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Fewer Big Names, but Quality Reigns at the Quad Cities Jazz Festival PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 13 May 2003 18:00
This year’s Quad Cities Jazz Festival at first blush looks less impressive than previous incarnations. But appearances can be deceiving. You won’t find much contemporary jazz this year, yet fans of the classic styles won’t be disappointed.

 
Hornucopia Taps Into Diversity PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 13 May 2003 18:00
You won’t notice a lot of new features at this year’s Hornucopia, because – as the first festival this year in The District of Rock Island – it carried with it some uncertainty. Namely, questions about how far along reconstruction of the Great River Plaza was going to be.

 
System Frontman Offers New Duo on His Own Label PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 06 May 2003 18:00
• Two successful rock entities have jumped fences to their own greener pastures, each with an artist-owned label and upcoming CD. Serj Tankian has created a more personal home for his new Serart side project, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Arto Tunboyaciyan, using his clout as the frontman of the System of a Down juggernaut to establish his own Serjical Strike Records imprint.

 
At the Peaks of Their Powers PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 06 May 2003 18:00
Most artistically successful groups evolve toward obscurity – think most recently of Radiohead and Wilco – crafting an idiosyncratic vision that wins admirers and praise but threatens to alienate the bands’ core audiences.

 
Peace Gets Its Chance on New Set PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 29 April 2003 18:00
• While America’s war with Iraq is wrapping up quickly, Mordam Records has gathered together a peace-movement fundraiser of anti-war rumblings from today’s most politically charged alternative artists. Due in mid-May, the two-CD set is simply entitled Peace Not War and features current singles and selected tracks from muckrakers such as Public Enemy, Ani DiFranco, Midnight Oil, Saul Williams, and Chumbawamba.

 
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