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....
June 11, 2014 10:06
It’s entirely possible to go the entire weekend without ever stepping foot in the Comedy Tent. The never-ending line that forms hours before the opening bell and always seems to wrap and wrap for days and days is the surest deterrent, but the Big Top holds a lot more people than one might think....
June 11, 2014 10:06
In their brief history, The Heritage has made their fair share of noise cranking out their unique spin off funk and rock all over the southeast....
May 28, 2014 10:14
The Meters aren’t the most sampled funk group of all time — they are near the top, however — but there’s no arguing their prominence throughout hip-hop of all stripes. Their tighly syncopated grooves are the foundation of pop staples (Aaliyah’s “Are You that Somebody?”), DJ specials (J Dilla’s Beat CD ’05 #3),....
May 21, 2014 12:15
Let’s just accept that almost every winner here campaigned to some degree, or had a dedicated few (moms) that campaigned on their behalves. There wouldn’t be great art without greater ego, and illusory superlatives like these are the ambrosia that nourishes it....
May 21, 2014 12:15
“Digital Dream Sequence”, the title track off of Trioscapes’ recently completed second album, is a fit successor to the Greensboro fusion trio’s debut, if only because it creates an illusion of chaos. It begins with a breakneck chromatic sprint by bassist Dan Briggs that leads up and down the neck....
May 14, 2014 10:45
Between the filigreed impeccability of Alison Krauss & Union Station and the ragged affability of Willie Nelson, there may not exist a wider sonic gulf between two bands existing within the same idiom and on tour together. The AstroTurf sterility of the White Oak Amphitheatre, home to their Saturday night....
May 7, 2014 11:01
Jeff Austin says there came a point where the songs he was hearing in his head were completely different than the ones he played on stage with his Yonder Mountain String Band mates, and now he’s going to have the opportunity to actually play them that way....

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