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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Détective

Detective

LA-based rock group Détective will be playing the Yacht Club on Wednesday, April 3. The group is comprised of former Guided By Voices bassist James Greer, alongside Guylaine Vivarat (former member of Useless Keys), and Chris Dunn. Together, they mix the hazy sounds of French surf-rock with catchy indie-pop hooks to make accessible, yet vaguely melancholic tracks. […]

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Aesop Rock of Rhymesayers performing at Blue Moose Tap House

Aesop Rock

Tonight at Blue Moose Tap House you can catch Aesop Rock, member of the critically-acclaimed Rhymesayers record label and pillar of the underground hip hop community. Since taking the stage name of Aesop Rock in 1996, 36-year-old Ian Bavitz has collaborated with several independent hip hop groups including The Weathermen, Two of…
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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Mucca Pazza

Mucca Pazza

Chicago’s self-described Circus-Punk marching band Mucca Pazza will perform at the Englert Theatre on Saturday, April 6. This 30 piece band is known for their spontaneous live shows and ability to get audiences involved. The group prefer moving raucously through crowds (or busy offices, as seen in the video below) to stir up excitement, putting on a performance that’s as much for the eyes as it is for the ears. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Zammuto

Nick Zammuto

Nick Zammuto, former member of the now-disbanded duo The Books, will perform at the Yacht Club on Friday, April 5. Zammuto twists together various forms of instrumentation with digital and organic effects in such a way that they convey his feelings about moving on to a new, post-Books stage of his life.
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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Mister Lies

Mister Lies

Columbia College student Nick Zanca, also known as mastermind producer Mister Lies, is scheduled to play a show at the Yacht Club on Thursday, April 4. He combines looping vocal lines with sweeping synth and sharp percussion and bass to create mesmerizing dance tracks. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down bring their folky, Indie-pop style to the Mill on April 2. Thao Nguyen has found fame creating lyrics that can be as biting as they are playful. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: JEFF the Brotherhood

JEFF the Brotherhood

Post-Grunge rockers JEFF the Brotherhood play the Mill Thursday, April 4. Their songs take listeners back to a time when guitar solos backed by heavy distortion, thick reverb and catchy lyrical hooks were the norm. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Future Rock

Future Rock

Chicago House-Music trio Future Rock are slated to play a show at Gabe’s on Friday, April 5. They are known for combining samples from artists like The Chemical Brothers, and Neon Indian with synth loops and heavy bass to create wholly danceable tracks all their own. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Joe Pug

Joe Pug

Joe Pug will be back in Iowa City to play a show at the Mill on Friday, April 5. His heartfelt songs have earned him widespread recognition as one of the best songwriters out there, and his Dillon-esque voice lends itself perfectly to his folk style. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: White Lung

White Lung

Gabe’s plays host to a Mission Creek punk-rock extravaganza Wednesday, April 3. Headliners White Lung will play their brand of fast and loud Canadian punk alongside Iowa bands Slut River, Gluestick, and Nerv. […]

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Mission Creek Festival Spotlight: Divine Fits

Divine Fits

The Divine Fits, a supergroup encompassing Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown of the New Bomb Turks, are coming to the Blue Moose Tap House on Friday, April 5. The group has already released one critically-acclaimed album since forming in 2012, and we expect this to be one of the more memorable performances of Mission Creek 2013. […]

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