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Durham's Fortified Beats N Bars Festival Promises a Hip-Hop Heavy Weekend That's Stronger Than Ever

Durham's Fortified Beats N Bars Festival Promises a Hip-Hop Heavy Weekend That's Stronger Than Ever

The festival holds court downtown on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Hiss Golden Messenger's New Hallelujah Anyhow Is a Concentrated Effort from a Well-Oiled Machine

Music Feature The Durham band buckled down over the summer for the mature and mellow LP.

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Liars' Latest Album, TFCF, Is a Break-Up Record—But Not Quite How You'd Expect

Music Feature The band headlines at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro Saturday night.

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Fall into Music

Music Feature Not sure where to start with concerts this fall? We can help with that.

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Don't Know What Day Parties to Hit? Here's Where to Start.

Festival Guide The festival's constellation of free daytime shows is almost as beloved as Hopscotch itself.

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David Liebe Hart’s Comedy and Music Is Far, Far Out—But His Approach Is Delightfully Sincere

Music Feature The Adult Swim star stops by Kings in Raleigh for a night of fun on Sunday, September 3.

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The State Fair's Musical Headliners Are Here—Country Rock, An Eagles Tribute, and...Marcy Playground?

Music Briefs Fortunately, a bunch of cool locals join this year's festivities, too.

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Chuck Johnson Crafts a Peaceful Pedal Steel Paradise with His Latest LP, Basalms

Music Feature The former Chapel Hill mainstay returns to his old stomping grounds Wednesday, September 6, with a set at Nightlight.

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Record Review: Youth League's Second EP Is a Propulsive, Powerful Effort

Record Review The band purveys an industrial-strength rock mash-up that could easily go off the rails, but instead the music stays vital and visceral.

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Following Accusations of Rampant Misogyny and More, a Raleigh Promoter's Career Is Effectively Over. What Comes Next?

Music Feature The Pour House, Groove in the Garden, and several local bands cut ties with Younger Brother Productions' Craig Reed after an online storm last week.

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Record Review: With Birds, 1970s Film Stock Flies Away with Dynamic Approaches

Record Review 1970s Film Stock Headlines at The Pinhook in Durham on Thursday, August 24.

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Durham Jazz Club The Shed Suddenly Closes After Conflicts with Golden Belt's New Landlords

Music Feature Just a few months before its third anniversary, the intimate club quietly closed for good over the weekend.

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Record Review: Happy Abandon's Debut, Facepaint, Marks an Ambitious Start

Record Review The Chapel Hill trio swings for the fences, but hits a few bumps along the way.

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The New York Times Analyzed Americans' YouTube Habits—How Does It Look Locally?

Music Feature Cary likes Coldplay, Raleigh loves Gucci Mane, Hillsborough digs Rihanna, and more.

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With Wooden Wand and Beyond, James Jackson Toth's Discography Has Gotten As Wide As It Is Deep

Music Feature Wooden Wand headlines at The Pinhook in Durham on Wednesday, August 23.

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Record Review: Poison Blood's Self-Titled Debut Offers Black Metal, Straight Up

Music Briefs It’s somewhat surprising that Poison Blood, the first fruit of the collaboration between Jenks Miller and Neill Jameson, is so nakedly direct.

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Twenty Years In, George Holt Keeps Steering the N.C. Museum of Art's Summer Music Series As a Major Regional Attraction

Music Feature Superchunk headlines at the museum Saturday night as part of Holt's efforts this year.

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