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Iowa City Music Scene Showcase #1

Don’t miss our very first local music showcase!!  Pictures and video to come.  See you January 18th in Iowa City at Gabes and Yacht Club!!              

Catfish Keith plays the Mill Saturday, Dec. 28th, 8pm

If you haven’t seen heard Catfish Keith play, odds are good you haven’t seen anyone like him.  The shorthand for what he plays is  acoustic blues, but you’ll hear hokum, Caribbean and Hawaiian influences as well.  He’s toured overseas 41 times, and is just back from 2 1/2 months in Denmark, Ireland, N. Ireland, and the […]

Crystal City. Sunday. Gabes. Free. Early.

Bands come and bands go in a college town.  Crystal City moved here about 15 months ago from Marshalltown and set about transforming themselves from an acoustic duo to and electric band, rehearsing, recording, woodshedding. Sam Drella and Dave Helmer got together about four years ago, developing a following in central Iowa and restoring Dave’s […]

An Interview w/ AJ of Das Thunderfoot

Das Thunderfoot Debut album: Pudding Popper – 13 songs ahellofalotta Rock. Release Date: November 23rd Who is in Das Thunderfoot? Alfred Mannix, Nate Soukup, and Me (AJ Wessling).  Not Wesley.  There was a family of Wesleys back in my hometown and people always got me confused.  Damnit I’m not a Wesley. When did you start […]

Harmony Holler

Stretch your comfort zone Saturday at Uptown Bill’s 7-9 with Harmony Holler.  Mountain music is one of the styles Bill Monroe synthesized into bluegrass 70 years ago.  You’ll hear high energy, four part harmonies, and songs about food, animals and drugs.  Check them out on Facebook. –John Hiett

Mother Blues–from the Local Music Project

Sure, they opened for Led Zeppelin, but that was only one night in Mother Blues’s long career.  Ringleader Patrick Hazell wrote the best summary of the the band’s history.   These guys rocked hard.  Hazell, a great pianist and harp player, has an ideal voice for shouting blues and a ton of soul. He’s in […]


Iowa Power Rock Trio Das Thunderfoot has just uploaded a preview of their upcoming album, Pudding Popper, on their website

Joe Scarpellino, bass player and battery of Dead Larry, answers a few questions in anticipation of Friday’s epic show at Gabe’s with Twin City jam monsters Wookiefoot. Dead Larry’s been together nine years now, which is quite a feat. How do you guys do it? To be honest – I’m not entirely sure. We’ve gone through […]

Homecoming Weekend Brings Euforquestra Back

Oboyoboyoboy They’ve been one of Iowa City’s most successful bands.  They’ve mentored others, they throw the party of the year,  and they seem to be genuinely nice guys.   Ex-pats and current Colorado residents Euforquestra return to Gabe’s Friday night, part of a midwest tour.   The Chicago Farmer and Muscatine’s CHEEFS open.   Guitar slinger/facemelter Mike […]

Artist Review – Mike Finders

Free from the Local Music Project Mike Finders from Marshalltown moved to Dubuque around 1990 and met Galena’s Amy Stott.  They formed a band, Fingers, recorded a record (best of luck finding THAT one*), and moved to Iowa City.  Talk about immediate validation.  Bluegrass godfather Al Murphy began performing with them.  Mill owner Keith Dempster […]