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Symphony Warhorses Save “Sardine Sandwich” Finale PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 09 April 2002 18:00
Looking back at the 2001-2 season of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO), it is fair to say there were some good concerts but more mediocre-to-bad shows. April’s concert last weekend fell squarely into the latter category; like a sardine sandwich, the ends of the concert were adequate while the middle smelled and tasted funny.

 
The Scooters Shine with Sophomore Release PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 02 April 2002 18:00
• My favorite record of the moment is I Can See Your House from Here by The Scooters, a gorgeous sophomore release blending sweeping Brit-pop melodies and easy beat twang. From the open acoustic chords of “This Is How It Ends” and its Radiohead-esque lyrics – “So this is how it ends / Man against machine / It’s the finest fistfight / The world has ever seen” – the album stretches out and soars with shimmering three-part harmonies and hook-driven power pop.

 
Newspaper Readies Aggressive September 11 Benefit CD PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 26 March 2002 18:00
• New York City alternative weekly The Village Voice and its sister newspapers have completed an aggressive benefit CD project they began shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Their call for music from established and up-and-coming artists produced more than 1,000 submissions, 18 of which make up the disc Love Songs For NYC.

 
He Writes the Songs PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 26 March 2002 18:00
Even though it’s been without vast amounts of fame or fortune, the career of John Hiatt has had an arc that many musicians would envy. The singer-songwriter has hopped from label to label and style to style, garnered heaps of respect and a bunch or royalties when other artists cover his songs (which happens a lot), and generally gets to do what he wants without the weight of public expectation.

 
Krauss Soars Before Sold-Out Crowd PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 26 March 2002 18:00
Very few people will disagree that Bill Monroe is the father of bluegrass music. But I wonder how many of them will admit that it was a young female fiddler from Champaign, Illinois, who made it a viable commercial entity in the 21st Century.

 
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