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 November 13-19, 2023. (Cover photo: ZORA)
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ZORA feat. Myia Thornton “RUNNITUP”
ZORA will be performing Friday, November 17 at the James Theater as part of the ongoing Track Zero series in Iowa City, with Sarahann Kolder & YXNG RASKAL supporting.
Mystery Skulls “Better Than Ever”
Mystery Skulls will be performing Thursday, November 16 at xBk Live in Des Moines, with Portair and Zap Tura supporting.
NEURO FUZZY “SOLACE BOP”
NEURO FUZZY will be hosting a release show for the Fuzzy’s Lament EP Saturday, November 18 at Gabe’s in Iowa City, with a DJ set to follow.
Jim Swim & Avery Moss “Till the Light and the Rush and the Lift”
Karen Meat “Hot Dod”
Yam Haus “Pop Game”
Sawyer “Emotional Girls”
BN WhoIAm feat. Crealot “Find a Peace”
Bruce Brubaker “By This River”
Simon Joyner “One for the Catholic Girls”
Simon Joyner will be performing Wednesday, November 15 at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City, with Samuel Locke Ward and Sean Tyler supporting.
SLW cc Watt (Samuel Locke Ward & Mike Watt) “Real Bleak”
Speedy Ortiz “No Below”
Speedy Ortiz will be performing Sunday, November 19 at xBk Live in Des Moines, with Space Moth supporting.
Ariias “Mosquito Bites”
Ariias and teaze will be performing Friday, November 17 at the Ames City Auditorium Bandshell as part of the Fifth & Clark Fridays series.
teaze “New Leaf”
More Cheese “Imposter”
Mike Vallely and the Complete Disaster will be performing Friday, November 17 at the Village Theatre in Davenport, with More Cheese, Eugene Levy, and Blaster supporting. The day before, the Complete Disaster will be hosting a premiere party for the band’s “DOIN’ IT” music video at Capt. Roys in Des Moines, followed by a live performance.
Mike Vallely and the Complete Disaster “FUCK YEAH!”
Weaving Shadows, Glass Ox, Trillion Ton Beryllium Ships & Crack Mountain will be performing Saturday, November 18 at Maloney’s in Council Bluffs.
Vended “Am I the Only One”
Vended will be performing Sunday, November 19 at Wooly’s in Des Moines, with Dose and the Curse of Hail supporting.
And for more of what’s going on around Iowa, here’s a selection recent articles, photos, reviews, and other coverage from around the state: