Look for Trouble with Gary

Recent Articles The Alchemist Gary is a music collaboration between long-time friends, Jayson Gerycz (Cloud Nothings) on the drums and Gary Spolarich (vocals, guitar, bass). While Jayson was on a break from touring and Gary was living in Washington D.C, “Ideas Riding” was recorded. According to Gary, an album’s worth of songs were written in […]

Ting Lin – International Influences and Expressions

Ting Lin is a multilingual multigenre experimental pop-fusion artist with a passion for fashion and Zumba. A trained pianist and vocalist, she enjoys exploring blending international influences both musically and lyrically, with broad influences which began with exploring her Chinese heritage along with her time living on both coasts of the United States.

Ting joins the Alchemicast: with Andy Reed to talk about the inspirations and songwriting methodology behind songs like “Te Quiero” (“I Love You”) about a long-distance relationship with Spanish guitar instrumentation and lyrics that remind you of a classic Latin love song. She also has written songs in Cantonese (“Dream Chaser) and in Mandarin (“NvWoRen”).

The Firnats Walk ‘Toward a Beacon’

The Firnats release EP "Toward a Beacon"

Recent Articles By Jaci Jedrych Featuring funky vocals and grunge guitar, The Firnats’ latest EP “Toward a Beacon” is a unique, intriguing sonic collection. Formed in 2015, the Northern Virginia-based band has found their niche in the Richmond music scene. When lead singer Sean Flanagan moved south to attend Virginia Commonwealth University, he found the […]

The Slang Reminds Us That ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’

The Slang release "Nothing Lasts Forever" and music video

More to Watch By Jaci Jedrych With intricate, striking guitar riffs and gritty, full vocals, The Slang is back with their newest single, “Nothing Lasts Forever.” D.C.-based duo John Bobo and Felix Neito’s music tests the limit of genre, fusing power-pop, alternative, and contemporary rock. Lead vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Bobo handles the majority of the songwriting, while […]