Tag Archives: Iowa City

Iowa Hawkeyes Named No. 1 Party School in America

As the adage goes, if you work hard enough at something success will follow – even if that something is partying. In Iowa City, Iowa, happy hour is a prospect that is taken very seriously, and for that reason Princeton … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

OK the Iowa City trip took a bit longer to complete than originally intended. My venture north summed up how the entire journey would ensue – ragged, but full of glory. I left New Orleans at 7:00 AM, with the … Continue reading

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Worth A Mill

Popping into the Mill for some happy hour relief is a familiar experience. Push through the battered wooden saloon doors and life slows appreciably. The cars outside continue to hustle up and down Burlington Street, but that has little bearing … Continue reading

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Life After Death for William Elliott Whitmore

It only takes a brief visit with Iowa singer-songwriter, William Elliott Whitmore, to understand he’s one of those people just born old. Rustic and worn, like an aging barn that’s seen too many winters, this tattered soul perseveres by singing … Continue reading

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David Zollo: Musician for Hire

Iowa City – It’s two hours before showtime. The band is just setting up. The sound system could use help; the crackle of distortion pierces the relative silence inside the Mill as the buzzing wait staff preps the back bar … Continue reading

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Where Every Day is Bloom’s Day

Capitalizing on the convenience and speed of the Internet, musician and producer Patrick Bloom manages his cooperative music label from his kitchen, usually in the middle of the night. Iowa City – Patrick Bloom puts a new spin on working … Continue reading

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The Creek is Rising – Mission Creek:Midwest Turns 4

Iowa City – Bartender here is my $50 – hook me up with a festival pass and a pint of Fat Tire. That statement is one organizers of the Mission Creek Music Festival anticipate hearing often over the next two … Continue reading

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