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First Announcements: Mission Creek Festival 2011

The first announcement about 2011 Mission Creek Festival dropped today. It should be obvious that the Little Village staff overlaps with the Mission Creek staff, and that we have been in the past and will be forever huge cheerleaders for the Mission Creek Festival. So full disclosure: we don’t pretend anything resembling objectivity here — we’re huge fans, we’re friends, we’ve held each other’s hair while we’ve puked. […]

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Midwest-by-Midwest

Experiencing this year’s Mission Creek Festival after having just returned from SXSW brought a few things to mind. First, there can be no argument: These are two of the best-run and brilliantly programmed festivals around. Hosting a mind-boggling assortment of shows simultaneously at various venues around a city-center hub is a concept SXSW pioneered 23 […]

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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 First Family of Folk

Pieta Brown said she gets so nervous when she opens for her dad that she can “barely talk.” “It never goes away, that dad factor,” she told the Englert crowd, “specially when it’s that dad.” And who can blame her? That Dad’s voice, guitar-playing and presence get more imposing with each passing year. Who other […]

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Les Dames du Burlesque with Cirque Stupendo

Even the word coming off of someone’s lips in a casual conversation–burlesque–drips like satin off the shoulder.  Its an old fashioned word, one that my Nana would have used only in one of her raciest jokes to her closest girlfriends.  Somehow through its mythology I only had a vague notion of this kind of performance. […]

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4/1 – PE/BOMB SQUAD/ACID MOTHER TEMPLE

There are nights out, there are nights out that melt your face off, and then there’s last night, which was an alien-chest-burster, singularity event. The Public Enemy “Fear Of A Black Planet” lecture event was a huge deal from me. As I told Chuck D afterwards, “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us […]

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