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Eric Church Aims For The Edge In ‘The Outsiders’

Eric Church Aims For The Edge In ‘The Outsiders’

February 19, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Eric Church’s new album is called “The Outsiders,” but he sure didn’t look like one during a recent visit to Hollywood. Sitting in a chauffeured SUV, the country singer watched as paparazzi snapped photos of his arrival for a taping last week at ...

NECC Musicians Entertain At Winter Concert

NECC Musicians Entertain At Winter Concert

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

February 18, 2014


Filed under Campus, Music, Top Stories

On Sunday, February 16, the Music Department of Northeast Community College put on their Winter Concert. Many were in attendance to hear the beautiful music and voices of our band and choirs at the Lifelong Learning Center. The show began with the College Concert Band performing "The Liberty Bell",...

Branford Marsalis On Youth, Age And Keeping The Fire

Branford Marsalis On Youth, Age And Keeping The Fire

February 6, 2014


Filed under Music

Branford Marsalis on youth, age and keeping the fire By Howard Reich Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO — A few years ago, saxophonist Branford Marsalis had a problem. Jeff “Tain” Watts, the longtime drummer in Marsalis’ tightly woven quartet, was striking out to start a band of hi...

Kesha Postpones Tour Dates To Continue Treatment For Eating Disorder

Kesha Postpones Tour Dates To Continue Treatment For Eating Disorder

February 6, 2014


Filed under Music

By Gerrick D. Kennedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Kesha is postponing tour dates as she completes treatment for an eating disorder, reps for the singer say. The pop star had shows scheduled for March and April. “I was so looking forward to performing at these dates but I need...

Reviews of New pop music Releases

Reviews of New pop music Releases

November 28, 2013


Filed under Music

The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) BILLY JOE ARMSTRONG AND NORAH JONES “Foreverly” (Reprise, 3 stars) “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us” was a surprise move from Phil and Don Everly in 1958. After a string of pop-rock hits such as “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up Little Susie,” the brothers...

Blues Traveler is the rare jam band with chart-topping hits

October 17, 2013


Filed under Music

MODESTO, Calif. — Blues Traveler is the rarest of musical acts — a jam band with a major chart hit. Phish never has charted, nor has moe., Widespread Panic or Umphrey’s McGee. The Grateful Dead’s long, strange trip had worn on for 20 years old before a heavy MTV rotation made “Touch of Grey”...

Top iTunes album downloads

Top iTunes album downloads

October 10, 2013


Filed under Music

Apple Inc. (MCT) Top 10 albums on the iTunes Store for Oct. 9: 1. "Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!" Panic! At the Disco 2. "Pure Heroine," Lorde 3. "Frame By Frame," Cassadee Pope 4. "Monsters in the Closet," Mayday Parade 5. "Fortress," Alter Bridge 6. "The Quarterback" (Music From the ...

Fall preview: Pop music albums

Fall preview: Pop music albums

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

September 16, 2013


Filed under Music

By Dan DeLuca The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) Elvis Costello & The Roots, “Wise Up Ghost.” (On sale Tuesday.) The 59-year-old Costello got to know the generation-younger Roots on the set of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” He has now added the Philadelphia hip-hop band to his long ...

Top iTunes downloads

September 5, 2013


Filed under Music

Top iTunes downloads Apple Inc. MCT Top 10 songs on the iTunes Store for Sept. 4: 1. “Roar,” Katy Perry 2. “Wake Me Up,” Avicii 3. “Royals,” Lorde 4. “Berzerk,” Eminem 5. “Applause,” Lady Gaga 6. “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Drake (feat. Majid Jordo...

Drowning Pool-Resilience

Drowning Pool-Resilience

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor/ Cartoonist

April 10, 2013


Filed under Music

The hard rock band, Drowning Pool, has had a stroke of bad luck after the death of their original lead singer, Dave Williams in 2002. Since then, they had recruited Jason Jones, who left the band in June 2005. After him, former Soil front man Ryan McCombs was recruited and, in 2011, also left. Now...

Metal at the Phoenix Room

Metal at the Phoenix Room

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor/ Cartoonist

March 6, 2013


Filed under Music

On Saturday, March 2, four local metal bands performed at the Phoenix Room for the metal fans here in Norfolk. The bands were: Sin/Fixx, Glasgow Smile, Faith Buried in Flames and Architect or Arsonist. The bands started performing at 9:00 pm, all with their own original songs. The bands Sin/Fixx,...

Fall Out Boy is Back!

Fall Out Boy is Back!

Daira Gentrup, Web Editor

February 4, 2013


Filed under Music

After a three year hiatus that seemed more like ten, Fall Out Boy is recording another album. The band announced Monday Feb. 4th that they are releasing another album and are going on tour again. They also released their first single from that album. Their new album “Save Rock and Roll” wi...

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