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10 Grease is the word We got chills, and they’re multiplyin’. “Grease” will be featured in the Oster Regent Theatre’s March film series.
18 Shamrockin’ There’s a common thread here, and it’s mossy green. Check out this St. Paddy’s Day live music lineup.
14 Gone mad Original sketch comedy show “Key & Peele” reunites “MadTV” actors Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
20 On the sideline Jay-Z signed him. Haters were shocked. J. Cole will turn doubters into believers at the McLeod Center.
16 Feel the beat See if our reviewer found the groove of “Rhythm Heaven Fever,” a new minigame collection for the Wii.
21 Just a Trace Paying homage to the workin’ man is Trace Adkins’ M.O. And that won’t change at his Iowa tour stop in May.
Vinyl with a
here’s no other way to spin it. Vinyl is hot again. While CD sales fell by more than 5 percent last year, vinyl record sales grew more than 36 percent, according to Nielsen data published in the Wall Street Journal. “I think without a doubt CDs are on their way out. Why do you need them? I have an iPhone. That makes them obsolete right there. But I don’t think I’m going to live to see the end of records,” said Dave Deibler, co-owner of Mohair Pear in Cedar Falls, which sells vinyl records. Despite a full-throttle digital revolution, music old and new can still be heard the old-fashioned, analog way. And that’s just how vinyl fans like it. “You hear the exact music the way it was made,” said Jon Purdy of Cedar Falls. “A CD is a simulation of what’s really there. An MP3 they throw away what you can’t hear. A person with good ears can easily hear what’s missing. (With vinyl) there’s a richness, a fullness, a depth, a warmth.” Purdy has a collection of somewhere between 500 and 1,000 records — “I haven’t counted in decades” — and adds to his collection every now and then with LPs from his son’s 10,000-strong collection. It’s folks like Purdy that Deibler draws to his store’s annual Record Swap & Vinyl Appreciation Event. “It’s different now than two to three years ago,” Deibler said. “The exotic factor has gone away. People who are serious about music have some knowledge about how a turntable works. It’s one of the requirements for being a music nut.” Deibler, who has a collection of about 1,600 vinyl LPs, said 2011’s in-
augural event opened his eyes to just how important vinyl is to those with an ear for it. People showed up with relatively small collections, and few were willing to swap or pare down. “We didn’t have enough records,” Deibler said. The second annual event last month drew more people with bigger collections, including a collector who used to own a record store. Deibler still has the first record he ever purchased, The Rolling Stones’ “Metamorphosis.” Purdy’s precious gems include the Stones’ “Sticky Fingers” album with the zipper on the cover, The Beatles’ “The White Album” and LPs by Alan Parsons, Pink Floyd and Freddy and the Dreamers. “I still have some from when I was a kid, picked up at the old Clarks and Woolco stores,” Purdy said. But lest anyone believe LP records are reserved for oldies but goodies, new sounds are being laid on vinyl, too. Listeners can find contemporary artists like Drake, Kanye West, Adele, El Camino, Lana Del Rey, Bon Iver and more on vinyl at Amazon.com, Best Buy and other merchants. Target carries a turntable for those ready to spin. Whether it’s today’s hip-hop or yesterday’s classic rock, vinyl fans say listening to a record is a deliberate, intentional experience. “When you get an album out you actually want to listen to it,” Purdy said. “You have to clean it and clean the needle. You put it on carefully and listen to maybe 75 minutes of music. “But you buy that CD and skip through to only the stuff you like. It’s like a wine tasting compared to slamming down a couple draws at a bar.” META HEMENWAY-FORBES | PULSE Editor
Got it covered 33 1/3 album art exhibit on display
at cup of Joe AMIE STEFFEN | PULSE WriTEr
ho has the time or money to fly out to Los Angeles every two months for a new gallery reception? Not Dana Lechtenberg. At the same time, he loves the idea of a quirky, new art opening. So, Lechtenberg thought, why not host one right here? “The whole reason I ended up doing a show in the first place was I got really jealous of all these cool art shows going on on the West Coast,” he said. “I came to the conclusion that since I can’t go to those shows every six weeks, I wanted to try doing one at home.” The result was last year’s successful 33 1/3 Art Show, a showcase of artists redesigning popular and obscure album covers. Lechtenberg curates the show. The number comes from the speed of a 12-inch LP record, Lechtenberg said. It also restricts the gallery to 33 artists, with Lechtenberg’s 5-year-old daughter as the one-third. “How people get their music is evolving; this is kind of a way to preserve the record cover,” he said. “As everything’s going digital, there are no more CD booklets. It’s a really cool, really important kind of a design kind of thing, and we don’t know how much longer it’s going to be around.” Artists are given free reign to either re-create an iconic album cover or partially or completely redesign an album cover. About half choose to re-create, with half redesigning. “It’s super easy. Basically, you pick an existing record and just give me your interpretation of the cover,” he said. “It kind of makes it a little more dynamic and interesting of a show, I think.” This year’s crop includes recognizable albums like Bob Dylan’s “Blond on Blond,” Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” and Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung,” as well as albums by Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett, Led Zeppelin, The Ramones, Meatloaf, Dr. Dre and Kool and the Gang. Emmalene Lechtenberg — the 1/3 artist — did a reinterpretation of Foo Fighters’ “One By One” album. This year, besides being able to buy the originals, Lechtenberg is offering prints for sale online. Proceeds from the show go back to the artists. “There was a ton of blogging interest last year. The show ended up getting a whole lot of exposure,” he said. “This will definitely always be an annual thing.”
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Games PeoPle Play ANGIE HOLMES | PULSE WritEr
Games People Play 2011-12 series Clue — April 13-14 Sorry — June 1-2 CSPS Hall, 1103 third St. SE, Cedar rapids spttheatre.org, 319.361.5297
he night before the opening show of “Monopoly,” the Small Professional Theatre troupe works through the kinks during its final dress rehearsal. Actually, it’s the first and only dress rehearsal with the entire “Monopoly” cast and crew at their new performance venue, the recently renovated CSPS Hall in the New Bohemia District of Cedar Rapids. “Basically, we have one week to put it together,” said SPT co-founder and performer Doug Elliott. Why the rush? “For the positive tension of the creative process,” Elliott said. “We don’t want a wall between the performer and audience. There are people who intentionally attend the first show to see more mistakes.” Along with the nontraditional rehearsal process, SPT differs from other theater companies in several ways. “We don’t have a facility and don’t want a facility,” Elliott said. In the past nine years, the group has performed at Theatre Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Art Museum, Brucemore and the Iowa Theatre Company in Amana. This is their first season at CSPS. “All of these organizations are open to let us yahoos in their house,” Elliott said. The money generated through grants and ticket sales goes back to the writers, actors, musicians, technicians and directors. “Every penny goes to the artists,” said co-founder Jane Pini. Compensating artists was a primary reason SPT was started nearly 10 years ago. That, and because the co-founders liked to work together. While Elliott, Pini and her daughter, Janelle Lauer, were singing together in a 2003 production at Theatre Cedar Rapids, they had an epiphany. “We literally stopped and looked at each other,” Elliott said. “We each have unique voices, but they blend well together.” The trio and area musician Gerard Estella informally formed SPT as an outlet for original productions for artists and audiences. “We started meeting at the corner booth of Leonardo’s for a couple years,” Pini said. After several successful musicals at Theatre Cedar Rapids and popular Modern Salon performances at Brucemore, SPT incorporated as a nonprofit in 2006. Last summer, the four co-founders and producers decided the theme of this season would be “The Games People Play,” with each show revolving around a board game. In September, writers started meeting weekly in a “room,” which can be anywhere from a bar to somebody’s living room. The fourth season of the Tales from the Writers Room series began with performances of “Monopoly” in February. “Clue” and “Sorry” hit the stage in April and June. Two weeks before each performance, the writers submit material to the producers. After a read-through, the producers piece together a script. “After we read everything, we put it in final order — but it may change,” Elliott said. “We may work the piece for the entire week and then cut it.” Before the dress rehearsal at CSPS, the troupe rehearses a few times wherever they can, such as in Estella’s living room, Elliott’s office or a local high school. “It’s very low tech with minimal costume changes,” Elliott said. Richard Barker, who retired from TCR four years ago, is this season’s Tales from the Writers Room director. Although the fast-paced structure is a far cry from TCR’s polished productions, Barker is drawn to SPT’s intimate nature. “Because it’s all original, it’s very appealing,” he said. “I like the smallness of it, the improv nature. Anything can happen, like in those old Carol Burnett shows.” Lauer, who typically performs solo, also thrives on the rush of the unknown. “It’s the thrill of the roller coaster,” Lauer said. “I love to collaborate with other people. The more people, the more creative.” During production week, the producers can easily put in 40 hours at the theater. But it doesn’t seem like extra work for them. “We trust each other so much, it isn’t as anxiety-producing as it was in the beginning,” Pini said.
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he last couple of movie screening series at the Oster Regent Theater in Cedar Falls showcased a pair of filmmakers of serious import. First came three films from Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense; then came three from Stanley Kubrick, the dazzlingly cynical auteur whose films don’t lack for iconic moments. Demonstrating a commitment to variety as well as classic cinema, starting March 4, three family-oriented films will be screened at the Oster Regent. “We tried to find a theme that would appeal to lots of different people,” said Gary Chambers, a Cedar Falls Community Theater board member who helped select the titles. The next few movies represent a departure from the last six, though they aren’t out of place in the history of films shown at the Oster Regent. “We decided that it’s a good time to do a family series.” Chambers said fans can expect more series from the Oster Regent Theatre in the near future. “We’re just trying to have a series every two months or so, starting in fall and going through spring,” he said. As for what can be expected after the March series, Chambers speculates they “might pick a particular actor, like say Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy or John Wayne, and have a series for them.” All screenings begin at 2 p.m. and admission is a free will offering. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
GREASE The 1978 musical classic starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John tells the story of two 1950s high school students in love who have to overcome a crisis of image to unite. Its upbeat musical numbers and style have made it a favorite of stage and screen for decades.
POPEYE The 1980 live action film adapted from the famed comic strip and cartoons is directed by Robert Altman. The musical adaptation stars Robin Williams as the titular sailor, who consumes spinach for extraordinary strength and romances the waifish Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall).
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON The 2010 animated film from Dreamworks tells the story of a young viking who ends up adopting a dragon, the mortal enemy of his village. Incredible animation and exhilarating sequences of fantasy excitement made this a smash hit upon its release.
March 8, 9 & 10 @ 8 PM March 10 @ 3 PM Adler Theatre, Davenport $32-$152 | Adler box office | 800.745.3000 | ticketmaster.com
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The World-renowned director-choreographer of Bolshoi Theatre, Yuri Grigorovich, will present Legends of Russian Ballet at the Adler Theatre. Maestro Grigorovich, directing exclusively for his anniversary 2012 U.S. tour, has created a magical showcase featuring selections of famous masterpieces including “Swan Lake” (Tchaikovsky), “Don Quixote” (L. Minkus), “Le Spectre de la Rose” (Carl von Weber) and “Chopiniana” (Chopin).
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Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot-tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.
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A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
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Three high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
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After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word we speak.
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Original sketch comedy show reunites ‘MADtv’ actors RICK BENTLEY | McClatChy Newspapers
ormer “MADtv” actors Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have reunited to star in the new half-hour sketch comedy show “Key & Peele.” Through improv, original characters and celebrity impressions, the pair will look at the oddities of life. Key and Peele talk about their new show and their brand of comedy.
Q: How did this show come together?
Key: I was on a show on CBS that had just been canceled, and Jordan had been working on a pilot, and the pilot didn’t get picked up. So we were both free at the same time, and our manager suggested, he goes, “Why don’t you guys want to work together, do something together?” We jumped at the chance.
Q: Why did you pick this format?
Peele: We’ve done sketch before, but the world
doesn’t really know us. And we just felt that there needed to be some kind of connection to introduce us to the world. That’s the way you get on board with something like that, and certainly that’s what worked for (Dave) Chappelle, who is, of course, a hero of ours. We knew we had to be ourselves and be honest about who we are to
get that connection with the home audience. Sketch is sort of our craft, and then this new live element.
Q: How is the show put together?
Key: We started writing the sketches first. We just locked ourselves in Jordan’s apartment, much to my wife’s chagrin, and started to write sketches, and then after the pilot was finished, we just started doing shows on stage where we literally just walk on stage and kinda just start talking about stuff that we had thought about before and saw what resonated with the audience. Peele: We collected a gathering of who we feel are really some of the best sketch writers in the business, and we sat down and we overwrote. We wrote ... Key: ... about 260 sketches.
Q: What will the sketches be like?
Peele: This is my favorite sketch of the show. It’s the most absurd thing in the world. We have a fictional battle between Bobby McFerrin and Michael Winslow. No words are exchanged in the sketch.
Q: How rude and crude will the show be?
Key: I will say this, and I love this about my part-
ner. We both hate bullying. We hate people being mean in comedy for no reason. Everything we do, we always grind, grind, grind on the game of a scene to try to figure out how to try to get the funny foundation first; usually that we want to appeal universally to everyone, whether you’re from Iceland or Indonesia, and then we’ll put whatever the filter is on top of it. I’ve never understood why be offensive for no reason, or I never understood also a comedian that goes, “If you don’t get it, then whatever.” No. Maybe you’re not funny.
Q: How has comedy changed since you were on “MADtv?”
Peele: Obama was the best thing for black nerds everywhere. Finally we had a role model.
Key: Right, exactly. It’s OK for black people to
walk down the street saying, “Yeah, ‘Star Trek!’” Peele: Before Obama, we basically had Urkel.
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The galaxy has been ravaged by an assault from a group of aliens known only as Reapers. Earth has fallen under their onslaught. Commander Shepard has had enough. Take back terra firma by battling across multiple worlds in this third-person shooter/RPG mashup against more challenging enemies.
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From the team that brought you Marvel vs. Capcom, SNK vs. Capcom, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Namco X Capcom, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Marbury vs. Madison, Axis vs. Allies, Mac vs. PC, Paper vs. Plastic, Pepsi vs. Coke, Cake X Pie, Puppies vs. Kittens, and, shockingly, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 comes Street Fighter X Tekken, the smashup fighting game the world has been demanding. All right, maybe they haven’t, but by Jove, they’re going to get it. You can make Ryu take on Kuma (that’s the bear) or smack those pom-poms off Chun-Li’s head with Hwoarang.
For: PS3, Vita, X360
Explore a series of game boards as one of the many characters in the Mario universe. In this iteration, players travel together in one vehicle, with each taking a turn in the driver’s seat. Collect coins and stars to beat your opponents while enjoying the series’ standard minigames. For: Wii 16
‘Rhythm Heaven Fever’ delights with zany minigames ALAN SIMMEr | PULSE WRITER
f you’ve played “Rhythm Heaven” for DS, all I should need to say is that there’s a sequel out for Wii, and you should probably get it. For the uninitiated, “Rhythm Heaven Fever” is a collection of rhythm-based minigames. Players press the A button, in some games in conjunction with the B button, in response to audio cues. This includes posing for the fans as a masked wrestler, deflecting objects to the beat of a bossa nova, playing badminton in airplanes and cheering on students at the library. Yes, it’s a little wacky. But that what makes these games so freaking fun. The game is filled with typically bizarre text, which must be a combination of Japanese translation, the quirky nature of the game and setting up implausible premises in as few words as possible. To wit: “It’s your first date with the girl of your dreams! Also, some weasels are on a date!” That happens to me all the time! This carries over into the ratings after each attempt. Each rating, from “try again” to “OK” to “superb,” comes with a little image and text at the end, like “Your performance was like … a fine meal!” The ratings can be frustrating — getting a “superb” requires excelling in several predetermined areas, which means that one wrong move in an otherwise perfect run-through can
result in an “OK.” The soundtrack, featuring songs from Japanese uber-producer TSUNKU, sadly isn’t quite as peppy or memorable as the DS prequel. But those songs go with games that are a lot harder. Some of the rhythms are very intricate — and some, like the rapping with MC Adore, seem to have no discernible pattern for the first dozen tries. The Wii minigames are also harder than the DS ones due to the control scheme. It’s easier to time the tapping of stylus to screen than it is to depress a button. The stylus felt natural, but it pays to be on top of the beat just a bit to account
for the button action. It doesn’t help that the game actively distracts you. The samurai levels feature “The story so far” panels that almost completely obscure the action, forcing players to rely on the audio only. It also happens in subtle ways: the background action of catching footballs in “Double Date,” the look of utter sorrow on the monkeys’ faces when missed in “Monkey Watch.” Take a second or two to look at what’s going on and you’ll have fun trying to get back in the groove. It’s surprising how many of the games are original, as opposed to DS updates. Munchy Monk is back in an extra game, and the Karate Man has his own minigame. I was admittedly hoping for more of the singing Glee Club trio or guitar-wielding Rockers. But if you love monkeys, they are everywhere, and they are adorable, especially as a tambourine player and as timekeepers in the aforementioned “Monkey Watch.” The new “Fever” two-player option takes single-player minigames and revamps them, splitting the action between joint and solo play. The players’ combined performances determine the end rating, and competing against similarly skilled friends is a blast. So it might not be as good as “Rhythm Heaven,” but “Fever” is still fun — and getting perfects on each game will be a challenge for even the most rhythmic of players.
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Walk the road to the World Series, skip straight there in Tournament Mode or forget about games and focus on power hitting with the Home Run Derby. PS3 owners may want to consider rival franchise “MLB12 The Show,” out the same day. DS, Pc, PS2, PS3, PSP, X360, Wii; March 6.
New stories, battle elements and costumes expand this HD upgrade of a Wii game that was never released stateside. An additional epilogue wraps up mysteries from the original storyline and adds another 10 hours of gameplay. PS3; March 13.
Your bus crashes near the sleepy town of Silent Hill, but all isn’t as it seems as you explore the creepy hamlet, slipping between our world and the Otherworld. Oh, did we mention that bus ride was a prison transfer? Play with the lights off at your own peril. PS3, X360; March 13.
Yakuza Dead Souls
You’re that cute little gold thingy, and you’ve got to escape the clutches of the General using your skills: warp, frag, echo, swap and launch. Sneak through levels or rush in guns a-blazing and wipe out all those nasty, kidnapping humans. Pc, PSN; March 13.
Tackle 36 tactical missions and play cooperatively with friends worldwide, then compete against them for high scores. The intuitive shooter uses the dual analog sticks and rear touchpad of the new Vita. Vita; March 6.
The undead are multiplying in the streets of Tokyo’s red light district. Enter the Yakuza, the last hope for the survivors quarantined inside, as they shoot, snipe, batter and bulldoze zombie after zombie in this thirdperson shooter. PS3; March 12.
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Rhythm Heaven Fever For: Wii | Price: $29.99 | rated: Everyone ProS: Lots of original rhythm games; cute monkeys; two-player mode. coNS: Can be frustratingly tricky; soundtrack isn’t quite as good.
Shamrockin’ Lúnasa Lúnasa is a collection of many of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have formed some of the influential Irish groups of the decade. The lineup features bassist Trevor Hutchinson (The Waterboys), Paul Meehan (Karan Casey Band, North Cregg), fiddler Sean Smyth, flutist Kevin Crawford (Moving Cloud) and piper Cillian Vallely of the famous Vallely artistic clan. Known for their engaging live performances, Lúnasa has toured and performed with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Rosanne Cash and Billy Bragg. Saturday, March 10 @ 8 PM $22 advance | $25 door | 319.688.2653 | englert.org
Begun as a session group at a coffeehouse in Cedar Falls, Banish Misfortune specializes in traditional acoustic Celtic music. Their music includes dance tunes, airs, songs and composed music within the Celtic music tradition. The group features fiddle, accordion, flute, penny whistle, guitar, banjo, bodhran and vocals. The Oster Regent performance will feature the Celtic Dance Society; Ross Schupbach and Russ Clarke on the Scottish Great Highland pipes; Gaylord Stauffer playing harps; Joan and Martha Easton Irish stepdancing; and Matthew Bancroft-Smithe joining the band with mandolin and fiddle. Thursday, March 8 @ 7 PM Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls Saturday, March 17 @ 7:30 PM Oster Regent Theater, Cedar Falls Free admission | banish-misfortune.com
Heralded as the only interstate St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the nation, the Quad Cities Grand Parade XXVII begins in downtown Rock Island, Ill., and winds its way to the Centennial Bridge. Then it crosses the bridge over the Mississippi River and marches into downtown Davenport. Crowds line the streets to watch the bands, Irish dancers, floats, groups and family clans. Immediately following the parade, a Post Parade Bash is held at the historic Col Ballroom. The Bash includes food, drink and entertainment, along with the presentation of the parade trophy winners. Saturday, March 17 @ 11:30 AM stpatsqc.com
More St. Patrick’s Day entertainment Waterloo & Cedar Falls Celtic Concert featuring Banish-Misfortune, 7:30 p.m., Oster Regent Dakota, 9 p.m., Whiskey Junction (Denver) Kari and Billy, 8 p.m., The Isle Never the Less, 9 p.m., Spicoli’s Talon, 9 p.m., The Winning Edge
Dubuque & Galena Andreas Transo with Tony Leonard, 7:30 p.m., Frank O’Dowd’s Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Sounds of Scotland, 7:30 p.m., Five Flags Center The Jimmys, 8 p.m., Mystique R-Gang, 7:30 p.m., Galena Brewing Co. The Spazmatics, 8:30 p.m., Diamond Jo St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 6 p.m., Fairgrounds
Cedar Rapids Anji Kat, 7 p.m., Java Creek Black Diamond Band, 9 p.m., Dance-Mor Ballroom (Swisher) Crazy Delicious, 3 p.m., Chrome Horse Well Lit, 9 p.m., Chrome Horse
Iowa City North of Fourth, 9 p.m., Wildwood
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COMING TO MCLEOD IN APRIL Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known as J. Cole, is from Fayetteville, N.C. He is best known for being the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation, after Jay heard his single “Lights Please.” He released his highly anticipated debut album, “Cole World: The Sideline Story,” in September, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Cole received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 54th Grammy Awards.
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OF FUN Trace Adkins will perform in May at the Adler Theatre as part of his Songs & Stories Tour. The intimate evening will incorporate stories, both humorous and meaningful, that pay homage to Adkins’ working-man roots and rich musical heritage. “I’ve had many narrow escapes and blessings in my life,” he said in a press release. “The right song at the right time has been my saving grace and that’s something I have in common with the audience. Sharing meaningful songs, stories and some laughs around the campfire is the country music tradition, and I’m looking forward to it.”
Thursday, May 10 @ 7:30 PM Adler Theatre, Davenport Tickets: $35, $42, $52 Adler Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com 800.745.3000 | Ticketmaster outlets PULSE
REVIEW VAN HALEN | A Different KinD Of truth
Eddie Van Halen is on fire, but where are the songs? There’s a lot that’s good, and good-natured, about “A Different Kind Of Truth,” the first album that the still-combustibly carefree-sounding rock quartet bearing the name of Van Halen has recorded with David Lee Roth in 27 years. The 56-year-old professionally charming cad has lost much of his vocal range. The trouble is that even
pERFUME GENIUS | Put YOur BAcK n 2 it Mike hadreas, the man behind Perfume Genius, has a small trembling voice and a large, brave, lyrical palette, one that since his 2010 debut “Learning” has embraced not only gay sex and sensuality, but the humanity behind such orientation. Mothers, sisters, lovers and hookers are all part of hadreas’ eerie, earnest grand opera. there’s a creaky, emotional, chamber-pop elegance at work here, and each phrase is sung with a mix of pain and happy empowerment. — A.D. Amorosi, Philadelphia Inquirer
TENNIS | YOunG AnD OLD As a prelude to their second album, tennis released covers of songs from Brenda Lee, the Zombies and Broadcast, and those three artists suggest a few of the Denver band’s templates. credit producer Patrick carney of the Black Keys for the tougher, sharper sound compared with last year’s “cape Dory,” though the girl-group melodies remain. tennis songs are shamelessly nostalgic, and part of the fun is hearing echoes of the past. “Young and Old” proves this young band is adept at seducing with old styles. — Steve Klinge, Philadelphia Inquirer
though many of the songs are reworked versions of 1970s demos, with a few notable exceptions like “Blood and Fire,” they’re largely lacking in the melodic pizzazz that turned VH into such a hit machine in their heyday. It’s a complete, respectable effort that avoids nearly all of the pitfalls typical of reunions, but “Truth” is short of songs that can stand up to “Hot for Teacher.” — Dan DeLuca, Philadelphia Inquirer
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Cedar Rapids Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50s 1 p.m., Meskwaki (Tama) Iowa City Foghorn Stringband 8 p.m., The Mill Los Angeles Guitar Quartet 7:30 p.m., Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Outernational, 9 p.m., Gabe’s
Dubuque & Galena 10 Gallon Hat 9 p.m., Grape Escape 12 Car Pile Up 9:30 p.m., Jumpers Chainsaw Dupont and the Blues Warriors 7:30 p.m., Galena Brewing Co. Josey Wails 8 p.m., Mystique Ralph Kluseman 7:30 p.m., Frank O’Dowd’s Zero 2 Sixty 9 p.m., Denny’s Lux Club
Waterloo & Cedar Falls Percussion Ensemble, Kaji-Daiko and West African Drum Ensemble 8 p.m., Davis Hall, Gallagher-Bluedorn Tyga and Kirko Bangz 8 p.m., Gallagher-Bluedorn Cedar Rapids BF Burt, 4 p.m., Shuey’s Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50s 1 p.m., Meskwaki (Tama)
Cedar Rapids 8 Seconds 8:30 p.m., Meskwaki (Tama) Big Daddy Cole and Bambalamb 8 p.m., Parlor City Pub Jasmine 7 p.m., Java Creek John McCutcheon 8 p.m., CSPS Mike and Rob 4 p.m., Shuey’s (Shueyville) Reddoor 9 p.m., Chrome Horse Water Liars with Overman 9 p.m., The Lift
Iowa City The Avett Brothers 8 p.m., Iowa Memorial Union Benjamin Schmidt with Dustin Busch, Ryan Bernamen and Scott Cochran 7 p.m., The Mill Doomtree, 8 p.m., Blue Moose Man Overboard with Handguns, Seahaven and Daytrader 6 p.m., Gabe’s The Mighty Regis with The Ills and Muddy Rails 10 p.m., Gabe’s
Iowa City Andrew Epstein 7 p.m., Uptown Bill’s Dennis McMurrin and the Demolition Band with Bad Intentions 9 p.m., Yacht Club Human Aftertaste with Peach Pies Burlesque 9 p.m., Gabe’s Neil Hewitt 9 p.m., Wildwood Old Thrashers V featuring Baggy Spandex, A Chance in Hell, Illinois John Fever, Acoustic Guillotine and Hott 9 p.m., The Mill Yelawolf 6:30 p.m., Blue Moose
Waterloo & Cedar Falls Rock 4A Cure featuring Lick It Ticket and Holy White Hounds 8 p.m., The Hub Cedar Rapids Daddy-O, 8 p.m., Parlor City Steve Kristopher 7 p.m., Java Creek
Waterloo & Cedar Falls Chamber Festival Recital 1 p.m., Russell Hall, UNI Heatbox with More Than Lights 9 p.m., The Hub
Iowa City Chasing Shade 10 p.m., Yacht Club Hot Tuna, 8 p.m., Englert Laura Gibson with Oak Creek Band and Brooks Strause and the Gory Details 9 p.m., The Mill
Waterloo & Cedar Falls Bob Dorr and the Blue Band 6 p.m., The Hub
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Waterloo & Cedar Falls Dakota 9 p.m., Von Tucks (Oelwein) Mick Staebell 8 p.m., The Isle Never the Less 9 p.m., Jameson’s The New Black 7 9 p.m., The Hub Pony Express Dance featuring Wichita 8 p.m., Doc’s Tap (Clarksville) Susan Werner with Trina Hamlin, Natalia Zukerman and Karla Ruth 7:30 p.m., Oster Regent WildCard 9 p.m., Screaming Eagle Dubuque & Galena Andreas Transo 7:30 p.m., Frank O’Dowd’s Bad Habits 9 p.m., Shenanigan’s Galena Firefighters’ Annual Dance featuring Sunshine 9 p.m., Turner Hall
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Waterloo & Cedar Falls Don Williams 7:30 p.m., McElroy Auditorium Cedar Rapids The Makem and Spain Brothers 7 p.m., CSPS Iowa City An Horse with The Company We Keep 7:30 p.m., Blue Moose
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Cedar Rapids Jeremy Kittel Band 7 p.m., CSPS
Wednesday Cedar Rapids BF Burt, 4 p.m., Shuey’s Steve Wik and Soul Funk 8 p.m., Parlor City
Iowa City Burlington Street Bluegrass Band 7 p.m., The Mill Comeback Kid with Living with Lions 6 p.m., Blue Moose
Dakota 9 p.m., Whiskey Junction (Denver) Kari and Billy, 8 p.m., The Isle Never the Less, 9 p.m., Spicoli’s Talon, 9 p.m., The Winning Edge
Dubuque & Galena Bret Michaels with Kip Winger 8 p.m., Diamond Jo Cedar Rapids Bad Girl No Biscuit 4 p.m., Shuey’s (Shueyville) Daddy-O, 8 p.m., Parlor City Iowa City Taboo with Ancestral Diet, Sister Midnight and User 45 10 p.m., The Mill
Waterloo & Cedar Falls Ernest T, 9 p.m., Jameson’s The Goodyear Pimps with Nil8 9 p.m., Spicoli’s Kari and Billy, 8 p.m., The Isle Dubuque & Galena Adam Beck and Daniel Anderson Duo 8 p.m., Mystique Eric Joseph 9 p.m., Grape Escape R-Gang 7:30 p.m., Galena Brewing Co. Tony Leonard 7:30 p.m., Frank O’Dowd’s Cedar Rapids Black Diamond 9 p.m., Dance-Mor Ballroom Danny Whitson with Lonesome Road 8 p.m., Red Baron Irishjam, 7 p.m., Java Creek Loaded, 9 p.m., Chrome Horse Mike and Rob Show 9 p.m., Parlor City Peppino D’Agostino 8 p.m., CSPS Iowa City Aseethe with Brutus and the Psychadelic Explosions and Chupacabra 9 p.m., Gabe’s Jazz After Five: Equilateral 5 p.m., The Mill Stuart Davis, 9 p.m., The Mill
Waterloo & Cedar Falls Celtic Concert featuring Banish-Misfortune 7:30 p.m., Oster Regent
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Iowa City Hoots and Hellmouth with Frontier Ruckus 9 p.m., The Mill Toki Wright with Old Man’s War 9 p.m., Blue Moose
Waterloo & Cedar Falls The Hunt Family 7 p.m., Tama Hall, Hawkeye Cedar Rapids Joy Kills Sorrow with Lake Street Dive 7 p.m., CSPS
03.02 PARTY PARTY | 7 PM THE ULITMATE KARAOKE BAND
03.03 ANCHONDO | 9 PM WITH FEET 2 FALL OVER
Iowa City Langhorne Slim 9 p.m., The Mill
03.09 THE SNOZZBERIES | 7 PM 03.10 CAPOIERA | 9 PM BRAZILIAN DANCE CARNIVAL
Cedar Rapids Blitz the Ambassador 7 p.m., CSPS BF Burt, 4 p.m., Shuey’s
03.16 THE GOODYEAR PIMPS | 8 PM WITH NIL8, 8 FOUNDED, DESELECT
03.17 ST PATTY’S DAY PARTY! | 9 PM WITH NEVER THE LESS
03.23 TWINS | 9 PM
WITH THE OLYMPICS, DYLAN AND HIS NEIGHBORS, JUNE TUESDAY
03.31 INDEX CASE | 9 PM
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Iowa City Rubblebucket with The Olympics 8:30 p.m., Gabe’s
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Black Boy, White School | Brian F. WaLkEr You’re a poor kid, and you’re offered a scholarship to an elite prep school. is this a club you want to join, or not? in Brian F. Walker’s “Black Boy, White School,” East Cleveland resident anthony has the chance to attend a fancy high school in Maine. He’s not sure that he wants to leave the life he knows, but then his best friend is murdered, and Belton academy is looking pretty good. Walker sometimes resorts to stereotypes, but a number of his observations are fresh enough to cut deep. although anthony has always been known as “ant,” everyone at Belton persists in calling him “Tony.” “Tony” is safe. Whether ant will insist on his name and his identity and make everyone around him uncomfortable or accept being Tony and live up to everyone’s expectations becomes the issue of the novel. Walker doesn’t resolve the question satisfactorily, but the reader is left fruitfully wondering whether such a question is ever resolved in our schools — or in our society. — Sonja Bolle, McClatchy News Service
Stay aWake | Dan CHaon Dan Chaon’s stories are restless nightmares. They’re the soft prickle at the back of your neck, the insistent fears that pull you from sleep, the full-blown horror that might greet you when you wake. He’s a master of psychological tension, which plays out mostly in small Midwestern towns in this collection of stories. Though the stories range widely in experience, they all carry a heavy atmosphere of dread. Chaon reminds us of the ripples that follow in the wake of terrible things — fatal accidents, family suicides, a man who consigns his dead mother’s dogs to the vet’s needle rather than find them new homes. The author’s dark gift is to understand those things we never want to tell — and to make us want to read about them anyway. — Connie Ogle, McClatchy News Service
heart of a killer | DaviD roSEnFELT a woman in prison for murdering her husband wants to kill herself to save her daughter in David rosenfelt’s latest page-turner, “Heart of a killer.” a young attorney named Jamie Wagner gets a case dropped in his lap that he doesn’t want to pursue. Sheryl Harrison has served only a portion of her sentence for a crime she says was to protect her and her daughter from an abusive spouse. Then her daughter is diagnosed with a heart defect. She will die without a transplant, and Sheryl is her closest match. Sheryl asks to be the donor to save her daughter’s life. Jamie cannot obtain approval for what is essentially suicide, so he decides to pursue the case against Sheryl and force a retrial. rosenfelt has crafted another terrific thriller that will keep the reader up late at night. The characters and the moral dilemma that create the hook raise some serious questions. as a result, even a somewhat weak payoff doesn’t lessen the impact of the journey. — Jeff Ayers, The Associated Press
BorroW: the american Way of DeBt | LoUiS HYMan The drama leading up to the real estate crash of the mid-2000s is becoming as familiar as the Wall Street crash that sparked the Great Depression used to be. There are plenty of villains: social engineers and market ideologues in Washington; lying bond traders and careless bank bosses on Wall Street; and lenders, builders and borrowers. all found it profitable not to worry about shaky loans, until they blew up. Cornell University historian Louis Hyman has written a breezy book that goes deeper. Skimming decades of news, testimony and arcane trade reports, he reminds us that this has happened before, and that there was nothing secret about the public and business decisions that led to cheap money, price inflation, collapse, mass foreclosures and bailouts. His is an accessible and well-written primer on a vast history with plenty of cautionary tales for those who would fix what’s broken in our financial system, as well as what isn’t. — Joseph DiStefano, Philadelphia Inquirer
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Colin Hay Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Adult: $30, $23 Youth: $30, $19 It’s the man from Men at Work at work! Colin Hay who put the irresistible hooks in the songs of the Australian rock band Men at Work. (And now that we’ve brought it up, do you think you can get “Down Under” out of your head?) Since those days he’s moved stateside and forged new musical paths. He’s had a fresh burst of songwriting inspiration in middle age and he’s touring with just an acoustic guitar.
His shows revisit Men at Work hits as well as introducing new songs. Hay’s solo shows intersperse classic and new songs with hilarious, poignant and downright surreal stories drawn from his often unbelievable experiences over the past three decades. “I’ve been doing these solo tours for a number of years,” he explains, “going back to the same places and building audiences by doing the best shows I can.” Part of the NEW Gallagher-Bluedorn Club Series!