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Record Review: On His Solo Debut, Mike VM Is The Happiest Man on Earth

The former Everymen frontman marinates in contemplation and complex emotions on his latest LP.

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Record Review: After More Than a Decade, Erie Choir Finally Releases Its Second Record

Old Rigs, out now on PotLuck, is the result of several years' rumination.

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Record Review: Fitness Womxn's Macho City Is a Roaring Catharsis

The Carrboro trio's debut record offers affirmation and relief through its take-no-prisoners songs.

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Record Review: Ama Divers' Shadow Seeking Sun Is a Dense, Decadent Getaway

The Durham trio celebrates its first full-length record Sunday at The Pinhook.

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Record Review: Durham's Wailin Storms Delivers a Noise-Rock Squall on Sick City

Wailin Storms plays at The Pinhook Friday night between Helms Alee and Solar Halos.

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Record Review: With Dream the Wheel, Violet Bell Dabbles in Pop and Nature

Whether Violet Bell chooses to stay scattershot or hone a more specific sound will dictate how far it can keep going.

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Record Review: Hot Releases' Ninth Anniversary Compilation Celebrates the Outer Edges

Hot Comp runs the gamut from harsh noise to gentle, dreamy landscapes and beyond. key words: Hot Releases, record review, Ryan Martin

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Record Review: On Hell House, Al Riggs Builds a Cozy Sonic Home

Riggs's latest songs invite and uplift, and even as they convey sorrow, act as channels for catharsis.

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Record Review: Youth League's Second EP Is a Propulsive, Powerful Effort

The band purveys an industrial-strength rock mash-up that could easily go off the rails, but instead the music stays vital and visceral.

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Record Review: With Birds, 1970s Film Stock Flies Away with Dynamic Approaches

1970s Film Stock Headlines at The Pinhook in Durham on Thursday, August 24.

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Record Review: Happy Abandon's Debut, Facepaint, Marks an Ambitious Start

The Chapel Hill trio swings for the fences, but hits a few bumps along the way.

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Record Review: GNØER's Precepts 1-12 Is Strong, Straightforward Electronica

On its new record, the Raleigh band spins out graceful instrumental electronica that’s brawny and textural, if played relatively straight.

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Record Review: The Hot at Nights Keep Shapeshifting with Three Kids

The Hot at Nights celebrate their new record Saturday night at The Pour House.

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Record Review: Sylvan Esso Refines its Slick Synth Pop Formula on What Now

On its second record, the Durham duo asserts itself as a lasting endeavor.

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Record Review: Friends and Fans of Big Star Commit Their Love of Third to Tape

The live project that began in Chapel Hill gets a double-disc treatment of songs by the cult-favorite rock band.

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Record Review: OG Senpaiii's First Full-Length, [Headspace], Leaves Room to Grow

The beatmaker's more adventurous songs hide behind more predictable numbers.

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Record Review: Mipso Sticks the Landing With Coming Down the Mountain

The band performs at the North Carolina Museum of Art with River Whyless Saturday night.

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Record Review: Bombadil Mends a Breakup and Mines Data with Fences

The longrunning Durham outfit headlines The ArtsCenter in Carrboro on Saturday.

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Record Review: Trust Trandle's Comfortable Instrumental Hip-Hop

The young Durham beatmaker's debut album is the second release for the new Raund Haus Records.

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Record Review: Blue Cactus Mends Prickly Heartache With Country Crooning

The new project from Steph Stewart and Mario Arnez has bright outlook for the future.

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