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Krauss Soars Before Sold-Out Crowd PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 26 March 2002 18:00
Very few people will disagree that Bill Monroe is the father of bluegrass music. But I wonder how many of them will admit that it was a young female fiddler from Champaign, Illinois, who made it a viable commercial entity in the 21st Century.

 
New Collection Brings XTC to Fans PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 19 March 2002 18:00
• The first-ever rarities-and-hits box set from XTC is due next week, a 10-ton drop of pop genius that covers the band’s history from 1978 to 1989. The four-CD set is loaded with goodies, with nearly 70 percent of the material being presented for the first time.

 
Slave to the Song PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 March 2002 18:00
Ron Block doesn’t like the spotlight, and that makes him a perfect fit for the world’s most popular bluegrass band, Alison Krauss & Union Station. “The whole concept of my playing is to enhance the sound of the band and not draw attention to myself unnecessarily,” said Block, the band’s guitarist, banjo player, and most frequent songwriter.

 
Super Furry Animals Stage a British Invasion PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 12 March 2002 18:00
• This Tuesday brings the long-awaited domestic release of the Super Furry Animals’ newest, Rings Around the World, recently receiving MOJO magazine’s pick as “Album of the Year.” The stateside CD issue of this monster U.

 
Independent Artists Make Some Noise at Pop Fest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 05 March 2002 18:00
• In San Francisco last week, a magical collective of musicians and promoters held the 10th annual Noise Pop celebration, a loose and loving gathering of tribes, basking in the best of modern music. The six-day affair featured more than 80 artists and bands, including Azure Ray, Beachwood Sparks, Big Star, Daniel Johnston, Death Cab for Cutie, Folk Implosion, Guided by Voices, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Modest Mouse, Paula Frazer, Stratford 4, The Donnas, The New Pornographers, and The Posies.

 
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