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Musicians and DJs Gearing Up for Music Festival Season

(StatePoint) It’s music and dance festival season, and musicians and DJs everywhere are gearing up. If trends continue this year, popular festivals will be more jam-packed than ever, suggest statistics. In fact, digital music revenues of electronic dance music (EDM) grew 9.8 percent in 2012, and the attendance at 20 top global festivals increased from 1.9 million in 2009 to …

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Lifelong Harmonica Enthusiast Wants to Pass on Love of Music

Lake Ridge, VA –March 26, 2014– Jack Hopkins is not attending the Virginia HarmonicaFest (, the annual event for harmonica enthusiasts. The 94 year-old resident of Westminster at Lake Ridge retirement community hasn’t lost his lifelong interest in the instrument though. He attends weekly meetings of the Capitol Harmonica Club in Fairfax County. He and one or two other harmonica …

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The Division Bell Turns Twenty

By Christopher Aloysius Mariotti, of ______________________ Regret, man. It chews on your memories until they bleed into your hands. I was nineteen years old when Pink Floyd came to Tempe for their tour supporting The Division Bell. I had recently become obsessed with them. I remember the first time I heard them: I was five years old, “Another Brick in …

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Review: A Girl I Never Met EP by Goodnight Blue Moon

Album Cover Goodnight Blue Moon

By Christopher Aloysius Mariotti, of Goodnight Blue Moon is tethered to the sea. Whether it be the barnacle-riddled shells on the cover of their excellent new EP, A Girl I Never Met, or the songs themselves, there is yearning for the balance of what the sea can bring: both tumult and rebirth. The New Haven, Conn. septet (Erik Elligers on …

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Hate The Beatles? Blame Your Mother. And Mine. And Hers. And His. And Theirs.

We Can Work It Out - The Beatles

By: Christopher Aloysius Mariotti The original, unabridged article can be found at There is a dangerous dance between those swirling together in the atmosphere of polarity; more so, those impassioned with their subjectivity can topple mountains; even more so, disagree with someone’s opinion on a band, and oh it’s on girlfriend! Love music long enough to discuss it, and …

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westmain: Self-Made and on the Rise

By Jesse Harman, Contributing Writer The success of a musical group is often judged by more than just the quality of its repertoire or the talent of its members. Defining characteristics of musical acts that have made it big are passion, ambition and cohesiveness within the group. Local rock band westmain embodies these. The group has never missed a show …

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