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Show Review: Jeff Tweedy/Snowblink at Mission Creek – Englert Theatre – 3/30/2011

Photos by Bill Adams Last night, Snowblink and Jeff Tweedy utilized all the space of The Englert Theatre to glorious effect, filling it with warm, reverberating music. Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink crafts a lonesome, ringing sound with her haunting voice, rife with echoes of Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and a touch of Karen O. The band […]

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Little Village Live on KRUI: Santah 3/23/2011

Little Village Live airs Wednesdays from 5-6 PM on KRUI 89.7 FM. Santah joined us at Public Space One on March 23. Download and listen to their acoustic set of evocative, personal songs here. […]

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Video from Day Two of the 2011 Mission Creek Festival

To be blunt, The Wherehouse isn’t the most accessible venue in Iowa City. However, tucked back near the 700 block of South Dubuque Street in a rather unassuming building, the locale has held consistently phenomenal music events month after month. As the following video clips will attest, last night was no exception. Before we get […]

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Show Photos: Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps @ The Mill – 3/29

Caroline Smith performed at the KRUI birthday party at the  Mill last night along with Color Revolt and Ravens and Chimes.  Fifteen or so pizzas were annihilated in less than 30 minutes by a a relentless river of people flowing through gobbling it up. Caroline seemed just as sweet as ever, her soft yet distinct voice […]

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Show Photos: Alex Body, Zomes, Skull Defekts with Dan Higgs

I unfortunately missed the first set at the Wherehouse last night, so the last three sets are all I have for you today.  I caught local sound-charmer Alex Body, Zomes, as well as Daniel Higgs and Skull Defekts (the latter three you should read a little about here). *Please continue to forgive my three sentence blogs […]

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An Interview with Alex Robins of Or, The Whale

Or, the Whale is playing Wednesday, March 30, at the Iowa City Yacht Club (13 S. Linn St) at 9:00. I asked Alex Robins, lead vocalist and guitarist, some questions: I understand that your name, Or, The Whale, is also an alternate title for Melville’s Moby Dick. Why did you choose that name? Our name […]

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For The Music Fans: A Sound Opinions Appeal

Today at 6 PM, the NPR show Sound Opinions will be hosting an event for free at The Mill. While saying something is free is enough of an appeal on its own level for some (myself included), I am reaching out to the music fans. I should make one thing very clear from the start: […]

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Show Photos: Wandering Bears, Birds and Batteries, Rubblebucket @ Gabe's – 3/28

Last night’s show at Gabe’s was, as the kids say, “sick”. If you were there, you know just what I mean.  It has taken the top spot on my “best shows of 2011” list….though we are early in the year, I think this one will stick. […]

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Video from Day One of the 2011 Mission Creek Festival

The 2011 Mission Creek Festival kicked off Monday like any festival should. That is to say, there was a lot of good music. Would you like to watch some video from the night’s performances? Well, then you’re in the right place, because video is about the only thing keeping this post afloat. […]

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Show Photos: Mission Creek: British Sea Power, A Classic Education @ Blue Moose Tap House – 3/28

Mission Creek is off and running and I am trying to be everywhere all at once. i’ll be posting photos – with little to no editing – each day of the festival. I am keeping my chatting to the minimum, and the photos coming. The Festival Kicked off with A Classic Education and British Sea […]

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Mission Creek Day 1: Come dance now.

Instead of getting into the details of A Classic Education schooling their audience on powerhouse Brit-pop, The Wandering Bears plucking tambourines from a red-lit, skeletal branch whilst belting out sweet downhome harmonies, and an ecstatic audience parting for members of the U of I brass section to join Rubblebucket onstage for a thunderous finale, what I would like to write you instead is “please come do this.” […]

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