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2010-04-02: Tim Hecker, Greg Davis, Lwa, Wind Farm, Goldwater Marmalade

Put a fork in me, I’m done. I’ve seen the wear and tear on the Mission Creek Brain Trust and Little Village Cadre — in particular, I ran into Andre in front of the Yacht Club about 5:30PM, and he looked like he’d been kept awake for a week by aliens shouting insults in his […]

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Seth Wenger, Constie Brown & Zoe Brown @ RSVP

Found out about this morning on Facebook — hey! social media works!!! ‘Brown’ is a musically evocative name in Iowa City. To make too much of Zoe & Constie’s parentage takes away from the loveliness of this musical performance with Seth Wenger. This is straight up homestyle front parlor folk music, presented in RSVP, surrounded […]

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4/1 – PE/BOMB SQUAD/ACID MOTHER TEMPLE

There are nights out, there are nights out that melt your face off, and then there’s last night, which was an alien-chest-burster, singularity event. The Public Enemy “Fear Of A Black Planet” lecture event was a huge deal from me. As I told Chuck D afterwards, “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us […]

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Xiu Xiu/Talk Normal/tUnE yArDs @Gabes 3-31 – Mission Creek

I rolled in about 1:30AM after yesterday’s show, and woke to my dog yakking up a tidy packet of dead grass. That’s neither here nor there, but sleep deprivation made the whole day seem floaty. Work was a blur. My Mission Creek phase began in the afternoon, participating in two interviews live on KRUI. The […]

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What's New is Old Again: The 'New Gabes' 'New' Sound System

I didn’t mention in my last post having a long chat at the Mill with John Svec, owner & operator of Minstel Recording Studio, and live sound installation guru. He told me that an unexpected bonus of the Picador morphing back into Gabe’s was that the new owners gave him a free hand in renovating […]

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Mission Creek – Cave Singers, Birds & Batteries, Mondo Drag, Lady Espina

I arrived at the Mill to the sounds of Mondo Drag early on in their set. Mondo Drag play the sort of blues-tinged rock music that wouldn’t have been out of place 30 years ago on that same stage; something I can say with authority, since 30 years ago I was there, hoovering up all-you-can […]

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Full sets for Rene Hell/Wet Hair @ Java House 2-19-10

I forgot to post this, and Matt beat me to the punch posting video from the live show at the Java House Feb 19. RENE HELL [audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/2010-02-190-ReneHell-WetHair/2010-02-19-ReneHell.mp3] http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/2010-02-190-ReneHell-WetHair/2010-02-19-ReneHell.mp3 WET HAIR [audio:http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/2010-02-190-ReneHell-WetHair/2010-02-19-WetHair.mp3] http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/2010-02-190-ReneHell-WetHair/2010-02-19-WetHair.mp3 VIEW VIDEO OF RENE HELL VIEW VIDEO OF WET HAIR […]

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Sam Locke-Ward & Kate Kane – Live @ Java House 2010-01-29

The Java House has been branching out into having more live performances of late, and a week after a wonderfully raucous show at the Mill, Kate (of Lipstick Homicide & Boo Hoos) and Sam (of Miracles of God & SLW & the Boo Hoos) did an acoustic show. Pictures by the lovely and talented Barefoot […]

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