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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? […]

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Album Review/Interview: Oberhofer – Time Capsules II

Brad Oberhofer| 7:00pm | Yacht C lub | $8 | 19+ Even though Brad Oberhofer makes sweeping swathes of ornate, indie-pop, he hardly comes off as the dramatic frontman–with heart stitched on sleeve–he presents on his debut LP, Time Capsules II. Oberhofer spoke fairly […]

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Album Review: Death Ships – Circumstantial Chemistry

Death Ships Circumstantial Chemistry deathships.bandcamp.com Death Ships w/ Mike Doughty, Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps // The Mill // Thurs, Mar. 29 Back in 2006 Dan Maloney and his band Death Ships were gigging regularly from his Iowa City […]

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Think About It, America: David Cross and Amber Tamblyn Prepare to Invade Your Skulls

When I talked to David Cross he was leaving a celebrity poker tournament. It was a benefit for Dave Eggers’ non-profit youth-writing center, 826 Valencia. Cross was heading to the subway, then home to walk the dog and meet up […]

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Conversation: All His Little Words: An Interview with Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields

In anticipation of this spring’s Mission Creek Festival, Little Village invited Iowa City novelist and alt-country raconteur Jason T. Lewis  to record a conversation about music and writing with Stephin Merritt of festival headliners The Magnetic Fields. Jason T. Lewis: […]

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On the Beat: Take a chance

As I sat at the Pressed And concert at the Mill on Feb. 7, I watched a couple of young men rock the stage. “Rock” might be inaccurate as they were sitting cross-legged for the show. Anyway, the spacey, hip-hop […]

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On Sale Friday: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Englert – March 31

Seun Kuti is the 27 year old son of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Seun (pronounced Shay-oon) has inherited his father’s booty shaking creation, Afrobeat, which mixes African highlife music with western influences like jazz and James Brown. […]

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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 […]

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Black Milk and Tim Hecker added to lineup for Mission Creek 2012

Curtis Cross made his name–Black Milk–in Detroit, twisting the soul sounds of the previous generation around sharp, clean, bass-heavy beats. The J Dilla apostle released a series of ever-improving beat tapes before stepping out from behind his MPCs and synths […]

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H. Jon Benjamin and Jon Glaser to join David Cross at Mission Creek 2012

The Mission Creek Festival announced this morning that frequent collaborators H. Jon Benjamin and Jon Glaser will join David Cross at Mission Creek 2012. This lineup is not part of a tour or anything, just something these friends putting together […]

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