The Mountain Goats first formed in Claremont, California in an employee-housing studio apartment by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. It all began on a dual cassette recorder, where Darnielle would set his poems to music and would play a guitar he had picked up for a few dollars at a nearby music store. Since 1991, Darnielle has written around 600 beautiful and unnerving songs. SCOPE Productions is bringing him to the beautiful and historic First United Methodist Church, which features intricate stained glass windows and a gorgeous, intimate acoustic environment.
Julianna Barwick's art is equal parts force and beauty. Her music finds its motor in significant events in her own life, but they are abstracted into a sense of sonic wonderment, a radiance that you could say is her signature sound. That radiance has been taken to new zeniths with Nepenthe, her third full-length album, which was recorded in Reykjavík, Iceland, in the dark cold days of February.
Formerly of indie bands Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown, Spencer Krug’s latest band, Moonface, is making his way to The Mill this winter. Moonface’s mysterious and self-reflexive persona was crafted as an outlet for his dark pop and melodious experiments. The album on tour is “Julia With the Blue Jeans On”, and it portrays themes of raw human emotion driven by love and intimacy. The album consists primarily of voice and piano, revealing the beautiful classical undertones created by Moonface in tracks like “Love The House You’re In”.
SCOPE Productions and Mission Creek Festival have partnered to present Spanish dance group, DELOREAN at The Mill. Tickets can be purchased at The Hub in the IMU or on ticketmaster.com
SCOPE Productions is proud to announce that Nosaj Thing and James Blake will be performing at The Englert Theatre on Saturday, Novemeber 16, 2013. The show will begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m.
SCOPE Productions presents rapper Juicy J in the IMU Main Lounge on Monday, October 28th. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 20th at 10am and will be available at the Hub Box Office in the Iowa Memorial Union and via all Ticketmaster outlets.
SCOPE Productions and Hawks Nest regret to announce that the Hawkapalooza concert featuring Eli Young Band and Joe Nichols with Mockingbird Sun that was scheduled for September 26th has been cancelled due to unforeseeable circumstances.
Due to extreme weather conditions, SCOPE Productions is relocating the 2013 Homecoming Concert from the Pentacrest Lawn to the IMU Main Lounge on Friday, October 4. The concert will still begin at 8pm, featuring Third Eye Blind with opening act Basic Vacation. The event is still free and open to the public.
Hip hop wunderkind Mac Miller has been making crowds move for the better part of a decade. Miller’s fun-loving, free-spirited approach to songwriting comes to life in concert. With bold rhythmic talent and pop culture-savvy lyrical wit, it's no wonder he has worked with the likes of Pharrel, Wiz Khalifa, and Maroon 5. After touring Europe with Li’lWayne and 2 Chainz, Miller will be arriving right here in Iowa City, and there’s no doubt that the Main Lounge’s iconic chandeliers will be rattling: fans, prepare yourselves accordingly!
Hailing from Los Angeles, Best Coast makes California proud with thier down-to-earth attitude and vintage surf rock sound. Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno create infectiously toe-tappable songs about everything from crushes to the beach to the love of a pet cat. The band’s distinctive sun-kissed SoCal vibe is inspired by garage rock and 1960s girl-group pop, with Cosentino’s sweet, sassy vocals perfectly complementing fuzzy, reverb-tickled guitar licks.