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Modest Kristofferson Puts the Focus on Songs PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 24 August 2004 18:00
Most performers would kill for one of Kris Kristofferson’s careers. But he has three of them: as a great country songwriter, a musical performer of no small repute, and a successful actor. This man has been in a musical group with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings, and as an actor has worked with Martin Scorsese, John Sayles, Sam Peckinpah, and Tim Burton.

Carter Family Gets Its Due from Modern Artists PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 17 August 2004 18:00
Like a refreshing summer rain in the Clinch Mountains of Virginia, a new tribute CD to a national legacy has swept me deep in piney-woods bliss. From the electrifying intonation of Elvis Presley’s voice and Johnny Cash’s bass profundo, to the taste of butter, salt, and pepper over yellow corn grits, some things just blast straight down one’s chain of American DNA, regardless of where you call home.

RIBCO Revives “Homegrown” Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 17 August 2004 18:00
One thing that’s certain about RIBCO is that metal doesn’t play there. Well, that sentence is about to become obsolete, as the resurrection of the “Homegrown” local-music showcase at RIBCO features a new edge. The event’s goal is to give an opportunity to bands that normally wouldn’t be able to play the RIBCO stage.

The Lynyrd Skynyrd of Metal Bands Headlines Pigstock PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 August 2004 18:00
Superjoint Ritual could just be the strangest metal band in the world. For one thing, it’s the now-full-time project of Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo, the “chosen one” of what seemed like a dozen side projects he participated in over the past few years.

The Metrolites Aim High with Fall Release PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 03 August 2004 18:00
Forming the band The Metrolites was just “something to do,” said the band’s leader, Scott Morschhauser. Oh, how things change in less than two years. The story of the Quad Cities best (if only) surf spy noir spaghetti-western lounge band is one of steadily increasing expectations and aspirations.

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