Over the breadth of history, love has presented itself in a variety of ways. Paul Curreri’s introduction into the life of Devon Sproule, however, may be completely unique.
The name isn’t an alias, it’s latitude. When he adopted his alternate handle, Mark Charles Heidinger, known also by Vandaveer, wasn’t simply seeking an alluring nickname that would ensnare playbill-gazing pedestrians. He wanted freedom.
For frontman Ben Bridwell and his skyrocketing indie rock group Band of Horses, it has been a wild year and a half. The group rolled out its debut LP, Everything All the Time in March of 2006 to widespread acclaim and has ridden that reception to nation-wide tours, a pair […]
For Vienna-based blues musician Cathy Ponton King, music runs in her blood. Growing up in an Irish-American household in Hyattsville, Md., singing was just part of the tradition. Her grandmother Margaret Coakley, who established the Irish American Club of Washington, would hold house parties where members would take turns singing […]
The best band in the world resides inside of Nathan Ferraro’s head. He hears each note uniquely, builds them into chords then merges those into melodies and soon his mind is awash with music. The instrumentation, the vocals, the harmonies — perfect. Getting that all onto a record, well now, […]
While many area Virginians supported the Virginia Tech community this spring through prayers, memorials and letters of condolence, Falls Church resident Will Smith chose a different medium: music.
Jason Hamlin and DJ Lee started their musical history together as “a diversion from classes and worrying about student loans full time.” But by the end of their time at Union University, they adopted the name Scratch Track and took their highly-original, acoustic/soul sound on the road. Pretty soon they […]
Good things sometimes come out of horrible situations. That is the case with a group new to Northern Virginia called Guitars Not Guns.
For the legendary Yardbirds, there have been precious few constants to mark a career of change. Most of those notable changes have come to the band itself, where only Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty remain from a lineup that once included the likes of Keith Relf, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck […]