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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.

 
Future Appletree Branches Out with New Release PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 27 July 2004 18:00
Less than two minutes into A Is Jump’s My Ice-Fingered Ghost, it’s readily apparent that even though this isn’t a typical release from the Quad Cities-based Future Appletree label, it’s a good match for the imprint’s oddity-laced pop sound.

 
Fest Tries to Find a Youth Movement PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 20 July 2004 18:00
After 32 years, the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival’s audience isn’t getting any younger. “Our crowd is usually quite old” – typically over 45 – said Ray Voss, president of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society, which runs the annual festival featuring jazz styles from the 1920s and ’30s.

 
Rocker Lennon Commits Career Suicide PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 13 July 2004 18:00
Lennon hates playing acoustic. It makes her “scared to death,” she said in a recent interview with the River Cities’ Reader. “I have terrible anxiety. I don’t like being alone.” So, naturally, she ended last year with an acoustic tour.

 
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