• Issue Archive for
  • Oct 25-31, 2006
  • Vol. 23, No. 43

Columns

  • Our news

    For years, the Independent has sent questionnaires to candidates in local and state race to help us make endorsements.
  • Polls open near you

    I've voted in dozens of elections in my life. I've trudged through rotten weather in Chicago and Durham to drop my ballot, that symbol of democracy, into the box.
  • Letters to the Editor

    Were I not a UNC-trained political scientist, I would have chuckled at Kirk Ross's comments about my new book, Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South.

News

Elections

Music

  • Just him
  • Just him

    Darien Brockington discusses his solo debut, his dreadlocks and the ladies

Arts

Multimedia

Food

Film

Diversions

Band of the Month

  • November: Children of the Horn

    Get your groove on with Raleigh's newest funk experience, Children of the Horn. Kickin' it old school with blue break-beats from the '70s, mixing in the New Orleans sound, a few shots of Caribbean music and some soul-jazz on top.

Ye Olde Archives

  • Parenting vamps

    Jazz and family events at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke dominate the scene: UNC's fall jazz festival begins with the Lynn Seaton Trio on Wednesday, Oct. 25 with Chapel Hill pianist Stephen Anderson.
  • Stacie Collins
  • Stacie Collins

    Incorporating her love for Chicago blues harp with raw, gritty, Haggard-like lyrics, Collins' sound mixes hardcore honky-tonk and blues-tinged rock.
  • Oakley Hall
  • Oakley Hall

    The connection between good-time country music and altered states of mind is nothing new: Bands like Oakley Hall—a New York quintet that draws members and influences from across the American map...
  • Wooden Wand
  • Wooden Wand

    With luck, the freak-folk tag preemptively applied to almost any new artist or band signed to an indie rock label but doing things with some pastoral influence has lost its significance.

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