Maxing Out the Music

Keith Loria Music Scene, Staff Picks

Originally published in the January-February 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine Max Weinberg is probably best known as the drummer of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, having played behind the kit since 1975 and being part of the Boss’ biggest hits such as “Born to Run,” “Born in the USA,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Thunder Road,” “Badlands” and “Hungry Heart.” Additionally, the …

Getting to Know Here Come the Mummies

Keith Loria Music Scene

Originally published in the May-June 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine At first look, one might be a little skeptical of the musical prowess of the members of Here Come the Mummies, as those in the band come out on stage looking as if they are right out of a tomb. And though they claim to be 5,000-year-old Egyptian Mummies, the eight-piece …

Music With a Side of Bacon

Keith Loria Music Scene, Staff Picks

Originally published in the July-August 2017 issue of VivaTysons Magazine There’s no denying that Kevin Bacon is an outright movie star. With a resume that includes “Footloose,” “A Few Good Men,” “Flatliners” and “Apollo 13,” the man who spurred an entire party game (Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon) is as recognizable as any actor today.

Hey, Hey, It’s a Monkee!

Keith Loria Music Scene

Originally published in the November-December 2018 issue of VivaTysons Magazine As a member of the Monkees, Michael Nesmith was beloved by the teens of the late ’60s and early ’70s, the popularity of the TV show and band began to rival the Fab 4 (the band the show was paying homage to), selling more than 75 million records worldwide. Nesmith …

10,000 Maniacs Performing at Birchmere

Keith Loria Music Scene

The March 20 show at the Birchmere has been postponed. With a long list of hits including “Because The Night,” “These are the Days,” “Jealousy,” “Like the Weather” and “More than This,” 10,000 Maniacs has plenty to celebrate as they embark on a new tour in 2020 that will make a stop at the Birchmere on March 20. Originally forming …

Magic City Hippies

Keith Loria Music Scene

Starting 2020 with a Bang The indie-electronic trio of Robby Hunter, Pat Howard and John Coughlin have made big names of themselves in Miami’s music scene with their band, Magic City Hippies. The band is coming off of a transformative 2019, which saw them release their much-heralded debut full-length release “Modern Animal,” and play numerous festivals, including Voodoo, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza …

Country Star Sara Evans Is Family Focused

Keith Loria Music Scene

Country star Sara Evans has enjoyed a prolific recording career and is one of the most compelling female vocalists of her generation, with hits such as “Born to Fly,” “Suds in the Bucket” and “A Little Bit Stronger.”

chillin on church

Vienna’s free summer block parties start tomorrow

Michael Dranove Around Town, Art & Culture, Music Scene, Talk of Tysons, Taste of Tysons

Vienna’s monthly summer block parties, “Chillin’ on Church,” will begin tomorrow, June 21st with a performance by the Deja Gruv Band. The parties are sponsored by Ben and Jerry’s, who will have a food truck on location along with the following vendors: Blue City Foods– Indian street food Chix N’ Stix– Wings, chicken tenders, fries, hot dogs  DC Tapas Truck– Spanish style tapas …