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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, 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, ...

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 the Velvet Underground and Television, but it has something to ...
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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 of some unknown awful new direction. Pop culture spectacle and ...


Alley Rabbits Concert The Public GSO (433 Spring Garden St. Greensboro) Sat. Dec. 31 7:30-10 p.m. “Triad Acoustic Stage presents THE ALLEY RABBITS in concert Saturday, December 31, 2016, at 7:30 PM (doors 7:00 PM). ...
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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 because he liked how it looked. “I did pick up ...

The Wailers present a Carribean Christmas in Winston-Salem this week

The Wailers: A Caribbean Christmas LJVM Coliseum (2825 University Pkwy Winston-Salem) Friday Dec. 16 7:30 p.m. “This first-of-its-kind concert will feature the world-renowned reggae group The Wailers performing with the Piedmont Wind Symphony. The Wailers ...

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 Carolyn Malachi delivers candor in her wide-ranging urban and urbane ...

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 whole other strain that’s focused on assembling sturdy cathartic rock ...