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Hope Nicholls and Aaron Pitkin stay true to free-form with ...

Playing the drums is often thought of in terms of raw caveman sensibilities — getting in touch with some primal pulse, pounding out patterns on animal skin, generating vibrations that have an almost concussive force. ...
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Greensboro rapper Seers celebrates new release

Seers is a rapper. He grew up in Brevard, North Carolina, a sleepy, rainy and woodsy place outside of Asheville. At the moment, Seers isn’t eager to give out the name on his birth certificate. ...
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Greensboro’s On Pop of the World Studios fosters a creative ...

A recording studio can be a vital part of a creative music scene. All the better if it’s accessible, laid-back and relatively affordable. On Pop of the World is a local studio that’s struggled to ...
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D.C.’s Caustic Casanova wage war against musical monotony

There’s a line where musical repetition can go from being effective, hypnotic or hooky to annoying. The whole theme-and-variation idea can lead people to get carried away with the variation part of the equation or ...
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Keep trying: The hopeful nihilism of Greensboro’s Totally Slow

PHOTO BY JOSH HUFF @johnradamian A couple years back, Scott Hicks’ dad asked him when he was going to give up this punk-rock music-making thing. “Why are you still at this? It’s not going anywhere,” ...
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Sylvan Esso steal the show at Hopscotch

Then again, it wouldn't really be fair to Durham's own Sylvan Esso (or to anyone who missed the show) not to linger a little longer on how they transformed a historically calm City ...
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Five things you missed at Hopscotch on Friday night

One of the great things about a festival like Hopscotch is that the word of particularly good performances spreads like wildfire, sometimes before the sets are even finished. This is how I heard ...
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Sacred Brass: Mangum & Co. present the frequently ecstatic tradition ...

@johnradamianCedric Mangum took the do-ityourself approach to making music when he got started as a kid. Raised in a church where energetic praise music was a central part of the services, but without an instrument ...
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Groove Jam 2016 at Doodad Farm

With the current state of the country one of division and turmoil, Rich Lerner and The Groove along with other local musicians and dedicated volunteers are hosting a day of music bringing the triad people ...