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Praise Meant for Smoky Bars PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 03 April 2001 18:00
New York City legends The Holmes Brothers bring a preacher’s fervor and faith to boogie blues, something apparent in the music and vocals as well as the lyrics. These guys believe, and you will, too, damn it. The tight trio – with Holmes brothers Wendell and Sherman along with drummer Willie “Popsy” Dixon – will be making a stop this week at CSPS in Cedar Rapids, but even if you can’t make it out Wednesday night, you shouldn’t miss an early candidate for the best album of 2001: Speaking in Tongues, on Alligator Records.

 
Napster Survives Despite Rulings PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 27 March 2001 18:00
• As the record industry watches Napster weave and bob through another round of legal rulings, the bottom line is that once the file-sharing cat’s out of the bag, there’s no way to stuff the screeching, clawing beast back in.

 
Bootleggers Lose Again PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 20 March 2001 18:00
• The Black Crowes have announced that they will follow Pearl Jam in the spirit of making every concert from their upcoming summer tour available to fans. This beat-the-bootleggers-to the-punch attitude might prove to be the norm of the future as bands and plantation bosses try to wrestle artistic and commercial control of their art.

 
The Blue Band Finds Its Way — After 20 Years PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 March 2001 18:00
Bob Dorr has a self-effacing way, with something serious and true behind it. “I’m like all the dot-coms that are going under but on a much smaller scale,” he said. One of his favorite lines is that the genius of The Blue Band is its persistence.

 
Kung Fu Records Debuts Film Series PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 13 March 2001 18:00
• Kung Fu Records has just released the first in its new independent feature-length film series, That Darn Punk, on home video. The movie is a truly homegrown project, recorded on film – not video – with a bare-bones budget of $20,000.

 
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