3 Bands Not To Miss at Mission Creek

The Head and the Heart, Philip Glass and of Montreal are three top choice artists of The Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival.


Cody Owen

Next week bands, authors, and artists of all kinds will converge on Iowa City for the annual Mission Creek Festival. Don’t miss out-make sure you go to. These are just a few of the artists you have to go see:

The Head and the Heart

Starting on a fateful open mic night in Seattle, The Head and the Heart’s first album released in 2011 was one of the most lucrative releases of Sub Pop Records in years, and their stomping, strumming style derived from their days playing in pubs, bars, and clubs has given them a huge fanbase. It also gives their material a special umph when they’re playing live, and they’ve been dubbed a “transfixing performance” by the New York Times.

Philip Glass
All over the world, the operas, symphonies, and compositions of the Master of Minimalism play in everything from experimental theaters to Academy Award-Winning films. Calling himself a composer of “music with repetitive structures,” he still often performs with the Philip Glass Ensemble he formed in 1967. The group is made up of seven people playing keyboards and a variety of woodwinds fed through a mixer. This is a bit of his music:

of Montreal- Led by the charismatic Kevin Barnes, of Montreal combines elements of classic Bay Area rock, Indie Pop, and funk to make a unique sound that has led to a huge following. With twelve released albums, including the critically acclaimed Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? and their latest album Lousy With Sylvianbriar, in which the band drops the computer effects and goes back to the classic rock roots by recording all the songs in the together. Here’s a bit of their material: