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Re: “Raleigh Junior Rollers Fall Brawl Double Header

More event info can be found here!…

Posted by Maureen Busuttil-Fennell on 09/27/2014 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkeybirds

This is going to be good one! They knocked us silly in their recent show at King's. Don't miss it!

Posted by Fuzzsonic on 09/24/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Xanadu

Huge fun romp on roller skates!

Posted by Ann Haigler on 09/18/2014 at 7:29 PM

Re: “10 Years of Hyperdub with Kode 9, DJ Spinn, Taso and Scratcha DVA

Joe, this won't be a Badman Sound feature, at least this time, but that's certainly in my mind for the future. Thanks for reading, of course.

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 09/17/2014 at 12:57 PM

Re: “10 Years of Hyperdub with Kode 9, DJ Spinn, Taso and Scratcha DVA

I did indeed go! I hope what you're hinting at is a Badman Sound feature... I've been waiting for that article for a long time. Sean and Steph (and Uzoma, among others) have put Raleigh on the map for the whole 'bass' scene. They are part of bringing the sound system movement to the Triangle... A movement that forces listeners to think about the relationship between music and its intended venue. An experience that can only be replicated in clubs, with other people, and certain types of music.

Posted by Joe Chapman on 09/17/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “10 Years of Hyperdub with Kode 9, DJ Spinn, Taso and Scratcha DVA

Joe, thanks for the comments. I'll let Mr. Soderberg respond to your longer comments, but just so you know, I'll be writing about the show for a piece next week and mentioning the custom sound system that indeed came in. Sounded great. Did you go?

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 09/17/2014 at 11:39 AM

Re: “10 Years of Hyperdub with Kode 9, DJ Spinn, Taso and Scratcha DVA

"The 'dub' part of the subgenre made some sense, referring to the weed-heavy percussion that offered a dungeon's echo of dub reggae, paired with patient, artful two-step beats."

Common misconception. If you listen to any of these DJs, their dub/reggae influence is minimal. The dub in hyperdub refers more to dubplates than it does to the... "weed-heavy percussion" of reggae (could that description be any lazier? What the fuck does a "weed-heavy" snare sound like?). "Dub" is a reference to DJ culture -- cutting dubs, playing obscure B sides, etc.

What should the reader expect for this show? Dubstep and "very-out-there electronic" music? Sure, you can read the Wiki page and listen to 9 Samurai, but if you looked any further than that, you'd know that Kode9 and Hyperdub are so far removed from the dubstep scene at this point that this preview is anachronistic and does nothing to explain what these guys are currently playing.

People worked hard to bring this show to Raleigh... And no mention of the custom speaker rig brought out for the event... what a fuckin' preview

Posted by Joe Chapman on 09/17/2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Urban Art Show

Not your ordinary gallery show. The collection, never before seen by the public, will be on display in a century old subterranean room for one night only, and combines a variety of techniques, mediums, custom built installations, all designed to stimulate your senses and set your mind racing. Come for the experience, stay for the party. Show 8-11, Party till 1

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Posted by Tony Waldron on 09/08/2014 at 3:00 PM

Re: “NC Triangle Gluten Intolerance Fair

This is a gluten-free and allergen friendly fall fun fair for individuals who are Celiacs, non-celiac gluten-sensitive, gluten-free for other medical reasons, or the community at large.

NC FACES is a volunteer-only support group for food-allergic families and will receive a portion of the proceeds.

We're running a back-to-school special until September 20th!
$15 for adults, $12.00 for children under 12
***No charge for children under 2 years of age***

Back-to-school special until September 20th!
$20.00 for adults; $12 for children under 12
***No charge for children under 2 years of age***

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Posted by writer14 on 09/07/2014 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Hopscotch Day Party: The Chris Stamey Band, Jack the Radio, Less Western

Thanks for listing my set! Billing really should be "The Chris Stamey Group" fyi!

Posted by Julia Stamey on 09/05/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Greek Festival 2014

The food is amazing and the entertainment is great for the entire family! Highly recommended!

Posted by EE on 09/02/2014 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Weird Al Yankovic Burlesque Tribute

This is going to be a great show! Local Performers and Performers from Greensboro! Come check out an awesome show that you are not going to want to miss!

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Posted by Ashe Smith on 08/26/2014 at 7:21 PM

Re: “12 Years a Slave

The director, Steve McQueen is not an "African-American." He is British.

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Posted by Vuncannon on 08/19/2014 at 5:01 PM

Re: “RALAK Reggae Festival: Midnite, Crucial Fiya, Ras Kofi Da Farmah, Incient Rootsman, Jahmanna, Amazin Papa G, War General, Unit 3, Ashanti Selassie, Nuby Dan, Sister Iyata Safari, Nyahbinghi Youth Choir, Anjahla Marie, Cayenne the Lion King, Addis Crew

One of the Best Family Friendly Events of the Year!!! The event is held at Stone Circles, a 70 acre farm/spiritual retreat...An Excellent outdoor atmosphere...More Information and ticket purchasing can be found at!

Hope to see you there!!!

Posted by rasaziz on 08/16/2014 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Tescon Pol, Zula, Adult Science…

Get tickets:


Tescon Pol
The Durham/Raleigh duo crafts texturally dense soundscapes comprised of interwoven digital & analog tones, fragmented rhythms, and the sounds produced by selected objects. Spatially evocative, these futuristic cocktails are equally likely to lean in the direction of abstraction or cohesive songlike choreography (occasionally complete with vocal accompaniment). Drawing inspiration from a diverse legacy of musical influences as well as visual and literary touchstones such as Modernist & contemporary architecture, Absurdism, Cyberpunk fantasy, Art Nouveau, Existentialist fiction, and Futurist philosophy.

On Zula's debut album, This Hopeful, the New York-based four-piece showcase a refreshing, forward-thinking approach to psychedelic pop music. The songs weave melody through interlocking, hypnotic rhythms — suspended spaces designed to disrupt the usual flow of time. Although Zula formed in late 2010, the musical kinship of cousins Henry and Nate Terepka (both on vocals, guitar and synths) first developed through family jam sessions during the holidays. Taking inspiration from 90's UK indie-dance, krautrock and funk, the band has built a reputation for their energetic live show and for constantly pushing their heavily rhythmic sound. They have been known to deliver entire sets of never-before-played material. This restless creativity is apparent on the album, which sounds raw and spontaneous, yet meticulously detailed. It is a record with effortless flow and pulse, but enticing depth. For zoning in or out.

Adult Science
"Slow-burn electronic music that explores several genres of pop and dance punk without losing a sense of its own identity. In doing so, they develop a sound that's fresh and begs you to take another listen." - Igor Podolsky

Posted by Mic Finger on 08/11/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “DB Brownbag Lunch: 3D Printing

Thanks for sharing our event! Here's a direct link for registration:

Posted by Karl Sakas on 08/10/2014 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Student Action with Farmworkers Celebration

Its a good thing about farm workers, Why they not have any rights to celebrating that kind of things. Its really good for their child or their future. To learn more about farm working pls check out.

Posted by James Taylor on 08/05/2014 at 7:50 AM


This event has been cancelled.

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Posted by aeroeng2bee13 on 08/04/2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “ThumperD

Thumper and Company reunite at the Berkeley Cafe. Their most famous shows there were co-headliners for 2 of the largest hurricane benefits for the Red Cross in the 90's. Thumper also ran open mics, sound and the door at the Berkeley

Links to music:
This is "Global Village", written during the Berkeley years and recorded during an interview on television in San Antonio Tx.
This is "Little Bitty", recorded live at the Nightrocker in San Antonio Tx

Posted by ThumperD on 08/02/2014 at 1:02 AM

Re: “Rosé and Romance

I'd like to explain why in the hopes that, the next time the INDY covers romance, they understand why romance novels and those who write them deserve to be treated with respect.

Why am I bothering to do so? Because I care about the INDY. I've been a reader for decades, have been interviewed by your reporters, and have good friends who are employed there. For as long as I've lived in the Triangle, the Independent Weekly has stood up for the marginalized and illuminated the lives of those the mainstream media here rarely bothers to explore. I've come to expect compassion and intelligence from you.

I think we can all agree that sexism is alive and well in 2014. With the exception of education where I believe an argument could be made that women are beginning to have parity with men, in virtually every area of society, women’s work is demeaned, dismissed, and devalued. Even when women are exceedingly successful, those accomplishments are routinely minimalized.

Which brings us to romance novels. Romance dominates today’s fiction world. Last year, the industry brought in over 1.6 billion dollars. As a genre, it out earns horror, suspense, mystery, science fiction, and inspirational. And, though there are men who read and write romance, it is by and large an industry for and by women. It’s a wildly successful, diverse, moneymaking industry that is, despite that, routinely mocked, usually by those who don’t read romance.

Sarah Wendell, the brilliant woman who runs the influential website Smart Women, Trashy Books, wrote an insightful article covering HarperCollins/NewsCorp's acquisition of Harlequin.

In it she writes,

You'd think that this was enough of a story with very wide reaching ramifications that business reporters would be able to take it seriously.

But instead of examining the differences between the two companies, how Harlequin has often led the way in digital transitions in romance, how readers perceive the different publishers as brands, how each publisher has markedly different approaches to reader cultivation, library relations, and community building, and how each has followed very different timelines for all of the above plus many other initiatives in digital and print publishing, it's much easer and a well-worn path to just make sex jokes and call it a day.

One reason why I'm particularly disappointed is that this is an area of the publishing world I know little about, except to watch what happens when Random House and Penguin merge (so far: press releases, meetings, email address confusion, then layoffs and redundancies).

It's really that difficult to see this as a business transaction that has considerable ramifications -global ramifications - for writers, employees, and readers?

Apparently. Because, as usual, when the business is about women, it's not worth the time to come up with something new or even interesting. Thanks for the reminder.

So, one reason others and I were so irked by your coverage is that it’s part of what we call everyday sexism. We experience this every damn day and it’s pissing us off.

There is a second reason the blurb was so awful. It was, unintentionally I’m sure, demeaning to the authors all of whom are astonishingly accomplished.

Jessica Scott who is pursuing a PhD at Duke and will be teaching at the US Military Academy next year is a career army officer who has served in Iraq. She’s written for the NYT At War Blog, was featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year 2012, and has served twice a company commander at Fort Hood. She’s also a mother of two.

Jennifer Lohmann is a UChicago grad, a local librarian in Durham, was chosen as RWA Librarian of the year, won Harlequin’s “So You Think You Can Write” contest, has just published her fifth book, and is a tireless promoter for literacy in Durham. She recently won a Readers’ Choice Award for best first novel.

Katharine Ashe (who is in academic circles known as Katharine DuBois), has a PhD in religious history, has taught at University of Michigan, and, until she quit to write fiction full-time, was a visiting professor at Duke. She is a mom as well.

Virginia Kantra has published over twenty best-selling books, teaches professional writers workshops for authors, and is a mother of three. Her recent series is set in Dare County, NC.

I hope this helps explain why I found your blurb so offensive.


Dabney Grinnan
Partner at All About Romance

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Posted by Dabney Grinnan on 08/01/2014 at 3:05 PM

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