Oct. 1, 2014 10:00
The only country music trope more consistent than songs about women, trucks and dogs is the cyclical rise of the outlaw, the artist who represents the needed perturbation of the status quo....
Sept. 24, 2014 10:47
Daryl Hall’s concert serial Live from Daryl’s House makes better than good hay as a web-based guilty pleasure, but since it found a semi-regular home in syndication, its reruns have assumed a long-unfulfilled role in the lives of children of the ’80s....
Sept. 24, 2014 10:47
There was a time early in her songwriting career when indiepop butterfly Yuna simply saw herself as an acoustic singersongwriter with mellifluous jazz and pop influences, and her recordings reflected that. Decorate,....
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....

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