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Mesmerizer Records Keeps It Mystical

New record and book shop in Winston-Salem champions ancient ritual and community spirit Maybe 18th Century Scottish philosopher/economist Adam Smith’s famous concept of the “invisible hand” was a mystical, occult thing. The idea helped explain ...
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Keller Williams and Leo Kottke Play Greensboro

Stepping away from loops and effects gives Williams a chance to spotlight his raw acoustic guitar skills Keller Williams never really needed all of those crazy loops and multi-instrumentalist antics. Williams, who’s perhaps known best ...

Medicated Sunfish Comes to Bull’s Tavern

Medicated Sunfish Bull’s Tavern (408 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem) Friday Feb. 10 9 p.m. “Having just formed in early 2014, Wilmington NC’s own Medicated Sunfish are quickly becoming one of the premier live shows in ...
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Artist and Musician Lonnie Holley to Play Winston-Salem’s SECCA

The Atlanta-based artist gathers scraps and junk for his work, but his music is a meditation on America Lonnie Holley’s life story is, in many ways, preposterous. Holley, a visual artist and a musician, who ...
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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 timeless, African-American aesthetic style and form, one that infuses gospel, ...

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 or so when, in 2014, he started working on some ...

The Lilly Brothers at the Blind Tiger

The Lilly Brothers/Delta Son/Tiffany Ashton The Blind Tiger (1819 Spring Garden St. Greensboro) Friday Jan. 27 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.   “It’s undeniable that the overwhelming love for music, and all that implies, is ...

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, almost hidden pads of organ, phantom backing vocals, hard-to-place buzzes ...

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, has been living in Greensboro since 2012 with his wife, ...

MerleFest Adds Six More Artists to Lineup

MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 27-30, 2017, is proud to announce six more additions to the 2017 lineup: The Avett Brothers, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Chatham County Line Electric Holiday, ...