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Mission Creek Festival: Day 6

So, today ends another hectic Mission Creek festival. This year’s festival killed again and again. I’ll put up insights about that the next couple of days after I get some of the stuff I wanted to finish before the festival done. Today only brings two things: a reading and a concert. The reading is a […]

Mission Creek Festival: Day 5

The festival has finally taken its toll on me. I can’t even get this preview written if I tried. My arms barely work, and I’ve got that weird John McCain thing where I can’t lift my arms above my head. Anyway, I’m going to quickly tell you what today is about. Today is the traditional […]

Mission Creek Festival: Day 4

Are you kidding me right now? If you haven’t been at the festival, you haven’t been anywhere. Tim Hecker played one of the creepiest, most awe-inspiring ambient sets I’ve heard in years, and Black Milk completely tore down Gabe’s. Thursday wasn’t a joke, folks. This festival’s for real and for rad. Friday promises to bring […]

Mission Creek Festival: Day 3

It’s Day Three of the Festival. Sleep’s getting low, but the jams are still kicking. I gotta stay brief today. I’m on the time grind. Like I said yesterday, we’re fully in the game now. Today brings so much stuff, it’ll make your head spin. Remember follow us at @Missioncreekic and to tag your tweets […]

Mission Creek Festival: Day 2

Day one was a rough one. It was pretty awesome though. Rhys Chatman ripped it from beginning to end. I’m just glad I brought my earplugs so I can survive yet another day. Yesterday was the teaser. Today is the beginning of the flood. There are five shows today, and they cover the whole range […]

Mission Creek Festival: Day 1

The day is now on us. For the betterment of everything save the staff’s health/sanity, the 2012 Mission Creek Festival begins today. Everyday, we’ll be posting a cheat sheet for the day so you know what the events are and what everything sounds like. If you want to stay in the know during the festival, […]

The Festival Comes Tuesday!

So, in case you’ve been sleeping and not looking around, this year’s Mission Creek Festival is about to start. It will be an exciting week of music, food, and literary arts. What will happen? I’m not sure, but I know I will be around to see as much of it as I possibly can. During […]

Mission Creek 2012 Complete Lineup

So, we’ve been leaking hits from the coming 2012 Festival over the past few weeks. This hasn’t been strictly promotional. If you could come to our secret team meetings-they always start with a ritual sacrifice-you would see how psyched all of us actually are for this year’s festival. We’ve got heavy hitters coming in that […]

The House Project

In a new sort-of continual/long-term/occasional project that doesn’t consist of me just inundating you with albums that I think are cool, I’m going to start a learning project. When I was in high school, I used to listen to nothing but techno and shoegaze. While there may have been a random PJ Harvey or Chris […]

Festival 2012: Little Scream

Festival 2012: Little Scream

Originally hailing from the state of Iowa, Laura Sprengelmeyer has been a long-time staple of the Montreal indie rock scene, a scene that has brought the world-either for its benefit or utter detriment, you decide-The Arcade Fire. Unlike that band, the music Sprengelmeyer releases under her stage name Little Scream is far less bombastic. Although […]