Sept. 14, 2016 08:28
Totally Slow took shape after Hicks and longtime friends, bassist Greg Monroy and drummer Andy Foster, did a cover of a local song protesting the effort to ban same-sex marriages. The energy felt right, and so they demoed Hicks’ originals, which turned into their 2013 debut. Earlier this year the band expanded to a fourpiece with the addition of guitarist Chuck Johnson....
Sept. 11, 2016 11:39
Then again, it wouldn’t really be fair to Durham’s own Sylvan Esso (or to anyone who missed the show) not to linger a little longer on how they transformed a historically calm City Plaza crowd into a sweaty, sexy dance party from the minute they stepped on stage....
Aug. 31, 2016 09:52
The Fender Telecaster may not be the most complicated instrument. But players like Bill Kirchen make the most of the guitar, exploring rarely traveled regions of twang and metallic brightness. His playing gleams like a well-polished engine, and it moves with its own internalcombustion....
Aug. 24, 2016 08:31
It wasn’t your typical musical epiphany. Tori Elliott was crawling, along with some friends, through a drainage tunnel — one of those corrugated steel deals — when she had a minor breakthrough. She started singing. Elliott, who is the frontwoman and main songwriter of Victoria Victoria, was working on a hymn-like song called “February....
Aug. 24, 2016 08:31
With a few last clicks on Engebretson’s keypad, The Difficulties put the finishing touches on the starkly beautiful ‘All Good People,’ which the band will debut this Saturday, August 27, at the Crown at Carolina Theatre at 7:30 p.m....
Aug. 17, 2016 08:23
The National Folk Festival is worth planning ahead for, penciling some dates on the calendar and coming up with a strategy for how to get to all the shows you’re going to want to see. The free three-day festival is having a three-year residency in Greensboro, and the 2016 festival, which takes place Sept. 9 - 11, marks year two of the run....

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