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Mission Creek Photos

As Mission Creek concludes we are left with hangovers, memories and self-satisfied grins that will remain on our faces for weeks to follow.  And after a week of nearly 90 performances at over 20 venues why shouldn’t we be smiling?  There was something for everyone at this years festival that highlighted the best of Iowa […]

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Bowerbirds Interview

Bowerbirds w/ Sharon Van Etten, The Lonelyhearts, Alexis Stevens The Mill | Friday, March 30 | 8 p.m. | $15/18 TICKETS When Phil Moore and his band, Bowerbirds played the Mission Creek Festival in 2009, they silenced a packed Mill crowd with their brand of bare-boned acoustic folk. I remember walking away that night with […]

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Mission Creek 2012: First Shows Announced!

With the first snowfall just a few days behind us, it is officially time to start talking about spring, when it will get here, and the many joys it will bring. I’m not talking about tank tops, raindrops, or flower pots… I’m talking about Mission Creek, yo! Mark your calendars and turn in your time-off […]

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Album Review: Bowerbirds | Upper Air

Bowerbirds Upper Air Dead Ocean www.myspace.com/bowerbirds The sophomore release from North Carolina’s Bowerbirds opens simply and unassumingly with an acoustic guitar and the voice of lead singer Phil Moore. Upper Air isn’t making a grand statement, nor is it declaring a grand departure from the group’s debut Hymns for a Dark Horse, it is quietly calling […]

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