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Danilo Perez Brings His Melting-Pot Jazz to Town PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Tuesday, 06 February 2001 18:00
It’s a shame that most of the Quad Cities will see only one side of Danilo Perez during his week-long visit here as part of Quad City Arts’ award-winning Visiting Artist series. When he performs on February 10 at Augustana College’s Centennial Hall, you’ll have the opportunity to see the focused jazz master infusing the most American of music forms with folk music and the musical history of his native Latin America.

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.

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