Oct. 1, 2014 10:00
For his Moogfest-closing set at Asheville’s Emerald Lounge back in April, Walkertown-raised, world-traveling electronic producer Travis Stewart, known on stage as Machinedrum, created something as epic and as mesmerizing as the ongoing project he was presenting....
Sept. 24, 2014 10:47
Without the drum break from the Winstons’ “Amen, Brother” music — not simply hip-hop — would look tragically different. That snappy 4/4 beat almost by itself formed the cornerstone for sample-based music, from early exclusives to NWA’s signature cut to the Stone Roses’ “Fool’s Gold,” which itself helped prime the British rave scene to its peak....
Sept. 17, 2014 10:11
Texas songwriting legend Steve Earle played a couple of great paternal figures on David Simon’s HBO projects over the last decade. First, he was the addictturned-Narc Anon counselor Walon on “The Wire”, and then the enigmatic street musician who mentored Lucia Micarelli’s character on the gorgeous, but underappreciated “Treme”....
Sept. 10, 2014 09:57
Everyone has been here: On hold with tech support or the IRS or the cable company, full of piss and vinegar and ready to give an earful to the unlucky schmuck who end. But then something magical happens. “Maneater” comes on the line to help you bide the time and within seconds, you forget why you’re on hold in the first place....
Sept. 3, 2014 11:01
The War Memorial Auditorium acquired a rather lackluster standing years, though not entirely for the wrong reasons. It’s easy to look past its drab, dated interior when the house lights are down, but its lack of amenities and character severely handcuff it in comparisons to regional rivals like the DPAC....
Aug. 27, 2014 11:15
Forty years ago, Kool Herc threw copies of an Incredible Bongo Band record onto a couple the break back over and over again, and a new style of music was born. A little more than 20 years ago, West Coast turntablist J....
Aug. 20, 2014 11:14
For the greater part of the 2000s, a couple of Matts reigned in the guitar blues scene in the Triad. Matt Hill carved out a following with a sound dug out of Chicago blues and the nothing-is-prohibited flamboyance of Johnny “Guitar” Watson that took him on tour of Europe....
Aug. 13, 2014 12:11
A well-worn pipeline to the big classical institutions, like the Met or the Philharmonic, serves as a powerful motivator for North Carolina School of the Arts performance hopefuls, but once in a while there are those who seek out a more conventional path to creative expression....
Aug. 6, 2014 10:42
The Music Academy of the American South, the weekendlong masters class/performance expo founded at the NC School of the Arts by alum Justin Poindexter, proved untenable following the resignation of former NCSA chancellor John Mauceri, its primary champion, but Poindexter is still finding ways to show his alma mater love....
July 30, 2014 11:17
Last month, the maiden voyage of Dance From Above opened up a flood of possibilities for the Crown at the Carolina Theatre, its newly renovated third-floor event space....

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