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On the Beat: Summer listening guide

Summer in the Clubs! Live Music Venue GUIDE Iowa City is what is known in the biz as a ‘small market.’ Acts on national tours book shows in Iowa City based on it’s geographical position within a half-day’s drive of Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Kansas City—it’s a great place to shoehorn a show in […]

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Iowa City Weekender: May 31 – June 2

Hello everyone. Welcome back. This weekend brings the annual Iowa Arts Festival – a weekend-long celebration of art, music, food and more. There are more than 125 local and national visual artists involved, a full musical lineup and food from all over the world. It all takes place on the streets of downtown Iowa City. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: April 12-14

The weekend is nearly upon us and you know what that means: it’s time for another edition of the Iowa City Weekender. As always there’s a lot going on musically around town, but this is an especially exciting weekend for cinema in Iowa City. The 10th annual Iowa City Documentary Film Festival kicks off tonight […]

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Will Whitmore, Grand Tetons, Wet Hair announced for Mission Creek 2012

Today, the Mission Creek Festival announced some new confirmations, including local talents Will Whitmore, Grant Tetons and Wet Hair. William Elliott Whitmore cut his teeth strumming a banjo and opening for legendary Iowa City emo-core outfit Ten Grand. More than a decade later, Whitmore has five rough-hewn folk records to his name and sells out […]

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Show Recap: Grand Tetons CD Release with Derek Lambert & the Prairie Fires and Michael Sarah

The English would like you to remember, remember the 5th of November because of some Guy who tried to blow up Parliament. Why anyone would have such a beef with George Clinton is beyond me, but Iowa City’s Mill Restaurant would like you remember Saturday, November 5, 2011 for the great rock show they hosted. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: November 3-6

There are eight events in this week’s Weekender, but only two of them are music. You should see what the other six are. It will be a treat for the less musically inclined of you. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 6-8

If there was ever a time to paraphrase Vashti Bunyan, it would be now as it’s going to be just another diamond weekend. […]

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Show Review: Cave Singers, Grand Tetons @ Blue Moose Tap House – 4/12/2011

You probably decided to spend Tuesday evening outside, enjoying the gorgeous spring weather on your porch or in your backyard, surrounded by friends and cool beverages. However, you should have come see the Cave Singers and Grand Tetons play some great front porch Americana music upstairs at the Blue Moose Taphouse. […]

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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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