A hushed full house at The Mill for the Pines, Dead Man Winter

The Mill was the perfect venue on April 19 for a Wednesday night of atmospheric delicacy, performed for a hushed full house. The Pines, local legends transplanted to Minnesota, framed the night with a sense of intimate delicacy. Their first songs, without percussion, allowed the audience to focus on the twining of harmonies and whispered vocals that generated a sense of intimacy. […]

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Album Review: The Pines – Above the Prairie

The Pines

On Dec. 8, 2015, a great hero for social justice in the United States passed away. John Trudell was a Santee Dakota-American poet, musician, actor and activist associated with the American Indian Movement. He famously led the “Red Power” occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969… […]

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Show Photos: Friday at Mission Creek

Here you’ll find photos from Friday April 5 of Chasing Shade, Zeta June, Future Rock, Douglas Kramer Nye, Frank Fairfield, The Pines, Taser Island, Snowblink, Trouble Lights, Zammuto, American Dust, Janeane Garofalo and a few others. Man, I fell way […]

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Iowa City Weekender: April 12-14

The weekend is nearly upon us and you know what that means: it’s time for another edition of the Iowa City Weekender. As always there’s a lot going on musically around town, but this is an especially exciting weekend for […]

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Iowa City Weekender: April 5-7

Welcome back to another edition of the Iowa City Weekender. I decided to go ahead and skip last week because let’s be honest, there’s not much I could have written about on Mission Creek weekend that hadn’t already been blasted […]

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Flyin’ South: Iowa City Bands Prepare for SXSW

The mighty SXSW festival celebrates its 25th year in Austin, Texas, Mar. 13-18. A model for multi-venue festivals like Mission Creek, SXSW runs over 2,000 performers on more than 90 stages…and those are just the “official” ones. Somewhere along the […]

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