The State of NoVa: Music


Posted at 05:14 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Reston band RDGLDGRN plays SxSW and Jimmy Kimmel, records EP with Dave Grohl on drums

Mix of go-go, indie rock and hip-hop has local band on serious rise.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:14 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reston, Music | Tags:  REDGLDGRN, Reston, Va., Dave Grohl

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Will Springfield’s Dave Grohl join Northern Virginia’s list of Academy Award winners?

The “Sound City” documentary should at least get a nomination

By Tom Jackman  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Music, Arlington County | Tags:  Dave Grohl, Sound City, Springfield, Va., Academy Awards

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Update: Leesburg’s Kyle Lambdin survives one round of talent search, but ousted in semis

Makes final six of Kidz Star USA, but not the final three

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Music | Tags:  Kyle Lambdin, Kylerok, Kidz Bop, Kidz Star USA

Posted at 05:19 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Kyle Lambdin of Leesburg aiming for stardom at 13, reaches final eight of national talent hunt

Singer reaches final eight of national talent search/TV competition

By Tom Jackman  |  05:19 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Music | Tags:  Kyle Lambdin, Kylerok, Kidz Bop, Kidz Star USA

Posted at 02:27 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Korean festival at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville busts out the ‘Gangnam Style’ dancing

The craze overtakes the stage at Bull Run Park, as well as the world.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:27 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Centreville, Music | Tags:  KORUS Festival, Gangnam Style, Bull Run Regional Park

Posted at 03:20 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Dave Grohl bio cites many Northern Va. historical landmarks for future Nirvana, Foo Fighters star

Before Seattle, the future Nirvana, Foo Fighters star had the Lake Braddock Community Center.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:20 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Music | Tags:  Dave Grohl, Springfield, Va., Foo Fighters

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Leesburg’s Tally Ho to reopen as live music venue

Instead of closing Leesburg’s Tally Ho Theatre, the owner now says he’ll turn it into a live music hall.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Nightlife, Loudoun County, Music | Tags:  Tally Ho Theatre, Don Devine

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Chuck Brown live at Lorton

Chuck appeared to be genuinely moved by being in the place where he was once incarcerated.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:41 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lorton, Music | Tags:  Chuck Brown, Lorton, go-go music

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 05/01/2012

‘Arlington’ captures grief of fallen soldier’s mother

A new song and video by Lisa Nemzo honor the journey of Teresa Arciola, and all families of the fallen.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:10 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Music | Tags:  Arlington the Film, Teresa Arciola, Pfc. Michael A. Arciola, Lisa Nemzo, Artie Colatrella, post-traumatic stress disorder

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Loudoun’s got live music, but no more Summer Musicfest

Concerts in Leesburg, Purcellville and Berryville this season, but no more Travis Tritt at Belmont Country Club.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:44 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Loudoun County, Leesburg, Purcellville | Tags:  Loudoun live music, Leesburg Acoustic on the Green, Buncearoo Purcellville, Loudoun Summer Musicfest

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 03/12/2012

The Post’s obituary of Jim Morrison, July 1971

The graduate of Alexandria’s George Washington High School is remembered by his parents, then in Arlington.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:15 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Jim Morrison

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Holiday rap videos take on Hanukkah, airport security

Local rappers have been busy lately, with Fairfax Station’s B-Boyz doing their fourth annual Hanukkah video, and Arlington comic Remy busting out his take on “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.”

By Tom Jackman  |  01:27 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Arlington County, Music | Tags:  B-Boyz, Remy Munasifi, Virginia

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Annandale violinist nominated for pop Grammy

Jenny Oaks Baker, a former first violinist for the National Symphony Orchestra, recorded an album of Disney movie classics and is now up for best pop instrumental album of the year.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:55 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Annandale, Music | Tags:  Jenny Oaks Baker, Virginia

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Arlington’s Remy Munasifi’s ‘brilliant’ video

The prolific rap comic takes on the tragic demise of the incandescent light bulb, and has also done a recent video on free speech that was filmed in part at his alma mater, Langley High School.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:45 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Music | Tags:  Remy Munasifi, Virginia

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Leesburg’s Kyle Lambdin, 12, sings at U.S. Open

The youngster known as KyleRok took over center court at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday night and wowed the New York crowd with his rendition of “America the Beautiful.”

By Tom Jackman  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Music

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Buffett fans avoid Live Nation Disaster Hole

Jimmy Buffett fans were unhappy with Jiffy Lube Live’s no-tailgating policy. But when the show was rescheduled, Live Nation had to offer refunds, and thousands of Buffett fans took advantage.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:54 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Nightlife, Music | Tags:  Live Nation Disaster Hole, Virginia

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Springfield’s Jaxx rock club sues Gunnar Nelson, alleging slander

Jay Nedry, longtime owner of the venerable headbanging venue, was outraged when Nelson claimed that Nedry stiffed them after a 2008 show. And Nelson’s own records show they received at least partial, if not full, payment.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:01 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Music, Nightlife | Tags:  Jaxx, Gunnar Nelson, Jay Nedry, Virginia

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Nas in Fairfax City sports bar? Believe it

The mega hip hop star from Queens is set to appear, not perform, at Icons Sports Lounge in Fairfax City Friday night.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:49 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Nightlife, Music | Tags:  Nas, Virginia

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011

NoVa’s Rocknoceros ready to rock your kids again

Rocknoceros has its fourth album ready, and though it won’t be released nationally until the fall, they are previewing it Saturday at Vienna’s Jammin Java.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, NoVa | Tags:  Rocknoceros, Virginia

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Fairfax’s ‘Tuba Guy’ keeps marching, and tooting

Jay Converse, 55, is the man who marches all over the middle part of Fairfax County playing his tuba. You’ve seen him, you’ve wondered what the deal is. Here it is.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:42 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Music | Tags:  Jay Converse, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011

McLean singer Chelsea Lee still on star trajectory

She’s got a classic pop female voice, a record deal with Atlantic Records, and the attention of the music industry’s top ears. On Saturday, she turns 20 and opens for Rosanne Cash at the Birchmere.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean, Music | Tags:  Chelsea Lee, Virginia

Posted at 04:50 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Northern Virginia and the rise of rock-and-roll

Local documentarian and cultural historian Jeff Krulik put together a look back at NoVa’s place as rock-and-roll’s greats rolled through in the early days.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:50 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, NoVa, Alexandria, Media | Tags:  Northern Virginia rock, Virginia

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/19/2011

Clarence Clemons, 1942-2011

Virginia native Clarence Clemons was the saxophone soul of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Clarence Clemons, Virginia

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Lake Braddock Band’s Roy Holder steps down

Roy Holder led the Lake Braddock Band to 30 consecutive years of superior ratings, an unmatched streak in Virginia. His final concert at the Burke school is Saturday night.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Schools, Fairfax County, Music | Tags:  Ron Holder, Lake Braddock Band, Virginia

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Top 10 End of Days Songs

You can’t greet the End of the World in silence. Here are the Top 10 songs you need for rapture, or utter annihilation.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  End of Days music, Virginia

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Arlington house haunted by Jim Morrison?

Among the many houses where Doors singer Jim Morrison lived in this area is one in Arlington where a resident says he lay down next to her. So that’s where Mr. Mojo Risin went.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:19 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Music | Tags:  Jim Morrison, Virginia

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Vienna teen books all-day hard rock fest at Bull Run

Jonathan Slye, 17, set his mind to organizing an all-day rock fest. He booked P.O.D. and Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn, and now it’s happening next weekend at Bull Run Regional Park.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Music | Tags:  Jonathan Slye, Spring Jam Fest, Virginia

Posted at 04:20 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Fairfax police bust 30 alleged drug dealers at GMU Dead show

Fairfax police arrested 30 people on drug dealing charges at a recent concert at George Mason, a reminder that the police here are still serious about the war on drugs.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:20 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, George Mason University, Crime, Music | Tags:  Furthur, Virginia

Posted at 05:40 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Arlandria gets its own Foo Fighters song

Arlandria may be a small part of Alexandria near the Arlington border, but now it’s got its own Foo Fighters song.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:40 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Music | Tags:  Foo Fighters, Arlandria, Virginia

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 04/10/2011

Dave Grohl discusses his NoVa roots

By Tom Jackman  |  11:22 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Fairfax County, Music | Tags:  Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters, Virginia