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World Premiere Transforms Contradictions Into Art PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 05 October 2004 18:00
The October 2 opening concert of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s 90th season consisted of just two pieces: the world premiere of Stephen Andrew Taylor’s Transfiguration and the traditional Symphony No.

 
A Genre-Hopping Joy PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 05 October 2004 18:00
In 1989, the avant-garde composer and sax player John Zorn released Naked City, which I’ve always described as “death jazz.” The album featured an all-star band tackling music that ranged from short blasts of violent noise (with tracks as short as eight seconds) to beautifully atmospheric interpretations of classic film music, including a kick-ass version of the theme from the James Bond movies.

 
Shatner Unloads His Golden Throat Once More PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 28 September 2004 18:00
• This Tuesday William Shatner further embraces, rather than denies, his 1968 psychedelic stinker, The Transformed, with a new album in collaboration with Ben Folds. The new pop affair, Has Been, was produced, written, and arranged by Folds, and boasts a cool guest list, from country boy Brad Paisley and the serious Henry Rollins to Aimee Mann and electronic artist Lemon Jelly.

 
Driver of the Year Delivers Some Statik PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 28 September 2004 18:00
Driver of the Year’s Jason Parris promised a few months ago that the band’s new full-length release, Statik, was going to be as “bare bones” as possible. That phrase is vague when it comes to music.

 
Ramones Get Timely Tribute on Film PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 21 September 2004 18:00
• Uncannily timed with the recent death of Johnny Ramone, two new documentary films are telling the story of the three-chord foursome from Forest Hills, Queens, with one film recently debuting in New York and the other arriving on DVD next week.

 
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