the villin mix is a weekly update featuring music from artists playing shows around Iowa, in addition to some of the best new music from the state’s local and homegrown talent. Here’s what’s on tap for this edition, covering October 23 – October 29, 2023. (Cover photo: Alanna Royale)
Traffic Death “Repeat Offender”
Night Stories, Traffic Death & Electric Assault will be performing Saturday, October 28 at xBk Live in Des Moines.
Pickpocket “Damn You, Villains!”
Pickpocket, Middling & MUTT I.A. are performing Wednesday, October 25 at House of Wax in Marshalltown.
Death Kill Overdrive “Bunny Song”
Halloween at the Vault will go down Saturday, October 28 in West Liberty, featuring Shining Realm, Ion,
Death Kill Overdrive Cactus 5, Early Girl, and Lou Sherry, with visuals from Seeing Circles.
The Rumours “I Love Playin’ with Fire”
Chaos for a Cause is taking place Saturday, October 28 at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo, featuring performances by the Rumors, Grave Corps, Non Grata, Dark Agenda, 8FOUNDEAD, and Amuck, benefiting the Iowa Giving Crew. Octopus is hosting a Halloween Spectacular after show in Cedar Falls with Mr. Softheart performing as the Cramps and Art Monk as the Stooges.
Grave Corps “The Long Night”
Saving Sidon “Parker, You Are Such A Boyscout”
Orphic Illusion and Saving Sidon will be performing Friday, October 27 at the Angry Irishmen in Ames.
Orphic Illusion “No Room For Remorse”
Hell Vendetta “The Wreckoning”
Hell Vendetta, Fatal Fall, Panic Drive & Enslaved By Fate are performing Friday, October 27 at Whiskey Dick’s in Sioux City.
Rollins Band “Low Self Opinion”
Henry Rollins is performing Monday, October 23 at the Five Flags Theater in Dubuque. (Sure, Rollins is performing a spoken word set, but I’ll take any excuse I can find to share some Rollins Band.)
Night Stories “Sam’s Equinox”
HAARPER “The Alchemist”
HAARPER will be performing Sunday, October 29 at Wooly’s in Des Moines, with Sxmpra, SINIZTER & 666shrimp supporting.
Legible & Tay Young “Lactose Intolerant”
Legible will be performing Thursday, October 26 at Octopus in Cedar Falls, with Tay Yung and DTay 2x supporting. “Lactose Intolerant” is from the new collaborative album from Legible and Tay Young titled, Addicts in the Attic.
Madison McFerrin “OMW”
Madison McFerrin is performing as part of the ongoing Track Zero series Wednesday, October 25 at Gabe’s in Iowa City, with Alyx Rush supporting.
Alisabeth Von Presley “American Blackout”
Alisabeth Von Presley will be performing Friday, October 27 at the Ideal Theater & Bar in Cedar Rapids, with Fishbait opening.
Alanna Royale “Trouble Is”
Alanna Royale is performing Wednesday, October 25 at Raccoon Motel in Davenport.
Roosevelt “Ordinary Love”
Roosevelt is performing Tuesday, October 24 at Wooly’s in Des Moines, with Touch Sensitive supporting.
Husbands will be performing Monday, October 23 at the Maintenance Shop in Ames, with Dante Elephante supporting.
The Nadas “Love Divided”
The Nadas will be marking the band’s 30th anniversary with a performance Friday, October 27 at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines.
Gunk Lung “GET BETTER”
TV Cop (TV Cop had to cancel, but Gunk Lung is stepping in for the show), Tightwire, Billy Liar & the Slow Retreat are performing Monday, October 23 at Gabe’s in Iowa City.
Becca Mancari “Summertime Mama”
Becca Mancari will be performing Saturday, October 28 at Raccoon Motel in Davenport.
Here’s the weekly local music media digest featuring recent articles, interviews, reviews, and other coverage from around the state:
Tom Brazelton reviewed the New Lands EP from Andersen Coates for Little Village.
Milk Chocolate Productions shared photos from Elizabeth Moen‘s Saturday night set at xBk Live in Des Moines.