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Record Review: Matt Douglas Has a Need for Reeds on His Woodwinds-Only Solo Debut

Affirmation (with Discomfort) demonstrates Douglas's broad-minded approach to the instrument he knows and loves best.

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Record Review: ZenSoFly Blooms Into Hip-House With Her New Sunflowers EP

Her refined throwback approach runs the risk of novelty, but Sunflowers benefits from ZenSoFly’s microphone prowess.

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Record Review: P.A.T. Junior Teams Up With Kooley High's Sinopsis to Remix Black & Mild

The pair's collaboration, Smoke Signals, takes reinvented look at the Raleigh rapper's originals.

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Live: Bill Callahan Sees How Low He Can Go

At Duke Performances Saturday night, the esteemed singer-songwriter explored the depth of his voice and his songs.

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Record Review: Rachel Kiel's Shot From a Cannon

Keil celebrates the release of her latest LP Tuesday night at the Cat's Cradle Back Room.

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Record Review: Drug Yacht Slings Hot Riffs and Hilarity on The Van Warmer

The Durham trio of Daves offers a densely packed, rewarding romp on its latest record.

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Record Review: Estrangers Strike Gold on Gilded Palms

The Winston-Salem band has long appeared on the verge of a career-making breakthrough. That moment has arrived.

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

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

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

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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Girls Rock Gets the Blues—And That's a Good Thing

The nonprofit is partnering with the Music Maker Relief Foundation to bring blues musicians to some of its camp sessions this summer.

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Record Review: RGB Creates Vibrant Worlds in Burgeoning's Rich Songs

Pranesh Kamalakanthan, half of Raleigh duo Faux Fleurs, makes a strong solo debut.

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Music Brief: Loamlands Leaps to Vinyl

The Durham band's Sweet High Rise gets the LP treatment via Bull City Records' Chaz Martenstein.

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A New Music Series Lands at Dix Park this Summer

The Y'all at Dix Park shows will be monthly outdoor concerts featuring long-term favorites and young new acts.

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WKNC Makes a Mixtape

N.C. State's beloved radio station offers a pay-what-you-want sampler of its favorite current locals.

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