The Legwarmers Turn Back Time With Music of the ’80s

Keith Loria Art & Culture, Music Scene

As someone who grew up in the ’80s, I greatly appreciate the music of the time, and have long been impressed with how D.C.-based band The Legwarmers capture the style and uniqueness of that era.  From the electronic drum kit to the checkered vans and skinny ties, the Legwarmers relive the ’80s with audiences whenever they take the stage.  Taking …

Tae Phoenix First Concert In Virginia

Lake Anne and Washington Plaza Merchant Association (LAWPA) Music Scene

Lake Anne and Washington Plaza Merchant Association (LAWPA) announced the first concert in Virginia by acclaimed artist and singer Tae Phoenix, which will take place on Friday August 18 at 6 pm at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston. Seattle Weekly calls singer/songwriter and activist Tae Phoenix, “a natural-born storyteller with the polish of an accomplished actress and the authentic edge …

Sophia DeLeo Celebrates release of her sophomore EP Drama Queen with a Headlining Show at Jammin’ Java on 8/23

Sophia DeLeo Music Scene

Known for her “bright vocals” and “lyrically complex narratives,” Sophia DeLeo is a New York City based folk-pop singer/songwriter. Her writing focuses on themes of love, loss, and nostalgia, typically drawing from personal experience. Her sophomore EP Drama Queen is an intensely personal concept record that tells the story of her own coming of age, growing up in Falls Church, …

Wolf Trap Has Hot Summer Ahead

Keith Loria Music Scene

The Wolf Trap Performing Arts summer season is going to be one to remember, as the Filene Center will be hosting some of the biggest names in music, including Sting, Diana Ross, John Legend and many, many more.  One of the goals of putting together any Wolf Trap season is to try to have something for everyone—music lovers of all …

Rick Springfield Still Going Strong

Keith Loria Music Scene

It’s not wrong to call Rick Springfield a renaissance man. Over a career that started more than four decades ago, Springfield has sold more than 25 million records, charted 17 top-40 hits, appeared as heartthrob Noah Drake on “General Hospital,” starred in the movie “Hard to Hold” and wrote both a best-selling autobiography and a novel. The Aussie is best …

Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black “Mostly Hits and The Mrs.” Tour Coming to Capital One Hall in Tysons

Pepper Entertainment Around Town, Music Scene

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022 at 8 PM TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 11 at 10 AM Grammy-winning Country superstar Clint Black is hitting the road with the Mrs. Lisa Hartman Black and are making a stop at Capital One Hall in Tysons, VA on Saturday, February 5, 2022.  Tickets start at $29.50 plus applicable fees and go on-sale Friday, June …

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.