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…read more
photos by Jason M.Larson (mostly lol) Due to dangerous amounts of fun, images may seem fuzzy and backwards in order. View at your own risk. Plus my shutter kept not wanting to open all the way.
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
Over this past weekend the now Minneapolis based band Dead Larry returned to Iowa City for a pair of shows. The weekend started off with them playing at the Friday Night Concert series in the ped mall. Playing outside in front of crowds who normally may not be seeing them play live. The performance is…read more
Ain’t no party like an Iowa City Rock Party at Gabe’s. Good times were had on the first Friday of the University of Iowa School year as students, townies, rock fans, and regular Joe’s, but all fans of rock n roll, came out to party. A drunken marching band even came in to play. As…read more
After winning the annual Iowa City Yacht Club battle of the bands in September of 2012, Zeta June used their hard earned studio time to hammer out ten original tracks with long time Iowa City expert engineer John Svec (Earthtone studio). Resulting in a multi-hued, scintillating body of work that deftly navigates through numerous tone,…read more