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Concert Review: Hyannis Sound 20th Anniversary

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 09:55
Saturday, August 2nd marked the annual Hyannis Sound alumni reunion concert in Barnstable, MA. This has been an ongoing event for quite some time, but this year is particularly special because it...

Recording Review: WACA Vol. I

Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 23:24
With so many sonic perspectives occupying the same space, a compilation album can face challenges to represent a unified front. The inaugural volume that the Women’s A Cappella Association released (...

5th Judge: The Sing-Off Season 4, Episode 6

Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 23:00
Contemporary a-cappella hits its maximum theoretical level, harmonic less is suddenly harmonic more (and vice-versa), and OH GOD THE FLAMES!!!!! [Sing-Off and other a-cappella-related postings are...
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5th Judge: The Sing-Off Season 4, Episode 5

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 12:44
Everyone's gone to the movies; now we're top 4 at laaaaaaaaaaaast.[Sing-Off and other a-cappella-related postings are simul-blogged at the Contemporary A Cappella Society and 5th Judge.] I'm writing...

5th Judge: The Sing-Off Season 4, Episode 4

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 22:50
In the land of the jazz-less, the four-note cluster is king. [Sing-Off and other a-cappella-related postings are simul-blogged at the Contemporary A Cappella Society and 5th Judge.] The episode (full...

5th Judge: The Sing-Off Season 4, Episode 3

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 10:39
Gospel goes polka, humility leads to boredom, and the Dark Side of the Battle is revealed. [Sing-Off and other a-cappella-related postings are simul-blogged at CASA.org and 5th Judge.] This is the...

5th Judge: The Sing-Off Season 4, Episode 2

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 10:14
Wherein the judges' advice is ignored, taken too seriously, and then ignored again.Reflecting on the season premiere, I can't recall a men's college group (in this case the Princeton Footnotes) being...

5th Judge: The Sing-Off Season 4, Episode 1, hr 1

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:09
The World Series of contemporary a-cappella returns, leaner, meaner, and Jewel-ier.So here we are again, bless NBC's and Mark Burnett's hearts, with another season of the original American edition of...

5th Judge: Chanticleer’s "Someone New" As A Lens For Knowing Your Limits

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 12:07
What a genre-crossing album can teach us about doing (or not doing) what we do best. As a long-time ICCA judge and short-time music-on-TV blogger, I’m always entertained when someone or something...

Recording Review: "The Shadow Aspect" by The Cornell Chordials

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 08:32
The Cornell Chordials are one of the rare collegiate groups that has a distinctive sound. They are known for being more than just a little eccentric and have released some of the most creative and...