Sound Check

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

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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February 22, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Artist Spotlight: OK Go (VIDEOS)

I’ve been a fan of OK Go for quite some time, ever since their iconic music video “Here It Goes.” The alternative rock band, whose lead singer is actually from Washington, D.C., is known pushing the limits with their creative and out-of-the-box music videos. Their latest is no exception. In the video for their song […]

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February 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Grammy Awards 2016 Predictions (VIDEOS)

It’s a big night for musicians tonight, the Grammy Awards. This year the list of nominees are diverse, especially in the three big categories; Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. Below are the nominees in the three categories and the Sound Check blog predictions on which artist will take […]

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February 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Artist Spotlight: Beyonce Announces Tour Stop in Baltimore (PHOTO)

Queen Bey does it again. Following a show stealing Super Bowl halftime performance, Beyoncè announced The Formation World Tour. The tour is serving more than just as a promotion of Beyoncè’s music, it will also provide fans the opportunity to help the people of Flint, Michigan. According to a Live Nation news release, Beyoncè’s #BEYGOOD initiative will […]

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February 5, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local Chorus Group to Perform Valentine Songs This Weekend (VIDEOS)

The Germantown based Harmony Express Men’s Chorus will be providing a preview of their singing Valentine’s on Saturday, Feb. 6. The group will be performing at the Germantown Safeway in the floral department at 11 a.m. and at Rio Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg at 5 p.m. Harmony Express Men’s Chorus is a non-profit organization of […]

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February 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

What to Expect During the Super Bowl Halftime Show (VIDEOS & PHOTO)

The Super Bowl is less than a week away and while I’m sure Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers fans are excited about a good game, I’m  actually looking forward to the halftime show. This year Coldplay is set to hit the stage and rumors are swirling about special guest appearances by other musicians. Over the […]

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January 24, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Six Songs to Add to Your Snow Day Playlist (VIDEOS & PHOTO)

Blizzard 2016 sure left it’s mark, dumping tons of snow and burying everything. Now that the snowstorm has passed, its time to deal with the aftermath. A lot of roads are still covered in snow, and many public facilities remain closed. And while shoveling, digging, and plowing your way out might seem daunting, music always has […]

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January 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Artist Spotlight: Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist, Dies at 67 (VIDEO & PHOTO)

It’s another sad week in music. We lost another great, Eagles guitarist, Glenn Frey. Frey died at the age of 67 in New York City on Jan. 18 after suffering complications from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, and pneumonia. Frey’s family and band members released the following statement: “Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several […]

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