“What kind of makes me tired is when people ask me if touring is really tiring,” said Critter Fuqua, one of the founding members of Old Crow Medicine Show. Oops, my first rookie interviewer mistake. Obviously he had been asked that question many times before.
This weekend Hampton Roads was introduced to the LAVA Music Festival at the Executive Airport in Suffolk. The AltDaily Extended Family was out in full force, taking in the sun, music, and that brand new festival smell.
Jackie Evancho, a runner-up on America’s Got Talent at the age of 10, is growing up, personally and artistically.
“I live cement. I hate this street. Give dirt to me. I but lament… this human form - where I was born... I now repent.” - "Caribou," The Pixies, 1987
The contest: Create a visual piece of art that relates to any of the bands playing LAVA Music Festival next weekend, Saturday, May 16.
Album art, song titles, album titles, band name, lyrics are all fair game. Paintings, photographs, collages, witty images put together and more will all be accepted.
Jesse and I took in Passion Pit and COIN at the NorVa this Sunday. Here is our conversation review.
The question is this: Did Major and the Monbacks set out to record their own White Album?
I am from the Motor City. I may have mentioned that in previous postings. I thought a tattoo was some ink that hurt. Never heard of a musical/military tattoo until I arrived in Hampton Roads two years ago. I finally got a chance to go. You should go too.
Playing LAVA Fest this year has opened a lot of doors for Wyteshayds, one of them being that we got to interview and say our piece about some of the fantastic bands on the lineup this years. We were all particularly stoked about Cloud Nothings.
I first heard about Kishi Bashi through Todd Webb while working on a Seamonster release in 2012. I'm a huge Of Montreal fan, so hearing that a member of OM had just recently moved back to Norfolk was exciting to say the least.
Fort Monroe in the early evening is a downright bucolic scene. There might be a soccer game going on, people will be fishing off the bridges and walking their dogs, and if it’s a Tuesday night, you might hear the sounds of a symphony orchestra coming from inside the moat--that would be the Hampton Roads Philharmonic.
What did you say, sweetie?”
“Manson. I’m going to see Manson.”
“Mom. I SAID MANSON. MARILYN MANSON.”
“Oh. Ok. Cool Dude.”
Don't need money. Don't need fame. All you'll need is a credit card to see Heuy Lewis and The News in Portsmouth on June 16.
Rarely does a piece of music and video come along that makes you shed a tear of pride for the place you call home. If you love Norfolk, you'll adore Skye's new video for "The Tide."
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