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Mission Creek 2010: 4/2/10 (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Friday night was another epic evening in Iowa City. Unfortunately there isn’t much here yet from the early short sets from 6-8 pm, Dawn’s at Dusk. This was actually a highlight of the evening. about 10 different acts, each doing a ten minute set, often with no set up in between, this was a very […]

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Les Dames du Burlesque with Cirque Stupendo

Even the word coming off of someone’s lips in a casual conversation–burlesque–drips like satin off the shoulder.  Its an old fashioned word, one that my Nana would have used only in one of her raciest jokes to her closest girlfriends.  Somehow through its mythology I only had a vague notion of this kind of performance. […]

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My Mission Creek schedule for tonight

My Mission Creek Festival agenda for tonight (gonna need my bike for this…) 6-8 Dawns at Dusk (I’m late! gotta go!!) 8:00 – Shame Stevens The Englert Theatre 8:20 – Samuel Locke Ward and the Boo Hoos at the Mill 8:50: Porno Galactica at PS1 9:05: Joe Jack Talcum at Mill 9:25: The Western Front […]

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The Mission Creek Experience, Days Three and Four

We’re just past the Mission Creek Festival’s halfway point, and the realization that Iowa City will soon return to its normal non-festival routine is a sad one. To be fair, there’s never a shortage of live music to see in our beloved city, but Mission Creek grabbed an adrenaline shot and slammed it straight into the heart of Iowa City. […]

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Apologies to Mr Bazan

Dear Mr. Bazan, I wanted to come to your show because I just can’t make up my mind about you. Sometimes I love you, sometimes I find you grating and self-indulgent. But last night I realized that in the face of historic acts like Acid Mothers Temple and Bomb Squad, and after getting Xiu Xiu […]

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Seth Wenger, Constie Brown & Zoe Brown @ RSVP

Found out about this morning on Facebook — hey! social media works!!! ‘Brown’ is a musically evocative name in Iowa City. To make too much of Zoe & Constie’s parentage takes away from the loveliness of this musical performance with Seth Wenger. This is straight up homestyle front parlor folk music, presented in RSVP, surrounded […]

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SHOCKWAVES

It was the kind of animal insanity that takes quiet care to craft. Making people lose their minds with sound isn’t a matter of turning it up to eleven, but of leading them down a primrose path until all of a sudden they look around and haven’t got a clue how they ended up here. […]

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4/1 – PE/BOMB SQUAD/ACID MOTHER TEMPLE

There are nights out, there are nights out that melt your face off, and then there’s last night, which was an alien-chest-burster, singularity event. The Public Enemy “Fear Of A Black Planet” lecture event was a huge deal from me. As I told Chuck D afterwards, “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us […]

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Mission Creek: 4/1/10 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Photos by Matt Butler for Little Village Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Dredge at Blue Moose, Photos by Cliff Thompson for Little Village Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Nethervoid at Blue Moose, Photos by Cliff Thompson for Little Village Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Videos by Drew Bulman for Little Village Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps […]

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(AUDIO/RECAP) Little Village Live 3/31: Xiu Xiu + Talk Normal (Mission Creek 2010)

Xiu Xiu and Talk Normal visit KRUI to guest DJ the 3/31 edition of Little Village Live on KRUI Jamie Stewart’s band has visited Iowa City before, but this was their first Iowa City show with Angela Seo. Here’s the first single off their 2010 release Dear God, I Hate Myself, “Gray Death” Talk Normal […]

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Iowa City Weekender: 4/1-4

HEY – FRIENDS! Sorry, no Weekender today because this week the weekend doesn’t stop! It’s Mission Creek time – check their site for the final updated event schedule, and as always you can check littlevillagemag.com/missioncreek for more previews. In brief, my picks are: THURSDAY: Chuck D lecture, 7 pm at the Englert, followed by Bomb […]

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Xiu Xiu/Talk Normal/tUnE yArDs @Gabes 3-31 – Mission Creek

I rolled in about 1:30AM after yesterday’s show, and woke to my dog yakking up a tidy packet of dead grass. That’s neither here nor there, but sleep deprivation made the whole day seem floaty. Work was a blur. My Mission Creek phase began in the afternoon, participating in two interviews live on KRUI. The […]

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