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Peppers Please in Mark Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Written by Aldino Frassinelli   
Tuesday, 20 May 2003 18:00
The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Queens of the Stone Age supplied the Quad Cities with some heartfelt rock, a little funk, a psychedelic harmony, and just a touch of the blues at their May 9 show – things that have been missing from The Mark in recent months.

 
Songwriting at Its Best PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 13 May 2003 18:00
As I was walking past our managing editor’s desk, the first thing I noticed about Quad Cities veteran players Driver of the Year’s latest EP, Some Girls Would Say … , was the artwork. It’s a plain black cover with a stylized green illustration of a nude woman lying with her head resting on the stomach of another nude woman.

 
Fewer Big Names, but Quality Reigns at the Quad Cities Jazz Festival PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 13 May 2003 18:00
This year’s Quad Cities Jazz Festival at first blush looks less impressive than previous incarnations. But appearances can be deceiving. You won’t find much contemporary jazz this year, yet fans of the classic styles won’t be disappointed.

 
Hornucopia Taps Into Diversity PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 13 May 2003 18:00
You won’t notice a lot of new features at this year’s Hornucopia, because – as the first festival this year in The District of Rock Island – it carried with it some uncertainty. Namely, questions about how far along reconstruction of the Great River Plaza was going to be.

 
At the Peaks of Their Powers PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 06 May 2003 18:00
Most artistically successful groups evolve toward obscurity – think most recently of Radiohead and Wilco – crafting an idiosyncratic vision that wins admirers and praise but threatens to alienate the bands’ core audiences.

 
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