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Debut CD Sparkles with Melodic Americana PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:00
• This Tuesday brings the solo debut CD from Jesse Malin, and it’s one of those magical albums that really digs its teeth in deep with repeated listenings, a neon-cool collection of melodic Americana moments that resonate from the suburbs to the subway.

 
Starting from the Bottom (Again) PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 21 January 2003 18:00
The story of Mary Cutrufello is not exactly a rarity in the music business. It’s the tale of an artist who draws a lot of attention from major labels, comes this close to achieving her dream of superstardom, and then watches in disbelief as the bottom falls out.

 
Bloodshot Celebrates Milestone with Rarities PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 14 January 2003 18:00
• Cover craziness abounds with a pair of terrific new releases. This past month Chicago’s punk and cornpone label, Bloodshot Records, celebrated its 100th release of authentic independent country. As a treat to the fans, the label culled its vaults for an appropriate thank-you, and the result is one of the most captivating collections I’ve heard in a while.

 
Circle 7 Comes Back Around PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 07 January 2003 18:00
Local hard-rock quartet Circle 7 has been testing itself over the past year. The band has been playing to small-town crowds unfamiliar with its sound and its work, played an acoustic set for the first time (at the Blackthorn Pub on New Year’s Eve), and has spent time in the well-regarded Catamount studio in Cedar Falls, Iowa, recording a new record.

 
Another Reason for American Record Labels to Fret PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 07 January 2003 18:00
• Do you feel like starting your own record label, boasting an artist lineup that includes Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, and Maria Callas? A recent New York Times article by Anthony Tommasini has brought to light another weakness in the American record industry’s armor – the upcoming tide of European import CDs that take advantage of Europe’s copyright-protection laws that put recordings into the public domain after only 50 years.

 
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