May 29 at Flyleaf Books — Farming has many joys, but steady cash flow is not one of them. Slow Money NC's innovative lending system has helped arrange 80 loans to nearly 40 borrowers in North Carolina, including many names you'll recognize.
Friday — The Old Ceremony will play the second anniversary of Haw River Ballroom, reconnecting two great ideas—a ballroom in the country and a rock band with a dozen members—that have become unpredictable successes.
Thursday at The Pinhook — Over 20 years, Chuck Johnson has developed three discrete aspects of musical performance: experimental rock guitarist, analog electronics wizard, fingerstyle acoustic guitarist. His elemental through-line: emotion.
Sewage sludge, a byproduct of the wastewater treatment process, is used as agricultural fertilizer across North Carolina. Activists say exposure causes headaches, nausea, respiratory problems, lesions and more.
Friday at Lincoln Theatre The dudes of New Orleans doom rock quintet Down have lived the hardscrabble lifestyle long enough to warrant the "super-" tag, and their past is essential to the success of their music.