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Show Photos: Leslie & the Lys, Bitch, Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps 9/16

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any shots from venues in town, but that doesn’t mean I’m not out there soaking it all up. I caught the first show of the Iowa Women’s Music Festival at the Englert last month featuring Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps, Bitch (of Bitch & Animal fame) and the infamous Leslie Hall & the Lys.

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Videos: Darren Hanlon and Grand Tetons

Here lies the second installation of Mission Freak’s YouTube channel. Below are two songs performed by Australia’s singer/songwriter and all around good guy Darren Hanlon and one by local band Grand Tetons.

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Iowa City Weekender: September 30-October 2

Iowa City is pulling out all the stops to welcome visitors for homecoming weekend, so here are the things we are most looking forward to: THURSDAY The Poison Control Center w. Utopia Park, Mumfords | Gabe’s | 7:00 p.m. | $5, All Ages Some of the state’s most promising indie artists will be at Gabe’s […]

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Mission Freak YouTube Channel

Mission Freak is proud to announce the debut of its very own YouTube channel! That’s right, here are the first three installations of what promises to be a great source for video of Iowa City shows and hopefully interviews with local and touring acts. These three videos are from the show last Wednesday at the Blue Moose Tap House.

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Event Preview: Landfall Festival of World Music 9/22-25, Sponsored by Little Village!

From the mind-altering, polyphonic a capella of Corsican quartet Barbara Fortuna to the 12-piece Romanian gypsy punk of Mahala Rai Banda, and featuring Kenyan drum ensemble Kenge Kenge, dance music from Colombia’s Cimarrón and Brooklyn-based Nation Beat, Landfall is totally worth the trip up to CR this weekend.

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Show Preview: Those Darlins with Turbo Fruits – The Mill 9/24

Southern through and through, Those Darlins will bring their own brand of cowpunk through Iowa City on the 24th of September. Easily blending the twangy sounds of the Appalachians with the speed of punk rock and a bit of pop sensibility, Those Darlins are fast, catchy, and write really great simple songs.

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Iowa City Weekender: Septemer 23-26

The Thursday Night Dance Party is alive and well downstairs at Gabe’s, the beer garden is waiting for you and upstairs: Some wicked live electronica. If you haven’t been to a Thursday night dance party in a while, tonight is the night for beats squared, upstairs and down, at 330 E Washington. […]

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