May 14, 2014 12:00
New music festivals in North Carolina have cropped up in the last year faster than Starbucks, so naturally those without the brand power of Moogfest, MerleFest or even Hopscotch have to bark a little louder to get their place at the water bowl....
May 7, 2014 12:00
Jeff Austin says there came a point where the songs he was hearing in his head were completely different than the ones he played on stage with his Yonder Mountain String Band mates, and now he’s going to have the opportunity to actually play them that way....
May 7, 2014 12:00
The week’s huge news that Greensboro picked up the National Folk Festival for up to the next three years has made the rounds, but let’s promise to do better than Nashville did, okay? In more confounding festival news, John Coltrane Jazz Festival organizers announced its 2014 lineup with both middle fingers in the air....
May 7, 2014 12:00
Old soul plays make-up Last May, Boston soul singer had just released his Alligator Records debut On My Mind/In My Heart and a glowing review appeared in these pages just in tim...
May 2, 2014 12:00
It’s not a birthday party without a “Mr. Clarinet” cover It’s been about a year and a half since Greensboro’s Jenny Besetzt released its highly acclaimed dream-pop/p...
April 30, 2014 12:00
Polygonal fusion quintet the Heavy Pets used to sport the Pastorious kids among their lineup, but even without them they’re still instrumental heavyweights....
April 23, 2014 12:00
Only a rapper named Adam WarRock could get a feature from James Urbaniak on his mixtape and it make absolute sense. The D.C. esquire-turned-emcee’s raps go deep into the Marvel universe and make wry career comparisons to “Captain N: The Game Master” team members....
April 23, 2014 12:00
Port Arthur, Texas rap legend Bun B didn’t spend any of the first two decades with Underground Kingz cohort Pimp C looking to compromise the duo’s fierce autonomy, even in the face of opportunities to stick in mainstream hip-hop, but he has spent......

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