Andre 3000 stars as Jimi Hendrix in upcoming film, clip released

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Rolling Stone released a clip from the long-anticipated Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side, which premieres next week at South by Southwest 2014. The movie tells the story of the famous guitarist and singer’s life leading up to fame. The film, starring Andre 3000, actor and Outkast MC, wasContinue reading “Andre 3000 stars as Jimi Hendrix in upcoming film, clip released”

Kristen O’Connor eliminated from ‘Idol,’ looking to the future

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit After making it to the top 13, contestant Kristen O’Connor was eliminated from American Idol XIII Thursday night, February 27, after her performance of “Beautiful Disaster.” O’Connor, 24, said she chose that song, which was performed by 2002 winner Kelly Clarkson in the first season of Idol, to show off her range.Continue reading “Kristen O’Connor eliminated from ‘Idol,’ looking to the future”

Indie pick of the week: Emi McDade

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Self-described as an “acoustic singer-songwriter with soul-jazz influence,” Emi McDade has a strong and emotional voice, almost Amy Lee meets Sarah McLachlan. Music has always been a big part of the 16-year-old’s life. Emi, who grew up in a small town near Glouchester, England, came from a family of classicalContinue reading “Indie pick of the week: Emi McDade”

NORTH SHORE BENGALS BEAT CEDAR COVE COUGARS AT KITTEN BOWL I

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Things got frisky this afternoon at one of the most important moments in sports history, the Inaugural Hallmark ChannelKitten Bowl. The North Shore Bengals took home the first ever Kitten Bowl Championship, beating the Cedar Cove Cougars 24-20. The first game brought hard work with The Bengals’ Ferrell Owens andContinue reading “NORTH SHORE BENGALS BEAT CEDAR COVE COUGARS AT KITTEN BOWL I”

Indie pick of the week: Rachel and the Kings

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Sports & Entertainment The sound of Rachel and the Kings is a dynamic mix of alternative rock with a hint of country and a touch of symphonic soul. Fronted by female vocalist and classically-trained pianist Rachel James, who encompasses the emotional and vocal capacity of Carrie Underwood, Haley Williams andContinue reading “Indie pick of the week: Rachel and the Kings”

The Pit Podcast: Episode V

Interviews I did with an American Idol contestant Malaya Watson and  Pixies drummer David Lovering appeared on the fifth episode of The Pit Podcast. Episode V of The Pit: Podcast features The Pit’s Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Sokol interviews American Idol’s Detroit contestant Malaya Watson as well as David Lovering from The Pixies. The Pit Crew returnsContinue reading “The Pit Podcast: Episode V”

Pixies kick off North American tour after release of 2 EPs

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit The Pixies surprised fans with the release of EPs 1 and 2 in September and January, the first new music from the band after a 20-year recording hiatus. “As a magician, I won’t reveal any secrets, but as EP 1 suggested, there might be an EP 2, and EP 2Continue reading “Pixies kick off North American tour after release of 2 EPs”