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....
July 23, 2014 10:35
an hour away atop a Virginia plateau with a fish-eyed view of the Blue Ridge Parkway, optimal conditions at FloydFest rival that of any festival in the world. Unfortunately, last year revealed the kind of inhospitable place it can become when thye’re less than optimal....
July 16, 2014 11:37
The impending shift of North Carolina’s film industry from verdant economic incubator to political martyr presents a grim forecast for the more tangible columns on a balance sheet, but there’s at least one intangible asset that could also be deemed unrecoverable....
July 9, 2014 10:54
Still one of the most potent, if underrated combinations in rap, 8Ball and MJG scratched out an indelible imprint through a raunchy, uncompromising lyrical style that asked no quarter and gave no quarter. Two decades ago, their full-length debut Comin’ Out Hard did for West Tennessee what UGK’s Too Hard to Swallow was doing for East Texas....
July 3, 2014 10:09
In practically any other year, the most important item to come from the 2014 102 JAMZ SuperJam would undoubtedly be that Rick Ross’s experience there ended exactly how his 2012 one began — in the temporary custody of Greensboro law enforcement....
June 18, 2014 10:21
Cave’s summoned his audience together into a tight fist, looming over them, holding their hands, and turning good trips down the darkest places of the mind with a sharp look and a twisted word....
June 18, 2014 10:21
He’ll launch Hermit Hut later this summer, a record label conceived as a home to some of his favorite artists — the eclectic, the discrete and the abstract. For anyone familiar with Chasny’s own work, you’ll know that this means it can be difficult listening, but also a satisfying experience for those willing to confront it head on....

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