Hip-Hop artist Mike Stud came to fame in Rhode Island for his incredible talent as a baseball player in 2006. His baseball career was unfortunately hindered in his second year of college after going through Tommy John surgery, which is when he started making music as a hobby. He continued onto graduate school at Georgetown, where he continued to pursue music. In December of 2010, Stud made a music video for his song “College Humor” from his first album A Toast to Tommy. The music video quickly spread across the university scene and aided in his mixtape getting onto the...
The Englert & SCOPE Present: Sharon Van Etten
The Wallflowers formed their band in 1989 with co-founder and frontman, Jakob Dylan. The band was initially based out of Los Angeles, California where they picked up their alternative-rock sound. The band is most recognized for their 90’s material as they won two Grammy Awards for their 1998 hit, “One Headlight”. They have since recorded several other albums over the years, adding up to six records in total. This act is sure to bring a large crowd of those looking to fill their nostalgic needs, while also grabbing the attention of those seeking contemporary sounds.
Dustin Lynch first came to fame in 2012 with his hit single, “Cowboys and Angels,” co-written with Josh Leo and Grammy Award-winning, Tim Nichols. He has since been perceived not only as a heart-throb in the Country Music industry, but also as an esteemed artist after winning the “Breakthrough Video of the Year,” at the CMT Awards for “Cowboys and Angels." Dustin Lynch’s modern take on classic Country sound is sure to reach a huge portion of Iowa City’s population that have been waiting for a great Country show.
The Sky Ferreira show on Thursday, May 8 in Iowa City is being relocated to Blue Moose. Doors open at 7pm, and the show will begin promptly at 8pm. This is an all ages show and will be over at 10pm. All tickets for the Sunday, April 13 and Thursday, May 8 concert in the IMU Ballroom will be honored at the door of Blue Moose. Those interested in a refund will be able to get their ticket reimbursed at the original point of purchase. Blue Moose is located at 211 Iowa Ave in Iowa City, IA.
Native to Harlem, hip-hop phenomenon A$AP Ferg will be lighting up the stage of the IMU Ballroom this April. Member of hip hop group, A$AP Mob, he has become a well-recognized and sensational entity, having toured with SCOPE Productions alum Juicy J, and being named “Rookie of the Year” at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. In January 2013, he signed a record deal with Polo Grounds and RCA, and fans across the nation continue to listen to his work. Ferg’s current single, “Shabba” feat. A$AP Rocky, has become a hit all its own.
The Mountain Goats first formed in Claremont, California in an employee-housing studio apartment by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. It all began on a dual cassette recorder, where Darnielle would set his poems to music and would play a guitar he had picked up for a few dollars at a nearby music store. Since 1991, Darnielle has written around 600 beautiful and unnerving songs. SCOPE Productions is bringing him to the beautiful and historic First United Methodist Church, which features intricate stained glass windows and a gorgeous, intimate acoustic environment.
Julianna Barwick's art is equal parts force and beauty. Her music finds its motor in significant events in her own life, but they are abstracted into a sense of sonic wonderment, a radiance that you could say is her signature sound. That radiance has been taken to new zeniths with Nepenthe, her third full-length album, which was recorded in Reykjavík, Iceland, in the dark cold days of February.
Formerly of indie bands Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown, Spencer Krug’s latest band, Moonface, is making his way to The Mill this winter. Moonface’s mysterious and self-reflexive persona was crafted as an outlet for his dark pop and melodious experiments. The album on tour is “Julia With the Blue Jeans On”, and it portrays themes of raw human emotion driven by love and intimacy. The album consists primarily of voice and piano, revealing the beautiful classical undertones created by Moonface in tracks like “Love The House You’re In”.
SCOPE Productions and Mission Creek Festival have partnered to present Spanish dance group, DELOREAN at The Mill. Tickets can be purchased at The Hub in the IMU or on ticketmaster.com