The University of Iowa University of Iowa
Stream

Music
The Best Releases of August: Music Staff Picks

Tropical Fuck Storm – Deep States Aussie noise rock band Tropical Fuck Storm’s third album, Deep States, is as messy and disorienting as the doomed political landscape it was birthed out of. Reflecting mind-poisoning social media discourse twisted through the filter of a distortion pedal, vocalists Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin deliver some of their most compelling melodies over lacerating guitar and synth lines. The opening track, “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, writes from the perspective of Jesus’ second coming to Earth to proclaim in a grand chorus “There ain’t no end of days.” Even at its loudest, a sense … Continued

Music
The Best Releases of June: Music Staff Picks

Spellling – The Turning Wheel The Turning Wheel, Chrystia Cabral’s third album under the project Spellling, offers bewitchingly captivating progressive folk and neo-soul songs. A shift towards natural instrumentation marks a stark change from 2019’s synth-heavy Mazy Fly, giving these songs a new liveliness, and pushing Cabral’s songwriting towards the theatrical. The sonic palette on its own can be bewildering at first–veering off without warning into performances of soul, hard rock, classical, folk, and of course, synthwave. It’s no surprise that the personnel list reveals more than thirty performers–all of whom sound great. The songs are left with an enchanting … Continued


Our studios are located on the third floor of the Iowa Memorial Union, on the north side of the building. The Administrative office is located in room 379, and the studios are located across the hall, in room 380.

Finding the Iowa Memorial Union

Directions from Interstate 80

1. Take exit 244 and proceed South on Dubuque St. toward Iowa City.
2. At the fourth stop light (next to Casey’s), turn right onto Market St.
3. Turn left at the bottom of the hill onto Madison St. The building is on your right.

Directions from US 218

1. Take exit 91 onto Highway 1, and proceed Northeast on Highway 1 toward Iowa City.
2. Immediately after the KFC, turn left onto Riverside Dr.
3. At the second stop light, turn right onto Burlington St.
4. Turn left at the first stop light after the bridge onto Madison St.
5. The building is on your left after two stop signs and a stop light.

Parking

Bands may load in using the 30-minute parking spots on Madison St. in front of the building. 1 hour metered parking is available on the South side of the building, next to Hubbard Park. Additional parking is available in the IMU Ramp, across the street from the IMU on Madison St., as well as the North Ramp, located two blocks north of the IMU on Madison St. A limited number of free spots are available after 4:30pm and on weekends in Lot 8, one block north of the IMU on Madison St.

Finding the Studios

From the North Entrance (recommended):
The easiest way to get to KRUI is via the North entrance of the building, with the brick stairs in front. From this entrance, you need only to proceed up the stairwell. An elevator is available via one of the East entrances on Madison St.

From one of the Madison St. entrances:
Proceed up to the third floor using the elevator or stairs straight ahead. Once on the third floor, follow the main hallway to the North end of the building, past the UI Museum of Art, and through a fire door.

From the South Entrance:
Go straight through the large hallway to the left of the information desk, past the Box Office. Hang a right after the IMU Theater and take the elevator/stairs to the third floor. Take a left and follow the hallway to the North end of the building, past the UI Museum of Art, and through a fire door.