Margaret Glaspy and Wye Oak
Photos by Mary Mathis
Although Friday nights don’t need much more energy in Iowa City, Margaret Glaspy and Wye Oak brought another level of charisma to the Englert Theatre stage for the Mission Creek Festival this weekend. Glaspy opened for Wye Oak with her trusty guitar player Julian Lage and practically shattered the audience’s hearts with a rendition of "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young. Wye Oak followed the duo, performing their new album The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs for the first time in public, with lead singer Jenn Wasner nervously trembling on stage at the new wave of music she released that day. Both acts brought an exhilarating vibration to the music goers, especially impressive for a sit-down venue like the Englert.