Category: Album Reviews

The Milestones EP: Honey

Local band The Milestones recently dropped their EP titled Honey, a collection of four songs titled “Edgar Allen Poe”, “UFO”, “Shadow Enemies”, and “True Love Never Waits”. All of the songs are guaranteed to remind you of someone, or something in your life, that made you feel something. Whether that be a good or bad …

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American Holly EP: Four Ways to Say Goodbye Forever

Released September 5, DC-based folk-rock band American Holly dropped four emotionally-charged, but soothing songs. With the sound of a modern-day Beatles, American Holly creates an EP of four songs that also doubles as a guide for getting away from whatever relationship you need to get away from. The first song, “Sensitive Skin” advises the listener …

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Album Review: Fight Night Singles

Local group Fight Night consists of GMU alumni Josh Grant and fellow musician Andy Gruhin. This group has recently released 2 songs as part of their upcoming EP: Underground. The first song released, Call Me Back, was dropped on August 12th, and since has gained an enormous amount of traction with reviews by EDM blogs and …

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Honor By August: Four Sides

Rock band Honor By August is one of the better known bands from the DMV. Playing frequent shows at Jammin Java in Vienna and other DC-area venues, a lot of students have already heard of this impressive band. Their most recent album, Four Sides was released on July 9th, and consists of four songs, all with great …

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Walkabout EP: It’s All Make Believe

Fairfax-native band Walkabout released their EP on June 30th. It’s All Make Believe is a set of seven punk-rock songs that are bound to channel your inner-angsty self. The seven songs remind me of a Simple Plan meets My Chemical Romance, with some songs instilling a lot more emotion. While the EP in its entirety creates an empowering …

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The Duskwhales Self-Titled Album

The Duskwhales self-titled album was released in 2014, and has not gotten nearly as much attention as it deserves. This indie-pop-rock band plays music outside of our usual local artists, they play music we’re not necessarily used to hearing here in Fairfax. Some songs sound more relaxed and easy-going, like their song “Lavender Ladies”, and “Honeycomb” while …

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Meet Andrew Tufano, and Listen To His Music.

                Photo courtesy of Luke Levenson   Mo Bailey – Local Music Director   Based in Nashville, TN but hailing from Sterling, VA, Tufano is a local artist to be reckoned with. His most recent record, Fireworks in Autumn, channels a young Jason Mraz with his singer/songwriter vibes …

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Jesse’s Journal: Food, Fun, Foxcatcher. A Charlottesville Weekend

This week’s journal will examine the food and film experienced during my stay in Charlottesville, VA for the Virginia Film Festival. Before we get started, here is the jam of the week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfEgHK94Bc0 Inspirational Video of the week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFIQIpC5_wY THE CHARLOTTESVILLE ADVENTURE Let’s start with the weekend’s food. All around, Charlottesville has a great food …

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Album Review: Foxy Shazam – GONZO

        Foxy Shazam   GONZO   Self-Released, April 02 2014           Reviewed by Jon Howard Last Fall, two years after the release of The Church of Rock and Roll, Foxy Shazam suddenly announced that they were in the process of recording a new album.  Shortly after, the band …

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Album Review: Foster the People – Supermodel

        Foster the People   Supermodel   Columbia Records, March 14 2014           Reviewed by Jon Howard Looking back at 2011, it really does seem as though indie pop sensation Foster the People came out of nowhere. Despite having been released nearly year earlier, their single “Pumped Up …

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