When Too Much Joy frontman Tim Quirk played Riverfest in the early-1990s, things didn’t go well. Mother Nature unleashed a shitstorm of epic proportions, so after a long delay, the gig was relocated to a club downtown. Adam Sandler, the opener, was the first to face the out-of-control audience… […]
Crystal Dynamics’ new game Tomb Raider (2013) adopts the strategy of the film Star Trek (2009) in using a prequel-cum-reboot to revitalize a franchise that had run out of steam: You play the game as a version of Lara Croft far younger and less experienced than in her previous 10 iterations, whose experiences in the game are meant to be her “formative” experiences… […]
“How do we experience an epidemic?”
Martin Andrews, Producing Director of Working Group Theatre, poses this question during a rainy Saturday… […]
We’re pretty cosmopolitan here: This is one of at least two film fests we fest in the IC. Intrigued? You should be. It’s going to be a hoot; the kind of hoot that can only be found by sitting calmly in the dark and engaging your brain-muscles.
This year marks the 11th edition of the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, a diverse showcase of short documentary and experimental film and media, that runs April 11-13 at the Bijou and Public Space One. […]
Organizers for the 80/35 Music Festival in downtown Des Moines announced the first lineup details this morning (listed below), and from what we’ve seen thus far… […]
Here you’ll find photos from Friday April 5 of Chasing Shade, Zeta June, Future Rock, Douglas Kramer Nye, Frank Fairfield, The Pines, Taser Island, Snowblink, Trouble Lights, Zammuto, American Dust, Janeane Garofalo and a few others. Man, I fell way behind, but I am still here! Future Rock, Zeta June, Chasing Shade at Gabe’s Frank […]
With the presence of bands like Foo Fighters and Nickelback, some might say that rock and roll is dying if not dead. On the contrary, I would argue that these bands are not rock and roll. Sure, they look like rock and roll bands with their tattoos and guitars, but they are missing the most important aspect of rocking: swagger. You can’t be rock and roll if you give a fuck. There are bands that embody the rock and roll ethos such as TV Ghost and Guitar Wolf, who have both always ripped first, not caring about whether they were liked or not.
Overheard at Mission Creek is a selected list of Tweets-from-last-night. Each day we’ll take you through a collection of some of the things Iowa City folks have been Tweeting about the festival. Join us, won’t you? […]
Well, it’s the last day of Mission Creek! I’m both ready to get my life back to normal and sad for the week’s excitement to end. Hopefully this guide has helped you navigate and maximize your fun this week, and luckily, today the schedule is straightforward and free of conflicts.
Pete Swanson was one half of the experimental electronic music band Yellow Swans, who made their mark as extremely ambitious musicians, and whose performances balanced improvisation, chaotically complex sound treatment and emotionally affecting harmonic progression. […]
My doughty Mormon forbears–who from what I understand stayed for a while at Student Housing over by Coralville on their way to Utah–walked over a thousand miles without the benefit of modern medicine, scientifically engineered footware or Facebook. Maybe if I set off for Salt Lake with all mod cons on foot I’d get used to being on my feet for long stretches. But when I hit the wall during Mission Creek, I hit it feet first. […]