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Mission Creek Festival

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....

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Mar 15, 2016

Author Richard Siken is MCF's 2016 Writer-in-Residence More than 30 events, mostly free, make up the literary track of this year's Mission Creek Festival, which kicks off on Apr. 5....

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Feb 18, 2016

Mission Creek @ IRL Various venues -- Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. Writer Robyn Schiff. -- photo courtesy of Mission Creek Festival Mission Creek Festival, in conjunction with the...

Marc Maron
Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Dec 8, 2015

Mission Creek Festival has made its first lineup announcement for the eleventh annual event, set for April 5–10, 2016. Festival passes ($135/$350 — see below for details) will go on...

Father John Misty
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Apr 4, 2015

Hopefully, you’ve been Mission-Creeking-it-up all week (seriously, Amen Dunes! Silver Apples! Real Estate! Freddie Gibbs! How to Dress Well! Foxygen!), but if not, there’s still enough music, film and literature...

Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Apr 2, 2015

Freddie Gibbs performs at the Blue Moose Tap House tonight at 11 p.m.-- photo by Carl Pocket via Flicker Creative Commons Here, Little Village's Tube columnist, Melissa Zimdars, offers her...

Posted by Josie Neumann | Apr 1, 2015

Get ready for the biggest party of the year. -- photos by Frankie Schneckloth I usually learn about new music either from seeing an artist live, or hearing them on...

Posted by Jason Livingston | Apr 1, 2015

Jim Jarmusch, the iconoclastic independent filmmaker, is headed to Mission Creek, along with bandmate and filmmaking associate Carter Logan, to perform...