Iowa Rock: October 2023

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The Iowa Rock playlist features rock from Iowa including indie, pop, folk, roots, blues, and more. Pictured: Kelly Pardekooper.

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Sean Tyler “Drive Me Home”

“Drive Me Home” is the lead track from Sean Tyler’s NOR THERE EP, which he says stands at a crossroads, bearing sonic inspiration from Link Wray while leaning thematically toward the abstract. Read more about the track here.

Lady Revel “Mood Music”

Nick Wilkins feat. Adonai Melodias, Scott Griffin, Ethan Traugh & JUJU! “You Help Me Breathe”

Maaaze “Wisdom Tooth”

Lou Sherry “Friendly Advisors”

Jad Fair & Samuel Locke Ward “Invaders from Mars”

Following this summer’s Purple Pie Plow collaboration with Mike Watt, Sam Locke Ward has returned alongside Jad Fair of Half Japanese with Destroy All Monsters (which follows Happy Hearts, which the pair released in February). For more on Ward, read this article from Kembrew McLeod for Little Village titled, “Meet Sam Locke Ward, Iowa City’s pop music MacGyver.”

Extravision “Born Born Born”

River Glen “we are here”

River Glen Breitbach shared some words on the development of As Above, So Below for IPR Music, emphasizing the concept of doing less with more.

Dan Tedesco “You Want Me to Stay (But I Have to Go)”

Kelly Pardekooper “Mr. Middle”

William Elliott Whitmore “Adaptation and Survival”

Michael Moncada & Whiskey High “Fuck Him”

Brittany Sword “Johnny”

Cameron Neal & Connor Neal “Take Me to the Sky”

Riff Worm & The Heist “Wind Blow”

Near Misses “Backside”

Jake Stack “Drive”

Grace Vance interviewed Jake Stack for KCRG.

Night Bees “She Sits & Waits”

Hot Kunch “Struggy Bus”

Worst Impressions “Oceans”

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