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New GNR Hits the Road – at Last PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 23 July 2002 18:00
• After countless years and a few false starts, Axl Rose and his next generation of Guns N’ Roses are stepping out into the sunlight next month. No news yet of American tour dates, but the band has announced the new lineup will debut August 17 in Tokyo and weave through England and Belgium for a few weeks.

 
Ulu Delivers at Rock Island’s Summerfest PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 23 July 2002 18:00
I was excited to check out New York’s Ulu when they came to Summerfest on July 12. I knew that they’d played at RIBCO a few months back, and I’d heard a snippet of Live at the Wetlands, Ulu’s second album, recorded in November of ’99.

 
Iowa City’s Pardekooper Not Mired in Mud PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 July 2002 18:00
Two years ago, Iowa City’s Kelly Pardekooper released Johnson County Snow with his Devil’s House Band, and I called it one of my favorite records of the year. Not among my favorite indie releases. Among my favorites, period.

 
Bands Get in Touch with Fans PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 16 July 2002 18:00
• This Tuesday Public Enemy releases what could be considered the first truly interactive album ever made. Entitled Revolverution, the 14-track CD is a collection of live tracks, remixes, and unique new material that boasts creative partnership with the band’s fans.

 
Big Things Happening at Bix Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 July 2002 18:00
It would be easy to forgive the Bix Memorial Jazz Society if its leaders were looking past this weekend’s Bix Memorial Jazz Festival. After all, next year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke, and the society has some big things planned, including a Caribbean Bix cruise in November 2003 and what’s sure to be a blowout centennial festival next summer.

 
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