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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Southland Ballroom to Close After New Year's Eve

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 12:14 PM

Back in the spring, we reported that Southland Ballroom, the Raleigh music venue whose building was bought out by developers in February, would likely be sticking around for at least another year. That's changed this week, as the venue has announced that its New Year's Eve party with Talking Heads cover band Same As It Ever Was will be its final show. In an email, music manager Eric Puente said the development project had moved more quickly than Southland had originally anticipated, and that construction is slated to start in February. Rather than close in the middle of a month,...

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Raleigh's Free Local Band Local Beer Series Has a Five-Dollar Cover Starting Next Week

Posted By on Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 12:58 PM

The beer will still be local and so will the bands, but starting in 2017, the weekly Local Band Local Beer concert series is going to cost you a five-spot. For ten years, Local Band Local Beer has united two of the area’s finest exports, at no charge, in downtown Raleigh, regularly bringing in droves of beer lovers and attracting bands that were paid well on the strength of the drinking crowd. But, according to a statement released Wednesday by Pour House owner Adam Lindstaedt, the series will begin charging admission in order to offer better compensation to the bands...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

San Francisco Symphony Cancels Chapel Hill Appearance Over HB 2

Posted By on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 12:06 PM

Even with the recent good news that Pat McCrory has agreed to leave the Governor’s Mansion voluntarily, the discriminatory HB 2 law that he and his cronies passed in secret continues to inflict damage on the state. Yesterday afternoon, Carolina Performing Arts announced that the San Francisco Symphony had notified the institution that it was canceling its two April performances at UNC-Chapel Hill due to North Carolina's pernicious legislation. The wave of cancellations by performers like Bruce Springsteen, not to mention corporate entities pulling of plans to establish a presence the Tar Heel State, has abated since HB 2 became...

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Art of Cool Festival Adds Common to Its April Lineup

Posted By on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 12:01 PM

Last month, when Art of Cool Festival announced its 2017 lineup, the festival seemed to have outdone its bookings of the previous three years. After all, which of its years can top two vastly different, legendary music lodestones like funk pioneer George Clinton and hip-hop icon Rakim headlining, as well as another wide-ranging field of jazz, soul, and hip-hop hotshots including world-class trumpeter Christian Scott, prolific hip-hop producer and DJ Just Blaze, JMSN, Goldlink, The Hamiltones, Nao, and more? Today, Art of Cool made an even stronger case for its 2017 festival by adding Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper, Common, as...

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