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Singer-songwriter performs in pajamas

Singer-songwriter performs in pajamas
May 8, 2015

The lights are dim and ambient in the intimate room she has chosen for her stage. The audience hushes as the musician, clad only in pajamas, slippers, and her trademark bedhead, strikes her first chord....

Crazed fans camp out for concert tickets

Crazed fans camp out for concert tickets
February 24, 2015

Every teenage girl (or boy) has that one band they would do anything for. One group of musicians could reduce them to tears. These dedicated fans would stand in the pouring rain or even ditch class to...

Air Force band holds concert at DCHS

Air Force band holds concert at DCHS
February 17, 2015

The U.S. Air Force "Heartland of America Vortex" band traveled to David City High School on Feb. 9 to offer a clinic for middle and high school music students and hold a music concert for the student body. Vortex...

Young locals get raucous at Halloween live show

Ted Bunny, among a good group of originals, made some zany cover selections. Here, Ted Bunny drummer Mitchell Bowen takes the mic from lead singer Avery Davis for a rendition of Asheru's
Seattle Teen Music's Zombie Prom goes over with a bang, crash and some nice feedback
December 8, 2014

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A man, his mics and his guitar

A man, his mics and his guitar
Indie folk singer doesn't disappoint
September 29, 2014
Ed Sheeran, a charming 23-year-old indie folk singer/songwriter from England, known for his song, “The A Team," did not disappoint in his performance at the Xfinity Center on Sept. 9.

Boston Calling preparations a show of their own

Boston Calling preparations a show of their own
Go behind the scenes with music festival founders Mike Snow and Brian Appel as they prepare City Hall Plaza for this weekend's performances
September 19, 2014

Originally published Sept. 5, 2014 The Boston Calling Music Festival is back and better than ever. Boston Calling takes place this weekend, Sept. 5-7 at City Hall Plaza with an estimated 20,000 people...

Stacked summer: Midwest music festivals impress and implore

The crowd watches R. Kelly perform at Day 3 of the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival, July 21, 2013 in Chicago.
May 19, 2014
Music festivals, though they have been around for decades, have seen a very recent spike in popularity. Now, the Midwest is home to almost 10 festivals of all genres.

‘Legend of Zelda’ concert brings video game soundtrack to life

'Legend of Zelda' concert brings video game soundtrack to life
September 1, 2013

I don’t go to concerts very often. In fact, I’ve been to very few. However, being a diehard fan of the Legend of Zelda series, the The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert caught my attention. The...

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