July 3, 2013 09:00
There’s no need to bring fireworks to the Big What? this weekend (actually, just leave them at home altogether), since festival hosts the Big Something and their cohorts plan on bringing enough for everyone....
June 27, 2013 10:02
The last time the Drive-By Truckers stopped into Ziggy’s in late 2011, they brought along an opening band that ended up doing rather well for itself....
June 20, 2013 08:33
With Bonnaroo having successfully and thoroughly conquered the hip-hop Superjam concept, it might be time for the annual 102 JAMZ event of the same name to rebrand a little bit....
June 5, 2013 09:26
Donald Rumsfeld called them the “unknown unknowns”: that principle that, no matter how well orchestrated an undertaking, there are events that cannot be accounted for....
May 22, 2013 09:17
It’s not hard to imagine that the early to mid 2000s were a difficult time for Lil John’s Mountain Music Festival....
May 15, 2013 08:53
Jason Aldean is going to duet alongside a hologram of Kelly Clarkson when he sings their Grammy-winning ballad “Don’t You Wanna Stay” at this Saturday’s performance at the Greensboro Coliseum. Oh, spoiler alert? It shouldn’t be necessary. Aldean is infamous for coattailing on famous ghosts....
May 8, 2013 09:18
Country music, the first and realest kind, is a nonrenewable resource. It’s like the helium in the atmosphere — we might take it for granted now, but we’re really, really going to miss it when it’s gone....
May 1, 2013 05:47
Lyrically, the left-field Detroit rapper is raunchier than 2 Live Crew ever even knew how to be, but the guy who penned songs like “Head for Free” and “Radio Head” isn’t all bluster. Fans at his Minneapolis show last Friday got their money’s worth when one lady admirer jumped on stage and proceeded to do the unthinkable mid-song....
April 24, 2013 10:22
If my cover story last week (“The circle will be unbroken”) was any indication that, in the wake of the passing of a man who was not only a patriarch to MerleFest, but to the entirety of the bluegrass and folk world, MerleFest will be just fine, though it certainly won’t be the same....
April 17, 2013 09:53
There’s no surer sign that warm weather has arrived in the Piedmont than Tax Day, but after Tax Day the surest sign is the opening day of the spring Shakori Hill Grassroots Festival, starting this Thursday and running through Sunday....

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