Album Debut: Annalibera EP

Yesterday, Des Moines’ sweetheart Annalibera released their debut album. Three songs featuring Ryan Stier of The River Monks and Chris Marshall/Phil Young of TIRES make-up the EP: “Clouds,” “Vermillion,” and “Battle World.” (My favorite: “Battle World.”) A semi-new group to … Continue reading

Album Review: “Make Way” by Rusty Maples

Rusty Maples could’ve easily fallen into that black hole classification of “indie rock.” But they didn’t. Instead, they take a  massive mix of indie sounds to create their own steez–including everything from poppy lyrics and classical cello solos (seriously) to … Continue reading

New Single from Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos

Local fave Dustin Smith & The Sunday Silos dropped a new single today. “Let’s Ride It” from their upcoming album Northerner is funky, sexy, and totally catchy. Lead singer Dustin is backed by powerhouse singer Paige Harpin and a great group of … Continue reading

Poison Control Center Track Debut

We posted a while back about the Iowa City Song Project. Good news: The album is available and the release party is coming up on November 2! We have the honor of debuting Poison Control Center’s track for the album, … Continue reading

Q&A with The Olympics

The Olympics (band, not the event) is a five-piece group hailing from Iowa City consisting of Jeff Roalson, 22, (lead vocals/guitar); Dan Roalson, 20, (bass); Trevor Polk, 20, (Keys, Synths); Noel Nissen, 20, (Drums); and Lucas Adolphson, 21, (lead guitar/vocals). And … Continue reading

Iowa City Song Project

The Englert Theatre, a downtown Iowa City legend, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year! To commemorate a century of amazing live music, they’ve commissioned 31 musicians and bands to write and record songs inspired by experiences in Iowa City. These … Continue reading

Parlours CD Release Party Review

This past weekend was filled with with local music must-sees, one of them being Parlours’ CD Release Party at Wooly’s this past Friday. If you missed it, let me get you back up to speed. Parlours put on a CD … Continue reading