Archive for September 2009

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Freakin' Weekend: 09.10-09.12

Freakin’ Weekend: 09.10-09.12

Ahh, there’s nothing quite like a fresh hard drive to make your computer super slick and zippy. It’s a rather expensive fresh start that you never asked for. And yeah, pretty much all my data is gone but on the sunny side it’s also not there to clog up simple things like posting on the [...]

Funk vs. Fury: Mastersounds & Titus

It’s a big night. Heck, it’s a big week. What with five national bands touching down in Iowa City at the Picador, Mill, and Yacht Club over the next three days it’s kind of like we’re experiencing the intense punch of Labor Day Weekend all over again. Thank the heavens it’s an away game on [...]

Contest: Titus Andronicus Limited Edition 12″

Mission Freak hasn’t run a contest in a minute, but this is one that you’re not going to want to miss out on. The folks at XL Recordings have offered to give away ONE copy of a super-limited edition Titus Andronicus 12″ vinyl LP: The Innocents Abroad: Live in London, 23/02/09 features our favorite New [...]

Preview: Anthology Returns!

It’s true: there are a lot of writers in Iowa City. Hell, I’m one of them, caught in the endless black hole of trying to hack-it-out, finish a book, and make even a speck of a name for myself. Why do we come here –┬áto Iowa City — out of all of the places we [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: Media Dump

It’s upon us again. It’s Iowa Hawkeye football. And while that means that traffic and studying come to a grinding halt, but that doesn’t mean the arts don’t keep on truckin’. We already gave you a rundown the weekend, but it’s chock full ’round Iowa City for Labor Day, so strap yourself in for a [...]

Freakin’ Weekend: 09.03-09.05

Near the top of the list of things that super, mega-suck: having your hard drive crash. Not to get all “woe is me” on the Freak, but losing a hard drive, as I did this week, is never a good thing. So pardon me if this intro is a little short, but there’s plenty to [...]

New Music: These United States

Prolific much? Today marks the third release in 18 months from the Kentucky (formerly of Iowa City) collective These United States and they’ve dubbed it Everything Touches Everything. Dudes have been brewing batch after batch of Dylan-inspired freak-psych-folk, this latest brew is a bit more distilled. Everything is tighter on Everything. TUS will be trekking [...]