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Raleigh Hip-Hop Crew Kooley High Reunites with Rapsody and 9th Wonder to Glow Up on Never Come Down

The group celebrates the release of its latest project at Raleigh's Lincoln Theatre Saturday night.

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Can The Decemberists, a Brainy Folk-Rock Band Pointed Toward the Past, Leap Into the Future on its Synthy New Record?

Get one answer to the question Thursday night, when the band stops at the Durham Performing Arts Center

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Anna & Elizabeth Put a Staggering New Spin on Old Traditions with The Invisible Comes to Us

The duo plays at Nightlight in Chapel Hill with Jake Xerxes Fussell on Saturday, April 18.

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On the Brink of Becoming a Stateside Sensation, Wolf Alice Offers an Exciting Alt-Rock Amalgam

The U.K. ensemble headlines Cat's Cradle Monday night.

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A Beginner's Guide to Yo La Tengo

Here's what you shouldn't miss from the band's thirty-year career. They headline Cat's Cradle two nights in a row on April 10 and 11.

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Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart Has Kept Pushing Boundaries in Experimental Electronic Music. But Does He Still Hate Durham?

You can find Xiu Xiu Saturday at Duke Coffeehouse's annual Brickside Music Festival alongside Laurel Halo, Tashi Dorji & Sarah Louise, Bill Orcutt, and more.

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As a Writer and as DJ/rupture, Jace Clayton Has Been Both Prophet and Architect of Our Digital, Global, Post-Genre Musical Age

Clayton's SOUND~SITE~ECHO event series unfolds in Durham and Chapel Hill next week.

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Of Montreal Draws from Extended Dance Mixes of the Past to Aim Its Sound at the Future

The longrunning band from Athens, Georgia headlines Cat's Cradle Friday night.

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Duke Performances' Inaugural Black Atlantic Festival Puts Caribbean, African, and South American Cultures in Conversation

From Monday through next Saturday, you can find a thrilling slate of performers from Mali, Venezuela, Haiti and more in Durham.

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Despite her English Punk and Pop Pedigrees, Hollie Cook Creates Her Own World in Easygoing Reggae

Catch up with Cook and her dreamy tunes in person Wednesday, March 21, at Motorco in Durham.

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A Computer-Generated Multimedia Opera Is Premiering at Duke. Not Even Its Creators Know What's Going to Happen.

The heady production THE_OPER& gets its world premiere in Durham this weekend.

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Dixie Dregs' Classic Lineup Returns to Revive the Band's Southern-Fried Fusion Legacy

Good to the Last Drop

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Armed With an Earth-Shattering Voice, Mary D. Williams Connects Spiritual Traditions with Academic Scholarship

The singer and educator leads a free presentation about the music of the Civil Rights movement Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Chapel Hill.

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How a Punk-Rock Legend Helped Heather McEntire Refine Her Country Side on Lionheart

McEntire celebrates the release of her first solo record with two shows at The Pinhook in Durham this weekend.

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As Bat Fangs, Betsy Wright and Laura King Outstrip Their Parentheticals

Bat Fangs celebrates the release of its self-titled record Saturday night at the Cat's Cradle Back Room.

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We Maybe Made Jens Lekman a Little Uncomfortable by Knowing Way Too Much About His Music

Between wedding gigs, the indie-pop charmer stops at The Pinhook in Durham Friday Night.

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Guided by Laila’s Wisdom, Rapsody Goes Toe to Toe Against Hip-Hop’s Biggest Names at The Grammys

Will this finally be the year a woman takes home a trophy for Rap Album of the Year?

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Through Multilayered Electronic Instrumentals, Nym Mixes Magic Into His Music

Lewis Scaife performs as Nym at Arcana in Durham Friday night.

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The Inimitable Rapport of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

The duo has become shorthand for acoustic guy-gal musical teams, but their work is more than the sum of its parts. They're in Saxapahaw Saturday and Sunday.

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As Hanz, Brandon Juhans Serves Up Another Round of Elastic Electronica

The Durham-based electronic artist's newest LP, Plasty I, is out on the venerated Tri-Angle Records this week.

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