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3/31/10: Mission Creek (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Wed 3/31 Photos by Matt Butler Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. The drummer and bassist of the Booker T band stop in the Yacht Club for a drink at 2 a.m. and lay down an ILL ASS freestyle set. impromptu addition to the Mission Creek lineup. from Matthew Butler on Vimeo. Video by Matt Butler for […]

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Gabe's 3/27/10: Flavor Savers/The Post Mortems/Oh! Kuso (photos)

Some shots of Flavor Savers playing at Gabe’s opening weekend w/ The Post Mortems and Oh! Kuso Flavor Savers Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. The Post Mortems Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Oh! Kuso Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. […]

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The Mission Creek Experience, Day Two

Tuesday marked the first official day of the 2010 Mission Creek Festival, with ten performances spread across three venues. Despite simultaneous shows occurring at separate locales, having each of these venue positioned within a block of the pedestrian mall makes the festival feel surprisingly consolidated. Travel time is a non-issue, and attendees who find themselves […]

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The Kids These Days

The early show at Public Space One got Tuesday night off to an energetic start, beginning with Ames/Iowa City band So Much Fun. After an hour of solving the band’s technical problems, lead singer Nick Miller and his megaphone feverishly galloped about the Jefferson building announcing that the show was about to begin, but not […]

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What's New is Old Again: The 'New Gabes' 'New' Sound System

I didn’t mention in my last post having a long chat at the Mill with John Svec, owner & operator of Minstel Recording Studio, and live sound installation guru. He told me that an unexpected bonus of the Picador morphing back into Gabe’s was that the new owners gave him a free hand in renovating […]

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3/30/10: Mission Creek (Photos)

Here are some pics from Tuesday night’s Mission Creek shows PS1: So Much Fun, Happy Chromosomes, Replacing the Robots, Dinosaur Feathers Mill: Mondo Drag, Birds and Batteries, Cave Singers Also re: MCIC 2010 Tuesday: Kent Williams on the Mill show + Lady Espina at the Yacht Club Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Photos by Matt Butler […]

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Mission Creek – Cave Singers, Birds & Batteries, Mondo Drag, Lady Espina

I arrived at the Mill to the sounds of Mondo Drag early on in their set. Mondo Drag play the sort of blues-tinged rock music that wouldn’t have been out of place 30 years ago on that same stage; something I can say with authority, since 30 years ago I was there, hoovering up all-you-can […]

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My God . . . It's Full of Stars

Alex Body, Rene Hell, Peaking Lights, Pocahaunted Gabe’s, Tuesday March 29th Last night was the first glimpse of the new Gabe’s for many people, the return to an old true name after years of awkwardly calling the space the Picador.  We’ll never get back the pricelessly skuzzy biker/hipster conjunction of yore, but I like some […]

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The Mission Creek Experience, Day One

Newly opened “Gabe’s” played host to the Mission Creek pre-festival party last night, and the venue has never sounded better. With new ownership came a new sound system, just in time for Iowa City’s biggest music festival of the season. West Coast groove band Pocahaunted headlined the event, backed by strong opening acts from Rene […]

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Mission Creek 2010 Preview: Dustin Busch

Local guitarist and luthier Dustin Busch will open for Booker T. this Wednesday night at the Englert as part of the 2010 Mission Creek festival. Busch plays regularly – solo and with Illinois John Fever – and you’ll catch him breaking it down informally all around town, semi-regularly on the patio at the Red Avocado, […]

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