the villin mix: Nov. 20-26

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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 xBk Des Moines

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”

Jehry Robinson Maloneys Council Bluffs

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”

CSPS Hip Hop Showcase Cedar Rapids

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)”

Welcome Back Annual Showcase Fox Den Motel Dubuque

Wxlley “Bussin”

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”

David Zollo and the Body Electric will be performing Wednesday, November 22 at Captain Roy’s in Des Moines, and again Saturday, November 25 at the Lift in Dubuque.

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 Raccoon Motel Davenport

Sleepwalk “Bumblebee”

Hotline TNT will be performing Tuesday, November 21 at Raccoon Motel in Davenport, with Sleepwalk supporting.

Hotline TNT “Beauty Filter”

Lipstick Homicide Gabes Iowa City

Greg Wheeler and the Poly Mall Cops “Nothing”

Lipstick Homicide, Greg Wheeler and the Poly Mall Cops, Early Girl, and Younger will be performing Friday, November 24 at Gabe’s in Iowa City.

Younger “Trash”

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:

Avery Gregurich reviewed Sean Tyler’s NOR THERE EP for Little Village.

Fortunae Photography shared photos of Rehtek and Gabriel and the Apocalypse‘s recent sets at Lefty’s in Des Moines.

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.

Thrash Panda Media shared photos of Dark Agenda at Chaos for a Cause in Waterloo.

Milk Chocolate Productions shared photos of Johnny Marz at La Familia Nightclub in Sioux City.

IPR shared footage from Sharane Calister & The Feel Right’s 80/35 performance.

Kelly Pardekooper was interviewed on the TikiTube podcast.

Record Store Day goes down Friday, November 24. Check out the Iowa Record Store Directory to find a local shop in your area.

This past week’s Iowa Basement Tapes with Kristian Day featured music from Druids, Sludgeplow, Dredge, and more. Listen and subscribe via Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

And for more of what’s going on around Iowa, visit Little Village’s Events Calendar, Iowa Public Radio’s Live Music Calendar, or Thrash Panda‘s Show Calendar.

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