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Independent Artists Make Some Noise at Pop Fest PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 05 March 2002 18:00
• In San Francisco last week, a magical collective of musicians and promoters held the 10th annual Noise Pop celebration, a loose and loving gathering of tribes, basking in the best of modern music. The six-day affair featured more than 80 artists and bands, including Azure Ray, Beachwood Sparks, Big Star, Daniel Johnston, Death Cab for Cutie, Folk Implosion, Guided by Voices, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Modest Mouse, Paula Frazer, Stratford 4, The Donnas, The New Pornographers, and The Posies.

 
Soloist Warms Audience in Symphony Concert PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 05 March 2002 18:00
One name saved a frozen evening. Christian Lindberg. On what was the most treacherous weather night the Quad Cities had seen in a while, Lindberg – Sweden’s famous solo artist and rare solo trombonist – dazzled the sparse Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) audience with flashy clothes, incredible playing, and rarely performed but easily accessible trombone concertos.

 
Blade 2 Soundtrack Pairs Hip-Hop and Electronica PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 26 February 2002 18:00
• The upcoming sequel to Wesley Snipes’ vampire- hunting film Blade teams hip-hop gentry with hot electronica knob-twisters. The Blade II soundtrack on the Immortal imprint is due mid-March and promises pairings from Eve and Fatboy Slim, Ice Cube and Paul Oakenfold, Redman and Gorillaz, Bubba Sparxxx and The Crystal Method, Mystikal and Moby, Mos Def and Massive Attack, and The Roots with BT.

 
Burnt McMelba Toast Reunites for RIBCO Show PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 February 2002 18:00
Legendary Quad Cities groove-rock band Burnt McMelba Toast is reuniting for a concert on Friday at RIBCO in The District of Rock Island. Drummer Erik Wilson (who now lives in Philadelphia) and guitarist/singer Pat Willis (presently of Colorado) will return to the Quad Cities for a special show that will also feature original Toast drummer Kevin Moore on some songs.

 
Irish Band Does the Impossible PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 19 February 2002 18:00
• Can a performer play the annual St. Paddy’s Day celebration on both sides of the ocean? Well, due to unusual circumstances last year, Shane MacGowan and his Popes were able to do just that, performing in both Dublin and New York City – a live document of which is being released this Tuesday.

 
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