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Local Favorites Play Unique Program in Chamber Music Quad Cities Concert PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:00
It’s doubtless Beethoven was a genius of rare proportion and that his music stands as a monument in the canon of classical music, yet his placement on the musical timeline put an unusual burden on his output. On one hand, he was a classicist, falling at the end of the classical period and tutored by one of its masters, Franz Joseph Haydn.

 
Building a Better Sedative PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:00
Take a fairly intelligent three-chord progression and pair it with minimalist vocal melodies executed at a snail’s pace, and you’ve accomplished 90 percent of what decent “slo-core” music requires. The other 10 percent isn’t so easy to pull off, but smart lyrics, musicianship, and the power to evoke an emotional response bring the package to completion.

 
Architect of Space-Age Bachelor-Pad Music Dies PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 15 January 2002 18:00
• Raise a cocktail to the sky and nod in sad salute to the passing of Juan Garcia Esquivel, the “mood music” composer and visionary of lounge electronica. As mono LPs went stereo, Esquivel made bold musical explorations to excite the emerging hi-fi culture.

 
Alt-Country Triumph Rings in the New Year PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 08 January 2002 18:00
• I’ve got to share the good word on a terrific new release this coming Tuesday: Jon Dee Graham’s Hooray for the Moon on the New West label. This is the third solo album from this former member of True Believer and a senior statesman of alternative-country royalty, recently honored as the 2000 Songwriter of the Year at SXSW’s Austin Music Awards.

 
New Recordings Should Please Music Fans of Many Stripes PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 December 2001 18:00
Variety is the order of the day on the local music scene. Two new releases by local bands are now available, and fans of electronic music and straight-ahead heavy metal should have a good time with both albums. Also, we finally caught up with a recent recording by a local singer that should please people who like soft ballads and light country.

 
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