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  • Aug 23-29, 2006
  • Vol. 23, No. 34

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  • Wake County
  • Etheridge on the war: not my issue

    Folks who came to the Wake Progressive Democrats meeting in Raleigh last week hoping to learn where Congressman Bob Etheridge stands on the war left shaking their heads.


  • Music Briefs
  • Paulson's plans

    Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy dedicated the fifth song of his solo-set encore at the N.C. Museum of Art Wednesday night to Brian Paulson, the Chapel Hill producer who made Wilco's first record, A.M., in 1994.
  • Music Briefs
  • REX back intact

    Just three weeks after The Record Exchange in Raleigh's Mission Valley closed, the space is open again as a new record store--under the same name.
  • The Mountain Goats
  • Record Review
  • The Mountain Goats

    John Darnielle's demonstrated a facility for scenes fraught like severed high-tension wires, spewing sparks and slivering in unpredictably.



  • September: Brooks Wood Band
  • Band of the Month
  • September: Brooks Wood Band

    According to Brooks Wood, things were promising from the outset when he, Paul Sheeran (electric guitar), Miah Wander (bass) and Danny Shampine (drums)—all of them veterans of the N.C. State Music Department—decided to gather and play some music.



  • Editorial
  • Traveling back

    How soon we forget. Now that the federal government has forced the Triangle Transit Authority to pull the plug on its request for continued funding to complete the long-planned commuter rail line, we're looking for private development to pay for much of it.
  • Front Porch
  • No dice

    So the other week I get this package from my friend Trevor.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • We wondered, too

    I am always amazed when people write to the Independent decrying the debauchery of the adult entertainment guides, disparaging some article you have recently published and labeling supporters of the Independent as losers, loony, aliens, etc....


Free Stuff & Promos

  • Bob Dylan
  • Giveaways
  • Bob Dylan

    A pair of tickets to see Bob Dylan in concert with Jimmie Vaughan, Junior Brown, Elana James & the Continental Two

Ye Olde Archives

  • For the week of August 23 through 29
  • Best Bets
  • For the week of August 23 through 29

    Mark Hewitt summer kiln opening; N.C. Salsa Xtravaganza; N.C. Museum of Art outdoor movie series ends; La Ley 96.9 FM third anniversary festival; Shellac and Uzeda; One Love Reggae Festival
  • Vienna Teng
  • Spotlight
  • Vienna Teng

    Music business acumen and personal growth go hand in hand for Bay Area pianist and singer-songwriter Vienna Teng.
  • Todd Snider
  • Spotlight
  • Todd Snider

    At this past Saturday's Mucklewain Festival outside the small town of Harriman in an even smaller foothills town in Tennessee, Todd Snider was the mayor, at least for the duration of his 50-minute set.

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