Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

'The Price is Right'

A cappella episode of 'Price is Right' aired yesterday. Hilarious.

Excerpt here, featuring Ithacapella:

via The Insider

Monday, March 1, 2010

"Glee" on Tour

The cast of "Glee" is going on tour.

According to the press release:

Beginning Wednesday, May 18 at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, “Glee” stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) and Dijon Talton (Matt) will perform in a singing and dancing celebration of the Golden Globe Award winning show.

The four-city exclusive engagement, “Glee Live! In Concert!,” is a unique concert experience conceived by Murphy that will include live performances of some of the show’s most memorable musical numbers including its anthem “Don’t Stop Believin,” fan favorites “Somebody To Love” and “Jump” and hits “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “Sweet Caroline.”

“The response of the fans to our little show has been so immediate and so gratifying, we wanted to get out and thank them live and in person,” commented Murphy. “And what show lends itself more to a concert than ‘Glee?’ We can’t wait to take this show on the road and the actors couldn’t be more excited to perform live for audiences in these four cities.”

2010 Glee Live! In Concert! dates:

May 18 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
May 20 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
May 21 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
May 25 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
May 26 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
May 28 New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall
May 29 New York City, NY Radio City Music Hall

Season 2 of "The Sing-Off" confirmed

No date set. But NBC has confirmed there will be a second season of The Sing-Off.

Read more here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Straight No Chaser Ditches Christmas

Straight No Chaser just revealed the track listing for their upcoming disc, With a Twist, out from Atlantic Records on April 13th.

Good stuff—including a duet with Barry Manilow. One quibble: They're covering Coldplay's "Fix You?" Really? I thought we were done with that one.

Anywho, check out the track listing here.

1. I’m Yours/Somewhere Over The Rainbow
2. Tainted Love
3. Don't Dream It's Over
4. Fix You
5. You’re My Best Friend
6. The Living Years
7. You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three
8. Wonderwall
9. You’re My Best Friend
10. Under The Bridge
11. Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
12. One Voice (Feat. Barry Manilow)

"Looks...As If He Should Be In An A Cappella Group"

There was a piece in the New York Times this weekend about Cornell's suddenly-hot basketball team. As a Cornell alum, I'm always happy to see some Big Red press. But I had to laugh at a curious a cappella dig buried in the piece.

Pete Thamel writes: "Cornell has plenty of solid role players. The 180-pound sophomore guard Chris Wroblewski looks more as if he should be in an a cappella group than on a basketball team. But he is talented enough that Boeheim said he could play for any team in the country. "

Here's a photo of Wroblewski. Not sure what about him screams a cappella. (Any guesses?) But there you have it!

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Nota, winners of NBC's The Sing-Off, hit the NBA All-Star Weekend. Two videos:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Yale's Bizarre New Promotional Musical Video

Have you seen this? Yale's new promo? Bonus points to the first Yale a cappella group to spoof this 16-minute musical.

Bubs on iTunes

The Bubs are now on iTunes, capitalizing on the Sing-Off exposure, no doubt. This is a screengrab of their Top 5 most-purchased tunes.

Check the Bubs out on iTunes here.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Embarrassing Recommendations

The nice people over at the A Cappella Blog asked me what music I'd like to hear collegiate a cappella groups cover in 2010. I made this silly list.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Are 'The Sing-Off' and 'Jersey Shore' The Same Thing?

So asks Adam Sternbergh in New York magazine.

Sternbergh writes: "Two new reality shows debuted recently. On one, The Sing-Off, an a cappella competition, a barbershop quartet of middle-aged moms in spangled blazers sang a medley of Beach Boys songs. On the other, Jersey Shore, eight self-described Guidos and Guidettes descended on a beach house, where a girl named Snooki, who looks a bit like a hobbit Elvira, provided what one blogger called 'the most NSFW subtitle in television history.' (It read, 'F*** my f****** a******, right now.') At first glance, these two shows seem like the antipodal extremes of a polarized culture. Look more closely, though, and you see that they’re essentially the exact same thing."

Read more here.

Monday, January 4, 2010