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The Pimps Are Unsigned (Again) PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 30 January 2001 18:00
In an irony well-suited to the band’s name, The Pimps used Mickey Mouse, then chucked him. The Rockford, Illinois, rock/rap/funk (and sometimes jazz and country) band signed with ABC/Disney subsidiary Hollywood Records ($1 million for two albums), released last year’s To a Cool Person, Stay That Way, toured with Insane Clown Posse, nabbed a spot alongside Metallica and Limp Bizkit on the Mission: Impossible 2 soundtrack, and then left the label.

 
Comfortable as an Old Married Couple PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 30 January 2001 18:00
After a couple decades as a band, some developments are largely inevitable: You’ll have reached a certain comfort level with your music and your fellow musicians, you’ll have achieved a degree of technical prowess, and you’ll run out of album titles.

 
The Band that Would Not Grow Up PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 23 January 2001 18:00
Jason Anderson likens his band’s drummer situation – looking for number four presently, after three years – to that of the legendary, imaginary Spinal Tap, and the comparison is pretty apt. Skinny Weirdo’s “Fist” is exactly the kind of crude rock-and-roll that Tap specialized in before the guys got old and flabby.

 
Schizophrenic Program Fractures Concert PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 02 January 2001 18:00
The first half of December 28’s Chamber Music Quad Cities concert at the Davenport Unitarian Church followed the course of a well-scripted drama: An uneventful setup moved into a desperate middle section, followed by a triumphant conclusion.

 
Harmony Riley Pulls Off Nifty Trick PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 02 January 2001 18:00
If you’re a member of a young rock-and-roll band, that first show supporting somebody big can be nerve-wracking. So imagine being Miles and Daxx Nielsen of Harmony Riley on January 12, opening for the first time with Cheap Trick and … dad? Yes, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen’s two sons will be setting the table for him on eight East Coast dates in January.

 
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