Jake Hyman

Hello Society: music that feels good

A rotating roster, improvisation and structured jams. Sounds like jazz? It is . sort of. You may have seen Hello Society at any number of events around Foggy Bottom since the band’s inception in the spring of 2005 playing as the house band at a performance by Think Tank, a spoken-word group on campus at […]

WEB EXTRA: Combining Two Worlds of Sound

It’s 9:00 o’clock on a Tuesday night as the regular crowd of hipsters, stoners, and musically exploratory individuals shuffle out of the early show at the 9:30 Club. There is a buzz about this crowd- they haven’t been sardine-packed with thousands of sweating and swaying teeny-boppers that habitually plague one of D.C.’s most frequented concert […]

Todd Reynolds: innovative and overlooked

Popular culture leads us to see the world of music through filtered glasses. Oftentimes, these filters only let through the worst of the worst. In the fray, many artists and even entire genres of music go overlooked. In 1988, a young 23-year-old in Rochester, N.Y., made a name for himself as the principal second violin […]

WEB EXTRA: Adem: The Enlightened One

It’s easy to be jaded with the state of the music industry today. It often seems as if money is the only driving factor and that the joy in the art of it all has been virtually lost. While this may be an exaggeration, there is no doubt that when an artist comes along who […]

WEB EXTRA: The many faces of Bela Fleck

It’s not very often that an artist gets to collaborate with one of his or her biggest influences, and it’s even less often when those two collaborators are both legendary forces in music. This coming Saturday, March 3, bluegrass banjo prodigy B?la Fleck will be performing at the Warner Theatre with visionary jazz pianist Chick […]

Enter Clov: Hot D.C. band returns to Black Cat

On one of the walls in the music department of G.W. a couple of years ago, there was a plastic bag full of CDs stapled to it, as if it were some alien seedpod. And, in a way, it was. It was sent from the land of Exit Clov to bring joy and happiness to […]

WEB UPDATE: Kaki King and the art of contradiction

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:56 p.m. Haven’t we all heard this before? An acoustic guitarist with incredible skill, an innovative style, and virtuosic musical ability…sounds like the same old story. Well, this time, it’s not. After two solo-acoustic albums (one with Velour Records, the second with Sony Records), Kaki King is back for another go-round […]

WEB UPDATE:”I don’t believe in Beatles, I just believe in me”

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 8:21 p.m. When you are the son of the most influential musician of the 20th Century (or ever), it has got to be hard to measure up to expectations. These expectations, of course, are far from fair or even reasonable, but no matter how hard you try, the similarities between Sean […]

Broken Porcelain: The Dresden Dolls punk up cabaret

What the hell is Brechtian punk cabaret? While it may sound like a name for an archaic form of angry German music, it is far from it. The Boston-based duo the Dresden Dolls will be at the 9:30 Club this Friday, Oct.27 to show you, and to support their latest album “Yes, Virginia.” The Dolls, […]