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2010 Mission Creek Festival Preview


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MISSION CREEK LITERARY EVENTS AND PANELS

@Gabe’s – Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. – Ticket prices TBD

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Rene Hell

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Alex Body

POCAHAUNTED

Currently touring across the Midwest, Pocahaunted hail from Los Angeles, CA touting a self-described mix of soul and trance.

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@Public Space One – Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:00 p.m. – FREE SHOW

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Replacing the Robots

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So Much Fun

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Happy Chromosomes

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DINOSAUR FEATHERS

Dinosaur Feathers, a Brooklyn, NY-based group with a talent for brightening one’s mood, feature soft melodic vocals backed by electric beats and acoustic guitar.

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@Blue Moose Tap House – Doors open at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. – Tickets: $5

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Cloud Burial

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Acoustic Guillotine

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BLACK COBRA

West coast’s Black Cobra headlines a trio of metal bands at the Blue Moose Tap House. Check it out if you like ’em loud.

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@The Mill – Doors open at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. – FREE SHOW

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Birds and Batteries

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Mondo Drag

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THE CAVE SINGERS

Heavily influenced by classic rock, The Cave Singers’ music features crunchy vintage distortion paired with raspy vocals.

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@The Englert – Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. – Tickets: $26 in advance, $29 at door

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JJ Grey

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Dustin Busch

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BOOKER T.

Booker T., of Booker T. and the M.G.s, is a prominent soul musician and pianist well-renowned since the 1960s. His band’s single, Green Onions, reached the top of the R&B charts in 1962.

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@Public Space One – Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. – FREE SHOW

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Capgun Coup

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The Wheelers

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Old Panther

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MOLLY RINGWALD

Molly Ringwald is a local band with a style and vocal pitch reminiscent of The Pixies. This is, indeed, a good thing.

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@The Mill – Doors open at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. – Tickets: $6

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Brighton, MA

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Sarah Mannix and the Wandering Bears

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The New Bodies

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THE DAREDEVIL CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT

TDCW is a Wisconsinite trio with a penchant for uptempo indie pop. Check them out.

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@Gabe’s – Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. – Tickets: $8

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Tune Yards

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Talk Normal

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Coyote Slingshot

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XIU XIU

It’s pronounced “shoe-shoe,” but you already knew that. Xiu Xiu have gained international fame with their experimental compositions.

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@The Yacht Club – Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. – FREE SHOW

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Carusella

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Beast Wars

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MANNIX!

This local rock band will come at you hard and come at you fast, and chances are you’ll love every minute of it. Give them a listen.

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@The Sanctuary – Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. – Tickets: $5

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Monadnoc

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Dewi Sant

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BROOKS STRAUS

Brooks Straus, backed by thoughtful lyrics, will be bringing his darker brand of folk music to The Sanctuary.

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@The Mill – Doors open at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. – Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at door

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Headlights

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Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps

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The Poison Control Center

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DAVID BAZAN

Bazan has been keeping it solo since the amicable split of his indie rock band Pedro the Lion. His latest album, Curse You Branches, has received near-unanimous praise.

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@The Blue Moose Tap House – Doors open at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. – Tickets: $5

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Aseethe

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The Horde

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Lord Green

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NETHERVOID

Nethervoid headline a night of metal at the Blue Moose Tap House.

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@The Englert – Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. – Tickets: $10

LES DAMES DU BURLESQUE

Iowa City’s own Burlesque troupe graces the Englert Theater in what is sure to be a corset-filled spectacle well worth your evening.

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@Gabe’s – Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. – Tickets: $8

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Over-Gain Optimal Death

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Wet Hair

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Broken Water

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ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE

Gabe’s will play host to some of the best psychedelic rock Japan hast to offer with Acid Mothers Temple.

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@The Yacht Club – Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. – FREE SHOW

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The Hood Internet

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Database

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School of Flyentology

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BOMB SQUAD

Sample masters Bomb Squad will take over the Yacht Club Thursday to rekindle our love for mash-ups.

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@The Mill – Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. – Tickets: $15

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Joe Jack Talcum

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Sam Locke-Ward and The Boo Hoos

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MEAT PUPPETS

The haggard punk veterans known only as Meat Puppets return to Iowa City Friday, kicking off Friday’s festivities at their old stomping grounds, The Mill.

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@The Englert – Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. – Tickets: $8

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Spirits of the Red City

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Alexis Stevens

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DAVID ZOLLO

David Zollo has been releasing albums for the better part of 20 years and with good reason. His gravelly vocals backed by light pianistic melodies offers a nice contrast for those who have the fortune of seeing him perform.

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@Public Space One – Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. – FREE SHOW

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Roommate

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Porno Galactica

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Mumfords

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CHRISTOPHER THE CONQUERED

Des Moines’ indie rock band Christopher and the Conquered headline a night of (mostly) local talent with plenty of brass and the sound of slamming ivories.

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@Blue Moose Tap House – Doors open at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. – $8 in advance, $10 at door

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VV Brown

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The Envy Corp

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The Western Front

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LITTLE DRAGON

Get ready for a hot dose of Euro-electronic, brought to you courtesy of the oh-so-Swedish Little Dragon.

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@Gabe’s – Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. – Tickets: $8

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Greg Davis

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Lwa

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Wind Farm

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TIM HECKER

For those who’ve come across the Soundscapes music channel, lost somewhere among the wretches of digital cable, Tim Hecker is the antithesis. Come Friday, he will give us all a lesson in ambient music.

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@The Yacht Club – Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 10:00 p.m. – Tickets: $7

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David Bess

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THE GGLITCH

The GGlitch’s ability to blend genre, shifting from jam band to folk rockers and beyond, leads me to suggest you check out the link below. This Iowa City-based rock band has been together for over a decade.

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@The Englert – Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. – Tickets

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Pieta Brown

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GREG BROWN

Fellow Iowan and Grammy Award Nominee Greg Brown will serenade The Englert as the venue’s last headliner of the festival. One of Iowa’s best talents, acoustic or otherwise, Brown has recorded more than a dozen albums.

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@Blue Moose Tap House – Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m. – Tickets $15

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CAMERA OBSCURA

The Glasgow, Scotland-based Camera Obscura will pay a visit to The Blue Moose Tap House Saturday. Their twangy brand of indie pop has garnered much praise since hitting the U.S. in 2004.

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@Public Space One – Doors open at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. – Tickets: $6

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Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

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Golden Birds

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The Jeff Ray

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ANNI ROSSI

Working the violin in such a way as to make Andrew Bird proud, the classically trained indie-pop artist Anni Rossi headlines Public Space One’s final show of the festival.

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@The Mill – Doors open at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m. – Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at door

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The Diplomats of Solid Sound

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Sad Iron Music

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CORY CHISEL AND THE WANDERING SONS

Exuding the kind of pre-pop soulful American heartland ballads that had fans lining up throughout the latter 20th century, there’s a certain purity to this group that’s anymore uncommon.

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@Gabe’s – Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. – Tickets: $8

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Tanks

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Family Van

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Supersonic Piss

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Living Ghost

GRANT HART

Grant Hart, formerly of Hüsker Dü and Nova Mob, has been an explorer of vintage rock since pursuing his solo career in 1997, more apt to pick up a harmonica and acoustic guitar than a distortion pedal.

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@The Yacht Club – Doors open at 9:00 p.m., show at 10:00 p.m. – Tickets: $6

DENNIS DADDY-O MCMURRIN

Still looking for a vintage blues fix? Dennis Daddy-O McMurrin has you covered. In addition to living in Iowa City, McMurrin also uses the town for lyrical inspiration.

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