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Indie Labels Celebrate Anniversaries with Box Sets PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 15 October 2002 18:00
• While record labels come and go, others are destined to define their own sound and culture, offering to the listener a musical manifesto that brands its artists to the label’s imprint. With that in mind, let us bow down to two tasty new box sets celebrating double-decade anniversaries of independent record labels that have beaten the odds.

 
Live Energy Will Spur Beginnings of Evolution PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 15 October 2002 18:00
On its forth studio effort, Evolution, Liquid Soul delivers about what you’d expect: unbelievably tight arrangements, wizardry in soloing, and funky beats to boot. What you might not expect are the newest influences launched into the ever-changing stylistic universe of the Chicago-based septet, including a welcome infusion of world music, R&B-heavy grooves, and a surprising venture into the world of techno.

 
CD Celebrates Collaboration Between Buckley and Avant-Garde Guitarist PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 08 October 2002 18:00
This Tuesday brings the highly anticipated release of previously unavailable demos and live sessions from the late singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley and former Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas. Entitled Songs To No One 1991-1992, the 11-track collection bears the Knitting Factory Records imprint and features four tracks recorded at the intimate New York City nightclub.

 
Hometown Performers Sparkle in Mixed-Bag Symphony Concert PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 08 October 2002 18:00
Though many people were probably filled with anticipation for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra season opener this past weekend, the Saturday concert turned out to be a mixed bag. In an all-Beethoven program, the first half featured an unfortunate and grim Symphony No.

 
The Soft Boys Return with Stellar Album PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 01 October 2002 18:00
• Two new pop psychedelic masterpieces have colored my mind with crackling fragility, mysterious aloofness, and the bite of crisp cider. This Tuesday brings the long-awaited return of The Soft Boys, re-formed last year to a sold-out concert tour.

 
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