Sept. 17, 2014 10:11
What is the express measure for the “old school” crowd? Is it the audience dancing to jazz manturned-Quiet Storm lothario George Benson’s “Turn Your Love Around” at the John Coltrane Festival? Or was it the electro hounds popping and locking at the......
Sept. 10, 2014 09:57
The fifth-annual Hopscotch Music Festival is in the books, and while it has cultivated even deeper roots in the experimental, the abstract and the heavy-as-lead, this might have been the first year where it embraced all of its disparate scenes this even-handedly....
Sept. 3, 2014 11:01
There’s been ample space to question whether the product the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival is putting out has lived up to the sizable expectations it created by invoking a pillar of American music as its avatar....
Aug. 27, 2014 11:15
The Hopscotch Music Festival turns five years old in two weekends, a remarkable feat considering it lost the equivalent of a comfortable middle class salary in its first year. (Moogfest showed this year, however, that you might have to dip seven figures in the red before anyone notices....
Aug. 20, 2014 11:14
Friday night’s performance by folk-rock legends Crosby, Stills & Nash at the War Memorial Auditorium was the next-to-last booking for the 55-year-old venue before it meets the wrecking ball in October, but it was originally supposed to be so much more than that....
Aug. 13, 2014 12:11
In early July, Greensboro songwriter Molly McGinn began to unfurl a kind of semi-epic Parnassian for the digital set, a weekly series of online vignettes and companion music born from an existential crisis. Broke and in need of deliverance, even if only temporary, she began “Googling for Water,” as the title of the first entry goes....
Aug. 6, 2014 10:42
Donald Fagen ambled out onstage Monday night at Steely Dan’s War Memorial Auditorium show, his 11-piece backing band already in place and warmed up, Fagen turned to the audience and gave an innocuous little “Oh-surprised-to-seeyou-there” jolt. For a lot of people in their nearly sold-out audience, the surprise was shared....
July 30, 2014 11:17
Cameo: George Clinton set the standard for funk lords of yore when he traded his rooster wig for smart pinstripes and fedora and, as his history has always been written, Larry Blackmon has been a little late catching up....

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