The call has to be a quick one. Steven Falcon, a vocalist and percussionist for the acclaimed D.C.-based Sin Miedo Band, is on his usual tight schedule and he’s running late for an engagement.
Press Pass with Broken Social Scene
When you perform as part of an ensemble that has featured over 21 musicians during its nine-year history, sometimes individual contributions can be lost in the shuffle.
Press Pass: Justin Trawick
It’s New Year’s Eve and Justin Trawick has just finished getting his hair cut at a barber shop. He wants to be sure to look his best on the final night of what has been a very, very good year for the fledgling singer-songwriter from Leesburg, Va.
David Brooks: The Segmented Society
On Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles played on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Or as Steven Van Zandt remembers the moment: “It was the beginning of my life.”
Off Track: Joshua James: The Basement Bard
MySpace musicians will be eager to hear the tale of buzzy, Nebraskan songwriter Joshua James, whose whisper-soft vocals and lyrical acumen landed him a recording deal from the comfort of his basement.
New Vienna Music School Features a Prerequisite of Rock and Roll On July 9, the Northern Virginia branch of the Paul Green School of Rock Music opened its doors to aspiring rock and roll stars. Like the 2003 movie “School of Rock,” starring Jack Black, which was inspired by […]
Off Track: Everyone Orchestra
If you can’t quite explain the Everyone Orchestra, your not alone. When asked for a description, Matt Butler, the quasi-conductor of the jam-band collaborative struggles as well. “It’s a … collaborative … in-the-moment … uh … celebration,” he finally spits out.