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Show Review: I Hear IC at The Mill


I Hear IC is an hour long extravaganza of people making art and music of all types, welcoming both students and residents of Iowa City to perform their finished or unfinished projects. In the past they have welcomed choirs, plays, bands, alternative singer/songwriters, poetry — if it’s art, you can perform it at I Hear IC.

Wednesday, March 13 was a hodgepodge of music and poetry, ranging from opener Gabi Vanek playing adapted guitar music on her bassoon to regular Jessica King reciting poetry of heartbreak and fairy tales to Combined Efforts Men’s Chorus (directed by Michael Pelnik and organized by Janet Schlapkohl) celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a little early with an Irish Medley. Steel pan drummers and regulars to the show Aaron Ziegler and Tyler Swick (minus two band mates) performed their signature improv reggae-inspired covers including Cee-Lo’s “F*** You” and Train’s “Hey Soul Sister.” They will be releasing an album in the near future.

The concert series, organized by Andy Thierauf, is performed monthly and April’s concert has yet to be announced.

You can find them on Facebook and if you’re interested in showcasing your art, contact them at