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Keeping the Blues Low-Key PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 18 September 2001 18:00
High-energy blues often come off as a touch disingenuous; if one’s truly stuck in the blues, one’s more likely to be in a torpor than firing off lightning-quick licks. The Quad Cities’ own Whatever Blues Band seems to understand this.

 
Phish Swims Into Bootleg Territory PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 11 September 2001 18:00
• Phish is following Pearl Jam’s venture into beating the bootleggers to the punch this coming week as they unveil the Live Phish series on the Elektra label. Five full-length concerts – simply titled 01, 02, 03, 04, and 05 – were selected by the band from the years from 1994 to 2000 and mastered by sound engineer Paul Languedoc.

 
Threat of Rain Doesn’t Dampen Pops, but Soloist’s Comments Nearly Do PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 September 2001 18:00
When the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) and Donald Schleicher took to the bandshell in LeClaire Park on September 8, ominous rain clouds hovered overhead with the promise of rain. That didn’t keep an estimated crowd of nearly 8,000 from trickling in, spreading their picnic munchies, and readying themselves for a Quad Cities late-summer staple: the annual Riverfront Pops concert.

 
Public Enemy’s Professor Offers Flesh PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 04 September 2001 18:00
• My big pick of the week is this Tuesday’s release of And The Word Became Flesh, the new album from Public Enemy’s architect of sound, Professor Griff. The new Right Stuff Records album, his first in three years, is a fantastic return of the beat believer and system cheater, extending his legacy of ground-shaking boom-bastics into a new territory of smooth R&B and mature, jazz-flavored grooves.

 
The Music’s Getting Animated PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 28 August 2001 18:00
• This Friday night at midnight the fun folks at The Cartoon Network will broadcast Toonami Midnight Run Special Edition, an hour-long block of all-animated music videos. Hosted by TOM the computer-generated host, the program will feature three cool videos from the Gorillaz and four videos from Daft Punk, including the world premiere of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

 
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