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Screamo Prom 2K24 at Gabe’s

Hundreds of people filled into Gabe’s for the six band show colloquially dubbed as “Sceamo Prom”. The night composed of six energetic and tiring sets, for another strong showing of community in the Iowa City Hardcore Scene.

On Wednesday, March 13 at 8 PM, a handful of Iowa City residents entered The Englert Theatre. Instead of filing into the usual theatre seats, listeners were invited on stage. A group of approximately fifty chairs was nestled around a piano, a music stand, and a Mac computer. The stage was otherwise rather bare and decorated sparsely: bricks, pipes, blue lights, and dulled yellow lights created a calm, relaxed environment. Everyone comfortably chatted, visited the bar, and eagerly awaited the start of the concert. Eventually, Valgeir Sigurdsson himself came out on stage followed by Nadia Sirota, a violist with whom he … Continued

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