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KeyStone A Cappella at VoCALnation 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 17:53
KeyStone A Cappella has been in existence for a little over a year, and we’ve accomplished quite a bit in that time. We’ve learned a repertoire of twenty songs, sang an on-stage clinic for Barry...

Recording Review: “Keepin’ it Low Key" by UNC's Tar Heel Voices

Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 15:43
With Keepin’ it Low Key, the Tar Heel Voices offer a simple case of truth in advertising. Outside of a musical context, “low key” can mean subdued or restrained in style and quality, or it can mean...

Pitch Perfect Proves That All The Plastics Needed To Reconcile Was An A Capella Group

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 17:03
This is the first I’ve heard of Pitch Perfect, which looks to be “Mean Girls meets Glee” but has thankfully drawn more from Tina Fey‘s classic than the latter. Anna Kendrick is in the...

The House Jacks Hit Drinking Age

Monday, May 14, 2012 - 09:58
The House Jacks Hit Drinking AgeTwenty-first Anniversary Celebration Concert, April 14, 2012, Freight & Salvage, BerkeleyOK, deep breath – confession time. Twenty-one years ago, when I first saw...

BOSS 2012 Hangover: Because of SATURDAY, Part 1

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 21:08
Certainly Friday alone was worth the cost of the entire festival, but then came Saturday. I. Was. Not. Ready. Mostly I wasn’t ready because of too much Friday night afterparty, but then again, it...

3 ICCA/ISHSA Reviews: Judge, Director, Audience

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 11:12
In addition to our previous review, we offer 3 perspectives on the ICCA/ISCHA finals, from that of an audience member (Elie Landau); a judge (Amanda Roeder); a group director (Matt Woodward): ICCA:...

Event Review: 2012 ICCA Finals

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 09:46
April 28th 2012: A date that 7 collegiate groups put in their Google calendars as the day that they fight for the coveted 2012 ICCA Champion title. This year, I was lucky enough to sit in the center...

Event Review: SingStrong 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 09:18
From March 23-25, I spent a fun-filled long weekend at SingStrong.  For those who don’t know, SingStrong is an annual a cappella festival held in Reston, Virginia, about 20 miles away from...

Recording Review: “Hands Off The Mannequin!” by The Tufts Amalgamates

Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 11:45
This album picks up right where the Amalgamates left off with Prime in 2008. The group maintains their identity while making noticeable improvements. Soloists are engaging, the production is...

Recording Review: "Black & Blue" by the JMU BluesTones

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 11:48
Instructions for experiencing "Black & Blue" by the JMU (James Madison University) BluesTones: 1. Load up the album on a portable music player. 2. Apply decent headphones.3. Bundle up. It's...