8 p.m: Peanut Ricky & The Fiends
Peanut Ricky & The Fiends is Iowa City Musician Jordan Adams’ first solo project. While her roots are in the local DIY punk scene, writing for and performing in Conetrauma and Jailbus, she also draws inspiration from bands such as The Gun Club, Bauhaus, and The Pixies. These influences come together to create the minimalist post punk sound that is Peanut Ricky. With the help of fellow local musician Matthew Bancroft-Smith, what began as a few demos created on her computer, has grown into a larger project which performs with a full rotating live band. The music spotlights Adams’ bass riffs and delay fueled vocals, with Bancroft-Smithe’s fuzzed out screaming guitar riffs and simplistic drum beats rounding out the sound. Adams is currently working on the first Peanut Ricky recording utilizing a full band which features Bancroft-Smithe and members of Brooks Strause & the Gory Details. It has an anticipated release of Spring 2018.
9 p.m: Paul Cary
Chicago’s Paul Cary knows a thing or two about grit. In his Iowa days, Cary was the front man for the seminal In The Red Records’ band, The Horrors (not the UK band, the gritty garage rockers from the depths of Iowa). During that time, Paul Cary drove taxis, hopped trains from Iowa City to San Diego, worked the door at local dive bars and toured Europe with The Horrors. While on In the Red Records, The Horrors released two albums: 2000’s self-titled The Horrors recorded by Mike McHugh at the Distillery and 2004’s Vent, recorded by both Mike at the Distillery and by Doug Easley and Greg Cartwright at Easley McCain Studios.
10 p.m: Xylouris White
Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, the band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad and has been playing professionally from age 12. Jim White is an Australian drummer known and loved throughout the world as the drummer of Dirty Three, Venom P Stinger and now Xylouris White. For the last four years these two men have been performing as Xylouris White, the culmination of 25 years of friendship forged through music and place.