Category: Music

Weekend in Raleigh: Our Kid’s First Concert

Lifestyle Music Travel

Music is something that means a lot to my family. Karl and I have attended several music festivals and I think the combination of music and roughing it has helped solidify our relationship. We regularly attend concerts and music is always playing in our home. Emerson inherited our love of music; she’s always singing, loves playing the piano, and also is regularly playing music from her kid-friendly Spotify playlists. We’ve…

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Giving Back this Holiday Season: Do It For The Love Foundation

Lifestyle Music

“I wanted to pass along the name of a group that I have been supporting the last few years. Michael Franti and his wife started the Do it for the Love Foundation in 2013 to provide live music experiences for people who are sick, veterans, and children facing all kinds of challenges. The list of musicians who have participated is really overwhelming as are the wish grant stories. I personally…

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Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina: 2016 Recap

Music Travel

I haven’t been to a proper music festival in some years. Neither has my friend Nicole and she was itching to go to one. She did some research and the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina seemed like a perfect choice. We’re not spring chickens any more, and have no desire to camp in the blazing heat and go without electricity and running water (hello Bonnaroo) and would like…

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On the Road!

Music Travel

When you read this the Garys will already be on the road for our cross-country road trip! We're so lucky to have friends who will be moving in and house sitting for us (and dog sitting for Cindy too!).  I feel good knowing we have friends and neighbors taking care of our home and Cindy while we'll be away.  We've brought plenty of memory cards to store all the photos…

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Tunes for The Weekend

Music

I usually write about music in my monthly newsletter, but life has been really hectic, the newsletter is overdue, and well, music is just too much fun right now to wait. I always love this time of year for new music – the weather is warming, people are getting into the mindset of outdoor concerts and music festivals, toes are tapping for tunes other than Christmas carols and all sorts…

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Out and About – Clutch at 9:30 Club DC

Music

My sister, husband, and I have varying tastes in music but one band we all agree on and love is Clutch. The band is from the area, and every year between Christmas and New Year’s, they play a show at the 9:30 Club. And almost every year, my sister gets me and Karl tickets as a Christmas gift and the three of us go. photo by Brandon Delano for Side…

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A Night at Rogue 24 with Maynard James Keenan

Music

Last year Karl and I didn't attend a music festival. The arm put a cramp into our capabilities and also our finances. This year, we decided again to not attend a music festival. While we love them, they can be pretty intense and we usually feel we need a vacation after our vacation. We both had broken limbs and crazy drama last summer; this summer we want to relax with…

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Music Fan

Music shopping tips

Some people are easy to shop for at the holidays, and some… notsomuch. I had a couple of you contact me asking for gift suggestions so I’ve decided to do some mini gift guides for different types of hard-to-please folk, all items under $100 with free shipping. Today it’s for the music lover in your life. 1. No matter the recipient’s genre of preference, she likely has respect for the…

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