Amidst all of the rumors about the various venues in Iowa City that are rumored to close, I stumbled over this blog today. Evidently, last night was the last show under the Gabe’s Oasis banner. The venue will close for remodelling and re-open under new managment as The Picador. The hopes are that the new management will bring in bigger acts than Gabe’s used to. I saw some of the best shows at Gabe’s over the years– Trip Shakespeare, Game Theory, and Evan Dando with Epic Soundtracks to name a few! Watch the Myspace page for updates.