Art

A Dare for the Literary Folks

As you well know, Mission Creek is not just a music festival. It is also a literary festival. There are a number of really high quality presses coming through for this festival, but I defer knowledge about any of this to Joe, our resident literary organizer. While this is on my name, this post is […]

My Most Sincere Apologies

My Most Sincere Apologies

Okay, so I lied. I admit it. I am sorry but I feel a responsibility to you, my dear reader, to clear the air. Yesterday I said that I would preview only bands that you may not have heard of and today, I will preview a band that if you have been even remotely involved […]

Freakin’ Memorial Day Weekend

So, this time of year is just about the best in Iowa City, and if you haven’t figured it out yet, this weekend is going to be not only a long weekend but it’s also looking beautiful. We’ve got an extended version of this revived edition of our weekend column, so get out there and […]

Freakin’ Friday

I definitely realized, at some point around 10:00 last night, that I indeed had totally forgotten to write our usual weekend column. Oops…hope everyone out there enjoyed Melt Banana last night. Since we already told you about a great cause for going to Rock Island on Saturday, I’m going to give a brief run down […]

New Book: Gooseberries: Portraits by Sterling Andrews

New Book: Gooseberries: Portraits by Sterling Andrews

Back in April (ancient history, I know), one-time Iowa City resident Sterling Andrews released a book via Eenie Meenie Records. The book, entitled Gooseberries, features portraits of indie artists from the California music scene, specifically Southern California, where Andrews currently resides in Los Angeles. Part art project, part piece of art, Gooseberries features a series […]

Public Space ONE Gallery Opening: David Horvitz

Public Space ONE Gallery Opening: David Horvitz

Friday night Public Space One unveils the second of its monthly art installations in the new PS1 Gallery . David Horvitz, an MFA student at Bard College in New York, presents his work in an exhibition entitled “Escape Route, or How to Pretend You Are Somewhere else, or Always Right Here.” Horvitz is a multi-disciplinary […]

Craft Fair: This weekend!

Craft Fair: This weekend!

Cell phone companies, airlines, noth side diners: here at Mission Creek, we tend to think that competiition is a good thing for the consumer.  That’s why I’m heading down right now for a cup of coffee at the Bluebird Diner and some handmade goods at the Craft & Fancy Craft Fair, going on at Home […]

Freakin’ Weekend: 11.6-11.8

Another weekend, another few dollars to spend. We’re gonna take a little detour this weekend. Instead of hitting you hard with music music music dance dance dance, we’re going to give you a bunch of different events to satisfy that renaissance man in the depths of your soul. Thursday Dinner at the Motley Cow It’s […]

Nethervoid DVD

Oh man, I hope your DVD player is ready. If you’re watching your two-disc special edition version of Harrold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay on a crappy little DVD player, you’re are really gonna want an upgrade for this. Details are currently sketchy, at best.  Here’s what we do know: Nethervoid, one of Iowa […]

New D.I.Y. Venue: The Glory Hole

The art-loving folks who live at the house at Washington and Lucas have turned their basement into an official D.I.Y. venue called the Glory Hole. The first show kicks off tonight featuring Tree Tops (from Chicago), Uneven Universe (from Detroit), and locals Uncomforter and Supersonic Piss. This is a great thing for Iowa City. It […]