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Show Photos: Wednesday at Mission Creek

It is officially night 5 of Mission Creek and I’ve been on a tear all over town since the pre-show monday. I’ve tried to catch as many acts as my short legs will get me to in time. I’ve got a lot of photos to throw your way, but let’s do this in bite-sized chunks. […]

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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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Album Review: Slut River – Off White

Slut River Off White slutriver.bandcamp.com On Off White, Slut River is Joe Ross (also of The Tanks), Mickey Shaw and Matt Fenner (of Solid Attitude) and Anna McDermott. If you’ve been going to local shows you’ve seen the Slut-Riverenes in many different bands over the past few years, but in Slut River they seem to […]

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Iowa City Weekender: June 28-30

This is about to be a fantastic summer weekend. There’s a bike in movie, a mini music festival, a farewell show and more. But let’s go back to the festival before we discuss anything else. Firecracker 500 Festival // Gabe’s // Thursday – Saturday, 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM // $10/Day, $25/Three Day Pass I’m […]

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Show Photos: Winter's Ruby, Slut River @ PS1 – 3/31

If you’re paying attention, all my blog posts have been chronological. Winter’s Ruby and Slut River closed out the night immediately after the Super Sonic Piss show (@ the Tobacco Bowl) I raved about in my last post.  I was so exhausted at this point, but it was the right decision to prop my eyelids open and stick with it ’til the end. […]

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Show Photos: Tyvek, Solid Attitude, Non Prayer, Slut River @ the Wherehouse – 1/28

I never considered myself a punk fan until I started spending time at the Wherehouse. There has been one great punk show after another, and I’ve come to love the noises that blare from the massive speakers that usually accompany hardcore bands. Last Friday I reluctantly  dragged myself out into the cold and down to the Wherehouse. I am always reluctant when it’s below 50 degrees, but I always manage to do it because these shows are always so damn good. […]

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Show Photos: The Coathangers and Slut River at Wherehouse, Nov. 7

Shame on me. I have shots from half of this show. The official lineup included Wax Canon and the Boxknifes, but I just couldn’t get my tail down to the Wherehouse fast enough. To those bands, my sincerest regrets for not digitally capturing your performance.  As far as what I DID see….well done. How can […]

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