Freakin’ Weekend: 09.17-09.19

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Wavves with Wet Hair, Sheetrock / Grinnell College / 9pm / FREE
Everybody’s favorite lo-fi hand-breakin’, public melt-downin’, hated-on-by-peers band Wavves comes to Grinnell for a free show with Iowa City’s own Wet Hair. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, this one is gonna be worth the drive.

Friday
MothUP Iowa City / PS1 / 7pm / FREE
The first in what hopes to become a regular installment of The Moth in Iowa City. The Moth is a non-profit, community run storytelling organization that encourages anyone to show up and tell a story. The theme of this premiere event is “Beginnings.” Bring a story to tell or just your ears, and maybe a small donation.

Saturday
Ember Schrag, Ed Gray, Eloine / PS1 / 10pm / $5
Local out-folk wizard Ed Gray – capable of clearing out a room of people with a scathing set of droning guitar when he feels like it – performs at PS1 with some friends. Ember Schrag calls Lincoln home and is bringing some dusty, road-worn indie folk to the bill. Eloine, also of Lincoln, will be performing ambient improv. And Ed? Well, you’ll just have to be there to see.

About the Author

Todd is a transplant from the East Coast who came to Iowa City to live life, love music, and enjoy cheap beer. In addition to working on Mission Freak and Mission Creek Festival, he writes semi-regularly for Tiny Mix Tapes and Daytrotter and books music and other events at local non-profit venue Public Space ONE.