the villin mix is a weekly updating featuring 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 9 – October 15, 2023. (Cover photo: Kurt Vile)
Moon Medallion “Enter the Void”
Moon Medallion will be playing Tuesday, October 10 at Gabe’s in Iowa City, with Moscow Puzzles and Next to Midnight in support.
Moscow Puzzles “Radix”
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets “Hymn for a Droid”
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets will be playing Friday, October 13 at Wooly’s in Des Moines, with Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band supporting.
Kurt Vile “KV Crimes”
Infinite Dream is multidisciplinary festival taking place in Iowa City from October 11 to 21, exploring “the complex fabric of the American Story — our grand accomplishments, disruptive failures, and remarkable potential for excellence. Events will feature performances, presentations, and discussions from artists and thinkers from around the world as well as students, faculty, and staff from the University of Iowa.” As part of the festival, Kurt Vile will be participating in an afternoon discussion titled “Storytelling Across the Arts” with Lonnie Holley Saturday, October 14 at the Old Capitol Museum (Senate Chamber). Then later that evening, he will be performing with the Violators at the Hancher’s Hadley Stage, with Lonnie Holley and the ensemble Mourning [A] BLKstar supporting.
Ian Landuyt “Emotionless Desert”
Elsewhere, here’s the weekly media digest featuring recent articles, interviews, reviews, and other music coverage from around the state:
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.
Zhenya Loughney interviewed Aaron Longoria of Early Girl for The Daily Iowan.
Feed Me Weird Things’ FEaST 2023 goes down at the James and Englert in November. In advance of the series, Kembrew McLeod spoke to organizer Chris Wiersema and performer Kalia Vandever for Little Village.
Sean Leary interviewed Quad-Cities psychobilly band Zed for The Echo, discussing their new album titled Wrecking Machine.
This past week’s Iowa Basement Tapes with Kristian Day featured an interview with Night Stories (Greg Wheeler and Phil Young), plus music from Glass Ox, Druids, Odd Pets and more. Listen and subscribe via Apple and Spotify.