Author Archive | Mike Spain

An Interview with Open Air Stereo’s Scott Pounds, Appearing Tonight at 8 PM at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, VA

Open Air Stereo is a band full of storylines from taking eleven years to release a debut album, to finding their guitarist through Craigslist, and from their lead singer Chase Johnson starring on MTV’s Laguna Beach where the band appeared as well. The band is embarking on their first ever headlining tour in support of their upcoming […]

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An Interview With Luísa Maita on Her Performance at Artisphere Tomorrow 3/28 at 8 PM

The humble and talented musician/singer Luísa Maita has been dubbed the “New Voice of Brazil” by NPR. Her music pulls from the country’s rich heritage of jazz and rhythms. Luisa blends modern electronic influences and pop music into her fusion of traditional Brazilian music. Luísa Maita performs tomorrow at Artisphere in Arlington, VA. I caught up with […]

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Styx and REO Speedwagon at Pier Six Pavilion by Mike Spain

The Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore was sold out Friday night for REO Speedwagon and Styx. The outdoor amphitheater in the heart of Baltimore’s inner harbor offered some remarkable views of the harbor and the Charm City. People in Baltimore came to rock and the bands did not disappoint. The two bands have been co-headlining […]

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An Interview with Styx’s Lawrence Gowan by Mike Spain

Styx is in town Friday night to perform with REO Speedwagon at Baltimore’s Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore. I talked to Lawrence Gowan the lead singer and keyboard player from the band. We talked about him joining the band nearly 15 years ago, challenging and favorite songs to perform, his solo career, the current tour, […]

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Don McLean and Judy Collins at Wolf Trap by Mike Spain

On paper Don McLean was the headliner and Judy Collins was the opening act last night at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center. In reality the two legends split the time equally and Judy Collins just performed first. The two musicians’ musical styles contrasted each other, and both legends took their turns entertaining the crowd. Judy Collins […]

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