the villin mix features music from artists playing shows around Iowa, in addition to the best new music from the state’s local and homegrown talent. Here’s what’s on tap for this edition, covering October 2 – October 8, 2023. (Cover photo: Devendra Banhart.)
Devendra Banhart “Now That I Know”
Devendra Banhart will be performing Tuesday, October 3 at The Englert Theatre in Iowa City, with Rogov supporting.
Kate Bollinger “Yards / Gardens”
Track Zero is The Englert’s new concert series that presents burgeoning, diverse, and boundary-pushing artists in Iowa City. Kate Bollinger will be performing Tuesday, October 3 at Gabe’s as part of the series, with Sam Burton and 24thankyou supporting.
Lady Revel “Mood Music”
Extravision “Born Born Born”
“Born Born Born” is from Extravision’s Temporary Fountain album.
We Are The Willows “When My Light Goes Out”
We Are The Willows will be playing CSPS Hall Saturday, October 7 in Cedar Rapids.
Rittz feat. Mike Posner & B.o.B “In My Zone”
$eller Boiz “Unreal”
Rittz will be performing Tuesday, October 3 at Lefty’s in Des Moines, with Jehry Robinson, Noble Poets, Night Bees & $ellar Boiz supporting. This show has been postponed due to illness.
Aubs. & Dirt Nasty Beats “Cascade Garden Freestyle.”
Julixn Leone & Ky Recklezz “I Tried”
Rob Wayne “A Song to Myself”
Carousel Studios Presents Pure Noise 2, which will take place Saturday, October 7 at Wooly’s in Des Moines, featuring Alex Arthur, Lady Revel, Juliano Dock, Kernald, Kashii, 666Shrimp, Rob Wayne, and Julixn Leone, with sounds by Dirt Nasty Beats.
Young Hawk IA “Treatment”
Haploid “Abject Object”
Haploid will be opening for Djunah Wednesday, October 4 at xBk Live in Des Moines.
Sepultura “Stronger Than Hate”
Green Death “Desmodus”
Max and Igor Cavalera will be performing Thursday, October 5 at Wooly’s in Des Moines. Founding members of seminal thrash band Sepultura, the brothers Cavalera will be performing music from the band’s Beneath the Remains and Arise albums. Exhumed, Incite, and Green Death will also be performing in support.
Display Case is the first track from the band’s forthcoming EP titled The Last Generation. Vocalist Jordan Essy calls the song a “hard, fast, and angsty anthem,” borne out of a new recording space and renewed collaborative spirit. Read more about it in a Q&A with the band.
Allegra Hernandez “Dumpster Fire on Douglas”
Iowa Public Radio Studio One Presents All Access Live! featuring Allegra Hernandez, which goes down Thursday, October 5 at xBk Live in Des Moines.
Riff Worm & The Heist “Wind Blow”
“Wind Blow” is from Stoned Roller, the new album by Riff Worm & The Heist.
Tough Ghost “Western No. 1”
Tough Ghost are performing Friday, October 6 at xBk Live in Des Moines, with Hemann & the Hulks, and Sleepyhead also performing.
Elsewhere, here are some recent links featuring articles, reviews, shows, and other music coverage from around the state:
Matthew Terry reviewed (and shot photos of) Dayseeker at The Capitol Theatre in Davenport for The Echo, marking the first event in the space in over a decade.
Kent Williams reviewed Nevāda Nevada’s Past Life for Little Village.
Natalie Nye interviewed the Avey Grouws Band for Little Village.
Joshua Barone detailed the rebirth of Arthur Russell’s City Park for the New York Times.