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 20-26, 2023. (Cover photo: Hotline TNT)
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EPtheArch “Almighty Pen”
EptheArch will be hosting a release show for the Path of the Greats EP Tuesday, November 21 at xBk Live in Des Moines, with Andre Davis, Light Vendetta, Juancho Alpha, Saaliyah Aalynn, Dessy X, Aminah Nalani, Fooch the MC (of Strangers of Necessity), Michaelyn, and Claimz supporting.
Andre Davis & DK Imamy Akachi “The Alchemist”
Strangers of Necessity “Fundamentals”
Dessy X “Stormy Weather”
BMB “Nile Baby”
LivØnce “So Close”
Jehry Robinson will be celebrating Danksgiving 2023 with a performance Saturday, November 25 at Maloney’s in Council Bluffs, with LivØnce, Rowdy Kranz, Bobo Thuh Breadboy, No Name Sensei, Dion Cobbs, and Super Chronic supporting.
Jehry Robinson feat. Joey Cool & Mackenzie Nicole “Living Proof”
Nickk feat. Big Teo the Trap Man “Ghosts and Spirits”
CSPS in Cedar Rapids will be hosting a hip-hop showcase Saturday, November 25 featuring Lil Coze, Dstreetmc, T.K.O., Zxitama, Beav E, Samtom, Not Casey, Druss2x, Trap Garage Mafia, Buukilo, Ncee WAV, Nickk, and Dj binja.
T.K.O. “New Slave”
Buukilo “The Trip, Pt. 2”
Dstreetmc “Let Me Know (When You Know)”
The Fox Den Motel in Dubuque will be hosting the Welcome Back Annual Showcase Wednesday, November 22, featuring performances from Marzipan Mailbox, Look @ Me, Wxlley, Ty Bailey, and Tu’mera.
David Zollo “Poor Backslider”
Piñata Protest “Tragos Amargos”
Piñata Protest will be performing Sunday, November 26 at Lefty’s in Des Moines, with No/Mas and Cursed Existence supporting.
Tu’mera “Face of God”
Hotline TNT will be performing Tuesday, November 21 at Raccoon Motel in Davenport, with Sleepwalk supporting.
Hotline TNT “Beauty Filter”
Greg Wheeler and the Poly Mall Cops “Nothing”
Lipstick Homicide “In Control (You Think You’re)”
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:
Ralph Bryant shared multi-cam video of Lipstick Homicide’s entire August set at Octopus in Cedar Falls.
Michael Brock reviewed Dark Star Orchestra’s show at the Capitol Theatre in Davenport for the Echo, with photos by Matthew Terry.
Record Store Day goes down Friday, November 24. Check out the Iowa Record Store Directory to find a local shop in your area.