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....
Feb. 5, 2014 09:52
Phest, Winston-Salem’s resilient indie rock weekender, bucked a recent music festival trend and released its initial lineup without a whole lot of ado on Jan. 31....
Jan. 29, 2014 12:24
Unlike a lot of songwriters just shaking off the indie label in favor of a less inclusive classification, Phosphorescent, the nom de plume of Matthew Houck, doesn’t go to any great lengths to hide his influences. Five years ago, he released To Willie,....
Jan. 23, 2014 09:29
The fact that Greensboro folk scene pillar Bruce Piephoff has subsisted for what is now 22 albums is a victory for creativity over indifference in the absence of wider distinction, but also for his su...

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