Mission Creek Festival

When: April 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Downtown Iowa CIty, Iowa City, Iowa

KELLY LINK   6 p.m.   Hancher Auditorium Short story writer Kelly Link invites readers into the slipstream with stories of the fantastic. Link has collected a Hugo Award, three Nebula Awards, and a World Fantasy Award.[...]

When:
April 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
2017-04-04T18:00:00-05:00
2017-04-04T18:15:00-05:00
Cost:
Festival Pass: $164.00

KELLY LINK

  6 p.m.
  Hancher Auditorium
Short story writer Kelly Link invites readers into the slipstream with stories of the fantastic. Link has collected a Hugo Award, three Nebula Awards, and a World Fantasy Award. Her most recent collection, Get In Trouble, was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Step into the wondrous with one of today’s most thrilling spinners of tales…

with Andrew Bird

MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND

  7:30 p.m.
  Hancher Auditorium
The sheer force of Shara Nova’s beautiful voice and adventurous artistic spirit combine to create My Brightest Diamond. Nova’s career and influences are multi-faceted. Raised in a musical family of traveling evangelists, she has studied operatic voice and classical composition…

with HEXA (Lawrence English + Xiu Xiu), TALsounds

BRAD HIGHNAM

  8 p.m.
  Gabe’s
Brad Highnam is an Iowa City-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. “Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Brad Highnam escaped home and was raised by wild angels. In his strange gentle hues, synth and organ tones build like bricks, candles sway their wicks, what is broken can be fixed.” –All Hell Tapes

with Preoccupations, Jay Som

ANTHONY WORDEN

  8:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Last year, Iowa City’s Anthony Worden composed his forthcoming debut “Ideal Conceptions of the Beautiful and Good” in the sticks of Eastern Iowa, an album which situates itself between canonical rock n roll and contemporary indie rock. Recorded at Flat Black Studios, under the mentorship of Night People Record’s Shawn Reed…

with My Brightest Diamond

ANDREW BIRD

  8:30 p.m.
  Hancher Auditorium
The A.V. Club calls Andrew Bird a “musical polymath [who] is the quintessential word-of-mouth artist.” So, take our word for it: Bird is the real deal. A multi-instrumentalist, a compelling singer-songwriter, and a heck of a whistler, he has quietly built a loyal fan base happy to shout its approval of his eclectic music…

with HEXA (Lawrence English + Xiu Xiu)

TALSOUNDS

  8:45 p.m.
  Gabe’s
Natalie Chami adopted the TALsounds moniker in 2009 for her solo explorations in the drone, ambient, and electro-acoustic improv disciplines. In live performance, Chami’s analog synthesizers weave together into drifting loops that evolve in tandem with her vocal leads and choral harmonies. Her meditative sessions…

with Preoccupations, Anthony Worden

JAY SOM

  9:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Jay Som is the pseudonym of Melina Duterte, a California Bay Area native who composed, arranged, produced, and performed all of her own tracks on the summer 2016 release of her tape, Turn Into. This fuzzy and slightly uneasy listening experience, is a genre of rock described as “woozy” while Jay Som is often described as…

with TALsounds

HEXA (LAWRENCE ENGLISH + XIU XIU)

  9:45 p.m.
  Gabe’s
Lawrence English, a composer, artist and curator living in Brisbane, Australia, and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart met in 2009. Initially connecting through their mutual admiration of affective sound — the ways in which sound and music act on the mind and body — as well as 20th-century Japanese photography and birdwatching, it wasn’t long before the pair…

with Jay Som, Anthony Worden

PREOCCUPATIONS

  10:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Preoccupations — the band formerly known as Viet Cong — announced their new name along with a new, self-titled album in 2016. Flood magazine called it one of the best albums of 2016, saying, “Never mind the new name: Preoccupations is a sophomore album in the classic sense, finding Flegel, Wallace, guitarist Daniel Christiansen, and multi-instrumentalist…