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Mission Creek 2017

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Mar 14, 2017

For a band that was originally conceived as a goof, Younger has rapidly transformed into one of Iowa City’s best rock bands -- exploding with energy, intricate arrangements, barbed lyrics...

Posted by Katie Prout | Mar 14, 2017

“Optimist” might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of comedian and provocateur Margaret Cho. But her work, spanning three decades of dives into familial...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Mar 14, 2017

Andrew Bird’s discography is a compelling set of intricately arranged songs that have no obvious cognates in the contemporary musical scene. Having studied violin, Bird also plays guitar, sings and...

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Mar 14, 2017

Once labeled freaks, David Bowie and Lou Reed broke down the confines of masculinity found in the prototypical rock star persona of their time, while reimagining the vivacity and delicacy...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 14, 2017

For Mission Creek Festival 2017, Motley Cow presents a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The dinner will incorporate music, dance and a sci-fi storyline to explore philosophical questions about class struggle, the...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 7, 2017

Mykki Blanco Blue Moose Tap House -- Thursday, April 6 at 11 p.m. Michael Quattlebaum Jr., the rapper, poet and performance artist from Orange County, California better known as Mykki...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jan 31, 2017

One of the most quintessential names in East Coast rap is joining the already robust Mission Creek Festival 2017 lineup. The festival team announced today that Ghostface Killah is the...

Posted by Matthew Steele | Jan 30, 2017

Recorded last January in Lone Tree, Iowa as part of a residency program coordinated by Mission Creek Festival and Flat Black Studios, a full-length album from ESCAPE-iSM (Ian Svenonius' solo...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Dec 6, 2016

Mission Creek Festival 2017 Various venues -- Tuesday-Sunday, April 4-9, 2017 Violinist Andrew Bird, formerly of Squirrel Nut Zippers and Bowl of Fire, brings his solo work to Iowa City....