Archive for 'Music'

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. [...]

Soundbites: Dave Grohl seeks refuge in Arlandria

Soundbites: Dave Grohl seeks refuge in Arlandria

Dave Grohl must love the Wafle Shop (or its alter-ego, the less fittingly spelled Waffle Shop) on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Arlandria. Theres no proof he ever sat on their sticky, maroon stools, but the 4 [...]

Soundbites: Story time with Robbie Robertson

Soundbites: Story time with Robbie Robertson

Its easy to imagine Robbie Robertson, the eloquent songwriter and breakthrough guitarist from The Band, performing songs from his new album surrounded by fully grown fans sitting Indian-style, listening intently like kids at story time. [...]