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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haw River Rounders to play benefit for Haiti tonight

Posted By on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Cary Moskovitz of the Haw River Rounders just announced the band is playing at the Blue Bayou in Hillsborough     tonight at 8:30. According to Moskovitz, the band will collect money to donate to Partners in Health, which has an office in Haiti    and has been providing medical and food aid for the last 10 years....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Live: Method Man & Redman tear it off

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 2:18 PM

Method Man & Redman, Ghostface Killah Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh Thursday, July 23 The silence that fell over the Lincoln after an enjoyable (though not spectacular) set from Brooklyn’s Duo Live was puzzling. With nearly a half-dozen DJs in attendance, it seems like someone would have been spinning records to keep the room buzzing during the 20 minute break before Ghostface Killah made his way to the stage. Perhaps the lack of house music was for the best, though, as the onslaught that followed from the Wu-Tang emcee and Method Man and Redman’s Clan/Def Squad alliance meant that we needed to...

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

All Music Guide: Michael Jackson Dead Since May

Posted By on Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 1:10 PM

An ostensible mistake this morning on the venerable All Music Guide: Michael Jackson, dead since May 25, 2009. ...

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Tonight: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, wrestling with originality

Posted By on Mon, May 4, 2009 at 3:12 PM

The pockmarked path of devoting your new band to a vintage sound rides bumpy at best. It’s often a process of osmosis, though, that leads one band to sound like a whole bunch of older bands—less looking directly in the rearview mirror for something to recreate and more just playing some variation on what’s funneled into your mind. New York band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has received an unusual amount of comparisons to its predecessors. Some have been fair, like early My Bloody Valentine or the Jesus and Mary Chain. Others, like Blink 182, have just...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bands return to Humble Pie; tonight, Peter Lamb & the Wolves

Posted By on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 2:38 PM

Not long after moving to town, I remember seeing a particularly great set from The Countdown Quartet at Humble Pie, the longtime Harrington St. restaurant in Raleigh. In fact, my roommate and I have talked about Ray Duffey's drumming that night—in particular, the flawless swing he pulled from his pockets that night—ever since. Lots of Raleigh favorites—Kenny Roby, The Rosebuds, Countdown—played a lot of gigs at Humble Pie early this decade, but music's been mostly absent at the place for several years. Peter Lamb, who went on to play saxophone with The Countdown before the band played its farewell...

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Live: Viking Storm, pt. II: Prayers answered

Posted By on Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Viking Storm, pt. II (Hammer No More The Fingers, The Future Kings of Nowhere, The Dry Heathens, Deleted Scenes, The Beast) Duke Coffeehouse, Durham Saturday, April 4 Hammer No More The Fingers could have been upstaged. There was the matter of the 16-foot Viking warship—resting across the Duke Coffeehouse stage, adorned with shields representing each of the nine bands that comprised the Viking Storm lineup. Then there were the Future Kings of Nowhere, resurrected as a team of lanky (Minnesota) Vikings, purple jerseys and crisp white football pants included. And, of course, a Final Four victory for the Tar...

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Live: Viking Storm, pt. I: Tooth leaves an impression

Posted By on Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Viking Storm, pt. I (Tooth, Caverns, The Bronzed Chorus, Pink Flag) The Pinhook, Durham Friday, April 3 Mere observation be damned. As Durham powerhouse Tooth packed itself onto the cramped Pinhook stage—rightfully headlining night one of Viking Storm—the band's charged gallop churned every body, mine included, in the front half of the room to a flailing froth. It's a testament to the band's intensity and deep, cutting grooves that they could drive a room full of people to hurtle themselves at one another at a show where moshing had no precedent prior to the headliner's set. Mere observation was impossible....

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

HNMTF Tour Diary #12: Detroit, MI

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Tuesday, March 24 Detroit, Mich. We're driving to Chicago right now. We've just finished listening to Stephen Colbert's audiobook I Am America & So Can You for the second time. It's 5 a.m. in our world, but we just crossed into the Central time zone, so technically it's 4 a.m.. We decided to leave Detroit after the show tonight so we could make it to Chicago for an 11:00 a.m. interview with Heave Media. We thought about staying in Detroit, but we were afraid we might hit rush-hour traffic in the morning and miss the interview....

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Friday, March 20, 2009

SXSW09, Day 2: Another Pretty-Great British Band, The Wrens, Girls and Women (with no actual girls or women), and That Bizarre Feeling of Time-Space Compression [Eric Harvey]

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Time and space are both weirdly compressed at South by Southwest, which you don’t realize until you’ve done the festival for two 12+ hour days. You see a dozen shows in a day at a half-dozen bars, and don’t have to walk all that far to see them. It’s different than something like Bonnaroo because you’re traversing city blocks, not fenced-off pastures, so you don’t feel like you’re part of some separate music colony as much as that you sort of own an entire downtown. SXSW is a microcosmos of music cultures, a huge disposable music scene that feeds...

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

SXSW09, Day 1: Word on the street is you suck [Paul Thompson]

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:57 PM

During South by (look, that's what the cool kids call it), news ripples through Austin like taco wrappers in the breeze: Who's scheduled to throw down at the Fader Fort with whom, who's pouring the strongest margaritas gratis, just which Vivian Girl just ducked into that Portajohn yonder. So what was on everybody's lips Wednesday, as the tech geeks from SXSWi said their farewells to Austin and the, uh, tech geeks from the music portion of the program were ushered in? "Man, Wednesday sucks." Yep; in the middle of the single greatest gather of bands since, y'know South by Southwest...

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