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KRUI at Mission Creek Music Festival


The Mission Creek Music Festival is back! KRUI will be hosting two shows at Mission Creek this year.

Come Celebrate KRUI’s Birthday at Gabes on Monday March 28th:

Rubblebucket – From Brooklyn, NY with a new record coming out in the Spring, “Rubblebucket sounds like a kaleidoscope looks — a continually changing pattern of ebullient drum beats, harmonies and horn exclamations, led by the buoyant vocals and saxophone of Kalmia Traver and the hyperkinetic energy of trumpet player Alex Toth.” via Facebook

Birds and Batteries – You should know them by now. We’ve hosted them several times here in Iowa City and have been in for an in-studio performance before. They hail from San Francisco and will rock your socks off.

The Wandering Bears – One of Iowa City’s great local groups will hit the stage. They have even recently gotten some hype from NPR’s Intern Edition. Check it out here.

Doors at 7:00 PM Show at 8:00 PM. $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Our Annual Pizza Party will be at The Mill on Tuesday March 29th!

Colour Revolt – Oh man, good old southern Mississippi rockers who we will be catching Iowa City mid-tour. They brought it to The Blue Moose in the fall and will bring it for us with pizza in hand at The Mill.  They also stopped by KRUI’s studios for a knocked down acoustic in-studio session, view it HERE. In the past they have performed at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Bonnaroo. In 2008, “Plunder, Beg, and Curse” was named as one of the top 50 releases of 2008 from PASTE Magazine and have been featured in sites such as Stereogum.

Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps – They will be kicking their spring tour off with this show. They are from Minneapolis, MN with members who currently with Cloud Cult. Caroline Smith has a female song-writer feel with a unique poppy twist. They have been to Iowa City in the past and have visited the KRUI studios for an intimate performance and interview. Listen to it here.


Door at 7:00 PM Show at 8:00 PM. This show is FREE!