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Friday, June 22, 2012

Simple Music Video Series: The Tender Fruit's "Weighted Down"

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:31 AM

When we began brainstorming artists for this series, Christy Smith and her Tender Fruit project were one of the first I wanted to recruit. Shortly after the new year, Christy and cohort Patrick Dyer Wolf graciously agreed to be one of the test subjects for the series. After a fun photo shoot involving Christy's collection of masks, the duo ran through a series of songs together and solo for us. Today's Simple Music video, recorded at F/Stop Grooves studio in Raleigh, is an unreleased number being considered for inclusion on their follow up to 2010's Flotsam & Krill. The...

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Simple Music Video Series: Wylie Hunter's "Child of Summer"

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Today's session brings us Wylie Hunter, who came to Capital Club 16 on a Monday afternoon to perform a few songs off his excellent recent release, Someone You Used to Know. The album is yet another produced by the ever-budy James Wallace and Jeff Crawford at Arbor Ridge Studios. Look for more members of the Arbor Ridge crew to be featured in the coming months. Here, Wylie performs "Child of Summer," proving that his dynamic style can be delivered solo just well as backed by his band, The Cazadores. Wylie Hunter & The Cazadores open for country music traditionalist...

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Simple Music Video Series: Hiss Golden Messenger (with Megafaun)

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Sunday afternoon at Capital Club 16, Hiss Golden Messenger, or Michael Taylor, visited Raleigh to film an installment of the Simple Music Video Series. He brought along two special guests: Phil & Brad Cook of Megafaun. Earlier this week, Taylor announced that the Cook Brothers would accompany HGM for his set opening for Michael Chapman at The Pinhook Tuesday, June 12. Below is a preview of what folks are in for Tuesday, plus an unreleased HGM song to be included on untitled, upcoming album. Enjoy "Red Road Natahalia" by Hiss Golden Messenger, accompanied by Phil & Brad Cook. See...

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Simple Music Video Series: John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff

Posted By on Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 2:26 PM

We return to our Simple Music Video Series with a February performance by John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff with Mandolin Orange. Here, Howie is backed by drummer Matt Brown, who passed away last month. On Sunday, June 3, a benefit concert at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw will assist Brown's family. Here's what Peter Blackstock had to say about the show in this week's Independent Weekly. When drummer Matt Brown passed away April 25 from a heart attack at age 42, it hit home with a lot of people, and affected quite a few bands. Here's...

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Introducing the Independent Weekly's Simple Music Video Series: Frank Fairfield

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2012 at 2:30 PM

The purpose of the Independent Weekly's Simple Music Video Series is to capture local and touring musicians who we feel are producing something special. The hope is to capture something very simple in order to mirror the experience of viewing a performance as if you were in a small crowd watching a quiet set. We hope for content of the music to be the primary focus of the series, not multiple camera angles meant to keep the viewer guessing and entertained. Most bands featured in the series will be a sample of the deep pool of talent in the...

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