Not-to-be-missed music news
New Album, New Show
The Cocks perform at Milton Theatre
The Cocks, a Delaware band, recently released their first CD in five years, Shake Out the Ghosts.
They’re also scheduled to appear at the Milton Theatre on Thursday, April 21. Two short films will be shown as part of the event—a monthly movie series. The band will perform between films, starting at 8 p.m.
The Cocks formed in 2001, starting with Mark Stallard and Phil Young, and later, drummer Pete Romano. They are known in the Wilmington music scene for their songwriting abilities. They played local gigs while producing their first CD, Tuesday Morning Hangover, on their own.
To live stream Shake Out the Ghosts and learn more about the band, visit thecocksonline.com.
CTC Presents Hair
Landmark musical embodies ‘60s counterculture
Through Saturday, April 9, City Theater Company welcomes the 1960s and the dawning of the Age of Aquarius with Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. With book and lyrics by James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, this classic musical continues to celebrate the hippie generation that defies racism, sexism, and convention nearly 50 years after its premiere. It’s directed by Michael Gray, with music under the direction of Joe Trainor.
Shows at the Black Box at 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, are at 8 p.m. with one 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 3. General tickets are $25 and VIP tickets (choice seating and two complimentary drinks) are $40.
Visit City-Theater.org for more.
Music School of Delaware offers northern European fun
Celebrate “The Music & Culture of Scandinavia” on Sunday, April 17, at the Music School of Delaware. Spend the afternoon improving your Swedish language skills, tasting culinary delights from Iceland and Finland, drawing your rendition of Munch’s The Scream, and competing in a hockey contest for an Ikea gift card.
A segment of the Music School of Delaware’s Cultural Crossroads Series, the afternoon includes a concert featuring the Wilmington Ballet Academy of Dance with a faculty wind quintet and a choreographed performance of music by Carl Nielsen. Sing along with classic hits by ABBA, performed by the Music School’s student jazz and rock ensembles.
The event will be from 3 to 5 p.m. at the school’s Wilmington Branch, 4101 Washington St. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased by calling 732-1132 or visiting brownpapertickets.com.
Top Jazz Trombonist at Christina Cultural Arts Center
Delfeayo Marsalis will perform April 21
The Christina Cultural Arts Center welcomes jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis on Thursday, April 21, for a landmark concert. The brother of noted jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will perform music from his CD, The Last Southern Gentlemen, in the intimate surroundings of Christina’s Clifford Brown Performance Space at 705 N. Market St., Wilmington. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, from $20-40, are available at ccacde.org.
A Dream Come True
Local high-schooler’s song is featured in upcoming movie
A Tatnall School student, 15-year-old Sophie Tyler Brown—who goes by Sofi Tyler—has her sights set on a professional singing career. And recently the dream became a reality: she performed her original song, “Monotony,” for the soundtrack of the Hollywood movie High Strung. The movie is set for release Friday, April 8, in AMC theaters around the country. It also was picked up in 20 countries by Radio Disney.
The opportunity sprouted from Brown’s music video for her song, “Cinderella,” which was produced in Chadds Ford, Pa. The video was discovered on YouTube by an acquaintance who has a connection with High Strung director Michael Damian, best known for his 20-year stint as “Danny” on The Young and the Restless and his hit song, “Rock On,” from the early ‘80s. Damian loved what he heard, and brought Brown on board.
In addition to the inclusion of “Monotony” on the movie’s soundtrack, Damian directed Brown’s music video for the song.