One Minute With: Bare Rhythm

The a cappella legacy at Calabasas High School in Southern California is strong and both their co-ed and all female groups routinely shine on stage. We enjoyed meeting with Bare Rhythm during the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival and wish them well for their performance at Carnegie Hall this weekend at Deke Sharon’s Total Vocal.

Here’s one minute with Bare Rhythm:

One Minute With: The House Jacks (Part 1)

The pioneers of the rock band without instruments are still paving the way. We caught up with them in Los Angeles where they returned to headline the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival – a festival they helped bring to life when they headlined the very first one in 2009.

Here’s one minute with The House Jacks:

New Tunesday – March 5, 2019

It was another busy week in the aca-verse. Lucky for us – we all reap the benefits. Here are this week’s top new releases:

Home Free

Their Patreon supporters got a head start on this new release, but now it’s available for everyone. Enjoy “Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right).”

Home Free, country, a cappella, singing, The Sing-Off

ONAIR

What a cappella group doesn’t love a Linkin Park cover? Here’s a fresh take on “Numb” out of Germany, mixed and mastered by Bill Hare.

ONAIR, Germany, Linkin Park, YouTube, Numb, singing, a cappella, vocal

From the Roots

We loved watching this new group at LAAF, so please excuse while we don’t hide our excitement about their latest live video release. Here’s “Fly” from their headlining performance at SING! Texas last fall, featuring Hannah Lewis on lead.

a cappella, Fly, singing, harmony, vocals, From the Roots

The Sons of Pitches

Why sing one Imagine Dragons song when you can do a whole medley? The UK stars and winners of The Naked Choir 2015 bring all your favorites together.

UK, a cappella, singing, Imagine Dragons, harmonies, vocals, a capella

The Rivers

Singing a tune in a live music room at Oxford, The Rivers did a great take on this song by Morten Kjær and Gabby Gordon.

a cappella, Oxford, UK, Morten Kjaer, Gabby Gordon, Holywell Music Room, live music

Towson Trills

One of the smallest collegiate groups in the circuit is working towards one more trip to ICCA Finals and gave us all a little taste of their talent.

Towson University, Trills, a cappella, singing, Maryland, live music, stairwell

Penn Masala

The world’s first South Asian a cappella group faces the challenges of mental health for college students with this cover and mashup of Everglow and Kaise Mujhe.

Penn Masala, a cappella, mental health, awareness, South Asian, Philadelphia, UPenn

SesVerSus

With 10 people, this Turkish group is a little big for a couch video, but they pull off the same charm.

Turkey, a cappella, singing, harmony, vocal, live music

New Results Site!

Just in time for competition season, we’ve rolled out a new results site – results.acaville.org – keep up on what’s happening with the Sweeps, ICCA, ICHSA, festival competitions, and more. As we add data, you can even look back at a single group’s competition history – so it’ll just keep getting better over time!