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Re: “Video: William Tyler and Jake Xerxes Fussell Team Up in Durham

Thank you so much for these clips; it was a special show.

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Posted by Gee Funk on 07/14/2016 at 10:23 PM

Re: “A Look Back at Merlefest 2016

Billy Strings was amazing as well!

Posted by Brian Moyer on 07/14/2016 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Tuskha, the new project of Bowerbirds' Phil Moore, releases new video for "The Program"

Also Bri, we mailed out your tote. Sorry you didn't get it. We are happy to send you another one.

Posted by Beth Tacular on 07/12/2016 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Tuskha, the new project of Bowerbirds' Phil Moore, releases new video for "The Program"

The Tuskha record will not replace the Bowerbirds record. Tuskha was part of the Kickstarter project and was initially called "Island Dweller."

Posted by Beth Tacular on 07/12/2016 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Mipso covers Drake, refuses to admit doing so was fun

Drake most underrated rapper ever. Hold On We're Going Home one of the best songs i ever heard in my life...

Posted by EliotG on 07/09/2016 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Durham's Blackspace Hosts Fundraising Parties Tonight and Tomorrow

They made their goal. That said, it's not the job of rich white ladies in Raleigh to fund black separatists especially when Pierce Freelon comes from an incredibly wealthy family and could fund the whole thing without a Kickstarter. In the end someone (mommy and daddy?) dropped $6K to fund it.

Also, there's that anti-white hostility and black separatist thing he's going:


THE INDY: When we think about “spaces” in terms of physical rooms in downtown Durham where black folks feel at home and in tune with the city’s revitalization, could an unapologetic project like Blackspace come off as alienating?

PIERCE FREELON: I’m not worried about it. My obligation is not to the people who find it objectionable. My obligation is to my people—black people and black liberation. If that means that I’ve alienated a few people who might have given money, then good. I don’t want their money anyway. I’d rather raise the money from the people who I intend to liberate myself with.


Sounds like if you're white and you object to racist behavior on the part of blacks, he doesn't want your money.

But like I said, pops came through with 6K.

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Posted by Dude on 06/25/2016 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Durham's Blackspace Hosts Fundraising Parties Tonight and Tomorrow

It makes me sad to see the class disparity in the triangle written out so clearly. The Kickstarter for Blackspace was less than 25 grand. I know for a fact that there are rich white women in Raleigh who spend 30 grand on flower gardening for their homes.

This is such an inexpensive piece of culture, and will give so much more back. If it doesn't hit the funding mark, this area needs to have a serious conversation with itself.

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Posted by Norf Cackalackie on 06/24/2016 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Got Free Ticketmaster Vouchers? Here's the Shows Where You Can Use Them

Same here. Can't get anything for the Snoop show (that I don't even know if I'd even attend for free).

Posted by Nordy on 06/21/2016 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Got Free Ticketmaster Vouchers? Here's the Shows Where You Can Use Them

Sounds awesome, except that every code I try for the Weezer show doesn't work. I selected "general admission" (lawn) and I have a bunch of voucher codes, but each one comes back with an error. Thanks, Ticketmaster.

Posted by peznin on 06/21/2016 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Bull City Records Celebrates Eleven Years with an August Blowout

This looks awesome. Can't wait to go.

Posted by aburtch on 06/21/2016 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Lamenting the slide of the Bull Durham Blues Festival, (barely) happening this weekend

The Bull Durham Blues Festival was one of the most notable festivals in the country, but because of bad leadership and underhanded dealings, the funds, that keep all festival alive, were drastically compromised.

I think Angela Lee, the new director, has gone above and beyond to try and make lemonade out of the lemons she inherited. The fact that the festival STILL IS alive, makes me give MAJOR kudos to Angela and her team.

I agree with the previous comment,,, stop trying to bury this festival before it's time! I firmly believe the blues community will pull together and help rebuild this fest! I, for one, have been to every one since it's inception! I don't plan on missing one any time soon! (oh, and for the record, this article plays down Grady Champion's headliner status. Man, have you ever seen Grady? Have you ever MET Grady! I would travel to see him (and this night was a free event!). Shame on you Grant Britt!

Posted by Terri Robbins on 06/18/2016 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Durham Gets a New Online Radio Station in Troon, Which Will Focus on Recordings from Area Clubs

Getting troonradio up and operating has been a wild ride. About 50% of the listeners to our initial broadcasts heard about us from the David Klein posting above on INDY. We will be scheduling by genre with volunteer hosts as they join us. We'll be easing into the program schedule as volunteers come to be. We're reprogramming our automation to adjust to our type of broadcasting. Then be able to be more "Live" to do the things we want to do.
We're real fond of our new broadcasting system on line that features news, traffic, weather, and new features being added regularly. We're developing a complete "system" that will grow with audio and eventually video. You need to go into the future these days to distill the present. Hang on: we're moving ahead fast. Thanks for the swell kick-off David.

Bob Donaghey, President
The Troon Broadcasting System, Inc

Posted by Bob Donaghey on 06/07/2016 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Durham Gets a New Online Radio Station in Troon, Which Will Focus on Recordings from Area Clubs

While we at community radio station WHUP in Hillsborough think Troon is a great addition to the local music landscape, Mr. Donaghey's description of our streaming service as a "second program area of concern" and our programming as limited in range is simply incorrect. Our online presence has been a key component of our programming from the outset, by design. Not only does WHUP stream all its programming in real time (as do most stations), but we also offer an on-demand service - any of our original shows, any time via our website - as well as a permanent archive of our in-house live music performances. In fact, the majority of our listeners (who hail from around the world, BTW) are listening via our archive and live stream. We also have more live in-studio sessions than any station in the country that we're aware of, with five per week on average plus special ad-hoc sessions featuring out-of-town musicians touring in the area. Troon's concept of broadcasting live from area venues dovetails nicely with our in-house live focus, and we look forward to hearing more, but please don't try and pump yourselves up by mischaracterizing what we do.

Bob Burtman
WHUP board member

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Posted by Bob Burtman on 06/04/2016 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Maybe Don't Get HB 2?

Hey ms Hussey, just an example of how to find fault when Alex and the Sharpies were doing a good deed.....they don't need a "publicity stunt", Ms Hussey, believe me.

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Posted by Michael Ebert on 06/01/2016 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Live: Without Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Family Carry On at Koka Booth

Sounds like a great set list. Would love to be able o see the show sign here in Texas. I love the vocals on Ben Haggard's "Sing Me Back Home"

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Posted by Randy McClendon on 05/28/2016 at 1:51 AM

Re: “Use Your Voice: Kym Register on Why North Carolina Needs LGBTQ Artists Right Now

I think it is sad that people like Donna Lee Watts cannot write coherent thoughts in proper English. Please have compassion for her uneducated ways.

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Posted by pleasestopit on 05/24/2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Moogfest 2016, Day Three: Lights, Colors, and Good Vibrations

At "another festival." That would be Big Ears, not just another festival, but arguably the most interesting music festival on the planet. Moogfest, while very strong doesn't hold a candle to Big Ears.

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Posted by Paul Spanbauer on 05/22/2016 at 9:29 PM

Re: “Use Your Voice: Kym Register on Why North Carolina Needs LGBTQ Artists Right Now

I think it's sad that the people that believe on what's really right don't have a say, compare the transgender to the straight percentage of people, which one out weighs, yes it's the straight people, not the other way around, do we have any rights. I will boycott all the ones against us , Pepsi, target, PayPal, any singers coming up for concert , I refuse to purchase any thing from the ones boycotting North Carolina, I think it's sick to share a bathroom with anyone other than the gender you was born with

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Posted by Donna Lee Watts on 05/22/2016 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Moogfest 2016, Day One: Delight and Disorganization, Protests in the Street and Sleep in the Ballroom

Prince was great. Everything I remembered. And the cheeky British accent suits him.

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Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 05/20/2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Maroon 5 Canceled Their North Carolina Shows, and You'll Never Guess Why

I fail to understand why everyone thinks that the government has any role in dealing with the bathrooms. It was not an issue until the media and government made it one. You and many other media outlets refuse to acknowledge why the bill was passed in the first place. Charlotte went way beyond their powers and boundaries with trying to FORCE businesses to give up their private property rights and the NC legislature had to step in to defend them. I agree they took it to far but do not act like this is just a "random attack" against trans people. I do not agree with the bill because it undermines contracts which is the opposite of the role of government. I would like to understand why you as a media outlet are choosing to strawman the issues so benevolently.

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Posted by Seth Thomas Robertson on 05/20/2016 at 11:02 AM

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