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Monday, November 15, 2010

Interview with Buika

Posted By on Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Concha Buika ravishes with her singing voice, but even in spoken conversation, the sweetly rasping flamenco singer provokes goosebumps, pouring out her ideas in poetic cadences. Her artististic principles are at one with her outlook on life: an open bisexual, a child of African immigrants, a one-time Tina Turner impersonater, an aspiring electronica programmer—nothing's a contradiction for the ever-evolving Buika. In this interview, Buika reveals what "your mother" and Chucho Valdes have in common, and dishes how she got kicked out of Chavela Vargas' dressing room and danced with Antonio Banderas. The Indy spoke with her by phone back in...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Troika 2010 in photos

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 4:00 PM


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Troika's hyper-local focus (Bryan Reed)

An invitation to all to be Durhamites for a day or three

Posted By on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Above all, this year's Troika Music Festival felt less like a festival that happened to take place in Durham and more like one created specifically for Durham. This isn't to say that the festival wasn't welcoming—its embrace of all comers was apparent in the often larger-than-usual crowds greeting the festival's three-day pile-up of (mostly) local bands. This year's Troika might not have had the marquee names of years past, but this mostly proved an opportunity for the locals to show their mettle. Saturday sets from Chatham County Line and Hammer No More The Fingers—both at the Motorco Music Hall,...

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Pieces of Troika (Ashley Melzer)

A few favorite moments from a weekend full of great ones

Posted By on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I spent a lot of Troika Music Festival not thinking about music at all: I wrestled over the perils of eating food truck-inspired second dinners. I cursed my broken cell phone. I paced between venues looking for familiar faces. I thought about a boy. I clumsily broke a glass and poured beer on my foot. I felt relieved not to have a camera. I started taking tallies of people wearing un-ironic headwear and boys with beards. Mostly, I wondered how we all got there and why we'd come in the first place. Because if you didn't happen to be...

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Putting worry to rest at Troika (Spencer Griffith)

Minus Thursday, the weekend was quintessential Bull City

Posted By on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Troika Music Festival had me worried, at least at first. I arrived at the free Central Park kickoff show—last year's co-bill between Megafaun and The Beast there remains a highlight—shortly before 9 p.m. on Thursday night to pick up my pass. The show was nearly deserted, despite a solidly entertaining set from funky hometown rap-rock crew Mosadi Music. I chalked the thin attendance up to the chilly weather, but even at the festival's Rigsbee Avenue-and-Geer-Street nucleus, I found a parking spot just feet from the entrance of Motorco. The indoor shows were hardly more populated. I became truly concerned...

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

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Billy Strings was amazing as well!

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