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Review: J. E. Sunde and Kishi Bashi close down Mission Creek 2017

The concluding night of the 2017 Mission Creek Festival was hosted by the Englert, and as usual drew a full crowd. The closing acts face the daunting challenge of being measured against each other show that the audience has watched — and finding their audience likely to be more exhausted than on previous nights as […]

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Photos: Mission Creek Festival days five and six

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The 2017 Mission Creek Festival rolled through the weekend and is now in the books. Saturday was Community Day and featured many free events, sponsored by Little Village. There were book fairs, literary events, the Underground Music Showcase and the Mission Boutique series. The evening featured Comedy at The Mill, Rufus Wainright, and the […]

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Photos: Mission Creek Festival day four

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Day four of the 2017 Mission Creek Festival boasted The Cool Kids, Pieta Brown, DIIV, Tennis and more![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][hcode_image_gallery image_gallery_type=”lightbox-gallery” simple_image_type=”feet” lightbox_type=”masonry” column=”3″ image_gallery=”115918,115919,115944,115914,115942,115941,115940,115943,115917,115923,115924,115925,115927,115926,115928,115929,115933,115930,115937,115934,115935,115938,115936,115931,115932″][/vc_column][/vc_row] […]

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Photos: Mission Creek Festival day three

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 2017 Mission Creek Festival hits the half way mark with the legendary Margaret Cho, Cloud Nothings, Mykki Blanco and plenty more![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][hcode_image_gallery image_gallery_type=”lightbox-gallery” simple_image_type=”feet” lightbox_type=”masonry” column=”4″ image_gallery=”115872,115871,115860,115861,115862,115857,115858,115859,115875,115876,115877,115874,115873,115870,115851,115850,115852,115853,115854,115855,115856,115863,115866,115864,115867,115865,115869,115868″][/vc_column][/vc_row] […]

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Review: Mission Creek night three at Gabe’s — Maiden Mars, Younger and Cloud Nothings

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On the third night of Mission Creek, Gabe’s featured a punk lineup that ended up showcasing the quality talent of the local Iowa City music scene. I had seen advertisements for Maiden Mars around town and knew they had been part of the Iowa Music Project compilation but had not seen them live. They […]

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Photos: Mission Creek Festival day two

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Day two of Mission Creek featured legendary Wu Tang clan member Ghostface Killah, Lake Street Dive’s Bridget Kearney, ambient musician Lawrence English, the annual Writers Of Color readings and more![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][hcode_image_gallery image_gallery_type=”lightbox-gallery” simple_image_type=”feet” lightbox_type=”masonry” column=”4″ image_gallery=”115796,115824,115825,115802,115799,115800,115801,115821,115820,115822,115807,115808,115798,115797,115815,115812,115814,115809,115813,115811,115810,115803,115804,115823,115805,115816,115818,115817,115819,115806″][/vc_column][/vc_row] […]

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Review: Hexa pair with David Lynch to reexamine factories in a post-industrial age

Enter the soundscape of Hexa, an industrial and bodily-minded collaboration between musicians Lawrence English and Jamie Stewart (of Xiu Xiu). Hexa was first brought together to create an audial response to David Lynch’s “Factory Photographs,” as a part of the larger Lynch retrospect Between Two Worlds held at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art in 2015. Last night, April 4, 2017, was their first U.S. performance outside of California. […]

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Photos: Mission Creek Festival day one

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mission Creek Festival 2017 is off to a great start with Andrew Bird, Hexa, Preoccupations and more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][hcode_image_gallery image_gallery_type=”lightbox-gallery” simple_image_type=”feet” lightbox_type=”masonry” column=”4″ image_gallery=”115720,115716,115701,115706,115729,115728,115727,115713,115715,115714,115710,115711,115712,115707,115708,115725,115722,115723,115724,115726,115721″][/vc_column][/vc_row] […]

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Review: Mission Creek opening day events at Hancher

At 6 p.m. on April 4, Joe Tiefenthaler opened Mission Creek 2017’s Hancher component with a short statement about the enduring importance of the arts in terms of building what is essential within human communities. In addition to thanking sponsors, it was a necessary statement (given the current political backdrop in which the arts risk no longer being funded by the government), and a welcome invocation of the need to remind ourselves of the essential ingredient that the arts play in our experience of being human. […]

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Meet the choreographers behind Motley Cow’s epic sci-fi dinner theatre

Sci-Fi Colab Motley Cow — Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. University of Iowa associate professor Eloy Barragán and junior dance major Angelia Mahaney created the dance portion of Motley Cow’s sold-out Mission Creek dinner. Mahaney, Barragán, Motley Cow chef David Wieseneck, chef/publisher Drew Burk of Spork Press, poet Richard Siken and local musician Brendan […]

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