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Nathaniel Rateliff

w. Peter Wolf Crier, Christopher the Conquered – $8 advance, $10 door When listening to Nathaniel Rateliff, you can feel the Colorado mountains that surround his current home of Denver. His unique brand of indie-folk draws from the timeless traditional folk style that has persevered and grown since the beginning of recorded music–from a more […]

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High and Lonesome

w. Shame Train Friday, April 1 – Yacht Club Dave Zollo has certainly paid his dues and has earned himself both a large local fan base and the respect of his fellow musicians with his innovative talent and undying enthusiasm. He has played alongside local heroes like Greg Brown and William Elliott Whitmore and, on […]

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Show Preview: Wolf Parade at the Englert, Nov. 18

Wolf Parade conquers the stereotype of a super-group. While most eventually suffer from clashing egos, fall into an indistinct sound, or just become bad, Wolf Parade has managed to consistently put out a sound that is definitely their own. The creative minds of its members are each represented and fleshed out, sonically eliminating the ego problem. […]

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VIDEO: Vagabonds live @ College Green Park

Last Saturday afternoon, local folk sweethearts The Vagabonds graced College Green Park with their presence and old-timey tunes. Here are just a couple of the tracks they performed. Sam Blickhan and Sarah Mannix, members of the Vagabonds, can be seen tonight at the Mill performing in another of their local music projects The Wandering Bears.

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Mission Freak YouTube Channel

Mission Freak is proud to announce the debut of its very own YouTube channel! That’s right, here are the first three installations of what promises to be a great source for video of Iowa City shows and hopefully interviews with local and touring acts. These three videos are from the show last Wednesday at the Blue Moose Tap House.

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Show Preview: The Wandering Bears/The Western Front – The Mill 6/15/10

The two bands are set to take off on a wild month long tour to the west coast, up the coast, and back. Considering that these are two of Iowa City’s staple local acts, and that they both kick ass, this is an occasion you don’t want to miss. The Wandering Bears just released their self-titled and self-released bombshell of a record in June and have been taking the world by storm ever since.

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