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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.

 
An End-of-the-World Party PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 12 November 2002 18:00
Portland, Oregon, is creating some unique breeds these days. The Epoxies are the resurgence of an inescapably pleasurable combination of punk and new wave, and the result on the band’s self-titled debut is really short and upbeat songs, flashy hooks, very competent musicianship, and damn smart, simple lyrics.

 
QCSO Takes a Chance on New Music but Misses an Opportunity PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 05 November 2002 18:00
The November 2 Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) concert had it all: a dazzling North American premiere, an audience favorite, and an emotional roller coaster. And aside from isolated errors, the performance was technically sound.

 
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