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The Band that Would Not Grow Up PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 January 2001 18:00
Jason Anderson likens his band’s drummer situation – looking for number four presently, after three years – to that of the legendary, imaginary Spinal Tap, and the comparison is pretty apt. Skinny Weirdo’s “Fist” is exactly the kind of crude rock-and-roll that Tap specialized in before the guys got old and flabby.

 
Pavement Founder Teases Fans with Solid EP PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 16 January 2001 18:00
Lots of Pavement fans are whetting their whistles as the first new solo music from band founder Stephen Malkmus hit the street this past week. I really like the new tracks I’ve heard from the just released Discretion Grove EP – definitely made to be played loud – so warm up those speakers, kids! Malkmus’ new identity as a solo artist is staked out February 13 when Matador Records releases the new full-length album, which might or might not be entitled Swedish Reggae.

 
New Singles Spin Their Magic on Wax PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 09 January 2001 18:00
Two new smashingly nice independent seven-inch singles have just been released, thrusting their collective fist in the air to all those who fell in love with music the old-fashioned, organic way – dropping a needle on wax.

 
Super Bowl Offers Musical Smackdown PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 02 January 2001 18:00
January 28 promises an entertainment spectacle to live up to our new 21st Century mega-hype, with a superstar smackdown of the boy bands versus the snarling Boston rat mongrels. Super Bowl XXXV is serving up pre-game and halftime entertainment fireworks from ’N Sync, Sting, Bon Jovi, Styx, Ray Charles, and – dig this – recent Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Aerosmith.

 
Schizophrenic Program Fractures Concert PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 January 2001 18:00
The first half of December 28’s Chamber Music Quad Cities concert at the Davenport Unitarian Church followed the course of a well-scripted drama: An uneventful setup moved into a desperate middle section, followed by a triumphant conclusion.

 
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