Monday, October 3, 2011
Hope to see y'all tonight!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Great first show and thanks to everyone for coming out! Here are some vids from the first concert...sorry for the quality, I'm still working out how to get better shots. Don't forget about the next concert on October 3rd at the Englert!
reldnips + Mr. Ting
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The first concert will be on September 13th at the Mill in Iowa City. Admission is FREE, the doors will open at 7:00 and the show will start at 8:00. Line up: AMAZING! Everything from Bach to singer/songwriter to electronic/jazz/funk band! If you have any questions shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! Don't miss the best and most diverse show in town...
Monday, August 29, 2011
Zach here, the person charged with filling the massive shoes of Jared Fowler for the iHearIC concert series!
I am super excited about this coming seasons concerts and am starting to get things squared away for the next few months...
The first concert will be on September 13th at the Mill. I would like to tentatively say it will start at 7:30 pm, but stay tuned in case that changes!
So come one, come all! It is going to be the inaugural concert and it would be great to see the familiar faces from last year as well as some new ones.
Also, let me know if you are thinking of wiping off the dust from that old guitar and want to perform some original tunes! Email me at email@example.com...
Until next time! Stay tuned...
Saturday, July 2, 2011
As bookend to this post and a springboard into my remaining typed responsibilities, check out the blog of another famous Iowa City resident. Craig and I will soon be doing an interview on the subjects of IHearIC, the Generals and Specifics of music, and maybe even Michele Bachmann. Look for it here, on his blog, and on the Little Village mag site.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The show is far from over and things will continue to percolate in my absence. Next month look forward to: an interview/write-up in print, an interview/talk-down on the airwaves, excerpts from the last show, and news about the future of IHearIC.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Anyone who receives the OUP catalog of forthcoming music books, or who is into this Fiona Apple album
The Full Uncut name of this show, occurring on Friday April 1st from 6-9PM at Studio 13, is:
Friday, March 18, 2011
For those of you who were not in attendance, last week's show fell on Shrove/Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras. It was also a make-up date for several performers that got snowed out of the February show.
The roster was weirder than usual: two solo string performances, some laptop, a Cro Magnon synth, a folk singer, and a thrash jazz band. But the show started to make sense when I thought of it in terms of pizza.
Like the Olson twins' whip cream-chicken tongue-hot dog pizza, the audience received an extra large ConcertPizza topped with beauty, pain, icicles, and
Olivia Rose Muzzy was the first ingredient: OliviaRoseMuzzy-David Anderson by ihearic
Chaircrusher brought some pain and amazement: (hint: dial down your volume button a smidge)
Chaircrushed by ihearic
To put image to this audio check out some beautiful pics snapped by Adrianne Behning at Little Village
Upcoming shows not directly related to IHearIC but very worthy of consideration are:
-Tomorrow Saturday March 19th, Englert Theatre 9PM FREE! Read more about it here. I'll be experimenting in it!
-ALL of the Mission Creek shows.
Stay tuned for news on the next IHearIC set to be released by Sunday with an arguably witty title.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Do the same with Bob Seger's "Like a Rock" (at least until the last verse) when reading another email entreating you to do something that you don't have the time or inclination to do, but that you will inevitably agree to.
Here's a soundtrack for this blog post which, if nothing else, somewhat justifies the weak pun for this entry's title.
The I Hear IC concert series is pleased to announce that Paleo will be performing at the upcoming show (March 8th, Englert Theatre).
Paleo is a Master RoadDog. He's played nearly 1000 shows in his career and has logged almost as many road miles as that guy who's given up everything to walk around the world.
Also on the docket is local favorite, Olivia Rose Muzzy.
Read more about Mark Rushton, Chaircrusher, Chris Reichmeier, and Daniel Houglum in the posts below--they are picking up where we left off after the Great Blizzard of 2011.
Tuesday March 8, 9PM, Englert Theatre onstage
5$, discounted for those who request the secret password.
Friday, February 11, 2011
That lead voice melts icicles, especially at the lead into the chorus at 1:17. This may lead to a new music obsession...
For now, Mark Rushton and Chaircrusher will be playing, as well as Emily Rolka premiering Daniel Houglum's new violin piece. We'll try to squeeze in some solo music for double bass by Olivia Rose Muzzy in addition to the scheduled performers. It'll be tight, but you know I'll be wielding a stopwatch, with a stern look at the ready for any divas trying to play for more than 10 minutes.
If you haven't, go immediately to the Mission Creek info page and start getting excited about the goings on. Yeah, that's right, Chris Corsano. Seriously, it's going to be outrageous.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I'm taking a drink after all of that, and for you an aperitif before the February 1st show @ the Englert Theatre:
Mark Rushton will be performing
Chaircrusher will be there, too. Give attention to "Amber Waves" for a good head-bob, or check out the weirder early years with "ginger" all the way at the bottom. It's like the minutes before sleep when images surface and sink as your brain unpacks the day, when suddenly things get weird and your 2nd grade teacher is there with a cannon and you have no idea who let a chicken into the house...
The sea of ambience will be parted with a violin piece by the devilishly handsome and freshly married Daniel Houglum. New Music monster Emily Rolka will be premiering it.
Rounding out the evening will be IHIC mainstay Chris Reichmeier, exploring the beauty found within a struck brakedrum. Percussionists and composers of percussion music take note at 0:28 of this video. A brake drum, as Chris shall demonstrate February 1st, has tremendously more Beauty when removed from the automobile.
February 1st, Englert Theatre, 9PM, $5. If you comment here with an informational youTube video, I'll send a password that permits discounted access to the show, and a household cleaning tip.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Here's some songs from December's show:
IHearIC 12.15.2010 by ihearic
This song by the Gams, a new side project by Alexis Stevens and Craig Eley, charmed everyone at the show. The lousy recording does them no justice and renders nearly inaudible the subtly beautiful "cutting in & out" effect that happens to the voice at the ends of the opening lines.
While listening to those lines, hear and love the way Alexis smears the word,"crumbles". If you miss it, catch it on the "nothing" of the next line. It's clawing and defiant and the perfect delivery of those lines. It's their first hit single.
Idris Goodwin did the title piece from his new book These are the Breaks which is already getting nods from some Big Dogs. He's accompanied here by Karl McComas-Reichl and Cassius Goens III on bass & drums, respectively.