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The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle reminisces ahead of his return to Iowa

When the Mountain Goats play at the Englert Theatre on Mon., Sept. 26 (tickets $22-25) and at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers on Mon., Oct. 3 ($25-30), it may feel familiar to singer songwriter John Darnielle. It’s been almost twenty-five years since Darnielle left Iowa to start a career in music. In that time, he has released […]

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Interview: Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus on ‘The Most Lamentable Tragedy’ and mental health

Mission Creek Presents: Titus Andronicus, w/ A Giant Dog The Mill — Sunday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Punk is a genre often plagued by a reputation machismo and grandstanding; mosh pits full of sweaty and aggressive men and rowdy, disaffected musicians are familiar staples. A punk band with the name of Titus Andronicus, notably […]

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Interview: Lake Street Dive’s Bridget Kearney on the musical influences of ‘Side Pony’ and signing to a record label

Lake Street Dive The Englert Theatre — Monday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Lake Street Dive saw a mercurial rise to fame after their mellowed-out, soulful cover of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” went viral. They continued to earn critical acclaim with their seamless vocal melodies and throwback style. They are a nationally-known […]

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James McCartney talks about his new album ‘The Blackberry Train’ and the therapeutic relief music gives him

James McCartney, although beginning his life surrounded by some of the most iconic music by virtue of familial ties, is not one to rely on this advantage. In fact, McCartney only began performing in his thirties the music he’d practiced for decades. In a deliberate shirking of what would otherwise be seen as inherited fame, […]

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MCF Preview: Fingerpickin’ good – Glenn Jones and the American Primitive

Glenn Jones at Mission Creek

Glenn Jones is a renowned blues musician with a robust career and unique guitar style known as “American Primitive,” which is categorized by fingerpicking guitar and banjo. He grew up playing with similar musicians and began his own band in the late eighties. He now plays as a solo musician and is touring the U.S. Jones will be playing a solo set at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe on Apr. 8, 2016 for the Mission Creek Festival. Tickets are $10–12.
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What makes a Deer Tick? John McCauley talks new instruments, parenthood and his band’s upcoming acoustic tour

Deer Tick

Deer Tick has evolved and adapted over the years where similar indie-rock bands have faltered and burned out. While not without their share of a hard-partying and rock and roll lifestyle, their sincerity keeps their craft authentic and their fanbase steadily growing… […]

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