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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

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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

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Sports Fan Weekend Planner

On Campus: Hawkeye baseball plays three against Nittany Lions. The Iowa Hawkeye basball team will take on Penn State this weekend at Duane Banks Field in three games on Friday (6:05), Saturday (2:05), and Sunday (12:00). Iowa is currently in last place in the Big Ten standings, but they have a chance to start climbing the ladder, as PSU holds a 7-8 Big Ten record. Softball against PSU too.  Saturday and Sunday will see the slumping Hawkeye softball team try to snap a seven game losing streak.  In the last three games the Hawks have lost by a combined score … Continued

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Campus is bone dry this weekend, but if you have wheels, or just a television with a cable connection, there will be plenty to keep you entertained. Off Campus: Iowa competes at the Drake Relays. Coming off a weekend in Iowa City that saw 18 individual championships for the Hawkeye, the Iowa track and field team is now set for one of the biggest track meets in the country.  The event has already started, as the Drake Relays cover Thursday, Friday and wrap up on Saturday. Kerels travel to the Quad Cities. Just a short trip east on I-80, fans … Continued

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Kylie Sebert gives the latest from the Hawkeye track and field team, who is now getting ready for the Drake Relays. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Iowa has hosted the annual Musco Twilight for 12 years.  After the Drake Relays the Hawkeyes will prepare for the Big Ten Championships, which will be hosted in Iowa City.

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By Kif Richmann On Campus: Iowa hosts the Musco Twilight XII. Iowa City doesn’t get to host a lot of collegiate track and field events, and the Hawkeyes will look to make this weekend special as they compete against Drake, Illinois (men), Iowa State, Minnesota, North Central, Northern Iowa and Western Illinois.  The events will be held on Saturday at at Cretzmeyer Track. Hawkeye baseball welcomes the Wolverines. The Iowa Hawkeyes (14-20) will try to right the ship as they take on the 11-24 Michigan Wolverines in a three game weekend date.  Both teams are trying to claw their way … Continued

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On Campus: Iowa baseball brings in the Hoosiers. If the weather holds up, the Hawkeye baseball team will play three games against the Indiana Hoosiers at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City.  Indiana is one of the top teams in the Big Ten, with a 21-11 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the conference.  Iowa will look to win their first Big Ten series, as they are currently 2-4 against Big Ten opponents. Friday’s game starts at 6:05 and will be featured on the Big Ten Network, while both Saturday and Sunday’s matches are scheduled for 1:05 Hawkeye women’s … Continued

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