April 27, 2016 07:33
The Bronzed Chorus don’t mind a challenge, for themselves or for their audience. The band, a two-piece, is trying to explore the limits of what they can do. Guitar-drums duos are no longer rare. The Flat Duo Jets, the White Stripes, the Black Keys and lots of others have shown how effective that particular configuration can be....
April 20, 2016 08:10
As a genre designation, stoner metal at least conveys something about the music. In many cases, this is music made by and/or for stoners who like the sound of distorted electric guitars. Call it doom, or stoner metal or sludge — there will be no paternity test involving questions of the music’s DNA....
April 13, 2016 07:37
Funk doesn’t shy away from the pleasures of the body. The pleasures of the body are perhaps funk’s main concern. We’re talking sex, pretty much. Or dancing as a prelude to or stand-in for sex. Regrets about the past, anxiety about the future, and soul-searching explorations of personal emotion aren’t entirely at home in a funk song....
April 6, 2016 07:37
Greensboro’s Ameriglow has gone from being the vehicle for the fleshed-out solo work of Jacob Darden to a band, a unit. The band just released a new threesong e.p., “The Guthrie Deathbed Roll,” in February....
March 30, 2016 08:29
The Burlington-based rapper OC from NC is Taylor’s alter ego. OC from NC has North Carolina pride. It’s baked into his name. New Orleans, Atlanta, New York, Houston and Los Angeles all have their signature hip-hop styles and regional aesthetics. North Carolina hasn’t quite left its stamp on the national hip-hop scene in the same way....
March 23, 2016 07:38
It’s possible that Old Heavy Hands is the only band of its kind. That is, it might be the only band made up entirely of tattoo artists. The guys in the band, which is essentially a country outfit with southern-rock tendencies, all work at Legacy Irons, a tattoo parlor in Greensboro....
March 16, 2016 07:37
Songwriters and musicians often talk about striving to make music that’s stripped down and spare. Everyone’s aiming for a potent simplicity, it seems. But there’s stark, and then there’s extra stark. The music of Eric Taylor, a Texas singer, songwriter and storyteller, is extra stark....
March 9, 2016 07:39
On March 13 th , the Small Batch Songwriter Series at Gibb’s Hundred will feature Greensboro’s Alan Peterson’s and “full-Triadian” Ken Mickey, from 6-8 pm. Ken Mickey’s an eclectic sort: he grew up in Winston-Salem, lived a couple years in Greensboro, sojourned in Nebraska, and now lives in High Point....

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