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More Than Alt Country PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
Being a Wilco virgin, I was under the tutelage of a handful of veteran listeners who explained that Wilco was more then just alt country. The band’s latest album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot has garnered much critical acclaim and was even being compared to the Beatles’ White Album, stated one of my new mentors.

 
An End-of-the-World Party PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
Portland, Oregon, is creating some unique breeds these days. The Epoxies are the resurgence of an inescapably pleasurable combination of punk and new wave, and the result on the band’s self-titled debut is really short and upbeat songs, flashy hooks, very competent musicianship, and damn smart, simple lyrics.

 
Have Yourself a DVD Christmas PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 05 November 2002 18:00
Retailers are wishing for a DVD Christmas this year, and record labels large and small are releasing tides of great titles. The Cult has just released Live Cult, a 17-track concert CD filmed at Los Angeles’ Grand Olympic Auditorium.

 
QCSO Takes a Chance on New Music but Misses an Opportunity PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 05 November 2002 18:00
The November 2 Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) concert had it all: a dazzling North American premiere, an audience favorite, and an emotional roller coaster. And aside from isolated errors, the performance was technically sound.

 
Enjoying the Wrong Side of Fame PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 05 November 2002 18:00
On the downslide from pop stardom, a funny thing happened to John Mellencamp: He became a damned good songwriter and produced a couple of the strongest (and most underrated) rock records of the 1990s. People who wrote off the Indiana-bred singer from his “John Cougar” and “John Cougar Mellencamp” days have missed the development of a high-caliber songwriter and pop craftsman who has never abandoned his heartland roots but has still shown a willingness to stretch.

 
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