Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ATTN: FOLK ROCK LOVERS... Awesome Live Music in Old Town

The Right Nows will be playing a FREE performance in Market Square:
301 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
June 12th from 6 - 9pm.

There will also be FREE popcorn! Yum.

For all you folk rock lovers, here's more about THE RIGHT NOWS:

Betsy James- Guitar, Lead Vocals, Lyrics
Jen Chang- Viola, Backing Vocals, Lyrics
Gregg Hammond- Lead Guitar

Gregg Hammond is the owner and guitar professor at Betsy James, a student of Professor Hammond pitched her original songs ideas to him and brought on board her close friend, Jen Chang to play viola, and sing backing vocals.

As a trio they formed the band the folk rock "The Right Nows" featuring the sound of 2 acoustic guitars, viola, and soulful vocals to create a new and upcoming style of music.

Both Betsy and Jen are DC public school teachers. Hammond is the founder of the DC chapter of Guitars Not Guns program which provides guitars and guitar lessons to foster care children and at risk youth in the DC metro area.

Information on the band is available at:

and songs can be heard at:

This performance is part of the monthly Second Thursday Art Night monthly GALLERY HOP.
Read below for more details!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June 12th Second Thursday!

Well the summer's really here now, and how better to celebrate than to get out there and walk around Old Town Alexandria, soaking in the rich architecture while checking out the local art, shops and restaurants.

It seems Second Thursday Art Night Gallery Hop has some pretty cool events lined up this time around! Participating locations (and links to their websites) are listed on the right side of this page, and more specific info is located in the list a bit further down the page.

Some especially cool sounding happenings are:

Live music and free popcorn in Market Square!
Featuring The Right Nows

If you haven't heard their soulful, folk sound, you can check it out on their myspace page, here:

Also pretty awesome sounding is the Athenaeum's Summer Concert Series featuring Madeline MacNeil @ 7PM.
This one has a cover, $10 at the door, and you can find more details here:

And of course, Doggie Happy Hour at Hotel Monaco is always super fun.
Here's a funny Wash Post review of that event:

Also, be sure to stop by the info table (by the music in Market Square, to get your promo for 5% off any participating location.

See you all out there!