Sept. 12, 2013 11:18
With Raleigh’s City Plaza aglow from the Hopscotch Music Festival’s mainstage lighting rig operating at high capacity, Canadian turntable savant A-Trak made an observation that was fairly common among the weekend’s performers, but probably not to him: “I guess everybody might not know my name....
Sept. 4, 2013 01:06
Just take a deep breath. Parsing the lineup of this weekend’s Hopscotch Music Festival will humble even the most astute music junkie. It’s a three-day, 15-venue, 175-band survey of all that is right with independent, underground and just plain off-the-beaten path music, requiring a righteous amount of due diligence....
Aug. 28, 2013 12:12
As tempting as it might have been for Mobb Deep to take the album anniversary-oriented tour low road for their reunion in time to observe 20 years as one of hip hop’s hardest, and greatest, duos ever, too much would have been left on the table. Their 1993 debut Juvenile Hell....
Aug. 28, 2013 12:12
Season 2, Episode 1 of “Treme,” David Simon’s underappreciated Valentine to the city of New Orleans: Crescent City ex-pat Delmond Lambreaux (played by Rob Brown) performs on a New York City stage before a enamored audience....
Aug. 21, 2013 10:10
It’s an inevitable consequence of today’s overactive music coverage and the album release cycle: There are always a few albums that don’t garner the accolades they deserve....
Aug. 14, 2013 09:07
There’s a fleeting, hopeful moment in Charles Bukowski’s poem “Nirvana” where its unnamed protagonist, a young man riding a bus through North Carolina on a snowy day toward no place in particular, disembarks with the rest of its passengers for lunch “at a little café in the hills....
July 31, 2013 09:00
Rain that started in the wee hours Saturday morning and continued through most of the day hammered the southern Virginia highlands, putting an ironic damper to its 2013 theme “Rise and Shine....
July 24, 2013 09:50
Gales, who settled in Greensboro last year after meeting his eventual wife LaDonna during a local performance, will play his last show in his new hometown in 2013 this Friday (one day before his one-year wedding anniversary) at the Blind Tiger before embarking on a series of tours that will take him deep into 2014....

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