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.
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?
"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
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
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.
GENERAL ADMISSION* IN ADVANCE -
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***
SATURDAY SAMPLER (FOOD -+GENERAL ADMISSION)
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***
Thanks for listing my set! Billing really should be "The Chris Stamey Group" fyi!
The food is amazing and the entertainment is great for the entire family! Highly recommended!
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!
The director, Steve McQueen is not an "African-American." He is British.
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 www.ralak.com!
Hope to see you there!!!
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TESCON POL / ZULA / ADULT SCIENCE
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.
"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
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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.
This event has been cancelled.
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
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.
Partner at All About Romance
Race and genre are not remotely similar, yes. Race and gender, however, usually are considered to be so.
I also feel that I should address the comments here asking if we would do something like this based on racial stereotypes. I find this comparison extremely odd. Race and genre are not even remotely equivalent.
I find it ironic that most of the angry and upset people that posted in this article are sexist themselves when they think that only women read romance novels (that makes you a hypocrite). There are plenty of men that read them also. Even as a kid when all that I had to read were my mom's True Romance and True Story romance magazines, they were pretty much written in the same manner. Not to take away anything that these women have written in their particular style of romance novels but when one conjures "romance novels" one thinks of the Fabio covered books that would use this "style" of writing. To accuse Zach of never reading a romance novel (have you asked him personally?) and to call him sexist is just plain arrogant and ridiculous. It was written in a style of satirical humor and nothing more. If you want to put words in his mouth because you are having a bad day and are taking it out on someone who meant no harm, then please take a deep breath put your anger to some better use.
This blurb was intended to direct our readers toward a unique event in a humorous, light-hearted way. I'm sorry that it didn't strike some of you that way.
But I do not agree that the blurb is sexist. It’s a broad, silly parody of the style of romance novels. There is nothing in it about the people who read them or about women in general. The language is not gendered.
The idea that the blurb disrespects female readers and writers is problematic because women, of course, read and write a wide variety of things--all the things that men do--and many don’t read romance novels at all. Meanwhile, Romance Writers of America reports that 9% of romance novel readers are men.
I do understand the perception that the blurb is not respectful of the romance genre. But it is not uncommon for us to take an irreverent tone in our preview blurbs, and Zack has written many of them--on all manner of genres--in a satirical voice.
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