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Local Music Profile Archive

Q + A: experimental rockers SICMaN of Virginia

Base of Operations  Norfolk and Virginia Beach
Style of Music  “We do a lot of genre hopping,” said drummer Joe Welch. The trio performs anything from reggae and blues to experimental rock.

Country music's own 'Warped Tour' comes to town

The Country Throwdown tour percolated in Kevin Lyman's mind for 10 years.
He started thinking about a country music festival while working on the "Down From the Mountain" tour, which featured artists whose music appeared in the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Backstage with... Virginia Beach's John Wayne's Cage, progressive rock

(Courtesy photo from the band | Photo Illustration Josh Bohling)
BACKSTAGE WITH...
...JOHN WAYNE'S CAGE
BASE OF OPERATIONS
Virginia Beach
STYLE OF MUSIC
Progressive rock
BIO

Backstage with ... Canadian singer/songwriter Natasha Waterman

Base of Operations   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Style of Music  Adult contemporary/soul

Dirge for the Slain is hardcore in Va. Beach

Backstage with ... Dirge for the Slain Base of Operations Virginia Beach Style of Music Metal/hardcore BIO Lead vocalist Eric Giepert and lead guitarist Ben Andersen described the individual stage personas of Dirge for the Slain.

Backstage with ... jazz band Johnny Kidd Trio

Base of Operations  Norfolk Style of Music  Jazz  BIO

Backstage with ... Pinball Locomotive

Based: Virginia Beach
Style of Music: Folk, rock and pop

Backstage with ... Carbon Jam

Base of operations: Virginia Beach
Style of music: Rock, blues, reggae and classic rock
Bio: The Virginia Beach band Carbon Jam, which formed in 2008, credits Alpha Music's Steve Archer and his Norfolk Academy School of Rock for bringing together its five members - ages 14 and 15.

Backstage with ... Norfolk sax player J. Staton

Backstage with ... J. Staton
Home base  Norfolk
Style of music  Jazz and gospel – saxophonist
Bio  Staton’s interest in music started at an early age. “I came from a family of musicians,” he said. Both his parents were singers, and his sister played keyboards and flute.

Backstage with ... Smithfield's National Anthem singer Bria Kelly

Backstage with ... Bria Kelly
Home base  Smithfield
Style of music  Country, rock and blues
Bio  The 13-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist – with her own five-piece band – started singing a couple of years ago when she performed the national anthem at a Norfolk Admirals hockey game.

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