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Rhiannon Giddens, Kris Kristofferson and Others to Play Merlefest in ...

Merlefest organizers this week announced some big additions to the 2018 lineup of the long-running, eclectic-leaning bluegrass-folk-Americana-and-beyond music festival. Elephant Revival, Rhiannon Giddens, Rodney Crowell ...
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Greensboro’s Swartzwelder Prepare New EP

Do you suffer from anxiety, insomnia, agoraphobia, fear of death, social awkwardness and nightmares? Throw in a slightly warped sense of humor, a taste for ...
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Greensboro-based Knives of Spain to Play Local Shows

If, when faced with the name Knives of Spain, some listeners expect a dark and heavy band, that’s okay. If those unsuspecting listeners are then ...
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The Ringos Channel Their Inner Ringo

Who’s your favorite Beatle? That was a question that used to reveal something about your personality. It was the Rorschach test of pop fandom, 50 ...
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Triad Singer-songwriter Sarah Siskind Comes Home to Play in Winston-Salem

Folks around Winston-Salem might remember Sarah Siskind as Sarah Wingate, back from when she was a teenager in the ‘90s. “I was the kid playing ...
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Winston-Salem Label Does Grassroots Hip-hop

Hip-hop has its centers of gravity. New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and  Memphis all have thriving scenes and names associated with their sounds. ...
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Chapel Hill’s Jphono1 to Play at on Pop of the ...

Chapel Hill-based musician John Harrison performs and records under the name jphono1. In a 21st century kind of digital-native spin on the whole band-name game, ...
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Florida Duo Fuse Spirituality, Performance Art and Dance Music in ...

Time is an experimental electronic performance duo that blends performance art, dance and devotion from Florida. I spoke to the pair, Michael and Madhava Collins, ...
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Spider Bags Play Pine State Holiday Music Festival

Rock ‘n’ roll can save your soul. If it’s not a religion, it’s at least a viable organizing principle or a mode of being. Dan ...
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Tuareg Guitarist from Niger Stops in Winston-Salem on First ...

Making a living as a musician often means a life of wandering. Mdou Moctar is a guitarist from Niger, the desert country in north central ...