April 16, 2014 10:27
Not counting Killer Mike’s curfewimposed omission, there was one person missing from Outkast’s return to the stage at Coachella last Friday, but there’s still another weekend to go and Bun B’s Friday night is open as of right now....
April 9, 2014 10:17
Maybe that lucini never fell from the sky? This Friday night’s rescheduled date of the Pioneers of Hip-Hop show with Big Daddy Kane and Camp Lo at the War Memorial has predictably turned into an outright cancelation. Chalk it up to halfsteppin’, even if he is the Big Daddy Kane....
April 2, 2014 10:31
That was famed producer David “Ski Beatz” Willis, then known as MC Will-Ski, signing off in the Bizzie Boyz classic “Droppin’ It” on top of an Aretha sample. He was one of the many killers on the Payroll of the man named first in all shout-outs on a Payroll Records joint....
March 26, 2014 09:52
Degree fulfillment recitals are usually unglorified academic rigors, rites of passage as rife with apprehension as they are bereft of buzz. Then some are real events, and Silver Hands sideman Aaron Bond’s might be just that....
March 19, 2014 10:21
Somewhere right now there’s a playlist with both Pelican’s “Last Day of Winter” and Haydn’s “Come, Gentle Spring!” that just got it so right. Almost as right as Lenoir foursome Yaddatu, who sound like the singer from Love on Ice joined Barefoot Truth. They’re playing Turntable on Wednesday....
March 12, 2014 11:10
Rock the Block was a dog that just wouldn’t hunt for most of its run, and it’s a win for the city of Winston-Salem that it was put it out of its misery in favor of something with a tad more ambition. If only the same could be said about Greensboro’s Fun Fourth....
March 5, 2014 10:19
Big Daddy Kane said “Stop, hold up, pause” but don’t quit on this Friday’s Pioneers of Hip Hop show at War Memorial, but it’s instead going down on April 11 with Dark Gable himself, Camp Lo, Lords of the Underground, Kwamé and Special Ed....
Feb. 26, 2014 09:45
Keep Greensboro bassist Orlando Thompson in your thoughts as he battles back from a health scare that came about while on tour with the Eric Gales Trio in Hamburg, Germany. Thompson’s fastidious, church-born rhythm can recently be heard on Gales’ scorching instrumental album, Ghost Notes....
Feb. 19, 2014 10:05
Bonnaroo’s lineup drops on Wednesday, and with that being the big deal that it is these days, CFBG is streaming the announcement live starting at 7 p.m. with discounts on past Bonnaroo artists. Spoiler alert: Next year’s discounts are going to include Kanye West, Elton John, Disclosure, Bobby Womack and Nick Cave....
Feb. 12, 2014 09:30
More from the files of bands whose best days came in the mid 2000s, but are poised for a good year with new albums about to drop, Athens garage rock revivalists the Whigs come to the Blind Tiger on Thursday with some strong new tunes and Roseland in support....

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