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Daniel Boscaljon

Black Mountain at the Mill
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 17, 2016

The opener for the solid summer Wednesday evening crowd at The Mill this week was Majure, who preceded his reputation (signifying mostly a certain laziness on my part, as a...

Englert
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 15, 2016

Friday's MusicIC takes place at the Englert; Saturday's Dis/Unity is an Englert co-commission -- archive photo The upcoming week offers an unusually rich trove of aesthetic encounters for the inhabitants...

Mouths by Daniel Boscaljon; art by Aaron Gillespie
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 13, 2016

“Mouths” is a fiction story presented in installments. Look for a new chapter each Monday morning throughout the summer. Mouths II: Hiding I wake from dark dreams to the nightmarish...

Mouths by Dan Boscaljon; art by Aaron Gillespie
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 6, 2016

"Mouths" is a fiction story presented in installments. Look for a new chapter each Monday morning throughout the summer. I: Awakening I feel a sudden jolt and groggily realize that...

Milk Carton Kids Englert Theatre
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | May 31, 2016

I was first introduced to the Milk Carton Kids when they opened for Over The Rhine at the Englert on Sep. 24, 2013. It was a Tuesday. I had spent...

Woods
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 29, 2016

Brooklyn, NY band Woods, in a press photo from their website. I walked into the upper level of Gabe’s and was disappointed to see that Woods hadn’t gained any popularity...

Kurt Vile at Mission Creek 2016
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 19, 2016

Mission Creek Retrospective Monica Martin of PHOX -- photo by Matthew Terry Unlike the past four years, when Mission Creek has brought in the artist(s) responsible for my favorite albums...

Wild Child - still from "Rillo Talk"
Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Mar 30, 2016

A still from Wild Child's 2014 video for "Rillo Talk." Wild Child played Gabe's on Sunday, Mar. 27. There’s a massive amount of quality music released each year, and it’s...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Oct 30, 2015

The inaugural Witching Hour festival commences Friday, Nov. 6 -- image by Jordan Sellergren Witching Hour Downtown Iowa City -- Friday, Nov. 6 & Saturday,Nov. 7 We're now one week...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Sep 17, 2015

Built to Spill plays the Codfish Hollow barn --photo by Tod Foley It was Justin’s late model Prius, so he drove and I took shotgun, leaving the back seat for...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Sep 1, 2015

image via Jenny Hval Jenny Hval The Mill -- Wednesday, September 2 at 9 p.m. Norwegian composer Jenny Hval will visit the Mill on September 2 in support of her...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Aug 4, 2015

Hinterland festival-goers relax in the prairie outside St. Charles, Iowa --Photo by Matthew Terry One does not simply go to the Hinterland. The organizers -- or perhaps the gods --...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Aug 3, 2015

In a musical landscape dominated by bombast, we too rarely find ourselves invited to pause and reflect to the sounds and stories offered by musicians familiar with the power of...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jul 16, 2015

Black Canaries, a film by Jesse Kreitzer, offers a haunting meditation on hope and suffering told through a series of striking images. Set in the early 20th...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Jun 9, 2015

Cracker's latest album heralds and encore to their 1990s heyday -- photo courtesy of crackersoul.com Cracker w/ Chrash The Mill -- Tuesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. Cracker, a genre-bending...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Mar 22, 2015

I enter through the gate, its cold irons bound to deter all but the most melancholy. The place is crowded with the thick silence of the dead. Their bodies, encased...