Nov. 6, 2013 10:35
When Chapel Hill Appalachian pop outfit Mipso play the Carolina Theatre this Friday night in support of folk-life historian and master picker David Holt, it won’t just be a homecoming for the Greensboro-born bassist Wood Robinson or High Point-born Joseph Terrell, the stage could be symbolic of the future of the band....
Oct. 30, 2013 10:28
The first wave of Minnesotan funk and soul in the mid ’70s was a blast of cold air to a genre that had gone deeper and deeper into bouncy groove and warm horns. Bands like 94 East and Flyte Tyme brought flanged-out guitars, icy synths and detached vocals into the mix, and the scene that would give birth to Prince and Morris Day would arise from it....
Oct. 23, 2013 11:01
If there’s a single, surefire way to turn on the holiday spirit in late October, it’s by catching Robert Earl Keen on a good night. “Merry Christmas from the Family” is a guaranteed staple of his sets come December, but around the time of his Thursday night set at Ziggy’s is when the Texas songwriter usually starts feeling a little more festive....
Oct. 16, 2013 10:04
Even though he’s one of the preeminent bassists of modern and avant-garde jazz, Chris Wood has had his hands full for more than 20 years holding down a groove alongside drummer Billy Martin that can contain the fantastical bouts of weirdness to which Hammond B3 god John Medeski is prone....
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....

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