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As frontman of The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach has spent the last couple decades glancing longingly backward for inspiration. The band's consistently Grammy-snagging sound has drawn largely from garage rock and the blues, but Auerbach's new solo album, Waiting On A Song , is a joyous reminder that there's more than one way to be retro. Rather than relying on the stomping beats and big riffs of The Black Keys, Waiting On A Song wallows in a laidback vibe that spotlights a quality always…
05.25 / 09:57
kwit.org
Seattle's rock scene is experiencing an underground renaissance, and at the center of its close-knit collective of punk-inspired bands is Chastity Belt. The laconic, yet rebellious foursome — singer and guitarist Julia Shapiro, guitarist Lydia Lund, bassist Annie Truscott, and drummer Gretchen Grimm — have been growing an enthusiastic fan base since their days as a Walla Walla college band, thanks to two raucous albums and a delightful social media game. (Check out its hilariously cringey S…
05.25 / 09:57
kwit.org
There's a perception these days (not entirely unfounded) that country music rewards its male performers for following a particular formula. The combination of gleaming, rhythmic Top 40 hooks, flirtatious frat-party swagger and small-town backdrops has served as a pattern in the industry, largely because it works., and artists who helped lay out the template, like Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt, have contributed mightily to the growth of country's millennial fanbase. (That philosophy is hardly…
05.25 / 09:57
kwit.org
It was not uncommon, in the mid-20th century, for black American artists and writers to take up more-or-less permanent residence in Europe. Jazz musicians like Bud Powell and Dexter Gordon spent years living in Paris and Copenhagen, enticed by the artistic respect and comparative lack of racial discrimination they found while touring the Continent. James Baldwin chose the expatriate life, too: He lived in Paris for a minute, finished his first novel in Switzerland, made a home in Istanbul…
05.25 / 09:57
kwit.org
Most musicians who achieve a certain amount of acclaim only to disappear from the public eye get cast as reclusive. The baggage that label carries has never quite fit Cody ChesnuTT. Even if you tried to pin it on him, he'd no doubt shake himself free. In between the release of his sprawling 2002 lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece , and the 2012 studio follow-up , Landing On A Hundred , the soul conjurer's mystique only grew. Yet he rebounded with an altogether different set of values.…
05.25 / 09:57
kwit.org
Somewhere in South Korea, high school students are about to learn a whole lot about…
05.25 / 09:47
thehawkeye.com
MONTROSE — Paramedics and police officers rushed to the Ivor Fowler Community Center in Montrose Wednesday morning to tend to mock victims of a mass shooting drill as part of the annual Lee County disaster d…
05.25 / 09:47
thehawkeye.com
For the 10th year, men and women dedicated to protecting their country will be honored at Community…
05.25 / 09:47
thehawkeye.com
Cities in southeast Iowa shrunk in 2016, according to U.S. Census population estimates released…
05.25 / 09:47
thehawkeye.com
Today’s top picks from our online calendar. Find more events at s…
05.25 / 09:46
siouxcityjournal.com
Now that Republican Kim Reynolds is Iowa’s governor, Democrats are hoping to tie her to what they consider Terry Branstad’s unpopular policies. “It’s not like she just became governor without being a partner to all of these…She was there for every bit of the agenda that’s held back Iowans,” says State Senator Nate Boulton of Des …
05.25 / 09:42
www.radioiowa.com
We have some great weather to look forward to today! Any clouds and patchy fog this morning will give way to plenty of sunshine. Thanks to the sunshine, highs will be back in the low to mid 70s. During the overnight hours, the cloud cover will return. A few sprinkles or light showers can’t be ruled out before the sunrise. Lows will fall into the mid 50s. More spotty showers are possible on Friday, but we’ll remain warm with highs…
05.25 / 09:41
wqad.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMDtibc13fc A video went viral earlier this week showing a sea lion grabbing a six-year-old Canadian girl's dress and pulling her into the water from a dock in Richmond, British Columbia. The girl's fast-acting grandfather jumped into the harbor and pulled her to safety. During the ordeal, she received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Marine life experts had warned she could be at risk for getting a rare infection…
05.25 / 09:02
kwit.org
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMDtibc13fc A video went viral earlier this week showing a sea lion grabbing a six-year-old Canadian girl's dress and pulling her into the water from a dock in Richmond, British Columbia. The girl's fast-acting grandfather jumped into the harbor and pulled her to safety. During the ordeal, she received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Marine life experts had warned she could be at risk for getting a rare infection…
05.25 / 08:56
iowapublicradio.org
In a new budget proposal released, President Trump calls for a 21 percent, $4.7 billion cut to specific USDA programs. Over ten years, it would cut the crop insurance program by nearly $29 billion. The budget is drawing criticism from lawmakers and industry groups. Crop insurers say the cuts to insurance would make it more difficult for farmers to bounce back. In response to the budget, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley spoke in support of crop insurance, “It’s important to remember…
05.25 / 08:44
whotv.com
Ninety-two-percent of Iowa’s corn acreage is planted, according to the USDA crop report issued Monday. Corn planting in Iowa is said to be three days behind last year’s pace. Soybean planting in Iowa is 62-percent complete. Paul Kassel, an Iowa State University agronomist based in Spencer, monitors 10 counties in northwest Iowa. Iowa farmers had…
05.25 / 07:37
kiow.com
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst spoke on the floor of the United States Senate in support of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s confirmation to be U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the People’s Republic of C…
05.25 / 06:37
kiow.com
The Two Oakes American Legion Post No. 254’s Memorial Day Program begins at 10 a.m., Monday, May 29 at Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden. The keynote speaker will be Chaplain Capt. Cory Van Sloten who grew up in Ireton, graduating from Ireton Christian School, Unity Christian High School, Dordt College and Western Theological Seminary. Van…
05.25 / 05:38
akronhometowner.com
Nine members of the West Sioux track team traveled to Des Moines to participate in the state co-ed track meet May 18-20. West Sioux Class 1A state track qualifiers: Emma Avery, Hunter Dekkers, Zach Hulshof, Kade Lynott, Jake Lynott, Zach McKee, Tasha Peterson, Hailey Pullman, Brooklyn Steever. The top eight finishers in each event received…
05.25 / 05:38
akronhometowner.com
Eleven members of the Akron-Westfield track team traveled to Des Moines to participate in the state co-ed track meet May 18-20. A-W state track qualifiers in Class 1A: Aaron Allard, Austin Allard, Kiana Appley, Leighton Blake, Ty DeRocher, Cal Eskra, Callie Henrich, Jordan Neubrand, Shaylee Siebens, Kailee Tucker, Brynn Van Eldik. Boys Head Coach Kent…
05.25 / 05:38
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