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Reminder: Mission Creek + New Bohemia This Weekend!!

Reminder: Mission Creek + New Bohemia This Weekend!!

Just a reminder: this weekend is the weekend of music you don’t want to miss. Mission Creek is pleased to be curating stages for Cedar Rapids’ New Bohemia Festival, which goes down all weekend between Friday and Sunday. We understand that it’s a little confusing, so here’s what you need to know to maximize your […]

Preview: Chuck Klosterman

Preview: Chuck Klosterman

Though at least one member of our staff maintains an obstinately cynical opinion on him, we’d be extremely foolish to miss out on this week’s appearance by author Chuck Klosterman, who will be appearing at the Englert Theatre on Wednesday night. Klosterman will be appearing as part of a free lecture series presented by the […]

Freakin' Weekend: 8.21-8.23

Freakin’ Weekend: 8.21-8.23

It’s the last weekend before classes start, so we reckon you’ll be out kicking it to the fullest. Next weekend promises to be one of the raddest weekends of music, like, ever, but there’s still plenty going on this weekend for you to sink your teeth into. We’re running behind schedule today, so this is […]

Preview: Great Lake Swimmers w/ Sarah Cram

The southern migration begins early this year as our fine feathered (not literally, of course) friends from the Great White North swoop in to The Mill tonight. Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers are flying on the success of last year’s sublime Ongiara, bolstered by Canadian chart-topper “Your Rocky Spine.” Great Lake Swimmers acts more as a […]

Freakin’ Weekend: 8.14 - 8.16

It’s Michael Phelps‘ weekend. Get ready to celebrate USA’s greatest Olympian. Phelps is poised to break the record for most gold medals in a single Olympics, and he already holds the most gold medals for an Olympian.  But you can’t just put life and entertainment on hold for 30 minutes of swimming, so here’s how this is going […]

Preview: Tapes 'n Tapes (live in Davenport)

Preview: Tapes ‘n Tapes (live in Davenport)

Tapes ‘n Tapes new album Walk It Off may have arrived with less fanfare than their heralded 2005 debut record The Loon, but nonetheless we’re looking forward to their appearance this Thursday night at the Redstone Room in Davenport. Once again, the wonderful folks at Daytrotter have schemed to bring in a band that’s worthy […]

Preview: The Super Secret Return of The Tanks!

I believe there is an unwritten rule about limiting the number of exclamation points in a given article to no more than 3. Well, fuck that! We’re too excited at missionfreak to follow rules, let alone unwritten rules! Tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 13th marks the return of Iowa City’s favorite hot dog-hurling trio: The Tanks! […]

Preview: New Bohemia Festival 2008

Preview: New Bohemia Festival 2008

Mission Creek is extremely pleased to have been a part of the booking for this year’s 2nd annual New Bohemia Music & Arts Festival in Cedar Rapids. We’ve already announced our own involvement with it, which we recommend you refresh your memory on here. But beyond our own participation with the fest, this year’s New […]

Review: Smashing Pumpkins @ The Adler in Davenport

The End is the Beginning is the End: Smashing Pumpkins Seeking New Life. Aside from the encore theatrics featuring renditions of “We Only Come out at Night” and, no joke, Mungo Jerry’s “In the Summertime,” bolstered by everyone’s favorite novelty instrument the kazoo, there really weren’t a whole lot of shockers in Davenport on Friday […]

Freakin’ Weekend: 8.7 - 8.9

Oh, those hidden expenses in moving. Wait, the shower doesn’t come with a curtain? You’ve got to be kidding ($10)! I thought you had a toaster, no, I don’t have a toaster ($2). Hey guys, thanks so much for helping me move in, pizza’s on the way ($25 + $7 for tip). Damnit, you mean […]