7:00 PM19:00

Gabe's - Iowa City, IA

A really large event @ Gabe's that not all the names fit in the event space. Here's the deal:

gobbinjr is coming all the way from NYC! Witmer’s songs over the last few years have largely worked in this way, weaving together intimate emotional landscapes and goofy jokes using vulnerability as a sort of “armor,” as she puts it, against the weight of the world.
You can listen to their album here:

Derrick C. Brown is a novelist, comedian, poet, and storyteller. He is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne and is the owner and president of Write Bloody Publishing, which Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent poetry presses in the country.” Brown is known for being an innovator in curating unique and creative poetry adventures like the Double Decker Poetry Bus Party and poetry shows at sea for Poetry Cruise. Brown performed his poetry on The Tonight show with Jay Leno, as well as for the Best American Contemporary Poetry Concert series,The Drums Inside Your Chest. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words.” He lives in Los Angeles, California.

along with these acts are
La Guerre

with local support from:
Jack Lion
Karen Meat
Caleb "The Negro Artist" Rainey

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7:30 PM19:30


Join us for a free show from two of DMSC’s favorite groups, Jack Lion and MarKaus - featuring live visuals in the Kum and Go Theater.

Jack Lion
Jack Lion’s members unearth the early ’00s interest in connections between jazz and electronic music and refashion it for the current era. Striking a balance between jazz composition, down-tempo break-beats, and hazy atmospherics they have made their mark as one of Iowa City’s headiest and most adventurous bands.

"Hip-Hop is the language of the people, the voice of your soul. Anyone breathing should take it in naturally. “
When Media Fresh took the stage at Wooly’s at the DMMC’s GDP Music festival last year they made serious waves. With an under-represented hip-hop scene in Des Moines, the young hip-hop collective stood out, but none more so than its founder MarKaus.
Since then the 25-year-old MC has been hard at work on his solo debut “White Man's Burden,” which was released July 4th. Over the past year MarKaus worked with a handful of producers and recorded nearly 100 songs before settling on the 18 tracks that made it on the album. It sounds like an impossible feat, but to MarKaus it’s a natural part of his process. He’s always writing and records regularly. It helps that he has a steady stream of producers and friends sending him beats to work with.

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