Oct. 9, 2013 09:46
You’ll never catch anyone saying that the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival doesn’t come at the right time of year. The biannual Chatham County music festival precisely bookends the beginning and end of the summer festival season, greeting on the way in and offering one last shot for a four-day camping experience on the way out....
Oct. 2, 2013 11:32
In order to visualize the career arc of Passion Pit over the few years of its existence, one has to take into account both the titanic propulsion they experienced almost immediately and the repressive gravity that brought them back to earth....
Sept. 25, 2013 10:04
John Jorgenson was an integral factor in the country chart-topping Desert Rose Band and a frequent live collaborator with Earl Scruggs during the bluegrass legend’s lifetime....
Sept. 18, 2013 01:27
If the offerings under the banner of ArtsGreensboro’s 17 Days Arts & Culture Festival seem to have taken a step up this year, it can at least partially be attributed to the procurement of former Carrboro ArtsCenter concert director Tess Mangum Ocaña as a booking consultant....
Sept. 12, 2013 11:18
There comes a point in every young star’s career when popularity versus output reaches diminishing returns. It almost seemed inevitable that the conversation around Taylor Swift would shift away from music to focus on the foibles of youth....
Aug. 28, 2013 12:12
The marquee outside of Jake’s Billiards is spot on. MantraBash is a beautiful thing. It’s a bit of a moving target datewise — last year it was in June, and it was on hiatus the year before that — but it’s the kind of event where its core brand consistencies supersede the logistical kind....
Aug. 21, 2013 10:10
As groups on the tribute circuit ripe to be capitalized upon go, Daft Punk stands to be the most potentially lucrative, expensive to produce and hardest to get right. For one, they haven’t played a full live concert outside of the extremely rare, extremely exclusive private show since 2007’s Alive....
Aug. 14, 2013 09:07
It’s an odd thing when the book on a particular musician suddenly flips to a blank page, followed by another, and another. Brooklynforged, Concord-based neo-folk songwriter Paleface was full speed ahead after signing with Ramseur Records following a period where he essentially put his life back together after he nearly killed himself from drinking....
Aug. 7, 2013 09:15
Ex-Red House Painters’ frontman Mark Kozelek was amazingly prescient on his 2001 re-arrangement of AC/DC’s “Riff Raff” when he said “Riff Raff/ Always good for a laugh,” because in 10 years time, an entity by that very name would be born into the......
July 31, 2013 09:00
You have to wonder what’s in the water in north Mississippi that bestows unfathomable lifespans on these Delta bluesmen. Pinetop Perkins hung around until 2011 at the age of 97, playing until his final days....

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