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Hear and See New Sounds from Familiar Faces PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 03 December 2002 18:00
A handful of local bands have new releases, and they carry the distinct flavor of the past. One might say that time has stood still here in this part of the Midwest, but the current sad state of popular music – from the pop princesses and boy bands to nü-metal – makes each of these releases sound fresher than they might have in a different time.

 
Local Labels Provide a “Family” for Bands PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Tuesday, 26 November 2002 18:00
Technology allows virtually all musicians to cheaply record and duplicate their music. The difficult part is getting that music into the hands of listeners. And that need is being met by a handful of small labels that have cropped up in the Quad Cities in recent years.

 
Getting Off the Bull PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 19 November 2002 18:00
Dave Deibler pretty much gave up the rock lifestyle about five years ago. After “riding the bull” for 10 years with the Iowa-based power trio House of Large Sizes, he needed a break. “You have to get off that damned animal and lead it around a bit,” said Deibler, guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the band.

 
John Mellencamp PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
There are certain words that I promised myself that I would not use in this review. “Anthemic,” for example. Or “rural rock.” Or “heartland,” or “heartfelt,” or “heart”-anything for that matter. Why? Because these are terms that have been attached to John Mellencamp ever since those early days of MTV, back when Johnny Cougar boogied down with bar bikers in the original “Hurts So Good” video.

 
More Than Alt Country PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
Being a Wilco virgin, I was under the tutelage of a handful of veteran listeners who explained that Wilco was more then just alt country. The band’s latest album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot has garnered much critical acclaim and was even being compared to the Beatles’ White Album, stated one of my new mentors.

 
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