U.K. band Fear of Men took the Triple Rock Club by storm as they buzzed through a powerhouse set of material taken from their "Early Fragments" record and their newest release "Loom". Actually headlining that night was Kip Berman's band The Pains of being Pure at Heart, which was made up of opener Ablebody and Fear of Men's Weiss.
Singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb performed a 90 minute set at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus last night in a pared-down cabaret style setting.
Loeb spun stories about summer camp and growing up, punk versions of her songs like the hit "Stay" and generally provided an intimate look at the music of this talented performer.
Joshua James brought his band of buddies to CSPS last night to share a heady mix of tenderness and urgency during their two lengthy sets.
Dipping into all five of his albums, this Utah singer/songwriter (by way of neighboring Nebraska) demonstrated a genuine poignancy as he spun his original stories to an extremely supportive crowd.
Continually moving in and around the stage in a light-footed dance, Joshua James clearly demonstrated why many publications have touted him as the next singer
All photos by Kim Reed
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