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Luxuriant Sedans Plan Release Show for Double Parked

Second Album by Triad-Area Blues-Rock Excavators The band Luxuriant Sedans aren’t out to rescue the blues exactly. The blues, of course, is a venerable, now ...
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1970s Film Stock makes music that is both experimental and ...

Winston-Salem’s Eddie Garcia Digs Into Effects In Solo Guitar Project Winston-Salem-based guitarist and songwriter Eddie Garcia had been playing in his band for 10 years ...
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Here And Gone: Kurt Vile sings of 21st-Century anxieties

Kurt Vile has tapped into something. The Philadelphia-based singer, songwriter and guitarist makes music that is psychedelic and trippy, with rippling echoes, clouds of reverb, ...
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A spiritual comeback for guitarist Eric Gales

Guitarist Eric Gales was pretty stoked when I spoke to him last week, just before the snow started falling. Gales, who’s originally from Memphis, Tennessee, ...
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Highly mobile N.C. band Drag Sounds help christen new record ...

Drag Sounds make artisanal rock-and-roll. That totally made-up designation might not have much to do with their sound, which has clear debts to bands like ...
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Reflecting on local music, politics and the view of 2017

There’s a popular consensus that 2016 has been one of the worst years in recent memory. The country feels terminally divided and on the brink ...
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Singer and songwriter Clay Howard releases new EP

Like many people, singer and songwriter Clay Howard was initially motivated to make music by a sense of style. Howard got his first electric guitar ...
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The sophisticated soul of Carolyn Malachi

The plain-spoken truth can be startling. Especially in an age when people go out of their way not to hear it. Singer, songwriter and producer ...
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The grunge metal of Citizen Zero

Some rock is on a mission. There’s plenty of loud guitar-based rock music that’s all about excess and the extremes of pleasure-seeking. But there’s a ...
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Nashville-based Forlorn Strangers play Winston-Salem’s Muddy Creek Music Hall

A lot of roots/Americana bands tend to romanticize the pull of the land, the rhythms of labor, the poetry of crops and seasons. The founding ...