April 9, 2014 10:17
For all its righteous ambition to turn a firm foothold in a thriving local indie rock community into a festival that appeals to a wide palette of tastes, maybe Phuzz Phest’s greatest virtue is its candor....
April 2, 2014 10:31
So you’ve picked up a $20 bladed bean grinder from BB&B and suddenly your coffee game has been upped to an all-star level, right? You personally ground some store-bought Starbucks to dust, and now your cup is so much more jammin’ because of this exciting new level of engagement, yes? Not so fast....
March 26, 2014 09:52
Let the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit’s recent demise show how easily myriad factors can sweep away germinating music festivals in the blink of an eye — no matter how strong its lineup. But if 2013 was the year that Phuzz Phest’s radicle firmly took root, then its fourth year is when it will have grown tall enough to cast a real shadow....
March 19, 2014 10:21
There’s a sign on the wall inside of New Orleans’ Preservation Hall that announces the customary request fee for its illustrious house band to play songs from the sprawling NOLA songbook: $5 for traditionals, $10 for others, and $20 for “When the Saints Go Marching In....
March 12, 2014 11:10
The barricaded photo area at the front of the stage was a first in the Haw River Ballroom’s two-plus years — co-owner Heather LaGarde confirmed it was stipulated by the tour....
March 5, 2014 10:19
It’s closing in on two years since Bela Fleck & the Flecktones stowed their genre-smashing fusion of jazz, funk and bluegrass and went their separate ways, but the units’ individual members are nonetheless remaining productive in their time apart....
Feb. 26, 2014 09:45
Milwaukee hip-hop explorers Dope Folks Records call its latest unearthing from Greensboro’s deeply undervalued mid-‘90s hip-hop scene a get that’s “…impossible to find…” and though that may not be precisely accurate, it’s not far off. Lord V.I.’s Free Cheeze....

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