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Monday, October 31, 2011

Durham hip-hop zombie onslaught

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 5:20 PM

It used to be that you'd meet someone, they'd bite you, you'd develop a taste for flesh and pillage the surrounding town looking for someone nice to eat. Apparently, that won't do anymore. There's now a furious new wave of Durham-born zombies walking amongst us and rapping as they go. The source of this revolutionary strain, if a new music video is to be believed, is a hot new track from local rapper and producers The Real Laww and Toon, dubbed "Professional Hater (Remix)." The Real Laww (or J. Lawrence) is a Durham-based veteran of the war in Afghanistan;...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Tonight: Southern Culture brings its Halloween release to the stage

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Southern Culture’s new Halloween-themed release, Zombified, is a look back as well as forward. That’s because eight tracks are remastered versions of a SCOTS 1998 Australian tour EP, Zombified, joined by five new songs. Befitting the theme, SCOTS exchange their usual fascination with redneck living for a horror movie set dressed in vampires, witches, zombies, undertakers and even a “Swamp Thing.” The EP dates to keyboardist Chris Bess’ time in the band, and the presence of his Hammond organ is a striking reminder of those old days. Since becoming a trio prior to 2004’s Mojo Box, they’ve (necessarily) pursued a...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The dB's throw in for the revolution

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Photo by Daniel CostonThe dB's “Revolution of the Mind,” the new song from influential and underrated indie rock progenitors the dB's, does not sound like the work of a band that hasn't released new music since 1994. The tune, the band's first since the “classic” line-up began playing together again in 2005, is a burst of pop-rock energy with punk overtones and a rebellious message. Click here to download the MP3. A leftover from the sessions for Falling Off the Sky, the band's forthcoming 2012 reunion album, the Peter Holsapple-fronted track rides a guitar lick that mimics a European police...

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Shonen Knife at The Pinhook

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Shonen Knife and The Ghost of Rock split the bill at Durham's Pinhook last night. Indy photographer Jeremy M. Lange was there....

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