Nov. 27, 2013 12:00
Last week’s news of John Prine’s lung cancer, albeit operable, adds an incredible sense of urgency to the living legend’s Dec. 6 show in Greensboro, one of the only two remaining this year that he hasn’t canceled, but also to that of the singer who will forever be the thunder to his lightning....
Nov. 27, 2013 12:00
He stood to the right of David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, as restrained and elegant as the lore of the greatest hard rock band of all time remembers him, yet radiating the formidable presence of a man who could help sell out the largest venues on earth with a word....
Nov. 27, 2013 12:00
Respect for and deference to its musical traditions has always been among the most defining and sustaining traits of country music, which is why it seemed natural for the duo Florida Georgia Line, its latest and biggest sensation, to pepper their set with a choice array of covers....
Nov. 20, 2013 12:00
Frey and Henley are just two cats strumming guitars and singing early hits on an unadorned stage (except this time before 14,000 people and with anonymous accompaniment playing offstage). Bernie Leadon emerges and starts to fill out their sound, adding the expert country picking that would distinguish them from the Breads of the ’70s....
Nov. 20, 2013 12:00
Circle the last weekend of April 2014 on your calendar, because North Carolina is going to be the center of the music universe....
Nov. 20, 2013 12:00
Swannanoa native Malcolm Holcombe’s story is somewhat typical thus far of the tortured songwriter: toil brilliantly but remain overlooked, fade into obscurity and ultimately become forgotten, before a glorious revival. Holcombe has been stuck on the toiling phase for decades now, possessing an extremely devoted but smallish fan base....
Nov. 13, 2013 12:00
into the opening acoustic stanza of his summer visit to High Rock Outfitters, Cedric Burnside lifted his wine glass and recited just an infinitesimal fraction of the lore he’s absorbed over more than three decades next to the legends of the Hill Country: “Through my teeth and under my tongue, look out stomach because here it comes....
Nov. 13, 2013 12:00
The curtain will fall on another Greensboro institution in the very near future. Just a few months after ownership changed hands, a “for lease” sign went up at the Flatiron on Monday....
Nov. 13, 2013 12:00
“Hey Buckethead, what’s in the bucket, man?… Hey Brain, whatchu thinkin’ about?” In the 21-year-old video for “Animal Behavior” by Praxis, Bill Laswell’s mutated funk-metal freak out, Bootsy Collins’ colorful commentary was among the most......
Nov. 6, 2013 12:00
Adopting the hashtag #GHOE — social media-speak for Greatest Homecoming on Earth — in October to brand Greensboro’s largest annual tourist event was a figurative throwing of the gauntlet by the North Carolina A&T; a challenge to their area HBCU brethren and sistren that there really ain’t no party like an Aggie party....

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