Esmerine - (2011) La Lechuza [Constellation]

As this is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I would like to acknowledge Lhasa de Sela. Lhasa de Sela was an amazing and unique artist who died of breast cancer on January 1 of last year at the age of 37. Lhasa was a multi-language artist with her own philosophy. She used her poetic gifts in […]


First off, I just want to second A.C.’s previous post about Public Space One. The venue rules. If you need proof, here is a video from one of Mission Creek Festival’s most legendary performances with, oh I don’t know, The Tallest Man on Earth. Second, there will be a Mission Creek Pre-Party at Public Space […]

Weekend Thrash

Much like everything involving me and this organization, it started with a somewhat sketchy email from Andre. Tyler from HOTT, a local band of badasses, wanted to get the word out about an event. Being the person that I am, I will never stop anyone who wants to advertise an event called Old Thrashers IV. […]

It's Coming, It's Coming, It's Coming: Volume 1

It’s Coming, It’s Coming, It’s Coming: Volume 1

As you have probably been able to ascertain from all of the imagery on this blog, the new installment of the Mission Creek Festival is coming. In fact, it’s right around the corner, essentially. There is a lot of cool stuff coming to town, so the hope is to make you aware of some of […]

Firing Up The Dream Machine

Firing Up The Dream Machine

All back in the game.

Freakin' Weekend: 06.03-06.05

Freakin’ Weekend: 06.03-06.05

It is that time of year again: NBA Finals time. For me, it’s one of the more exciting sporting events of the year, and even more so this year with the Celtics and Lakers meeting for yet another hate-filled best-of 7 battle. So you’ll have to excuse me if you find me posted up more […]

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 […]

Daytrotter Barnstormer Tomorrow!

Daytrotter Barnstormer Tomorrow!

The 3rd installment of Daytrotter‘s excellent Barnstormer tour comes by West Liberty tomorrow night with a strong line-up of current indie pop faves. The Delta Spirit and Ra Ra Riot headline the show, but there’s some other really good stuff in the rest of the line-up too. Get a taste of new voice Nathaniel Rateliff, […]

Freakin' New Years Eve!

Freakin’ New Years Eve!

Better late than never! Probably should’ve run this post a couple days ago to give you more than a couple of hours to ruminate on all the great stuff our town is offering tonight for your festivities, but we’ve been taking a little holiday break. So, here’s a quick rundown of musical events at all […]

This Weekend: Crossroads 2009

We’ve already pointed you east toward Rock Island this weekend, but there’s also reason to look west to Des Moines if you are looking for a reason to get out of town for a minute. Crossroads Entertainment & Art Experience is going down Thursday and Friday this weekend, with a focus on live music and […]