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Idris Goodwin on Little Village Live: 4/21/10

Playwright, break beat poet and hip hop educator Idris Goodwin takes us to school on the 4/21/10 edition of Little Village Live. Little Village Live is 5-6 pm every Wednesday on KRUI, 89.7 fm in Iowa City, or streaming live at http://kruiradio.org/listen. Idris Goodwin’s latest album, Break Beat Poems (out now on Chicago’s SGE Records), […]

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Mission Creek 2010: 4/3/10 (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Granted: 6 days and 6 nights into Mission Creek 2010, there were likely only a few frequencies still registering on my bruised and battered eardrums when the night began, but still, is it just me or did the Blue Moose sound spectacular for Camera Obscura on Saturday night? I’m very stoked about the Blue Moose […]

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The Mission Creek Experience, Days Five and Six (VIDEO)

The Mission Creek Festival has finally come to an end, and what a festival it was. Featuring over 100 musical performances, I spent six days endlessly jumping from venue to venue and still managed to miss out on a sizable chunk of the show. What I did happen to catch, however, was enough to leave my eardrums ringing for days. Having now had the respite of a holiday weekend to recover, lets jump in, shall we? […]

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Mission Creek 2010: 4/2/10 (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Friday night was another epic evening in Iowa City. Unfortunately there isn’t much here yet from the early short sets from 6-8 pm, Dawn’s at Dusk. This was actually a highlight of the evening. about 10 different acts, each doing a ten minute set, often with no set up in between, this was a very […]

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The Mission Creek Experience, Days Three and Four

We’re just past the Mission Creek Festival’s halfway point, and the realization that Iowa City will soon return to its normal non-festival routine is a sad one. To be fair, there’s never a shortage of live music to see in our beloved city, but Mission Creek grabbed an adrenaline shot and slammed it straight into the heart of Iowa City. […]

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Mission Creek: 4/1/10 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Photos by Matt Butler for Little Village Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Dredge at Blue Moose, Photos by Cliff Thompson for Little Village Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Nethervoid at Blue Moose, Photos by Cliff Thompson for Little Village Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Videos by Drew Bulman for Little Village Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps […]

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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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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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