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The Best Music of 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Monday, 20 December 2004 18:00
From “lip-stinking” to iPod envy, this past year was another whirlwind of technology gone wild and taste often misplaced. Bob Dylan went from hawking Victoria’s Secret to his new signature wine, Planet Waves, and while perhaps better suited to sponsor a line of rolling papers, the Doobie Brothers followed suit with their own private label, Doobie Red.

 
Friends of Chamber Music Gives Community Holiday Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Monday, 20 December 2004 18:00
Celebrating its golden-jubilee season, the Friends of Chamber Music of Davenport gave its annual Holiday Concert at the Butterworth Center in Moline on December 17. The Friends gave this wonderful free concert as a gift to the community.

 
This Blanket Continues to Grow PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 14 December 2004 18:00
Loud drums and a driving guitar kick off the album, and from most bands, this would hardly be remarkable. But coming at the beginning of a record from The Winter Blanket, it’s downright shocking. After all, this is a group whose sound rarely eclipses the musical equivalent of a whisper, following in the delicate, subdued, austere slowcore tradition of Low.

 
Rock Posters Top List of Year’s Best Music Books PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 14 December 2004 18:00
’Tis the season to shake off the cold and retreat under the comfort of hot chocolate, lots of blankets, and a good book. An armload of cool new selections are worth snuggling up with, aiming to feed your head and pop-culture addictions.

 
New Hipster Christmas CDs Restore the Holiday Spirit PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 07 December 2004 18:00
The culture war is rising like my heating bill. Macy’s and other Federated department stores have banned “Merry Christmas” from their customer greetings this season, so as not to offend. All references to Christmas are being stripped from public spaces, replaced with candy canes (sugar!), snowmen, and foil-wrapped presents (buy now!).

 
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