Ames, City with Worst Music Scene and 2nd Most Hipsters, Now Rising in List...

The city and Chamber of Commerce rarely miss an opportunity to tout Ames' inclusion on national best-cities lists, no matter how dubious the methodology...
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Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool (XL) Review

The new Radiohead album came out today, after a long gap (King of Limbs, their last album, came out in 2011) and some...

In Memory of Prince, 1958-2016

We’re only a third of the way into 2016, and have seen the deaths of what feels like a higher number than normal of...
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The Last Shadow Puppets: Everything You’ve Come to Expect (Domino) Review

Eight years ago a side project album sort of came out of nowhere, a debut by The Last Shadow Puppets titled The Age of...

An Iowan’s View on Hollywood Exclusion

The countdown to this year’s Academy Awards was fraught with controversy over a lack of racial diversity in the acting nominees. Other major award...

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: A Man Alive (Ribbon) Review

If you follow the career of Thao Nguyen, then you have restless ears. Through a string of albums as a solo artist, with her band...

Yoko Ono: Yes, I’m a Witch Too (Manimal) Review

For being 83 years old, Yoko Ono hasn’t exactly been slowing down. In the last six years alone, she’s released tons of new music,...

Modern Jazz and the Butterfly Effect

David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti said that, while recording Bowie’s last album, Blackstar (read our review here), they were listening to Kendrick Lamar’s To...
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Ten Great Daytrotter Sessions by Iowa Artists

It may sound obvious but it really does need to be said: Iowa isn’t just on the way to a place; it’s a place. The...

An Artful Death: David Bowie’s Blackstar

David Bowie was creating art up until the moment he died, and you could make a solid argument that he’s continued past that.  It...