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Bethann Gavin: 4/14/10

Singer and mult-instrumentalist Bethann Gavin, also known as “Songbird Bethann”, is becoming a familiar face in the local music scene, doing the solo thing and lending vocals to several local bands (such as River and the Tributaries, below). Listen to Little Village Live, this Wednesday April 14, 2010, 5-6 pm on KRUI, for a live […]

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Mission Creek 2010: 4/3/10 (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Granted: 6 days and 6 nights into Mission Creek 2010, there were likely only a few frequencies still registering on my bruised and battered eardrums when the night began, but still, is it just me or did the Blue Moose sound spectacular for Camera Obscura on Saturday night? I’m very stoked about the Blue Moose […]

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My Mission Creek schedule for tonight

My Mission Creek Festival agenda for tonight (gonna need my bike for this…) 6-8 Dawns at Dusk (I’m late! gotta go!!) 8:00 – Shame Stevens The Englert Theatre 8:20 – Samuel Locke Ward and the Boo Hoos at the Mill 8:50: Porno Galactica at PS1 9:05: Joe Jack Talcum at Mill 9:25: The Western Front […]

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Apologies to Mr Bazan

Dear Mr. Bazan, I wanted to come to your show because I just can’t make up my mind about you. Sometimes I love you, sometimes I find you grating and self-indulgent. But last night I realized that in the face of historic acts like Acid Mothers Temple and Bomb Squad, and after getting Xiu Xiu […]

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(AUDIO/RECAP) Little Village Live 3/31: Xiu Xiu + Talk Normal (Mission Creek 2010)

Xiu Xiu and Talk Normal visit KRUI to guest DJ the 3/31 edition of Little Village Live on KRUI Jamie Stewart’s band has visited Iowa City before, but this was their first Iowa City show with Angela Seo. Here’s the first single off their 2010 release Dear God, I Hate Myself, “Gray Death” Talk Normal […]

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The Kids These Days

The early show at Public Space One got Tuesday night off to an energetic start, beginning with Ames/Iowa City band So Much Fun. After an hour of solving the band’s technical problems, lead singer Nick Miller and his megaphone feverishly galloped about the Jefferson building announcing that the show was about to begin, but not […]

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Mission Creek 2010 Preview: Dustin Busch

Local guitarist and luthier Dustin Busch will open for Booker T. this Wednesday night at the Englert as part of the 2010 Mission Creek festival. Busch plays regularly – solo and with Illinois John Fever – and you’ll catch him breaking it down informally all around town, semi-regularly on the patio at the Red Avocado, […]

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Old Thrashers Reunion – The Mill 3/27/10

Long live the old thrashers. Liberty Leg, Acoustic Guillotine, HOTT, and Bad Accident demonstrated last night once again the how and the why, a night in the life, a little sliver of the all-Iowa City rock n roll royalty pie. A little taste is all you need really, but last night we bathed in it. […]

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