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The Best Releases of May: Music Staff Picks

Squid – Bright Green Field Long before the release of their debut LP, Squid has been making waves in the post-punk community with their own brand of angular and uniquely provocative songwriting that has set them apart from peers in the genre. With the often deranged and purposely erratic vocal delivery of singer Ollie Judge and the driving pseudo-punk melodies conducted by the rest of the band, there is no doubt the group has emotional, musical, and lyrical potency. In their most recent works, including the two singles they released in 2020 and their latest LP, Squid has begun to incorporate … Continued

News
Vaccines in Iowa: How are we doing?

As of April 5th, all Iowans are eligible to receive vaccinations. Previously, state guidelines restricted vaccines to high-risk groups such as essential workers, adults aged 65 and up, or people with pre-existing medical conditions. Now that eligibility has expanded, securing an appointment may be a difficult task. (image via Global Gazette)

Sports
Iowa Spring Practice: QB’s duel, youth arrives, and defense shines

Not since Iowa beat Illinois 19-10 on Senior Day in 2019 had the Hawkeyes played in front of home fans outside of friends and family. That streak ended Saturday morning as Iowa held it’s first of two open practices this spring with fans in attendance. Fans arrived as early as before 7 AM to get the first chance to see their Hawkeyes in person since November of 2019. Many were pleased with the results, but it would’ve taken a natural disaster to ruin the moods of the black and gold this weekend. “Certainly is great to be back in Kinnick … Continued

KRUI prides itself on interviewing the finest names in alternative music as well as significant cultural icons. Since 2008, students and community members working at KRUI have interviewed more than a hundred bands, artists, and others. Some, like the indie-pop outfit fun., have gone on to pen massive #1 hits. Others, like Saturday Night Live‘s head writer Seth Meyers, shape the cultural landscape of America through comedy.


2012 In-Studios

January 28, 2012 :: The Olympics

February 13, 2012 :: Zoe Keating

March 2, 2012 :: Memoryhouse

March 9, 2012 :: The Half-Hearts, Zoo Animal, The Olympics

March 11, 2012 :: An Horse

March 27, 2012 :: Rhys Chatham

March 27, 2012 :: Poison Control Center

March 27, 2012 :: Like Pioneers

March 28, 2012 :: Alexis Stevens

March 28, 2012 :: Slut River and Supersonic Piss

March 28, 2012 :: Douglas Kramer Nye

March 28, 2012 :: William Fitzsimmons

March 28, 2012 :: El Ten Eleven

March 29, 2012 :: Nate Logsdon

March 29, 2012 :: Christopher the Conquered

March 31, 2012 :: Jeff Ray (Founder of Mission Creek Festival in California)

March 31, 2012 :: The Antlers

August 22, 2012 :: Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live

2011 In-Studios

February 8, 2011 :: The Wailers

February 12, 2011 :: Dan Deacon

February 18, 2011 :: Utopia Park

February 19, 2011 :: David Berkeley

February 19, 2011 :: Second City Comedy Troupe

February 25, 2011 :: Christopher the Conquered

February 26, 2011 :: Delicate Steve

March 28, 2011 :: Birds & Batteries

March 28, 2011 :: Caroline Smith

March 29, 2011 :: Zomes & Skull Defekts

March 29, 2011 :: Ravens & Chimes

March 30, 2011 :: Peter Wolf Crier

March 30, 2011 :: Utopia Park

March 30, 2011 :: Christopher the Conquered

March 31, 2011 :: Snowblink

March 31, 2011 :: Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon (Of Sonic Youth)

April 1, 2011 :: Poison Control Center

April 1, 2011 :: Skye Carrasco

April 1, 2011 :: Das Racist

April 3, 2011 :: The Lonelyhearts

April 29, 2011 :: Company Of Thieves

May 1, 2011 :: John Vanderslice

May 7, 2011 :: Ted Leo

May 7, 2011 :: Poison Control Center

June 22, 2011 :: Horse Feathers

September 17, 2011 :: Deleted Scenes

September 22, 2011 :: Jill Andrews

September 24, 2011 :: Caroline Smith and The Good Night Sleeps

September 26, 2011 :: Brass Bed

October 12, 2011 :: fun.

October 17, 2011 :: Rubblebucket

October 22, 2011 :: American Dust, Skye Carrasco

2010 In-Studios

September 22, 2010 :: Colour Revolt

September 24, 2010 :: Turbo Fruits

October 1, 2010 :: Poison Control Center

October 1, 2010 :: Warren Haynes

October 13, 2010 :: fun.

October 15, 2010 :: Max Weinberg

October 19, 2010 :: Joe Pug

October 21, 2010 :: Phantogram

October 26, 2010 :: Matt the Electrician

October 27, 2010 :: Los Campesinos!

November 3, 2010 :: Jay Farrar

November 4, 2010 :: Tim Fite

November 6, 2010 :: Jenny Owen Youngs

November 8, 2010 :: Kate Nash

November 13, 2010 :: Mumford’s

November 17, 2010 :: The Hold Steady

December 10, 2010 :: S. Carey (Of Bon Iver)

December 13, 2010 :: Tim Kasher (Of Cursive)

2009 In-Studios

January 31, 2009 :: Alexis Stevens

February 1, 2009 :: Them Damn Kids

February 12, 2009 :: Pieta Brown + Bo Ramsey

February 13, 2009 :: Young Coyotes

February 18, 2009 :: Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps

February 20, 2009 :: Mason Jennings

February 21, 2009 :: Unknown Component

February 28, 2009 :: Miles Nielsen + Cameron McGill

March 19, 2009 :: Kasper Hauser

March 27, 2009 :: Wrestling With Wolves

March 28, 2009 :: Alex Dezen

April 5, 2009 :: The Cool Kids

April 9, 2009 :: Girl Talk

April 11, 2009 :: Atalissa Bunkhouse

April 19, 2009 :: The Deep Vibration

April 20, 2009 :: Wye Oak

May 2, 2009 :: Lipstick Homicide

May 27, 2009 :: Anna Laube

June 20, 2009 :: Liberty Leg

June 30, 2009 :: Random Candy

July 11, 2009 :: Daylight Savings Account

August 14, 2009 :: Colin Hay

September 8, 2009 :: Sharon Van Etten

September 23, 2009 :: Jeff Witscher

October 1, 2009 :: Liam Finn

October 6, 2009 :: Drug Rug

October 10, 2009 :: Matt Davies

October 29, 2009 :: David Bazan

October 29, 2009 :: fun.

2008 In-Studios

March 6, 2008 :: Grand Archives

April 2, 2008 :: 11:30 AM – These United States

Saturday, October 25, 2008 :: 4 PM – Roommate

Thursday, December 18, 2008 :: 4 PM – Haley Bonar