NOW ENROLLING FALL SEASONAL SHOWS
iPOD SHUFFLE (AGES 6-10)
REHEARSALS: THURSDAYS, 4:30PM-6PM
From the teacher’s library to the stage, iPod Shuffle introduces our students to a variety of artists through generations of rock n roll.
NEW WAVE (AGES 10-13)
REHEARSALS: THURSDAY, 6PM-8:30pm or saturdays, 10:30am-1pm
New Wave, which may consider the beginning for electronica, grew out of the punk scene of the early 70’s. It was defined by its gloss and many bands made fun of themselves with over the top dress and posturing. It is characterized by the use of electronic instruments, busy guitar melodies, intricate percussion, and lots of color.
Listen to: Blondie, The Cure, Duran Duran, New Order, INXS, Depeche Mode, Echo and The Bunnymen, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nena, Roxy Music, Talking Heads, B52’s, The Cars, Elvis Costello and more.
MUSE vs. radiohead (ages 13-18)
rehearsals: mondays, 5:30pm-8:30pm
These bands have incorporated all styles of music into their original material, including romantic classical, electronic and pop, jazz and blues - all to create some real creative music. Muse formed in 1994 and features guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard. They have released seven albums and have won two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, and five MTV Europe Music Awards. Radiohead formed in 1985 and features vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Thom Yorke, guitarist/keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood, bassist Colin Greenwood (yes, they’re related) and drummer/percussionist Philip Selway. They have released nine studio albums, and were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.
Muse: Uprising, Knights of Cydonia, Madness, Hysteria, Thought Contagion, Starlight, Space Dimentia, etc.
Radiohead: Paranoid Android, Karma Police, 2 + 2 = 5, High and Dry, Fake Plastic Trees, etc.
GOT IT COVERED (AGES 13-18)
REHEARSALS: TUESDAYS, 5:30PM-8:30PM
This is a warning that this show may burst some bubbles - some of your favorite songs are actually covers of other bands covers! Learn how bands take your favorite songs, and turn them into something new all together - you never know! Some of your teacher’s bands covers may be in this show!
Listen to: Video Killed the Radio Star by The Presidents of the United States of America, Three of a Perfect Pair by Between the Buried and Me, Literally anything from the Under Cöver album by Motorhead, Closer by In Loving Memory, Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm, etc.
BRITROCK (AGES 13-18)
REHEARSALS: WEDNESDAYS, 5:30PM-8:30PM
Take cover, the British are coming! This show will pay tribute to some of the greatest bands to ever exist - all from across the pond! Some of these bands have paved the way for music as we know it! Featuring bands such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Police, The Who, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Ozzy Osbourne, this show has something for literally everyone.
Listen to: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Police, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne, The Kinks, Arctic Monkeys, King Crimson, etc.
BLACK KEYS VS. WHITE STRIPES (AGES 13-18)
Put these two bands together and what do you get? A piano! Now that our bad joke is out of the way...The White Stripes, formed by married couple Jack & Meg White were an American rock duo active in music from 1997-2011. Featuring influences from garage rock and blues, this group’s compositions focused on on a raw simplicity of composition, arrangement, and performance. Their last three albums, Elephant, Get Behind Me Satan, and Icky Thump have all work the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. The Black Keys, yet another American rock duo, is made up of Dan Auerbach on guitar and vocals and Patrick Carney on drums. They started out by building an underground fanbase through extensive touring of small clubs, frequent album releases and musical festival appearances. Their popular singles “Tighten Up” and “Lonely Boy” each won three Grammy Awards.
The White Stripes: Icky Thump, Seven Nation Army, The Hardest Button to Button, We're Going to be Friends, Hotel Yorba
The Black Keys: Lonely Boy, Gold on the Ceiling, Fever, Your Touch, Tighten Up, Strange Times