• Pieta Brown brings Americana home

    - Apr 9, 2017
    By Claire Dietz Pieta Brown is a familiar name to Iowa City and the Mission Creek Festival. As an American singer/songwriter with a penchant for poetry and music in her genes, these aspects of her...
  • IC band Port Authority shines in Mission Creek début

    - Apr 8, 2017
    By Brett Shaw A band created in the dorms of the University of Iowa by the name of Port Authority was excited to perform in the famous Iowa City festival that they have attended for...
  • Tennis, with love, set to play Mission Creek

    - Apr 7, 2017
    By Austin Henderson Indie-rock darlings Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley performed as Tennis at 7 p.m. April 7th at the classic Iowa City venue Gabe’s alongside rising local act the Port Authority. Gracing a stage...
  • Mykki Blanco lights up the Blue Moose

    - Apr 7, 2017
    By Brett Shaw Hanging from the rafters, throwing trash cans, whipping a tutu in the face of her fans, Mykki Blanco’s performance at Blue Moose on April 6 was anything but typical. What could have...
  • Mission Creek Review: Ghostface Killah

    - Apr 6, 2017
    By Brett Shaw It has been a long while since the Wu-Tang Clan has released music; however, as audience members threw up the iconic ‘W’ and chanted along to verses, it was clear that these...
  • Sarah Louise re-imagined folk arrives at Mission Creek

    - Apr 6, 2017
    By Lily Goodman When asked to describe the kind of music she composes, the singer-songwriter Sarah Louise grew hesitant. It became clear that was a question she wasn’t too comfortable answering. “I appreciate people trying...
  • Songbirds arrive at the Mill

    - Apr 6, 2017
    By Claire Dietz Elizabeth Moen has come a long way in a little more than a year. A soulful voice that took her to countries across Europe. Now the songbird has returned back to Iowa...
  • Electronica takes Mission Creek

    - Apr 6, 2017
    By Brett Shaw Standing still, an appropriate distance between one another, gazes locked on the performers and moving images before them, the audience at Gabe’s on Tuesday evening absorbed the experimental electronic music concert as...
  • Daily Iowan Q&A with Grammy Award-winning artist Esperanza Spalding

    - Oct 25, 2016
    By Tessa Solomon   When Esperanza Spalding’s self-titled 2008 debut was released to the public, they embraced it with delight. Her jazz — a dizzying, tri-lingual (Spanish, Portuguese, and English) fusion of Brazilian samba, soul,...
  • Honky-tonking into Iowa from the Texas dance halls

    - Aug 4, 2016
    By Claire Dietz Texas-based band Mike and the Moonpies may be used to performing in the dance halls of the Lone Star State, not the bars of Iowa, but with a performance scheduled for Aug....

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