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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.

 
RIBCO Quietly Marks Its 25th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 03 August 2004 18:00
The Camody boys didn’t plan to get into the bar business when they bought the building at 1815 Second Avenue in Rock Island. The family – patriarch John and his sons Dan and Jerry – wanted to renovate the building and lease it out, but when two tenants fell through, they opened the Rock Island Brewing Company in 1979.

 
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