Archive for 'Music'

Takin’ it to the streets

Takin’ it to the streets

Old Town's buskers play for free, ask for little [...]

Singing in harmony once again

Audiences gave a standing ovation after the Alexandria Harmonizers delivered a bronze-medal performance at the 73rd Annual International Barbershop Harmony Society Competition the Olympics of a cappella in Kansas City on Friday. [...]

Hitting the right key

Hitting the right key

Teenager Keira Moran wins a songwriting contest and an opportunity [...]

Del Ray Sax

Del Ray Sax

Vaughn Ambrose, lead music teacher at Francis Hammond Middle School, moonlights as the bandleader of his self-named quartet at the Del Ray Music Festival Saturday. [...]

Music to their ears

Music to their ears

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra shattered their previous fundraising record after bringing in roughly $61,000 at their annual spring garden party. [...]

Bon Iver’s second album is a first

Bon Iver’s second album is a first

A depressed Justin Vernon first contented listeners back in 2007 with Bon Ivers debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, a sparse collection of soulful bawls and folksy strums. The tracks dripped with an achy dew springing [...]

Soundbites: Bon Iver’s second album is a first

Soundbites: Bon Iver’s second album is a first

A depressed Justin Vernon first contented listeners back in 2007 with Bon Ivers debut album For Emma, Forever Ago, a sparse collection of soulful bawls and folksy strums. The tracks dripped with an achy dew [...]

Soundbites: No place like home for My Morning Jacket

Soundbites: No place like home for My Morning Jacket

Sometimes it just makes sense to go back home, where everything started. In My Morning Jackets case thats Louisville, a town with enough country and folk-rock fodder to keep them honest, but with enough eccentricity [...]

Soundbites: When in ‘Rome’

Soundbites: When in ‘Rome’

Records like Rome arent built in a day this one took Danger Mouse and his collaborators five years. And while this concept album doesnt have the staying power of, say, a 2,500-year-old city, its remarkable [...]

Tune-Yards: a pinball that dictates the machine

Tune-Yards: a pinball that dictates the machine

This womans work is daring for the industry. Shes an uncontainable pinball in a dusty, old machine. Imagine Garbus ricocheting off walls of Afro beat and psychedelic funk with the voice of a Disney princess. [...]