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Record Review: No Love's Explosive Debut Is One of This Year's Best LPs

Choke On It is the rare punk record that offers depth and nuance without shedding an ounce of urgency.

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Record Review: With Things Change, American Aquarium Offers a New Chapter, Not a Reinvention

The band performs Saturday night at Band Together's big shindig with Walk the Moon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Record Review: Moon Racer Offers Cozy Bedroom Pop on Is Really It a Secret?

The fuzzy, intimate tape is the latest project from Durham's Autumn Ehinger.

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Record Review: On Years, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers Offer Another Unstoppable Round of Whiskey-Soaked Country

The band celebrates their second album for Bloodshot Records at Cat's Cradle Friday night with Spider Bags.

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Record Review: On The Silence, Durham's Horizontal Hold Stakes Out Knotty New Ground

The band's cut-and-paste approach results in songs with consistently surprising trajectories.

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6 String Drag Gives Alt-Country a New Spin on Top of the World

Top of the World is the sound of a long-postponed promise being definitively fulfilled.

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Record Review: Ocean Meets the Animal

The band plays a release party for their second record Friday night at The Pinhook

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Record Review: Caleb Caudle Overcomes His Ryan Adams Influences on Crushed Coins

The Winston-Salem singer-songwriter headlines the Cat's Cradle Back Room Saturday night with Jake Xerxes Fussell.

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Record Review: S.E. Ward's Leaving EP Is a Snapshot of a Strong Songwriter

Ward benefits from a full band, which lets her more effectively render multiple moods across the EP’s taut twenty minutes.

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Record Review: Superchunk Swings for the Fences with What a Time to Be Alive

Since 2010's freewheeling Majesty Shredding, the quartet has become more galvanizing and outspoken. key words: record review, Superchunk, Chapel Hill, Durham, Merge Records, What a Time to Be Alive

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Record Review: Bat Fangs Bites Into Eighties Influences on its Thrilling Debut LP

If pop rock and heavy metal were able to set aside their longstanding stylistic differences and produce offspring, what form would their progeny take?

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Record Review: Reese McHenry & The Fox Channel Raw Power on High Comma

The band headlines Local 506 in Chapel Hill Friday night.

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Record Review: Hardcore Titans Corrosion of Conformity Bring Pepper Keenan Back Into the Fold

By now, any avid follower of the band has to expect—if not embrace—the band’s eagerness to abandon its own precedents.

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Record Review: Young Yonder's Debut Stays Close to Home

The band celebrates its self-titled effort Friday night at Kings.

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Colin Sneed Plays Rock Romps Fast and Loose on Empty and Open All Night

The Durham transplant marries a mischievous literary sensibility to an uncanny knack for big-ticket hooks and snarling guitars,

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