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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Carri Smithey Band album release party at Gibb’s Hundred

Carri Smithey Band with The Ends Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Co. (117 W. Lewis St. Greensboro) Saturday Dec. 10 8 p.m. “We’re happy to announce that the Carri Smithey Band will be releasing their debut album ...
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Nashville-based Forlorn Strangers play Winston-Salem’s Muddy Creek Music Hall

A lot of roots/Americana bands tend to romanticize the pull of the land, the rhythms of labor, the poetry of crops and seasons. The founding members of Forlorn Strangers had a first-hand taste of the ...
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Floating With Carri Smithey

Elon-based Singer/Songwriter Teams Up With Greensboro’s The Ends For Debut Carri Smithey isn’t one to take all the credit. Smithey, who sings and writes much of the material for the Carri Smithey Band, says it’s ...
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Josh King, from House of Fools and the Ends, puts ...

PHOTOS BY TODD TURNER Twang and harmonies. A subdued rocking drive, and a sense of loss and struggle that’s kept in check by an ‘I’ll-get-through-this-too’ attitude. Those are some of the qualities that shine through ...