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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 — Pasture II

The Pines Pasture II thepinesmusic.com During live shows the Pines will drop in traditional and cover songs, seemingly as much for their entertainment as for the audience. In 2015, they released an EP of some of these songs titled Pasture: Folk Songs, which included songs from Joe Price, Mance Lipscomb, Iris Dement and Greg Brown. […]

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The Pines explore and preserve tradition

The Pines and photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier FilmScene — Fri., Apr. 1 at 3 p.m. The Pines, with Bo Ramsey Englert Theatre — Fri., Apr. 1 at 7 p.m. In the Little Village review of The Pines’ latest album, Above The Prairie (Red House Records), Matt Steele quotes an interview with Benson Ramsey: “[T]raditional music […]

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Album Review: The Pines – Above the Prairie

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 behind, but I am still here! Future Rock, Zeta June, Chasing Shade at Gabe’s Frank […]

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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 cinema in Iowa City. The 10th annual Iowa City Documentary Film Festival kicks off tonight […]

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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 at y’all in some form. I hope everyone got to enjoy at least a little […]

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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 line SXSW went from an industry showcase to a spring break destination, and now, label […]

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Album Review: The Pines – Dark So Gold

I’ve been a dedicated follower of former-Iowa City band The Pines since their first album came out on Dave Zollo’s late record label, Trailer Records, in 2004. Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt have since recorded three albums for Red House Records—a label with a famous affinity for the Iowa City folk and blues scene. Each […]

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Iowa City Weekender: February 2-4

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender. Once again the weather is supposed to remain crazy warm through the weekend, so you don’t really have an excuse not to get out there and see some awesome stuff. What stuff you ask? It’s shaping up to be a pretty full one with some national up-and-comers, a […]

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