ARTS Pick: Mannheim Steamroller

The new age rock band Mannheim Steamroller takes its name from an 18th century German musical technique. Image courtesy of Sound Trak. The new age rock band Mannheim Steamroller takes its name from an 18th century German musical technique. Image courtesy of Sound Trak.

Roll with it

A reputation built almost entirely on Christmas music may not sound like the ideal career for a rock band. Then again, Mannheim Steamroller isn’t a typical group. Incorporating live music with stunning multimedia effects, Chip Davis’ Mannheim Steamroller Christmas has remained among the top holiday celebrations in America for over 25 years. Davis and his new age band changed the course of modern holiday music, adding a burst of fresh popularity when they came on the scene in 1984, swiftly defining a new genre—and stickin’ with it.

Sunday 12/16 $32.50-67.50, 7pm. John Paul Jones Arena, 295 Massie Rd. 243-4960.

 

 

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