March 12, 2014 12:00
Their stop at the Cat’s Cradle with New Orleans indie-folk outfit Hurray for the Riff Raff last Wednesday sold out nearly a week in advance, a development that Hearst remarked upon with uncontained delight. It was not entirely unexpected though, especially after they outshined tour mates and then-headliner Dawes almost one year ago on the same stage....
March 5, 2014 12:00
It’s closing in on two years since Bela Fleck & the Flecktones stowed their genre-smashing fusion of jazz, funk and bluegrass and went their separate ways, but the units’ individual members are nonetheless remaining productive in their time apart....
March 5, 2014 12:00
Big Daddy Kane said “Stop, hold up, pause” but don’t quit on this Friday’s Pioneers of Hip Hop show at War Memorial, but it’s instead going down on April 11 with Dark Gable himself, Camp Lo, Lords of the Underground, Kwamé and Special Ed....
March 5, 2014 12:00
Last week, Unknown Hinson took home an award that almost seems tailored for him: the first ever (and probably last) Ameripolitan Award for Best Outlaw (Male). This time last year, however, a set of unfortunate circumstances caused the “Kang, baby” to put away his crown and all his chart-toppin’ hits along with it....
Feb. 26, 2014 12:00
Milwaukee hip-hop explorers Dope Folks Records call its latest unearthing from Greensboro’s deeply undervalued mid-‘90s hip-hop scene a get that’s “…impossible to find…” and though that may not be precisely accurate, it’s not far off. Lord V.I.’s Free Cheeze....
Feb. 26, 2014 12:00
Keep Greensboro bassist Orlando Thompson in your thoughts as he battles back from a health scare that came about while on tour with the Eric Gales Trio in Hamburg, Germany. Thompson’s fastidious, church-born rhythm can recently be heard on Gales’ scorching instrumental album, Ghost Notes....
Feb. 26, 2014 12:00
It’s entirely possible to know the music of earnest southern soul crooner Clarence Reid while at the same time be completely unaware of the porn-rap originator Blowfly, but like Spike Lee to Mars Blackmon, they are one in the same....
Feb. 19, 2014 12:00
Bonnaroo’s lineup drops on Wednesday, and with that being the big deal that it is these days, CFBG is streaming the announcement live starting at 7 p.m. with discounts on past Bonnaroo artists. Spoiler alert: Next year’s discounts are going to include Kanye West, Elton John, Disclosure, Bobby Womack and Nick Cave....

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