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Wolf delights at Mission Creek

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April 10, 2017

By Hannah Crooks [email protected] With a line stretching down the sidewalk and around the corner of the bar, frenzied fans of comedian Michelle Wolf crowded her sold out show at The Mill the evening of April 8, anxious to hear the New York-based comedian. Wolf is well-known for her ap...

Cho’s radical brand of comedy burns brightly at Mission Creek

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April 7, 2017

By Brett Shaw [email protected] Strutting onto the Englert stage in a Christmas sweater, pajama shorts, torn leggings, and boots, Margaret Cho exhibited absolute fearlessness before delivering her opening bit about Donald Trump’s exotic sex life. Cho has had a thriving career throughout...

Tennis, with love, set to play Mission Creek

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April 7, 2017

By Austin Henderson [email protected] 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 once played at by legendary groups as varied as Ni...

Mykki Blanco lights up the Blue Moose

Mykki Blanco lights up the Blue Moose

April 7, 2017

By Brett Shaw [email protected] 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 been a simple rap concert was transformed into an artful and rebellious masterpi...

Electronica takes Mission Creek

Electronica takes Mission Creek

April 6, 2017

By Brett Shaw [email protected] 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 if the performances were a work of fine ar...

Like a Bird on a wire

Like a Bird on a wire

April 6, 2017

By Lily Goodman [email protected] Acclaimed singer/songwriter Andrew Bird has been trained in the Suzuki method for violin since the tender age of 4. But as if that weren’t impressive enough, he also learned to play completely by ear. “My mom thought I should do it,” he said. “Not...

‘Diamonds’ glisten at Hancher’s Mission Creek kickoff

'Diamonds' glisten at Hancher's Mission Creek kickoff

April 5, 2017

By Brett Shaw [email protected]   Opening for Andrew Bird on Tuesday evening, My Brightest Diamond was unfamiliar to many concert goers. But these attendees absolutely left the show as fans, springing to their feet in a standing ovation. The new Hancher stage premiered its firs...

Recap: Mission Creek Festival comes to a close

photo by Jordan Gale/The Daily Iowan

April 11, 2016

By Girindra Selleck and Tessa Solomon [email protected] | [email protected] This year’s Mission Creek Festival, held April 5-10, saw hip-hoppers, krautrockers, proto-punks, slam poets, and iconoclasts descend on Iowa City’s downtown. Now that the festivities have wound down,...

Recap: Saul Williams performs for Mission Creek

Recap: Saul Williams performs for Mission Creek

April 9, 2016

By Tessa Solomon | [email protected] Saul Williams has transfixed audiences from the Louvre to the White House, and collaborated with artists from Nas to Nine Inch Nails. On Saturday night, he took the stage at the Mill. He did not greet the crowd, only took a swig of his beer, approached the mi...

Recap: Pure Bathing Culture at Yacht Club for Mission Creek

Recap: Pure Bathing Culture at Yacht Club for Mission Creek

April 9, 2016

By Justus Flair | [email protected] The dark, underground basement vibe of Yacht Club was perfect for Pure Bathing Culture with Pillar Point and MAIDS on Friday night. Though the headliners didn't appear until midnight, the show was captivating starting at 10 p.m. when MAIDS took the stage....

Recap: The Joy Formidable at Englert

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April 8, 2016

If you haven’t seen the five-foot-something Ritzy Bryan perform, you wouldn’t have anticipated the energy her Welsh alternative rock outfit The Joy Formidable brought to the Englert Theater on Thursday night. Opening with the “The Greatest Light is the Greatest Shade,” the group, which...

Q&A: Director Tery Zwigoff

Terry Zwigoff answers questions at FilmScene during the Mission Creek Festival on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Mission Creek Festival will be in Iowa City April 5-10th. (The Daily Iowan/Courtney Hawkins)

Girindra Selleck, [email protected]

April 8, 2016

Critically acclaimed director Terry Zwigoff (Louie Bluie, Crumb, Bad Santa) visited FilmScene, 118 E. College St., Thursday night to talk about his work and wrap up the venue’s monthlong retrospective of his films. The Daily Iowan had the opportunity to interview Zwigoff via email, printed here as ...