Oct. 23, 2013 11:01
Calls for the Wood Brothers’ crafty spin on Michael Jackson’s “Pretty Young Thing (PYT)” went unanswered at their jam-packed Blind Tiger set on Friday night, but they decided to do one better....
Oct. 23, 2013 11:01
“Were finally here,” Rod Stewart told the 7,000-plus who came out for his long-delayed Greensboro tour stop on Thursday night. Eighteen months, to be precise, since his show was announced, canceled, delayed and then finally realized, though the final interruption came with the sincerest of reasons....
Oct. 23, 2013 11:01
But inside, what would appear to be a record by a guy who took a GG Allin concert experience a little too closely to heart was be a is a hefty, 21-track offering of mellow barroom blues and acoustic picking tunes flickering with a poet’s empathy....
Oct. 9, 2013 09:46
On one hand, with a list of stewards that continues to grow entering its 12 th year, Greensboro Fest has become the hot potato of independent music festivals. Maintaining the free, not-for-profit primer to the city’s musical offerings for newcomers and collegians has undoubtedly been a labor of love, but a labor nonetheless....
Oct. 2, 2013 11:32
Since forming in 2009 out of jam sessions at the home of a developmentally challenged mutual friend, Greensboro Afro-jazz unit the Brand New Life have prospered despite enduring a near constant state of transition....
Sept. 25, 2013 10:04
But don’t confuse Farrar with being a gangster rapper. His message is one of contrition as he moves further beyond that lifestyle, but also don’t call him a conscious rapper. Farrar paints gritty, Bellowsian portaits of real, imperfect and, most often, the downright broken human experience, but it’s an experience that’s all his own....
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....

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