Hey Local Musicians: Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival's Looking for Talent

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Tidewater Arts Outreach, celebrating its 10th anniversary, invites unsigned singer/songwriters to showcase their work at the Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival's Emerging Artist Competition on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Norfolk Collegiate School’s Hackney Theater, 7336 Granby St., Norfolk, near Wards Corner.

Everglowing: Mae Reunites for 10th Anniversary of "The Everglow"

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Home grown favorites Mae have reconvened to play their Ken Andrews-produced classic, The Everglow, in its entirety. We spoke to the band's Zach Gehring about the comfort he finds in the songs, faith, aesthetic theory, his favorite recent albums and the local acts he thinks have a chance of taking the next step.

Exit Interview: Chris Reed, aka OH!BOY

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If you've danced yourself into a sweaty mess in Hampton Roads over the past decade, chances are at least one--or many--of those nights the rhythms were selected by Chris Reed, aka OH!BOY.

Hampton Roads Tiny Desk Takeover

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No act is too big to play behind the modestly-sized desk of Bob Boilen, NPR All Songs Considered creator and host. The likes of Neko Case, John Legend, Wilco, and T-Pain have all played in the Tiny Desk Concert series, and now NPR is on the lookout for something new.

River Whyless Astounds on New Ep

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Listening to River Whyless’s eponymous EP is like standing in a snow-covered meadow, or like reading the spare and somber lines of Robert Frost, or like waking up to see the embers of a fire glowing warm and soft.

Big Time Open Air Music Festival Coming to Suffolk?

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Music festivals have a way of taking out-of-the-way places and making them into major cultural destinations. A Maury High grad has a vision for just such a one-day open air live music event that could--if executed well--turn into Hampton Roads' version of Firefly or, eventually, Bonnaroo. 

The Best Albums of 2014

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While Taylor Swift ttyl’d Spotify and U2 frat-boy’d iTunes, Music with a capital “M” continued at the brisk pace our neutral internet allows.