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October 18, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Month in Music: Local Concerts Around the County (VIDEOS)

We may be more than halfway through the month of October, but there are still a ton of artists coming through Montgomery County this month. Musicians from various genres and backgrounds will be performing at local venues and the Sound Check blog is your one-stop-shop for a full list. The Fillmore Silver Spring:  Oct. 26- Switchfoot […]

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October 3, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury


Week in Music: Fall Music Festivals (VIDEOS & PHOTO)

Fall is my absolute favorite season. The cooler weather means the leaves changing color, layered clothing and of course awesome music festivals! And this coming Saturday is jam packed with shows in and around Montgomery County. The Sandy Spring Museum is hosting its Route 108 Fall Music Festival this Saturday. The festival will feature bluegrass […]

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June 6, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Week in Music: Upcoming Shows in the County (VIDEOS)

We’re finally experiencing summer weather and concert season is in full swing. There are many outdoor concert series happening in Montgomery County from Silver Spring to Bethesda. For a full list of outdoor concerts happening in the County, check out the Visit Montgomery website. If you’d like to stay out of the heat, there are […]

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May 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury


Artist Spotlight: Justin Timberlake Releases New Track (VIDEO)

Every summer there’s always that one song that sums up the season and Justin Timberlake just dropped a track that I’m pretty sure will be a staple in everyone’s playlist. I dare you not to dance to “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” It’s an upbeat song that you’ll find yourself singing along to the chorus almost […]

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April 24, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Music Icon Prince Dies at Age 57

Millions all over the world continue to mourn the death of music legend Prince. He died at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota on April 21st, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson released a statement about Prince’s death. According to the news release, police […]

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April 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury


Concerts to Check Out This Week: April 18 – 23 (VIDEOS)

Concert season is upon us and there are a ton of artists coming through Montgomery County this week. Musicians from various genres and backgrounds will be performing at local venues and the Sound Check blog is your on stop shop for a full list. The Fillmore Silver Spring will be hosting three concerts this week: Tuesday, […]

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April 4, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Artist Spotlight: Molly Ringwald (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Many know Molly Ringwald as America’s quintessential teen from the 80s. Her movies “Sixteeen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club” immediately pop into mind. But decades after her iconic roles, Molly Ringwald is back, but this time as a jazz singer. Ringwald released her debut album “Except Sometimes” back in 2013. She is now on tour […]

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March 22, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Concerts to Check Out This Week (VIDEOS)

Spring is officially here and with warm weather comes more concerts. Music festivals have been announced and many artists have kicked off tours. You’ll notice many local venues will have packed calendars with performances. There are actually some great acts rolling through the Washington D.C. metro area this week. Here’s Strathmore Wednesday, March 23: Cassandra […]

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March 14, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury


Artist Spotlight: Metric Performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring (VIDEO & PHOTO)

I’ve been a fan of Emily Haines and Metric for a few years now, so to say I was excited to see them perform was an understatement. The band headlined a sold-out show at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 14. And while there were definitely memorable moments, I left the concert feeling slightly underwhelmed. […]

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March 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Artist Spotlight: Cassandra Allen (PHOTO & VIDEO)

The Mansion at Strathmore will be filled with the sounds of Mediterranean folk music this week with the vocal stylings of Artist in Residence Cassandra Allen. Allen will put on her residency concerts on March 9th and 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Allen’s second performance on March 23rd will feature a debut piece commissioned by Strathmore. […]

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