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Show Photos: Friday at Mission Creek

Here you’ll find photos from Friday April 5 of Chasing Shade, Zeta June, Future Rock, Douglas Kramer Nye, Frank Fairfield, The Pines, Taser Island, Snowblink, Trouble Lights, Zammuto, American Dust, Janeane Garofalo and a few others. Man, I fell way behind, but I am still here! Future Rock, Zeta June, Chasing Shade at Gabe’s Frank […]

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Live Music Preview: April 9-15

With the presence of bands like Foo Fighters and Nickelback, some might say that rock and roll is dying if not dead. On the contrary, I would argue that these bands are not rock and roll. Sure, they look like rock and roll bands with their tattoos and guitars, but they are missing the most important aspect of rocking: swagger. You can’t be rock and roll if you give a fuck. There are bands that embody the rock and roll ethos such as TV Ghost and Guitar Wolf, who have both always ripped first, not caring about whether they were liked or not.
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Your guide to Mission Creek: Sunday

Well, it’s the last day of Mission Creek! I’m both ready to get my life back to normal and sad for the week’s excitement to end. Hopefully this guide has helped you navigate and maximize your fun this week, and luckily, today the schedule is straightforward and free of conflicts.
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Interview with Pete Swanson, playing tonight at Yacht Club

Pete Swanson was one half of the experimental electronic music band Yellow Swans, who made their mark as extremely ambitious musicians, and whose performances balanced improvisation, chaotically complex sound treatment and emotionally affecting harmonic progression. […]

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Hitting the wall

My doughty Mormon forbears–who from what I understand stayed for a while at Student Housing over by Coralville on their way to Utah–walked over a thousand miles without the benefit of modern medicine, scientifically engineered footware or Facebook. Maybe if I set off for Salt Lake with all mod cons on foot I’d get used to being on my feet for long stretches. But when I hit the wall during Mission Creek, I hit it feet first. […]

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Your guide to Mission Creek: Saturday

It’s Day five of Mission Creek, and hopefully everyone had the chance to sleep in a bit this morning and recharge. I know I feel better after logging a full eight hours, which is extra necessary considering today is quite the literary, food, and music puzzle. […]

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Overheard at Mission Creek: Part four

Overheard at Mission Creek is a selected list of Tweets-from-last-night. Each day we’ll take you through a collection of some of the things Iowa City folks have been Tweeting about the festival. Let’s go, because there’s cake. […]

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Show Photos: Thursday at Mission Creek

The saga continues…the town is both more weary and more energetic than it has been since, well, last year’s Mission Creek. I keep bumping into the same folks at all the different venues, and we have a good laugh about how we are all very tired, yet totally unwilling to surrender before the last band […]

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Show Photos: Wednesday at Mission Creek

It is officially night 5 of Mission Creek and I’ve been on a tear all over town since the pre-show monday. I’ve tried to catch as many acts as my short legs will get me to in time. I’ve got a lot of photos to throw your way, but let’s do this in bite-sized chunks. […]

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