Music Group – Go Go Go Airheart http://gogogoairheart.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:45:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gogogoairheart.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Music Group – Go Go Go Airheart http://gogogoairheart.com/ 32 32 Bob Weir is more than the guardian of the Grateful Dead https://gogogoairheart.com/bob-weir-is-more-than-the-guardian-of-the-grateful-dead/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/bob-weir-is-more-than-the-guardian-of-the-grateful-dead/ Comment this story Comment If you listen to the hundreds of bootlegged recordings of Grateful Dead broadcasts, one of the few constants you’ll find is the onstage banter of rhythm guitarist Bob Weir. With a slight drawl, he’ll announce a break, crack a joke, or famously tell everyone to “step back.” And another step back! […]]]>

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If you listen to the hundreds of bootlegged recordings of Grateful Dead broadcasts, one of the few constants you’ll find is the onstage banter of rhythm guitarist Bob Weir. With a slight drawl, he’ll announce a break, crack a joke, or famously tell everyone to “step back.” And another step back! Although his contributions to the band’s sound were not as universally visible as Jerry Garcia’s, he was always a central conduit between the Dead and the Heads, the affable counterpoint to Garcia’s status as a mystical figurehead of the band.

This divine reverence fans have projected on Garcia is something Weir flatly rejects. “I won’t have it,” he recently said over the phone from a print studio in California. “The deification that these people made of Jerry is basically what killed him,” Weir said. “It disgusted him, and rightly so.” When asked if he himself has experienced this type of idolatry, he dismisses the idea: “I have seen where it leads. It’s a lesson I learned the hard way, losing a friend. Hero worship would be an awkward fit for Weir anyway.

Yet in the nearly 30 years since Garcia’s death, Weir, who recently turned 75, has taken it upon himself to guide the Grateful Dead’s music and fanbase into the 21st century — just on his own terms and in his own way. Along with John Mayer, plus original drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, he fronts Dead & Company, the stadium-filling band that picks up where the Grateful Dead left off in 1995 in terms of psychedelic bombast and extensive group improvisation. . In 2018, Weir founded Wolf Bros, a nimble quartet with keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, bassist/producer Don Was, and drummer Jay Lane that functions as a band of country pickups with the sensibilities of a jazz combo. But what seems most exciting for Weir is a collaboration with composer/arranger Giancarlo Aquilanti to orchestrate the music of the Grateful Dead, which made its October debut at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra.

“It really completes the picture,” says Weir. “You can listen to a song from its jug band roots and then pass it on to a full orchestra. You can’t understand everything at once, but if you know the music, and a lot of our fans know it, people react. Rather than having the orchestra simply add color to Weir and his band, Aquilanti instead strove to put together arrangements that would fully integrate the two elements, including having the members of the band improvise. orchestra. There are sections of the score that are changed until Weir indicates to the conductor that he is ready to continue, and other passages that present orchestral players with chord boxes that they can interpret as they please. Elsewhere, Aquilanti bends in nuggets of harmony and melody from live recordings Weir passed to the composer, subtle renditions of Garcia’s solos or Phil Lesh’s basslines. “I took the souls of the Grateful Dead and spread them throughout the orchestra,” says Aquilanti, comparing the process to the work of Béla Bartók who collects Hungarian folk tunes and composes around them. “That’s why the orchestra can’t be next door. He must be on the front line. »

Weir took the stage at the Kennedy Center on Oct. 5 in a baggy tuxedo, his bow tie slightly askew. As fans began to gather in the aisles to dance to “China Cat Sunflower”, agitated ushers tried to coax them back to their seats to no avail; sometimes there is a period of struggle with each other when institutions like the NSO and the Deadheads, each with their ingrained rules and rituals, come together. Weir positioned himself so that he and the conductor, Steven Reineke, could communicate constantly, with the Wolf Bros not far behind him. It was a new environment for the music and the community and it was like that, with all the roughness and the electricity that these situations can produce. “When the orchestra comes in behind you, it’s like catching a monster wave,” Weir posted on Instagram the next day. Judging by the audience reaction, they felt it too.

Halfway through the second set, Weir put down his guitar and the orchestra slipped in with the opener to “Days Between,” a song Garcia wrote and debuted in 1993, two years before his death. . Weir has made it his own over the past decade, having played it far more times than Garcia ever, slowing it down and leaning into the feeling of nostalgia at the heart of the song. With just the orchestra behind him, Weir sang about the poetic nature of growing old; it was the only time the whole house became silent. “The simpler my offering of this song, the more powerful it is,” he explained. “So I just focused on that one, getting rid of the hell out of it and letting the character pass.” He feels there is a great mystery in this character, which frames even the youthful exuberance “with the wisdom of years”.

In his book “Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music“, Guitarist Derek Bailey writes that The Grateful Dead is unique among rock bands in that its “reputation is based on the expectation of change”. 1974’s revered Grateful Dead sounds drastically different than it would three years later in 1977, and even now fans continue to follow along, cataloging the changes and embracing each new milestone. It works well for Weir, who has the freedom to experiment with projects like orchestral presentations and follow his muse minute by minute. “If we were to go out and try to do a set by heart, the same thing night after night like some outfits do, I’d maybe do two or three shows and then I’d go absolutely crazy,” he says. “Sometimes repeating myself would be a good idea, but it’s not something that comes particularly easily to me.”

The centrality of change and evolution to Weir’s ethos allows him to think about how it fits into the larger framework of history – something that takes on a greater sense of urgency to as he ages. “I try to assimilate what I understand, which is that time is a human construct, a marker that we put on things that don’t necessarily exist,” he explains. He thinks about the next tour, but also about how his music will be remembered and kept alive by people who are not yet born. “With the Grateful Dead, if done right, there’s a chance they’ll be part of the conversation two to three hundred years from now. So that’s my consideration when I have to make decisions – what to do with a melody or a beat, or what to do on the business side. What will it look like then? »

The more immediate future probably holds some surprises. Next year, Dead & Company will play their last summer tour before disbanding, which Weir says will allow them to “party a little with the presentation.” There will be performances of the orchestral arrangements with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in February with the potential for more in the future, which Weir says will incorporate more new elements, and possibly even more new songs. After a recent Wolf Bros sit-in by former Miles Davis Quintet bassist Ron Carter, he looks forward to more encounters of this nature and says, “I think we can bring that element of jazz back to music. country, and I think I might be the guy to do it.

During rehearsals with the NSO for recent shows at the Kennedy Center, Weir found that the orchestra provided all the color and complexity he sought in his guitar playing throughout his years with the Grateful Dead. . “It’s both interesting and empowering to take a step back from that mindset and just offer the simplest, so the woodwinds, brass and strings can carry what I was alluding to. ” After a pause, he adds, “Well, that’s a metaphor for life, I guess.”

Handing over space and creative agency to an orchestra is a new challenge for Weir, but it’s certainly in the tradition he and his comrades have established over the past 60 years. The cycles of renewal and rebirth that have characterized the Grateful Dead throughout its existence, and which Weir has pursued in the years since, stem from understanding the eternally new contexts in which music exists and from creating something new to adapt to. As Weir eagerly awaits what’s next – the next jam, the next project, the next phase of the music he’s devoted his life to – he operates like any good improviser: mostly on faith. “I’m not younger than before,” he says. “So I will have to take it step by step. As I say, my steps will take me where I am going. I know that.”

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K-pop group Tomorrow X Together will attend the American Music Awards for the first time – Up News Info https://gogogoairheart.com/k-pop-group-tomorrow-x-together-will-attend-the-american-music-awards-for-the-first-time-up-news-info/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 00:31:00 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/k-pop-group-tomorrow-x-together-will-attend-the-american-music-awards-for-the-first-time-up-news-info/ K-pop boy group Tomorrow X Together (TXT) will be attending the 2022 American Music Awards (AMA), which will be held on November 20 (Nov. 21 in the Philippines) at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles. The AMAs announced Tomorrow X Together’s appearance at the Music Awards on November 17, a first for […]]]>

K-pop boy group Tomorrow X Together (TXT) will be attending the 2022 American Music Awards (AMA), which will be held on November 20 (Nov. 21 in the Philippines) at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles.

The AMAs announced Tomorrow X Together’s appearance at the Music Awards on November 17, a first for the group.

K-pop boy group Tomorrow X Together (Twitter)

“Favorite K-Pop artist nominees @TXT_members will attend their first-ever #AMAs red carpet,” AMAs posted on Twitter.

Tomorrow X Together tweeted, “We are very excited to be attending the AMAs on Sunday.”

The AMAs introduced favorite K-pop artist as a new category this year. The first nominees in the category are BLACKPINK, BTS, Seventeen, Tomorrow X Together and TWICE.

This year’s AMA performers include GloRilla, Stevie Wonder, Charlie Puth, Ari Lennox, David Guetta, Bebe Rexha, Dove Cameron, Anitta, Lil Baby, P!NK, Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, JID, Yola and house DJ D- Nice.

The winners of the AMAs are all voted by the fans. Nominees in 37 categories were selected based on top fan interactions via the Billboard charts, including streaming, album and song sales, radio airplay and tour revenue.

These were tracked by Billboard and Luminate spanning the eligibility period from September 24, 2021 to September 22, 2022.

BTS was also nominated for favorite pop duo or group along with Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Måneskin and OneRepublic.

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FAVORITE K-POP ARTIST **New**

NOIRPINK

BTS

SEVENTEEN

TOMORROW X TOGETHER

TWICE

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Adele

bad bunny

Beyonce

Duck

Harry Styles

Taylor Swift

The weekend

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Dove Cameron

GAILLE

Latte

Maneskin

Steve Lacy

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast “We don’t talk about Bruno”

Elton John & Dua Lipa “Cold Heart – PNAU Remix”

Future ft. Drake & Time “WAIT FOR U”

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow “BABY INDUSTRY”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber “STAY”

FAVORITE TOURING ARTIST

bad bunny

cold play

Ed Sheeran

Elton John

The rolling stones

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Adele “Easy On Me”

Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone “Me Porto Bonito”

Harry Styles “as he was”

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow “BABY INDUSTRY”

Taylor Swift “Too Good (Taylor’s Version)”

FAVORITE MALE POP ARTIST

bad bunny

Duck

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

The weekend

FAVORITE FEMALE POP ARTIST

Adele

Beyonce

Doja Cat

Lizzo

Taylor Swift

FAVORITE POP DUO OR GROUP

BTS

cold game

imagine Dragons

Maneskin

a republic

FAVORITE POP ALBUM

Adele “30”

Bad Bunny “Un Verano Sin Ti”

Beyoncé “Rebirth”

Harry Styles “Harry’s House”

Taylor Swift “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Dawn FM Weekend

FAVORITE POP SONG

Adele “Easy On Me”

Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast “We don’t talk about Bruno”

Harry Styles “as he was”

Lizzo “About Fucking Time”

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber “STAY”

FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST

Chris Stapleton

Cody Johnson

Luc Combes

Morgan Wallen

Walker Hayes

FAVORITE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST

Carrie Underwood

Lainey Wilson

Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

FAVORITE COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP

Dan + Shay

Lady A

Old Dominion

Parmaled

Zac Brown Band

FAVORITE COUNTRY ALBUM

Carrie Underwood “Denim & Strass”

Cody Johnson “Human: The Double Album”

Luke Combs “Growing Up”

Taylor Swift “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Walker Hayes “Country Stuff: The Album”

FAVORITE COUNTRY SONG

Chris Stapleton “You should probably leave”

Cody Johnson “Until You Can’t”

Dustin Lynch ft. MacKenzie Porter “Thinking of You”

Jordan Davis with Luke Bryan “Buy Dirt”

Morgan Wallen “wasted on you”

FAVORITE MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Duck

Coming

Kendrick Lamar

Little baby

Lil Durk

FAVORITE HIP-HOP FEMALE ARTIST

Cardi B

GloRilla

Latte

Megan you stallion

Nicki Minaj

FAVORITE HIP-HOP ALBUM

Future “I NEVER LOVED YOU”

Gunna “DS4EVER”

Kendrick Lamar “Mr. Morale and Big Steps”

Lil Durk “7220”

Polo G “Hall of Fame 2.0”

FAVORITE HIP-HOP SONG

Future ft. Drake & Time “WAIT FOR U”

Jack Harlow “First Class”

Kodak Black “Super Gremlin”

Latto “Great Energy”

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow “BABY INDUSTRY”

FAVORITE MALE R&B ARTIST

Brent Faiyaz

Chris Brown

OVERLOOK

lucky day

The weekend

FAVORITE FEMALE R&B ARTIST

Beyonce

Doja Cat

Muni long

summer walker

SZA

FAVORITE R&B ALBUM

Beyoncé “Rebirth”

Drake “Honestly, it doesn’t matter”

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) “An Evening with Silk Sonic”

Summer Walker “Always On It”

Dawn FM Weekend

FAVORITE R&B SONG

Beyoncé “BREAK MY SOUL”

Muni Long “Hrs And Hrs”

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) “Smoking by the Window”

SZA “I hate you”

Wizkid ft. Time “Essence”

FAVORITE MALE LATIN ARTIST

bad bunny

farruko

J Balvin

jhayco

Rauw Alejandro

FAVORITE LATIN ARTIST

Anita

Becky G

Kali Uchis

CAROL G

ROSALIA

FAVORITE LATIN DUO OR GROUP

Banda MS by Sergio Lizárraga

Caliber 50

Eslabon Armado

Group Firm

Yahritza Y Su Esencia

FAVORITE LATIN ALBUM

Bad Bunny “Un Verano Sin Ti”

Farruko “The 167”

J Balvin “JOSE”

Rauw Alejandro “Vice Versa”

ROSALIA “MOTOMAMI”

FAVORITE LATIN SONG

Bad Bunny ft. Chencho Corleone “Me Porto Bonito”

Becky G x KAROL G “MAMIII”

KAROL G “PROVENZA”

Rauw Alejandro “Todo de Ti”

Sebastian Yatra “Dos Oruguitas”

FAVORITE ROCK ARTIST

imagine Dragons

Machine Gun Kelly

Maneskin

Hot red peppers

The Luminous

FAVORITE ROCK SONG **New**

Foo Fighters “Love Dies Young”

Imagine Dragons x JID “Enemy”

Kate Bush “Run Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”

Maneskin “Begin'”

Red Hot Chili Peppers “Black Summer”

FAVORITE ROCK ALBUM **New**

Coldplay “Music of the Spheres”

Ghost “Impera”

Imagine Dragons “Mercury – Act 1”

Machine Gun Kelly “consumer sale”

Red Hot Chili Peppers “Unlimited Love”

FAVORITE INSPIRED ARTIST

Anne Wilson

for ROI and COUNTRY

Katy Nichole

Matthew West

Phil Wickham

FAVORITE GOSPEL ARTIST

CeCe Winans

DOE

E. Dewey Smith

Maverick Town Music

Tamela Mann

FAVORITE DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST

Diploma

Marshmallow

Swedish house mafia

chain smokers

Tiesto

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

“ELVIS”

“Encanta”

“Sing 2”

“Stranger Things: Netflix Series Original Soundtrack, Season 4”

Top Gun: Maverick

FAVORITE AFROBEATS ARTIST **New**

Burna Boy

Kay

Fireboy DML

Time

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BYU a cappella group ‘Dynamite’ overcomes isolation struggles through music https://gogogoairheart.com/byu-a-cappella-group-dynamite-overcomes-isolation-struggles-through-music/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 19:04:54 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/byu-a-cappella-group-dynamite-overcomes-isolation-struggles-through-music/ The members of Dynamite a cappella share their experiences as a member of the group. They share their talents by singing together (Hannah LeSueur). Maryann Dudley, Dallin Bohn and Mitch Anderson are all members of BYU a cappella Dynamite, and they say the group has helped them find friends, express themselves and take a break […]]]>

The members of Dynamite a cappella share their experiences as a member of the group. They share their talents by singing together (Hannah LeSueur).

Maryann Dudley, Dallin Bohn and Mitch Anderson are all members of BYU a cappella Dynamite, and they say the group has helped them find friends, express themselves and take a break from school.

Maryann Dudley, a junior who plans to apply to business school, said she struggled to make friends when she came to BYU.

“I started school in the fall of 2020, so just during COVID,” Dudley said. “My ward didn’t socialize much or do any activities.”

Dudley said she only met her roommates and the people they brought, and then the COVID-19 restrictions got even tighter. She said it was very difficult and she struggled a lot.

Dudley said her older sister did an a cappella group in college and invited her to look into the matter.

“I went to her house and filmed a couple of times trying to get an audition video because they were online,” Dudley said. “I got feedback from a few bands.” She was part of the BYU group Dynamite a cappella and was thrilled to join.

BYU sophomore Dallin Bohn said the group’s founders reached out to him on Instagram about joining the group. “They reached out to me and said they liked the beatboxing that I was doing,” Bohn said. “I sent a video of me beatboxing, and the band wanted me.”

For Bohn, the invitation to join came at an important time in his life.

“I was actually serving the rest of my mission as a service missionary in California, but I was still fully involved with the group,” Bohn said. “I was muting myself on the phone to practice with the band.”

Bohn said he trained twice a week with the group while serving, then continued after his mission to keep them busy. “You go from a busy schedule doing everything, and you have this giant purpose in life,” Bohn said. “I came home from my assignment to work, but it was nice to have something to look forward to at BYU.”

BYU junior Mitch Anderson said he really missed singing when an opportunity to join the band presented itself.

“I knew Maryann because we had done a BYU Vocal Point summer camp,” Anderson said. “There was a guy from Dynamite who had dropped out of the band just weeks into the semester, and she contacted me to see if I wanted to be in that a cappella band.”

Anderson said he decided to join, and he’s had a blast ever since. He said everyone is so talented and he feels like part of a family.

Dudley said it also helped her learn to build positive relationships with people while at school.

“For me, being around people like me, learning how to interact and connect with different people has been a blessing,” Dudley said. “I was able to have social interactions twice a week during COVID, which was wonderful.”

Dudley said that as club president, she learned how to work effectively with other team members.

“These people are all so talented,” Dudley said. “Learning to try to lead people has been good for me.”

Bohn said he was grateful for the opportunity because it gave him a chance to express himself through music.

“I love the creative part about it,” Bohn said. “I needed something that was full of creativity where I could feel more musically free.”

Anderson said being a part of Dynamite helped him overcome impostor syndrome in his major, especially when applying for jobs.

“Honestly, it’s the only thing I do outside of school that’s for me,” Anderson said. “It’s the only thing I do because I like doing it.”

Dudley said his goal for the band, in addition to providing a fun outing from school, is for all band members to learn how to arrange music.

“Everyone is probably going to be making music for the rest of their life, whether it’s for their parish or maybe a profession,” Dudley said. “The goal is for everyone to grow in their musical abilities, even if they don’t become a professional a cappella singer.”

Bohn said he used this opportunity to gain experience in musical arrangement.

“It helped me have another path in music that I can explore,” Bohn said. “It’s cool to see my own collection of notes on a computer screen suddenly come to life.”

Anderson said getting involved in these kinds of extracurricular activities is simple, but very helpful.

“BYU is a place with a lot of really talented people, and so you might not get into the program or the acapella group that you want to be in,” Anderson said. “Just keep doing what you love to do, and eventually you’ll find people who want to do it with you.”

Dallin Bohn said having outlets here at BYU can help students find an identity.

“It’s nice, especially in your early adult years, to feel like you’re an individual and expressing the core parts of yourself,” Bohn said. “There are so many opportunities to do that.”

He said taking a break can also help you focus better on your studies.

“It’s what you pay for in college — you pay for the experience,” Bohn said.

The BYU A Cappella Club will host a Care Week Concert on Nov. 18 with proceeds going to various charities. More information about Dynamite can be found on their Facebook page.

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Meet Mama’s Boy, a family group born out of a pandemic : NPR https://gogogoairheart.com/meet-mamas-boy-a-family-group-born-out-of-a-pandemic-npr/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 22:10:48 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/meet-mamas-boy-a-family-group-born-out-of-a-pandemic-npr/ The Stokes family in Waikato, New Zealand, started a garage band after Ryan Stokes taught his mum and dad how to play instruments during the pandemic. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: And finally today, what does a family do when they have to quarantine together? (SOUND EXTRACTION OF THE SONG, “WHISTLING BIRD”) MOMAS BOY: (singing) Tell me […]]]>

The Stokes family in Waikato, New Zealand, started a garage band after Ryan Stokes taught his mum and dad how to play instruments during the pandemic.



MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And finally today, what does a family do when they have to quarantine together?

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF THE SONG, “WHISTLING BIRD”)

MOMAS BOY: (singing) Tell me something I didn’t hear. When you’re stuck in the house, there’s really nothing but the sound of birds whistling, but the sound of birds whistling.

MARTIN: They’re creating a garage band, of course. At least, that’s what this family did. Ryan Stokes, along with his mum and dad, Andrea and Lyndon(ph) Stokes, made the most of their time at home and formed the group Mommas Boy(ph).

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF THE SONG, “WHISTLING BIRD”)

MOMMAS BOY: (Singing) When you’re laying on the grass, they’ll think less of you when the stars above (inaudible) are down, when the stars above (inaudible) are down.

MARTIN: The family of three was back under the same roof on New Zealand’s North Island during the COVID lockdown. Ryan took college classes online while his mom and dad worked remotely.

RYAN STOKES: I had school. And we had never done any form of e-learning before, so suddenly having to go from that to watching a Zoom call every day, I found so exhausting. And at the end of the day, being able to get on guitar, mom on drums, dad on bass, and just rocking out for an hour was such a great stress reliever.

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF MOMMAS BOY SONG)

MOMAS BOY: (singing) You’ve been lost for many years, I said…

MARTIN: Ryan’s parents had never played in a band before or even learned the instruments they love now.

R STOKES: I kind of just got this drum kit that I decided it would be a good idea to buy before the lockdown, thinking I could start a band. But I didn’t really – I didn’t like that nobody could come and play instruments and start a band. So my only option was internal recruitment.

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF MOMMAS BOY SONG)

R STOKES: I had to go into the kitchen. I saw mom dancing to something. I noticed she had this amazing sense of rhythm, and I thought she would be an amazing drummer.

(SOUNDTRACK FROM THE SONG, “C’EST TOUT JUSTE”)

MOMAS BOY: (singing) Stay inside, and you’ll be fine. Stay inside, and you’ll be fine.

ANDREA STOKES: Watching two screens for eight hours, and we’d drop everything at 4:00 a.m. and go, okay, go in — and blast on battery. It was such a good feeling.

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF MOMMAS BOY SONG)

A STOKES: I also remember coming in when Ryan started this. I walked into his room, and I was like, oh, this has a really cool beat. And I think it might have been – and you can correct me, Ryan – but it was just like, hey, mom, put a beat on this. And I think that’s pretty much what I did. I just put a beat on it. And you said, yes, it looks cool, like that.

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF MOMMAS BOY SONG)

LYNDON STOKES: Bass, to me, is just made for me. That’s right – the spacing and the nice big soft strings. And I never realized he was waiting for me – as an almost perfect instrument, in fact.

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF MOMMAS BOY SONG)

MOMAS BOY: (singing) I always thought I’d find the easy way out. I never thought I would feel my heart beating so hard.

MARTIN: The garage band – OK, lounge band – released a few singles before releasing their debut album, ‘Who Would Have Thought’, in April with their song ‘Dark Doorway’.

(SOUNDTRACK FROM THE SONG, “DARK DOORWAY”)

MOMMAS BOY: (singing) I don’t think I’m wrong, but I don’t think I’m right. I don’t care if I catch a cold in the middle of the (inaudible) night.

R STOKES: The dark door to me is kind of like a little rut that you find yourself in before moving on to another stage in your life. Like, you go from room to room. And, like, the dark door is kind of like this little midpoint where you’re not sure if things are going to be okay or you’re a little depressed or a little scared. And pretty much that means, you can’t live your life in the dark doorway. You need to keep moving forward into the next room.

MARTIN: Thousands of fans have watched and liked their music videos on TikTok, where Mommas Boy has a front row seat on the show. Sometimes mom takes over from Mommas Boy and the online reviews of commentators.

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF MOMMAS BOY SONG)

MOMAS BOY: (singing) I saw you standing in a corner at the edge of a burning light. I saw you standing in the corner. Come back to me in the cold cold night.

TO STOKES: I have to say people have been so kind in their comments. And then you get those, and it’s just – I’m just cracking up laughing half the time. You know, oh, your mom is fantastic or, is your mom married? And Ryan goes, well, yeah, because dad’s in the band. Can’t you see that? (Laugh).

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF MOMMAS BOY SONG)

MOMAS BOY: (singing) Come back to me in the cold, cold night.

MARTIN: It was mum Andrea Stokes, with her husband, Lyndon Stokes, and their son, Ryan Stokes. And these are Mommas Boy. Their new single, “It’s All Right”, has just been released. And you can find them on TikTok at mommas-boy-official.

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Old Dominion crowned CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Matt Ramsey pays tribute to Alabama’s Jeff Cook https://gogogoairheart.com/old-dominion-crowned-cma-vocal-group-of-the-year-matt-ramsey-pays-tribute-to-alabamas-jeff-cook/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 03:56:55 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/old-dominion-crowned-cma-vocal-group-of-the-year-matt-ramsey-pays-tribute-to-alabamas-jeff-cook/ Multi-Platinum Sell Band Old Dominion wins “Vocal Group of the Year” for the fifth time at the 56th Annual CMA Awards. Lady A, Little Big Town, Midland and Zac Brown Band were also nominated for the award. “Well look, obviously we’ve lost a lot of legends, but there’s no one in this category – or […]]]>

Multi-Platinum Sell Band Old Dominion wins “Vocal Group of the Year” for the fifth time at the 56th Annual CMA Awards. Lady A, Little Big Town, Midland and Zac Brown Band were also nominated for the award.

“Well look, obviously we’ve lost a lot of legends, but there’s no one in this category – or really, any category – who would be here if not for Alabama and we just lost Jeff Cook. That makes me think. , I’m so grateful – there’s nothing like being in a band,” said lead vocals Matt Ramsey. “I’m so grateful to have my friends and I can’t imagine losing the one of you and I’m so happy to be able to make music and be honored. We love you and we love having the opportunity to do what we love to do, so thank you so much guys for allowing us to do what we love to do. Thanks.”

Jeff Cook, founding member and legendary guitarist of country supergroup ALABAMA, died Monday, November 7 at the age of 73.

Old Dominion was also up for Album of the Year with Time, Tequila & Therapy.

Ahead of the awards show, Trevor Rosen – guitar and keyboards for the band – shared a lighthearted message via Instagram. Rosen posted screenshots of a text conversation between him and his daughters as they wrote, “You better get Morgan Wallen’s phone number” and “Random, but if you see Cody Johnson at CMA, can you get him to say hello in a video or something?”

Let’s hope a CMA award is enough for the Rosen family!

The five-piece band recently announced their highly anticipated NO BAD VIBES tour, set to kick off in the spring of 2023. Hot on the heels of a highly successful run on Kenny Chesney’s Here and Now 2022 tour – where Old Dominion opened the show at twenty-three stadiums over the summer – their headlining tour is scheduled to begin January 19, 2023 at the Ford Center in Evansville, IN and end July 30 in Lake Tahoe, NV.

The 56th Annual CMA Awards featured performances from Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Cody Johnson and Carly Pearce.

The show opened with an all-star tribute to Underwood’s late Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire and Lambert.

Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi and Lainey Wilson have come together to pay tribute to 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Alan Jackson.

Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations from Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce, HARDY and Lainey Wilson, Elle King with The Black Keys, Brothers with The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry, Chris Stapleton with Patty Loveless, Zac Brown Band, Jimmie Allen and Marcus King as well as Ashley McBryde with Pillbox Patti, Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack and John Osborne.

Mookie Betts, BRELAND, Jessica Chastain, Jordan Davis, Sarah Drew, Cole Hauser, Tyler Hubbard, Wynonna Judd, Lady A, Rex Linn, Little Big Town, Parker McCollum, Reba McEntire, Ben and Erin Napier, Jeannie Seely, Michael Shannon, and Lainey Wilson were on hand to present at the ceremony.

Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the 2022 CMA Awards aired live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and aired on ABC (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET).

The CMA Awards will also be available for viewing on Hulu beginning Thursday, November 10.

The 56th annual CMA Awards was a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton served as executive producer, Alan Carter as director, and Jon Macks as head writer.

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Organizing Regional “Group Song Contest” – Jammu and Kashmir Latest News | Tourism https://gogogoairheart.com/organizing-regional-group-song-contest-jammu-and-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 21:38:28 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/organizing-regional-group-song-contest-jammu-and-kashmir-latest-news-tourism/ Winners are awarded with a trophy by dignitaries in the presence of students in Jammu on Thursday. Excelsior CorrespondentJAMMU, November 3: Shri Ram Universal School has organized an inter-school group song contest, Bharat Ke Rang–Lok Geeton Ke Sang, under the Sahodaya Schools Complex Jammu, here today.The event was organized to provide a platform for budding […]]]>
Winners are awarded with a trophy by dignitaries in the presence of students in Jammu on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, November 3: Shri Ram Universal School has organized an inter-school group song contest, Bharat Ke Rang–Lok Geeton Ke Sang, under the Sahodaya Schools Complex Jammu, here today.
The event was organized to provide a platform for budding talents to show off their skills in the field of music. The theme of the event was “Regional Folk Song”, in which 31 schools from Jammu region dressed in colorful outfits participated in the competition.
The program began with the lighting of the lamp and the auditorium echoed with the chanting of ‘Gayatri Mantra’ followed by a scintillating performance of Saraswati Vandana by the students of the school.
Baldev Singh Balloria, Deputy Mayor of JMC graced the occasion as the chief guest, while the guest of honor at the event was Sanjeev Gupta, Chairman of TSUS Jammu and other distinguished guests included Rajesh Rathore , Chairman of Jammu Sahodya School Complex, Dr. KCS Mehta, Principal IDPS Akhnoor. and former JSSC President, Sanjeev Pradhan, Director APS Samba and Rohini Aima, Director Jammu Sanskriti School Jammu.
The jury included eminent experts in the field of music like Suraj Singh, HoD (IMFA, Vocal), Sunil Raina, HoD (IMFA, Violin) and Bahadur Singh HoD (IMFA, Sitar, Retd).
The participating school choirs mesmerized the audience with their melodious voices and gave it their all to top the scoreboard and share the victory podium.
Shivani Vaid Sharma, Principal of the school gave a brief introduction and welcomed the main guest, other dignitaries and members of the jury. The guests were honored with memorabilia from the school by Rajni Gupta, Headmaster and Col. VK Sharma (Retired), Headmaster of the school.
Doon International School Jammu won the 1st position and received the winner’s trophy while GD Goenka Jammu and Army Public School Kaluchak got the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Jammu Sanskriti School Jammu and DBN Amarvilla Talab Tillo received consolation prizes.
The event ended with the singing of the national anthem.

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Music lover creates ‘safe space’ group for women to attend events https://gogogoairheart.com/music-lover-creates-safe-space-group-for-women-to-attend-events/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/music-lover-creates-safe-space-group-for-women-to-attend-events/ A WOMAN has created a “safe space” group to help women attend concerts, gigs and festivals without having to look over their shoulders. Shelby-Leigh Bradley, from Maryport, started the group Gals who Gig – Cumbria as a way for women to combat loneliness and find pals to attend events together. The 26-year-old wants the group […]]]>

A WOMAN has created a “safe space” group to help women attend concerts, gigs and festivals without having to look over their shoulders.

Shelby-Leigh Bradley, from Maryport, started the group Gals who Gig – Cumbria as a way for women to combat loneliness and find pals to attend events together.

The 26-year-old wants the group to cover the whole of Cumbria, with a future scope planned for the south and east of the county.

She said: “I started the band because I like going to live music events, but I’ve found that as I get older my friends are less available and don’t want to come to gigs anymore – they’re settled, have moved or started a family.

“It’s easy to say ‘just go out and meet new people’ but it’s a big risk to go out to places and pubs because you make yourself vulnerable and it’s not such a pleasant experience to be sober. in a room full of people while drinking.

“The Sarah Everard case is one of many women who have gone home and sadly never arrived – this group aims to bring women together and protect each other.”

She says she struggled with loneliness, amplified by the Covid pandemic. Outside of sports organizations, she thinks there are few opportunities to associate with people her own age.

There is a minimum age limit of 18 in the group, but no maximum.

She leads the group via a private Facebook group and Instagram page: @galswhogig_cumbria.

Shelby-Leigh said: “In the cities there are similar groups, there are student unions and groups for all interests, but unless you move to college you won’t be able to do it. experience.

“Living in Cumbria it is very difficult to find like-minded people and I hope this will bridge that gap for music lovers across the county. I encourage women to enjoy local music and music at across the country – hoping to reduce travel costs and create new friendships that otherwise would not have been formed.”

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The music group Ars Lyrica finds a new rhythm in children’s literature https://gogogoairheart.com/the-music-group-ars-lyrica-finds-a-new-rhythm-in-childrens-literature/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 10:23:45 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/the-music-group-ars-lyrica-finds-a-new-rhythm-in-childrens-literature/ Author Emma Kent Wine Photo: Courtesy of Ars Lyrica Last fall, local composer Emma Kent Wine put pen to paper to begin her next creation, but before there was music there was an enchanting children’s story. She imagined an adventure through time, writing about a curious young girl named Maria who returns to the Baroque […]]]>

Author Emma Kent Wine

Photo: Courtesy of Ars Lyrica

Last fall, local composer Emma Kent Wine put pen to paper to begin her next creation, but before there was music there was an enchanting children’s story.

She imagined an adventure through time, writing about a curious young girl named Maria who returns to the Baroque era to meet Venetian virtuoso Antonio Vivaldi with the help of a musical magician.

“Maria’s Magical Music Adventure,” commissioned by Ars Lyrica Houston, is now available for purchase in English and Spanish, and on the afternoon of November 2, the early music ensemble will celebrate its official launch by hosting a fundraising lunch at Tony’s, an iconic Italian restaurant in Upper Kirby. While guests enjoy a gourmet meal, Wine will deliver a reading from the delightful tale, which will be accompanied by a live string quartet and followed by a book signing.

Supported by Connie Kwan-Wong and CKW Luxe Magazine, the event will benefit from Ars Lyrica’s educational outreach initiatives, namely a series of collaborations involving bilingual presentations of the children’s book, featuring translator Verónica Romero, with the Children’s Museum Houston, the Rothko Chapel, the Express Children’s Theater, Discovery Green, Miller Outdoor Theater, Harris County Public Libraries and more.

“I wanted to inspire children and adults to think about how history is made and experienced both in the present moment and hundreds of years later,” said Wine, who as lead of operations and outreach at Ars Lyrica, is eager to share her enthusiasm for the classic. music and hopefully sparking people’s imaginations in the process.

“Maria’s Magical Musical Adventure”

The book is on sale for $25 (plus shipping, if applicable) in English and Spanish on the Ars Lyrica Houston website: arslyricahouston.org/shop/maria

Benefit lunch

When: 11:30 a.m. November 2

Where: Tony’s, 3755 Richmond Ave.

Details: $250 each; arslyricahouston.org

Although she never considered herself an author, Wine relished the opportunity to step back in time and reflect on what might have captivated her young self. First compiling her thoughts into an essay of several hundred words, she narrowed the narrative down to make it digestible for children before turning to music. For the accompaniment, she composes some original musical interjections and arranges excerpts, notably the recognizable theme of spring, from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”.

“The book has a bit of everything,” she said. “There is adventure. He has music. It encourages reflection on emotions, history and social studies. It’s also very Houston-centric.

Guided by a magician named Matthew – after artistic director Matthew Dirst, who founded Ars Lyrica in 1998 – Maria travels to 18th-century Venice, where shimmering waterways reflect the starry sky. Houston is her home, however, and references to the city of Bayou are sprinkled throughout the text as well as in the dazzling drawings by Ekaterina Ilchenko, an illustrator based in Europe. Whimsical scenes featuring Texas wildflowers are intercut with those of an Italian court, where revelers are dressed in clothing inspired by authentic Baroque fashion.

Not only does this concept of time travel align with Ars Lyrica’s mission to create experiences around Baroque-era music played on period instruments, but the children’s book also reinforced the organization’s impact in making early music fun and accessible to audiences of all ages. . The project – whose idea came at the suggestion of board member Kwan-Wong, a local magazine publisher and philanthropist – quickly grew into a multi-disciplinary endeavor that continues to expand community programming and whole collaborative partnerships.

In addition to being featured in an episode of Ars Lyrica’s “Musical Storytime” virtual series, “Maria’s Magical Music Adventure” can be experienced live, accompanied by a string quartet or a solo musician, through family reading events across the city, one taking place during the Menil Collection Neighborhood Community Day in April. This spring, the tale will also come to life on stage in a world premiere play, directed by Tim Fried-Fiori and co-produced with the Express Children’s Theatre.

“This project ticks a lot of boxes for us. It’s a great, empowering story for children, and it’s a continuation of our efforts that we started even before the pandemic,” said Ars Lyrica Executive Director Kinga Ferguson, speaking of the group’s commitment. improve social-emotional learning.

“Houston is a cosmopolitan city, and we need to represent, promote, and deliver programs that focus on different cultures, languages, and ethnicities,” she continued. “We sponsor this project to improve the lives of Houstonians, and that’s what we’re all working toward.”

Lawrence Elizabeth Knox is a Houston-based writer.




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VCSU Presents Nationally Recognized Teacher for Ployhar Honor Band on October 28 https://gogogoairheart.com/vcsu-presents-nationally-recognized-teacher-for-ployhar-honor-band-on-october-28/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 18:37:11 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/vcsu-presents-nationally-recognized-teacher-for-ployhar-honor-band-on-october-28/ Alumni and Friends October 24, 2022 The 19e The annual James D. Ployhar Honor Band will perform at the VCSU Center for the Arts Performance Hall on Friday, October 28, 2022. A variety of classic and modern band literature will be performed by 95 students selected from 20 schools across North Dakota and North Dakota. […]]]>

Alumni and Friends

October 24, 2022

The 19e The annual James D. Ployhar Honor Band will perform at the VCSU Center for the Arts Performance Hall on Friday, October 28, 2022. A variety of classic and modern band literature will be performed by 95 students selected from 20 schools across North Dakota and North Dakota. South. Dakota, with selections arranged by Ployhar.

Shawn Sudduth

“We are once again humbled by the regional support for our event,” said Jerrold Heide, Festival Director and Chair of the Music Department. “Thanks to the efforts of directors and students, we are once again offering two quality instrumental ensembles as part of the Ployhar event.”

To mark the first Ployhar event in the newly completed Arts Center, the event will feature two educators who have recently been honored in their fields.

Shawn Sudduth, a professor at the University of the Cumberlands, Ky. will lead the Honor Band, which includes the top instrumentalists accepted for the event. Sudduth is currently Director of Music Education and Sports Groups at UC and sponsors the UC National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Chapter, which was recognized with the 2022 National Service Chapter of Excellence Award.

Tammy Goerger
Tammy Goerger

The Festival Band will feature Tammy Goerger, current instrumental music teacher at Wahpeton Public Schools and 2022 Richland County Teacher of the Year.

“We are honored to have two outstanding educators present for this year’s festival,” Heide added. “Both of these directors are inspiring leaders and musicians, and we are grateful for their willingness to share their time and talents with the Ployhar participants. We look forward to what is sure to be a memorable evening, and we are delighted to welcome these students, directors and their families to discover our beautiful campus! »

The 7 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. Please contact the VCSU Music Department at 845-7272 for more information.

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Universal Music Group slams anti-Semitism after Kanye comments https://gogogoairheart.com/universal-music-group-slams-anti-semitism-after-kanye-comments/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 18:51:00 +0000 https://gogogoairheart.com/universal-music-group-slams-anti-semitism-after-kanye-comments/ Photo credit: Peter Hutchins Universal Music Group released a statement denouncing anti-Semitism. The statement comes just days after the rapper made anti-Semitic remarks on the Drink Champs podcast. “There is no place for anti-Semitism in our society. We are deeply committed to the fight against anti-Semitism and all other forms of prejudice”, Universal Music Group […]]]>

Photo credit: Peter Hutchins

Universal Music Group released a statement denouncing anti-Semitism. The statement comes just days after the rapper made anti-Semitic remarks on the Drink Champs podcast.

“There is no place for anti-Semitism in our society. We are deeply committed to the fight against anti-Semitism and all other forms of prejudice”, Universal Music Group tweeted. The tweet also contains a link to the company’s partnership with the American Jewish Committee. “We are proud to continue our partnership with @AJCGlobal to educate about anti-Jewish hatred and how to combat it.

The tweet doesn’t specifically reference Kanye West, but it does follow the rapper’s comments on social media. The Los Angeles Times reports that Kanye is no longer signed to Def Jam after fulfilling the terms of his contract. “Despite his streak of ten consecutive number 1 albums, it’s uncertain whether a major record label, some of which are publicly traded, would take on the baggage West brings,” the paper added.

Kanye’s 2 was released without major label support and is only available on its own $200 Stem streaming device. Other companies sit up and take note of the comments as well. Less than a week after the Balenciaga Summer 2023 show opened at Paris Fashion Week, the company cut ties with the rapper.

“Balenciaga no longer has any relationship or future plans related to this artist,” read a statement from the fashion brand’s parent company. On October 17, Balenciaga released a statement informing customers that Ye’s Paris Fashion Week runway look has been removed from its website along with its Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collaboration.

Earlier this year, the rapper cut ties with Gap Inc. ending a 10-year partnership between the two. Less than a month after the implosion of this partnership, Ye put Adidas in his sights. The company announced that the multi-billion dollar partnership with the rapper is currently under consideration.

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