or the lyrical saxophone of Frank Lowe.

“When wandering the stage singing into the F-holes of his electric arch top bringing forth arpeggios of feedback, or waving the neck of his guitar in the vicinity of a howling theremin, indeed, he seems to be playing the very air itself.” - Electro Motive Records

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FMWT #15: Escape-ism (Ian Svenonius)
Oct
29
9:00 PM21:00

FMWT #15: Escape-ism (Ian Svenonius)

Introduction to Escape-ism shouldn’t only be reviewed in the music press but in the “world affairs” column of a conspiracy-minded newspaper, on a hot-rod review TV show, or possibly at an important conference by a renowned astrophysicist. It’s that important!

Why? Because it’s the first “solo” record by Ian Svenonius—of groups The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang, The Nation of Ulysses, XYZ, Weird War, etc. and author of underground bestsellers such as The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group, and Censorship Now!!—and as such, it’s profound, prophetic, perverse, and poetic… It’s introverted glitter, violence against the state, obsessive desire; it stomps on convention, shreds constitutions, clobbers pre-conceived notions of what a record can be.

Yes, that’s right: a single-person performance by I.F. Svenonius—recognized by Performer Magazine as the “greatest performer on the planet”—Introduction to Escape-ism is a bite into a one-banana bunch.

A drum box, a guitar, a cassette player, and a single slobbering, sinful voice singing out…for a way out. Live, it’s a new paradigm of performance: raw, gestural, idiotic, sublime, revolutionary, poetic, faux naïf, unknowing, a drainage pipe that leads to who knows where.

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FMWT #14: Forest Management w/ The Christine Burke Ensemble
Oct
27
9:00 PM21:00

FMWT #14: Forest Management w/ The Christine Burke Ensemble

******R E S C H E D U L E****** (from 6/2)

Forest Management:
"John’s material tends toward longform drones that accrue stardust as they stretch out to fill space. The sound is comparable to some French and German composers of the early 1970s, but his take is a bit more different than anything that comes easily to mind." - Wire Magazine

Forest Management is John Daniel (b.1989 in Hemet, CA), an American musician currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois. The project began in 2011 in Daniel’s hometown of Westlake, Ohio

“A venue doesn’t have to be just a room. It can be an extension of the musician and his or her craft. Case in point: Forest Management, the ambient/drone project of Cleveland musician John Daniel. In any other setting, Daniel’s music would be enjoyable, a lush and intricate mix of slow-swelling synths and found sounds that eventually reach levels of movement bordering on actual life. In this venue, a rustic community center that’s easily 100 years old, it became grand and theatrical, filling the 200-person auditorium with an ethereal hum. Even amid an audience of a couple dozen, paltry numbers for the space, it was hard to not feel moved and part of something bigger than you. For someone just getting into the realm of ambient, Forest Management’s set was a powerful display of the genre’s universality.“ - Chris Coplan, Senior Staff Writer, Consequence of Sound (POP Montreal 2014)

The Christine Burke Ensemble:
The Christine Burke Ensemble is a group of musicians from the Iowa City area who compose and perform experimental, improvisatory music. Members also perform with Wombat, JCjp and the University of Iowa Center for New Music, and have written works for the JACK Quartet, Alarm Will Sound and the United States Air Force Band, among others.

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Halloween Cover Band Benefit Show at Trumpet Blossom
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Halloween Cover Band Benefit Show at Trumpet Blossom

Awesome bands covering awesome bands for the benefit of the Rape Victim Advocacy Program!

Featuring:
Piss Exorcist as Creedence Clearwater Revival
Starry Nights as KISS
TIRE FIRE as AJJ (JL & Ian of Zuul)
Punx Play Nirvana (Gabe, Joe M, Kyle M)
HITTER (Chicago rock ft. Adam "Lucky" Luksetich)

Also there will be a costume contest and the vegan jello slurps will be making a return!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doors at 8, music at 8:30, bar open til 1:30am!!!
$7 suggested donation to RVAP
All ages

If you can't make it to the show you can still donate to RVAP -
https://rvap.uiowa.edu/support/

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Thrifty Bitch Presents: Spooky Sounds & Flea Market
Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

Thrifty Bitch Presents: Spooky Sounds & Flea Market

🔮 Spooky Sounds n Flea will be bringing you all that your baddest dreams desire. Come shop some of the most vicious vintage + haunting handmade the Midwest has to offer 🔮

Vendors: 
• Thrifty Bitch (DSM) 
• Good Style Shop (Madison) 
• Kid Sheets Vintage (Madison) 
• Hot Puppy Shop (DSM) 
• Moon Moods (DSM) 
• Nightmare Imagery (Iowa City) 
• Samuel Benson (Iowa City) 
• K8E Official (Iowa City) 
• Bathroom Art By John Huffman (DSM) 
• Karen Meat’s Handmade Good’s (Iowa City) 
• Sarah Dirks (Iowa City) 

The flea will run from 5 PM til 9 PM. 
Then the spooky sounds shall commence.  

Doors 9 PM • Show 9:30 
Cult Of Volac from Iowa City 
Night Stories from Des Moines 
And then DJ Skyhawk will be closing the gig out with a killer dance party! 
$7 • all ages 

Come buy some cool stuff and hear some cool tunes all while supporting local artists! 

P.S. costumes are encouraged cuz duhhh it’s halloween 

👻🎃🕸🕷

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Aseethe, New Standards Men, & Bob Bucko JR
Oct
19
8:30 PM20:30

Aseethe, New Standards Men, & Bob Bucko JR

Three Band Cage Match at a Vegan restaurant on a Friday in Iowa City. What could go wrong.

Aseethe: Iowa City doom merchants + all around swell dudes. Edibles friendly.
http://www.thrilljockey.com/artists/aseethe

New Standards Men: Denver noise/post whatever/metal band. Some drunk dude said we sound like Flipper meets My Bloody Valentine. We’ll go with that. PCP friendly.
https://newstandardsmen.bandcamp.com/album/people-wonder

Bob Bucko Jr: Iowa’s favorite sonic traveler touches down for a night to share a bit of that soul he is known for. Hugs friendly.
https://bobbuckojr.bandcamp.com/

Doors @ 9, show @ 9:30
$7. All ages.

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FMWT #13: Charalambides
Oct
18
9:00 PM21:00

FMWT #13: Charalambides

Charalambides founders Tom & Christina Carter create a vision of iconoclastic music as transformative force. Touching on the outer limits of acid folk, psych rock, and improvisation, their sound remains uniquely personal & consistent.

Since 1991, Charalambides has released many recordings on labels like Siltbreeze, kranky & Wholly Other. A self-titled 2LP is forthcoming on Drawing Room in 2018

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Oct
17
8:30 PM20:30

Rhythm and Poetry: a spoken word showcase and open mic.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhythm-and-poetry-a-spoken-word-showcase-and-open-mic-tickets-50987173007

"RHYTHM and POETRY: 
a spoken-word showcase and open mic."

Doors: 8pm (arrive early to sign the open mic list! Artists/musicians must purchase ticket.)

Showtime: 8:59pm sharp!

Admission: $5 in advance (Eventbrite only.)
$10 at the door.

hosted by: University of Iowa, School of Music's professor of Hip-Hop, Brandon Alexander Williams!

featured acts of the night: Stark (of H.U.E.Y.),
The Law (of H.U.E.Y.),
and Mani Jurdan (of H.U.E.Y.)

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Bike, YOGA, Brunch
Oct
14
8:30 AM08:30

Bike, YOGA, Brunch

The plan is to meet at 8:30 am in the World of Bikes parking lot. If you plan to drive, I recommend that you park in the Big Grove Lot and bike to World of Bikes. If you aren't too far from World of Bikes just bike there! We will plan to leave from the World of Bikes Parking lot to the Grey Area grounds at 9AM sharp! The ride is approximately 11 miles. As mentioned before it is a very friendly route. We will go out on Gilbert, past Terry Trueblood and make a left at the 4 way stop ( 520th Street) we will continue to Utah and make a Right. Our place in on the corner of Utah and 540th. There is 1 mile of gravel on Utah. It is no big deal. We will be riding as a group with a leader and a sweeper to make sure no one is left behind and everyone gets to the destination safely :) The ride will take approximately 1 hour. When we arrive we will have some light snacks / drinks available as well as some coffee from Wake Up Iowa.

The Yoga Session with Sarah from Breathing Room Yoga will start at 10:30 and will last approximately 1 hour.

After the session, we will ride back on the same route which should take another hour putting us at Trumpet Blossom Cafe for a lovely Vegan Brunch around 1:00. 

You do NOT have to bike , but we encourage you to do so. The ride is pretty dang flat and you can go at your own pace :) There are 2 choices on the pay link - one is for just bike and yoga and the other is for bike yoga and brunch :) Pay here:
http://www.breathingroomyoga.net/new-products/

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A Different Sky - Release & Reading
Oct
11
9:00 PM21:00

A Different Sky - Release & Reading

"A PSYCHOGEOGRAPHICAL OCCULT DETECTIVE STORY! A LOVECRAFTIAN COMING-OF-AGE TALE! A REVEALED MYTHOLOGY OF IOWA CITY! THE HIDDEN MEANING OF THE HAWKZ LOGO!"

Greetings, everybody! Very excited to invite you to the release and reading of my new comic book, A Different Sky. It's a 50-page tale, set entirely in Iowa City. Except for the parts that take place in the Void, Hyperspace, and deranged spiritual visions. But those are kind of in Iowa City, too.  

The show will be a full reading of the comic. Pages will be projected onto a big screen. Musical soundtrack will play. I'll have a microphone, saying all kinds of things. The presentation will last about an hour.

Afterwards, copies of A Different Sky will be available to purchase, if you so please. Also on deck that night will be previous comic book releases, Long Gone Comix #1 + #2 and A Frog Smile.

Doors are at 9pm. Show will start 9:30pm.
Free admission.  
Hope to see ya there!

P.S. check the comments for the flyer and a sneak-peak trailer

P.P.S. - comic will be available to order from afar at https://longgonecomix.storenvy.com a day or two after the reading ✌️

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FMWT #12: Glenn Jones (Thrill Jockey) w/ Black Stork
Oct
5
8:30 PM20:30

FMWT #12: Glenn Jones (Thrill Jockey) w/ Black Stork

Glenn Jones
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 the guitar 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


Black Stork
Black Stork is a solo project of the Spanish composer and performer Carlos Cotallo Solares. It combines elements of metal, math rock, and hardcore punk and reinterprets them through the acoustic guitar. Cotallo Solares’ compositions have been performed in new music festivals in Germany, Spain, Finland, Poland, and the US, by ensembles like the JACK Quartet, POING, handwerk, and Ensemble Chronophonie. As a performer, he has collaborated with Ensemble Alarm and Ensemble Container, and was a member of the rock bands El Mamut and Pato Grande. Currently, he is finishing a PhD in composition at the University of Iowa and is one of the organizers of the concert series iHearIC. He performs regularly with the free improvisation band Wombat.

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Googleplexia, Samuel Locke Ward, & Douglas Kramer Nye
Sep
28
8:30 PM20:30

Googleplexia, Samuel Locke Ward, & Douglas Kramer Nye

It's the Googolplexia debut at Trumpet Blossom Café! After playing the finest venues known to Iowa City, it's time for this, the crowning achievement. I'm taking my new car on a brief tour mostly in Iowa. Thus, the Googolplexia CRASH TEST DUMBASS Tour. Let's test this thing's mettle AND metal.

http://Googolplexia.BandCamp.com

Also appearing live! My oldest IC pal (I mean I've known him longer than anyone else I know in Iowa City, not that he's actually the oldest of all the people I know in Iowa City. But that might be true too!), Samuel Locke Ward!

http://SamuelLockeWard.BandCamp.com

And Douglas Kramer Nye, the only other act (besides Googz I mean) I've ever known to do the HAVE GUN--WILL TRAVEL theme song, "The Ballad Of Paladin":

http://DouglasKramerNye.BandCamp.com

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FMWT #11: Bill MacKay (Drag City) w/ Vero Rose Smith
Sep
27
8:30 PM20:30

FMWT #11: Bill MacKay (Drag City) w/ Vero Rose Smith

Bill MacKay
Bill MacKay is a Chicago based guitarist-composer-improviser. He has energized experimental folk, rock, and avant-garde scenes with his radiant songs, and creative and unpredictable approach to the guitar.
Bill MacKay's blissful harmonic control and just-outside-the-box guitar mastery are one with his compelling songwriting. 
His creative voyage and imaginative influences are fully displayed on his Drag City debut, Esker, and his live performances are unmatched. 
MacKay cut his teeth in various bands and projects spanning genres across the U.S., and has created an extensive body of original work, while energizing the folk, avant-garde and experimental diaspora.

Vero Rose Smith
Vero Rose Smith is an artist, curator, an educator based in Iowa City, Iowa. Her musical 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. In performance, she seeks to assemble impromptu ensembles and improvised compositions collaboratively in real time.


Vol.3, 11th edition:
Bill MacKay
w/ special guest: Vero Rose Smith
Thursday, September 27th 9pm
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
$8 or open to patrons

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Annalibera, Sinner Frenz, Squirrel Flower
Sep
22
8:30 PM20:30

Annalibera, Sinner Frenz, Squirrel Flower

Sinner Frenz - Sinner Frenz are Luke Tweedy and Brendan Lee Spengler, who previously played together in the underground supergroup ft(The Shadow Government). Since then, Tweedy has cultivated Flat Black Studios in Lone Tree, Iowa and Spengler has continued to perform in various acts including Viva L’American Death Ray Music. Together, they have collected a pile of modular synthesizers and an evolving sound system that they use for their act. Sinner Frenz is equal parts beats and melody, electronic music for people that listen to rock music, and hi-fi dance music for noise punks.

Annalibera - inconsistent pop out of Des Moines - annaliberamusic.com

Squirrel Flower - prairie pop from Grinnell/Boston - 

8:30pm // $7 // all ages

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American Cream with AJ Worden
Sep
21
8:30 PM20:30

American Cream with AJ Worden

Please join me for the release of my new record, "Slouching Towards Tomorrow" which will be available to purchase on cassette tape. I will be be joined by one of my favorite bands I have played with, Minneapolis' American Cream. Me and my band members will also be spinning records throughout the night. Doors will be at 9pm and show will begin at 9:30. Entry fee is $7. 

Anthony Worden and the Illiterati
//Anthony Worden has cut his teeth in the Iowa City the past two years. His advocacy for DIY show spaces in town has led him to perform alongside various inflections of rock and roll, from the psychedelic to singer-songwriters. He’s allowed these influences to shape the trajectory of his newest full-length release, “Slouching Towards Tomorrow”, forthcoming September 21, 2018. Recorded at Flat Black Studios, Worden’s sophomore album expands the soundscapes from the structures of his debut. 

Where “Ideal Conceptions of the Beautiful and Good” was composed with a finger on the pulse of canonical and indie rock, Worden’s sequel gives us that same delicate swagger but enveloped in textures both angular and capacious. Easily compared to the syncopated colloquialisms of Lou Reed, Worden showcases a range that coalesces with his atmospherics. “Slouching Towards Tomorrow” kicks off with buoyant flares, then washing adrift towards where our “innocence is drowned”--a truly Yeatsian destination. The revolution begins with love, empathy and togetherness

American Cream (MPLS)
//"Anyone can listen and listening is the key to having a conversation. Jazz was always for the punks" Nathan Nelson (fmrly of STNNG) heads the illustrious Minneapolis configuration, American Cream. With an ever changing line-up as well as musical inspiration, every show that Nathan and the group puts on provides the listener with a truly unique experience. I am more than happy to have the band back to Iowa City.  

Doors 9/Show 9:30/Entry $7

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