The Rev. William J. Barber II, new head of the state NAACP, wants to lure young people, organize from the bottom up, and make the civil rights organization a powerhouse once again. If he can do for the state what hes done in Goldsboro, he has a chance.
Brooklyn's The Hold Steady plays Local 506 on Thursday, Feb. 2 with The Plastic Constellations and Swearing at Motorists at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8-10. For our interview with guitarist Tad Kubler, visit Scan, our music blog.