| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Blues in its most elemental form will once again step into the spotlight at Thomas Nelson Community College later this month.
The 11th edition of the Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival taking place Saturday, March 31, will feature blues historian and...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Tonight, Peninsula Fine Arts Center gives fresh, original rock music a chance shine as Broken Mouth Annie, an alternative, mostly acoustic band from Suffolk, performs as part of the Art After 5 series.
One of the things that makes Broken Mouth Annie...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:09 AM
A few weeks ago, the Lumineers were in the midst of the South by Southwest shuffle. The Denver band was playing a quick gig at a makeshift concert venue during the annual music conference: a downtown church in Austin, Texas. Amps and microphones were in...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 7:13 AM
It's easy to be cynical about the local original rock scene, but Wednesday's party at Luckie's Dueling Piano Bar in Hampton helped the year end on an optimistic note.
Bison, the 96X local buzz band of 2011, headlined a benefit show organized by the radio...
| May 22, 2012
William Beckett jokingly calls himself a mini-celeb. Fans of the former singer for defunct Chicago pop-rockers The Academy Is… would likely drop the “mini.”
Beckett’s big enough to have a “verified” check mark next to...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Scotty Miller, who runs the Jewish Mother restaurants in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, said last week he’s spreading his sandwich, beer and music empire to the Peninsula.
He said he’ll open a Jewish Mother Deli and Grill in Hampton on...
| May 30, 2012
| 6:58 AM
DEEP GAP, N.C -- Doc Watson, the bluegrass music legend from Appalachia who was renowned for his flatpicking and fingerstyle technique on the acoustic guitar, died Tuesday at a hospital in North Carolina, according to Mary Katherine Aldin of Folklore...
| Jun 13, 2012
Dubstep producer Flux Pavilion may reveal some uniquely British charm from time-to-time, like when he describes the part of his act that involves “jumping about, playing lots of fun, ridiculous music,” but his appeal is intercontinental....
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Monday Night Jazz, with Ron Parker and Michael Marmorstein on keyboards, Ryan Parker on trombone, drop-in musicians welcome, 7:30 p.m., Red Rooster Coffee House, 202 S. Main St.
Name That Tune, hosted by Rad Jackson, featuring all...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 2:44 AM
Ken Fozo – percussion, vocals
Mel Williams –guitar, harmonica, vocals
Jenny Williams –keys, flute, vocals
How they started: Mel Williams and Ken Fozo retired from the local rock band Last Call in 2010. Shortly after, they met Jenny...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:42 AM
Def Leppard and Poison performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion Tuesday night. Midnight Sun contributor Jay Trucker was there.
At around 10 Tuesday night at Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavillion, a pair of fans were relieving themselves of $12...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has announced a new set of shows starting Oct. 18 and stretching into the spring of 2013. Shying away from indie rock, the series has steered toward acoustic, folk and bluegrass.
An exception is the legendary punk-ska-...