On The Beat: Aesop Rock, White Mystery and more coming to Iowa City

Aesop Rock

Right now, Mountains may be one of the best in the business when it comes to ambient, experimental music. Longtime friends and bandmates Koen Holtkamp and Brendon Anderegg got together and released two albums in 2005 and 2006 under their own label, Apestaartje. […]

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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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Show Review: Mountains, TAPE, Marlo Eggplant, Rene Hell, Picador 2/1/10

[audio:|titles=Live@Picador|artists=Marlo Eggplant] Marlo Eggplant [audio:|titles=Live@Picador|artists=Rene Hell] Rene Hell [audio:|titles=Live@Picador|artists=TAPE] Tape [audio:|titles=Live@Picador|artists=Mountains] Mountains Experimental concerts, like Monday night’s show at the Picador, are good for, if nothing else, watching the way compositions are constructed. Monday’s bill presented a wide swath of musical styles and, for the observant, a bevy of approaches. Olympia, WA’s Marlo Eggplant brought […]

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Mountains: Choral

CD Reviews: February 2010 – Mountains recorded it’s third release, Choral, in front of a live audience with minimal overdubs added later for effect or layering. And despite the trappings of their genre (ambient), the record feels live, not stately. The Brooklyn-based duo pays attention to the listener, quietly adding elements like a fog descending […]

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Iowa City Weekender: January 28-February 1

This week’s Weekender is brought to you by the ICPL eAudio collection Greetings, Weekenders! Thank you to all who tuned in last night for Little Village Live, our weekly radio show over at KRUI, and a huge thank you to special guest Ben Schmidt for the wonderful live in-studio performance.  Accompanied by the terrific Larry […]

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