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Misguided Choices Sink Symphony Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 12 February 2002 18:00
At the February 2 Quad City Symphony Orchestra concert, the crowd was noticeably perplexed by the divergent Barber Violin Concerto and seemingly in pain sitting through Mahler’s lengthy but cheery Fourth Symphony.

 
Local Favorites Play Unique Program in Chamber Music Quad Cities Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:00
It’s doubtless Beethoven was a genius of rare proportion and that his music stands as a monument in the canon of classical music, yet his placement on the musical timeline put an unusual burden on his output. On one hand, he was a classicist, falling at the end of the classical period and tutored by one of its masters, Franz Joseph Haydn.

 
Building a Better Sedative PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:00
Take a fairly intelligent three-chord progression and pair it with minimalist vocal melodies executed at a snail’s pace, and you’ve accomplished 90 percent of what decent “slo-core” music requires. The other 10 percent isn’t so easy to pull off, but smart lyrics, musicianship, and the power to evoke an emotional response bring the package to completion.

 
New Recordings Should Please Music Fans of Many Stripes PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 25 December 2001 18:00
Variety is the order of the day on the local music scene. Two new releases by local bands are now available, and fans of electronic music and straight-ahead heavy metal should have a good time with both albums. Also, we finally caught up with a recent recording by a local singer that should please people who like soft ballads and light country.

 
Benefit CD Worthy for More than Its Cause PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 04 December 2001 18:00
It was a great idea by the Blackthorn Pub & Eatery. Host local bands on four consecutive Sundays in late summer, record their sets, compile the best performances on CD, and sell it as a benefit for two charities, Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities and the Mississippi Valley Blues Society’s BlueSKool program.

 
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