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Iowa City Weekender: October 4-7

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender, and oh, is it an exciting one this week! This weekend you can pick and choose from world class comedy to world music and a whole lot in between. Mission Creek makes sure to stay on our radar with a killer indie show, the Barnstormer crew in Maquoketa […]

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Live Music: An interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, playing The Englert August 19, 2012

In October of 2009, California band Dawes was invited to be part of the second Daytrotter.com Barnstormer tour which included such exotic Iowa locations as Green Island, West Branch and Maquoketa. The crowds at those shows were not prepared for the fiery, passionate performances by this then-unknown band, influenced by the classic sounds of Tom […]

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Show Preview: Barnstormer IV – July 4, 2010 – Maquoketa, IA

When Joseph Pope, Nathaniel Rateliff’s touring guitarist, got offstage after a recent show at the Mill, he said he thought his set went well—well, he qualified, for a non-barn show. Pope had just come off a week of performing in 19th-century barns throughout rural Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, as part of Daytrotter’s latest Barnstormer tour. […]

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Show Review: Barnstormer III – May 2, 2010 – Maquoketa, IA

The Codfish Hollow barn has been referred to as the crown jewel location of the Barnstormer tour, and it’s easy to see why. Concertgoers pulled cars into a large meadow, and then waited in droves by the gate. After a few minutes, a smiling, coveralls-clad man pulled up in a tractor, and encouraged everyone to […]

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Show Review: Barnstormer III – April 27, 2010 – West Liberty, IA

The Secret Octagonal Barn in West Liberty, IA. The Secrest Octagonal Barn in West Liberty is a vast, open space built in the eight-sided style popular in 1883, when it was built. On the night of the show, a line of cars stretched all the way down the dirt road leading to the barn—with license […]

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