Philadelphia band Mason Porter has a ton of fun on stage. And that's how it should be. It's that positive energy that connects them with their audience every time. They play a style of American music that is unique in many ways; traveling in the borderlands of folk-rock, bluegrass and pop. They have the ability to combine the earthy, Appalachian instruments with a more edgy urban appeal. With a danceable vibe, an energetic live show and fresh approach to improvisation, Mason Porter and its growing community finds itself at home everywhere they go.
1977: the year Apple,Inc. incorporated, Fantasy Island premiered on ABC, Star Wars & Saturday Night Fever ruled the box office, and disco dominated the airwaves. Join the Light Up the Queen Foundation at WCL this March for an evening of music from that notable time.
Mark Rogers of WSTW's Sunday evening show Hometown Heroes will be emceeing this annual party celebrating the local music scene here in the Delaware area. Awards will be given out in various categories including Artist of the Year, best Album, Best Live Act and more. There will also be live performances throughout the evening from some of last year's Homey winners, and each of the nominees for Song of the Year will perform their nominated song.
Alex Mitnick performs with a full band including drums, percussion and bass. Concerts are lively and engaging and always include music from Africa and South America, fun sing-a-longs and all of your favorite Kaleidoscope songs.
Join the Suzuki Academy, special guests and Suzuki-trained guest artists, Elisa & Amy Barston, in a 10th anniversary celebration of the Academy and the students who have grown up with it. The afternoon kicks off with a violin masterclass led by Elisa Barston, followed by informal student performances (5:30 p.m.), comments by former SAA chair Paul Salerni (6:30 p.m.)and a recital Elisa Barston and cellist Amy Barston.
The Subdudes came together in New Orleans back in 1997 for what they thought would be a one-night gig. They enjoyed each other's company so much that they formed the Subdudes. Their rootsy sound is mostly acoustic, with a strong emphasis on songwriting & vocal harmonies. Five albums & roughly a decade later, they split to pursue other avenues in 1996. After a few spinoff projects & a couple reunion gigs, three of the four original members came back together in 2002.
Beach House is a Baltimore, MD, two-piece dream pop, indie-rock band formed in 2004 by Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand. Their dreamy sound is similar to Mazzy Star and Nico. In 2006 they were named the 16th best album of the year by Pitchfork Media. 'Bloom' is the band's fourth full-length album and it was designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences gained during two years of touring.
On Screen/In Person is designed to bring some of the best new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the nation. This six-film annual series of socially relevant, engaging and provocative films, presented in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. The film makers will be in attendance at their respective films for a Meet and Greet and informal discussion post-screening. Tonight's featured film, "Real Boy," is a coming-of-age documentary about Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice-as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man.
Straight out of New Jersey, The Nerds have solidified their reputation as one of the country's best cover bands. Enjoy an evening of sheer entertainment with the band that combines high energy rock n' roll with a stage show of pure talent and comedy. Twenty years of The Nerds has seen sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall, a July 4th performance at South Street Seaport to a crowd of over 12,000, and acting as hosts to MTV's 'Ultimate Cover Band' Contest.
Carbon Leaf is a five-piece band that plays its own style of Celtic-southern-roots rock. The Richmond, VA-based group, which is approaching it's 20th year of recording and touring, has released 10 albums and is currently in the midst of forging a new path of independence as they focus on writing, producing and releasing new material directly to their fans moving forward.
The Ladybug Festival is an annual celebration of women in music from Downtown Wilmington in July. Both of these acts, Rachael Sage and Nalani & Sarina, have performed in headlining spots at the event in past years. They're coming together for what will be the final Ladybug Festival presents show at World Cafe Live at the Queen.
On Screen/In Person is designed to bring some of the best new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the nation. This six-film annual series of socially relevant, engaging and provocative films, presented in partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. The film makers will be in attendance at their respective films for a Meet and Greet and informal discussion post-screening. Tonight's featured film, "States of Grace," is a documentary about pioneering AIDS specialist Dr. Grace Dammann and the car accident that upended her life.
One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last two decades, Drive-By Truckers have given a whole meaning to the term "Southern rock." Formed in Alabama by Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley in 1996, the band, which now calls Athens, GA, home, is at home exploring the depths -- and often the heart of darkness -- of Southern life and mythology, using elements of rock, alt-country and Muscle Shoals R&B to get their stories across. (Hood's father, David Hood, played in the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, and Muscle Shoals legend Spooner Oldham played with them for a year and change in the late 2000s.) They reached their first national acclaim with their third album, the double-disc "Southern Rock Opera," released the day after 9/11, and built upon that with successive efforts such as "Decoration Day," "The Dirty South" and "A Blessing and a Curse." Along the way, they've had numerous lineup changes (most notably Jason Isbell, who played guitar from 2002-2007 and is now a star in his own right). They've also backed some legendary R&B stars -- they played behind Bettye Lavette on her 2007 comeback, "The Scene of the Crime," and Booker T. Jones on his 2009 album "Potato Hole." In September 2016, they released their 13th studio album, "American Band."