Stephen Pennartz

Live Review: Mute Math

Mute Math keyboardist and lead vocalist Paul Meany relishes the live stage. The bright lights, the energy of the crowd, the goose bumps – they’re all an integral part of what Meany calls “getting into that zone.” That ineffable moment when everything makes sense and only the music matters. At the very least, Mute Math’s […]

Review: “The Heartbreak Kid”

Web Extra In the past 10 years, American movie-watchers have become well acquainted with Ben Stiller comedies and the affable, impulsive characters he often portrays. From “There’s Something About Mary” to “Meet the Parents,” the formula has remained relatively unchanged: allow the audience to develop a genuine liking for Stiller’s character, and then let the […]

WEB EXTRA: Jamie Cullum draws widely from musical well in DC web

While it might be considered a bit pretentious for an artist to cover Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, John Legend, George Gershwin, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell all in one night, Jamie Cullum’s performance at the 9:30 Club on Saturday night surely proved otherwise. In fact, Cullum’s piano-driven renditions of “High and Dry,” “Wind Cries Mary” […]