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Can Pavement's Stephen Malkmus Hold His Own Against His Former Band's Ever-Expanding Legacy?

Can Pavement's Stephen Malkmus Hold His Own Against His Former Band's Ever-Expanding Legacy?

Touring in support of the new Sparkle Hard, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks play at Carrboro's Cat's Cradle Tuesday night.

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Phil Cook Commits to His Community on His Second Record, People Are My Drug

Music Feature Cook celebrates the album's release Thursday night at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro.

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On People Are My Drug, Phil Cook Gets High on the Power of Love

Record Review On his second LP, Cook borrows from his friends' and family's encouraging messages at a time when being kind remains critical.

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Can Bob Weir and the Boys Bring the Grateful Dead Back to Life?

Music Feature Get your answer on Saturday, when Dead & Company stops at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh.

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Bill Ferris Collects His Life’s Work in Voices of Mississippi, a Portal into the Complex Cultural Landscape of the South

Music Feature "Everyone we meet in the course of a day has a story, a really important story, and we just touch the very top of a deep well of information."

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Caique Vidal Brings Brazil to the Bull City with His Joyful, Eclectic Ensembles

Music Feature Caique Vidal & Batuque take over Motorco in Durham Saturday night to celebrate the release of TYSM.

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Find Your Own Life Philosophy in a Pair of Big-Name Country Gigs This Weekend

Music Feature Willie Nelson and Sturgill Simpson headline the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Friday night, while Sugarland and Brandy Clark take over PNC Arena Saturday.

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Record Review: Bobby Britt Offers Expressive Fiddle Tunes on Alaya, His Solo Debut

Record Review Britt is well versed in using his talent to boost the signal of his collaborators, but he proves he’s plenty worthy of his own attention.

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Record Review: On No Excuses, Nance Has His Eye on the Next Level

Record Review The Dutch producer teams up with the adventurous Raleigh trio for a record that toes the line between slick and a snoozefest.

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Record Review: Nicolay and The Hot at Nights Chill Out on Glaciers

Record Review The Dutch producer teams up with the adventurous Raleigh trio for a record that toes the line between slick and a snoozefest.

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Record Review: With Where the Wildest Spirits Fly, The Pinkerton Raid Gives a Kiss-Off to Lost Causes

Record Review The band performs at The Pour House Friday night with Brothers Egg and The Mobros.

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A New Audio System at The Armory Wraps the Audience in 360 Degrees of Music

Music Feature The immersive A3 sound system makes its debut in Durham this weekend, twenty-four speakers strong.

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Moogfest 2018: Can a Music Festival Help Us Unlearn White Patriarchy?

Music Feature The best parts of this year's lineup are artists who are working to break down toxic power structures.

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Lower Your Lids and Open Your Third Eye with the Sublime Spiritual Techno of Jon Hopkins

Music Feature Hopkins's new album, Singularity, enshrines him as one of today’s most visionary, ambitious producers.

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Chelsea Manning's Next Chapter

Music Briefs What does a music festival have to do with advocacy for a more open government?

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Kelela's Future Pop Transformatively Draws on the Music of the African Diaspora

Music Feature Her work is innately global, spanning continents, disparate sonic landscapes, and experimental new genres.

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The Bloody Brilliance of Jenny Hval

Music Briefs The Norwegian artist is making some of the most unusual and affirming music of this decade.

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Popular Events

  • Juneteenth Celebration @ Social Games and Brews

    • Tue., June 19, 11 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • The Feelies @ Cat's Cradle

    • Sat., June 23, 8:30 p.m. $20-$23
  • The Walls Group, Tamisha Waden @ Motorco Music Hall

    • Sat., June 23, 8 p.m. $23-$25
  • Mandolin Orange with Charlie Parr @ NC Museum of Art

    • Sat., June 23, 8 p.m. Sold out
  • Litz, Tyny @ Pour House Music Hall

    • Sat., June 23, 8 p.m. $10

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