In days when music is becoming increasingly effect-driven, over-produced and entire acts can be recreated by a complex series of synthesizers, it’s refreshing to hear Akron-based blues rock duo The Black Keys and be reminded that simplicity can still yield a superlative sound.
The Guggenheim Grotto has always been a little tricky to pin down. The band’s previous album, … Waltzing Alone, featured songs that fit into every genre imaginable.
Seventeen-year-old George Mason High School senior Katie Potrykus, lead singer and guitarist of the Falls Church-based, all-girl rock band High Minded, has been a musical talent in the making since the age of three and has been blossoming ever since.
Raise your hand if you received an iTunes gift card in your stocking this Christmas? Thought so.
There’s a lot to discuss. Since the last time she appeared in the pages of Press Pass, Ingrid Michaelson’s upward climb accelerated rapidly.
For more than 20 years, Blues Traveler has built its reputation on its free-flowing live shows on tour and on the festival circuit. It’s only fitting then that the foundation of their latest album, North Hollywood Shootout, is based heavily on spontaneous live jams in the recording studio.
When the men of Finger Eleven first tracked out hit song “Paralyzer” from latest album Them Vs. You Vs. Me, they had no clue the bright future it would have.
As national attention dwells on economic woes and approaching elections, the day-to-day coverage of the Iraq War is lost to quick sound bites and brief flashes across the television screen. Brenda Elthon aims to change that by capturing the American pulse with Songs for our Soldiers, a melodic odyssey that […]
Just weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Sondra Harnes watched the Soviet Union’s Red Army Chorus sing “God Bless America” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. After experiencing the moving performance, and the emotional response of the audience, Harnes was inspired by the thought of obtaining international […]
It’s hard not to have empathy for the protagonist featured in Jeremy Fisher’s self-made music video of his most popular song to date. The main character in the rock and roll love ballad is the sort that gives temporary satisfaction and because of it, often finds him or herself being […]