Get To Know…Larkin Poe

United by their love of story-telling as well as their unbreakable bond as sisters, Rebecca and Megan Lovell have created their band, Larkin Poe. The two sisters are 19 and 20 making their musical career even more interesting as fans can expect to enjoy the musical products of their creativity for a long time to come. Larkin Poe is full of spirited vocals, acoustic guitar, and country themes. Rebecca and Megan have created the quintessential road trip soundtrack that just asks the listener to roll down the window and enjoy the breeze as they take in the girl’s refreshing lyrics.

In 2010, Larkin Poe released 4 seasonally themed EPs. Listeners should be excited to delve into the band as the seasons change and their music matches the mood outdoors. Their music is easily accessible to viewers as their seasons EPs are all available to listen to on their website for free. Larkin Poe is making limited stops in the U.S. including UPB’s Spotlight Series in Taylor Down Under TONIGHT at 8pm as well as various places in Florida, Nevada, and Georgia. The girls will be sure to please listeners as they sing in the intimate venue of TDU making their music even more of a personal story telling performance.

~Kirby Shultz, Spotlight Sounds

Training My Successor

One of the things we were told when we began our exec positions this year was that as soon as you finally get the hang of your job, you start training someone else. At first, I was skeptical. But as soon as February rolled around and I felt like I finally had a semblance of an idea of what I was doing, somebody had already been hired to fill my position for next year.

Training my successor is bittersweet. It’s bitter because I know how much I will miss being an executive member next year, but it’s sweet because I am able to see somebody starting on the incredibly rewarding and challenging journey of being an exec member. Meeting with my successor every week is also a chance for me to brainstorm things I wish I would have done and plant these seeds in the ideas that we come up with for next year, so that’s a really cool part of training that I wasn’t expecting when I started out.

Being able to reflect back on the year and also giving somebody else the tools to succeed in this position is a very exciting part of the job and it has been a great experience that I have thoroughly enjoyed, and I can’t wait to finish the training on a strong note.

~Elyse Krachman, Director of Spotlight Sounds

Micah: Coast to Coast

On Wednesday March 30th, TDU will be filled with soul! UPB’s Spotlight Series is bringing a singer/songwriter from Rochester, NY to our neck of the woods. Micah is a musician with a great textured voice that soothes all those who listen. He went to Northeastern for music business and is experiencing life as a starving musician sharing his talent with all who will listen. As well as having a voice that will melt your heart, Micah also has other interests. When we visited his twitter his description reads, “musician, cookie enthusiast, high-five giver”. He has a great sense of humor and we cannot wait to meet him on Wednesday and you should too! Wednesday March 30th. TDU. Spotlight Series. Be there!!

Check out his music:

~MaryMargaret Walsh, Spotlight Sounds

Spotlight Series ft. Audiostrobelight and Radioviolet

Craving some delicious alternative and electronic pop music?

Audiostrobelight can satisfy that craving! Hailing from Virginia Beach, this group of has become known for their high-energy shows all throughout venues in Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas. They have opened for a range of major artists including Fall Out Boy, +44, Cobra Starship, Say Anything, Taking Back Sunday, and more!

Accompanying Audiostrobelight will be another band from Great Falls, Virginia, Radioviolet, also described as a modern alternative rock band. The band prides itself on trying to bring back good instrumental solos and synthesizer parts like those in the progressive rock of the 1970s. The combination of these two dynamic bands is definitely not a show you want to miss!

Come out to Taylor Down Under on Wednesday, February 23rd at 8:00 pm to see these guys rock out in person!

Check out Audiostrobelight for yourself here: