Tag: music

Local music scene moving forward, if a bit off-course

This story was originally published in the April 27 issue of Fourth Estate. Jesse Harman, staff writer World-renowned musician Frank Zappa once said, “Without deviation, progress is not possible.” We – as a people, as a community – cannot move…

#TidalForFew, streaming service fails to impress

Jesse Harman, staff writer The ever-evolving music industry has always struggled to find a balance between the artists and the consumers. Laws, guidelines, royalties and a surplus of legal jargon muddle the rhetoric surrounding the current state of the industry….

Cinema Hearts light local spark

This story was first published in the April 06 issue of Fourth Estate. Jesse Harman, staff writer Any music scene—a mass gathering of like-minded talents—has a propensity for competition. Friendly faces arise, and support often follows; still, new bands often…

Mary Lambert talks music, Macklemore, and LGBTQ

  It has been over two years since singer-songwriter Mary Lambert’s collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was released. The song “Same Love” quickly hit double platinum in the United States. With the release, Lambert’s life completely changed from her…

Fresh life in a ghost town

  Jesse Harman, staff writer Fairfax, along with most of Northern Virginia, is a mixing bowl of millions of individuals chasing success and capitalizing on the plethora of opportunities available. This ecosystem bulges with a variety of cultures, and yet…

Photo Gallery: Pentatonix

Last night, the Grammy award winning a cappella group, Pentatonix, performed a sold out concert at the Patriot Center. Photos by Amy Rose

The real Saint Patrick of Ireland

Connor Smith, staff writer Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us once again. For many of us, the holiday is about wearing green and an excuse to drink copious amounts of alcohol. While there may be some truth to these claims,…

Iranian singer bridges gap between Israel and the Middle East

Today Mason Hillel and the Israel Student Association sponsor a performance by the Iranian-born singer Rita Yahan-Fourouz. “Music Without Borders: Rita Yahan-Farouz” will feature the singer as she discusses her life and music, and gives a performance. The 70-minute TED…