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Western Pop Through Alien Eyes PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 February 2003 18:00
The Japanese band Elekibass produces a type of music that both loses and gains something in translation, almost as if aliens visited Earth and tried to combine several types of sugar-sweet pop as a way of explaining Western music.

 
Storyteller Creates a Wonderlure PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 18 February 2003 18:00
• Fans of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered should seek out Wonderlure, the new spoken-word CD from Kevin Kling. The Minneapolis storyteller, playwright, and actor is a frequent contributor to the program, with eight of these recent radio pieces collected on one budget-priced CD.

 
Blues Society Offers Excellent Primer PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 18 February 2003 18:00
People who don’t yet have the blues – or those who just don’t know quite what the blues are or how they came to be – have a fantastic resource in the form of a new book-and-CD package put together by the Davenport-based Mississippi Valley Blues Society.

 
Artists Write the Book on Costello PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 11 February 2003 18:00
• Elvis Costello has written a lot of perfect songs. It’s hard to even pick a favorite. His “Alison” and “Indoor Fireworks” are songwriting treasures, melodies that stop me cold wherever I hear them. I just have to sit in the parking lot, turn off the engine, and listen.

 
Far from the Edge PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 11 February 2003 18:00
Wicked Liz & The Bellyswirls might create the softest rock music anybody’s ever heard. Even at its hardest – even when the band is making a serious effort – there’s not a sharp edge to be found, with nothing remotely threatening.

 
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