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Explore The Science of Jazz with Marc Cary and Will Calhoun (presented by Drexel’s ExCITE Center) on April 23

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Drummer Will Calhoun

It’s Jazz Appreciation Month and to celebrate, Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITE) is Center is presenting an event called Science Of Jazz on Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm at the Mandell Theater.

Featuring the jazz keyboardist Marc Cary and his Focus Trio, along with Grammy-Award winning rock and jazz drummer Will Calhoun (Living Colour, Mick Jagger, Wayne Shorter), the event promises to uncover the science behind the music in a performance augmented with large-screen visuals and an interactive iPhone app illustrating the principles of frequency, harmony, and acoustics. The event, visuals, and app are being produced by the ExCITe Center and is one of dozens of jazz events being held throughout the city in April. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Continue reading →

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Hear a new Motion City Soundtrack song, “Severance” (playing TLA on 11/4)

Last week Billboard premiered Motion City Soundtrack’s new track “Severance,” which will be on the group’s two-track 7″ vinyl, scheduled for release November 6th. This limited-edition 7″ is part of the group’s Making Moves 7″ series in partnership with Drexel University’s Mad Dragon Records; the series has already featured artists like Brick + Mortar and The Skies Revolt. Motion City Soundtrack will be playing at Theatre of the Living Arts next Sunday, November 4th with I Was Totally Destroying It, Jukebox the Ghost and Now, Now. Tickets for that show are available here. You can stream “Severance” here.