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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Yep Roc and UNC's Southern Folklife Collection Have Teamed Up to Issue Three Records

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 11:05 AM

The Southern Folklife Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill is one of the most valuable resources in the country for documents of the everyday stuff that makes us us. From rock show posters and T-shirts to obscure field recordings and photographs, the collection is a treasure trove of music, interviews, art, and much more. You can explore the SFC’s archives online, but soon you can hold some of the collection in your own hands: This spring marks the launch of a partnership between the SFC and Yep Roc Records. The label, based in Hillsborough, will issue three records that have been digitally...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Live: On Inauguration Night, Run the Jewels Keeps the Fun Flowing in Raleigh

Posted By on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Run the Jewels The Ritz, Raleigh Friday, January 20, 2016 Shortly before Run the Jewels took the stage in Raleigh, I pushed my way to the center of the densely packed crowd. The dudes I ended up next to were raring to go. After pausing to excitedly chide me for my earplugs—as inadequate against the blaring, blistering sound that followed as the guys said they would be—they joined an impatient chant of “R - T - J!” that soon erupted, seizing their opportunity to shift the message when it started to die down: “Fuck Donald Trump!” they bellowed, inspiring an...

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Raleigh's Community Music School Set to Reopen Next Week After Temporary Shutdown

Posted By on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 12:21 PM

After shutting down operations in November to deal with a financial crisis that threatened is survival, Raleigh’s nonprofit Community Music School has announced it will reopen its doors and that classes will resume beginning February 1. Citing an outpouring of financial support, the board says it’s confident it can continue providing inexpensive music lessons to the roughly 120 students from underprivileged circumstances currently enrolled as well as to students in future years. To stay healthy, the board says it will engage the public in reevaluating its mission and practices. Last September, when the students returned for lessons, board members discovered...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Live: North Carolina Hip-Hop Flexes its Muscles in Raleigh

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 4:56 PM

Local Band Local Beer: DeFacto Thezpian, South Rome, Jooselord Magnus, Alex Aff, Danny Blaze The Pour House, Raleigh Thursday, January 7, 2017 North Carolina hip-hop is alive and well, and though hip-hop in the Triangle area has yet to flourish on the levels of Atlanta or New York, this year’s first Local Band Local Beer marked a monumental shift within the North Carolina music scene. The hip-hop community is no longer asking for the support of the greater North Carolina area—instead, its participants are making opportunities for themselves through their own names and resources. Locally and beyond, names like J....

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Song Premiere: Peter Holsapple Returns to Solo Work with a New Single

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 2:16 PM

Peter Holsapple, who co-fronted power-pop cult heroes The dB’s in the eighties and subsequently worked with everyone from R.E.M. to Hootie & The Blowfish, has plenty of recordings to his credit, but up until now there’s only been one solo outing in his discography: the 1997 album Out of My Way. That’s about to change with the impending arrival of his single “Don’t Mention the War” b/w “Cinderella Style.” Holsapple, who grew up in Winston-Salem and currently makes his home in Durham, doesn’t mind speculating on the reason for the scarcity of his solo material. “I don’t feel there’s been...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Moogfest Announces Nona Hendryx, Moor Mother, SURVIVE, and More in First Wave of Programming

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:03 AM

For its second stand in Durham, Moogfest is rolling out its programming lineup in phases, the first of which just dropped. The overall programming themes include The Future of Creativity, Protest, Spatial Sound, Hacking Systems, The Future of Creativity, Instrument Design, The Joyful Noise of STEAM, and more. Topping the bill this round is Nona Hendryx, most notably of Labelle, who will perform and present wearable tech instruments of her own invention. SURVIVE, the duo responsible for the synth soundtrack of last year's runaway Netflix hit Stranger Things, and noise pioneers Wolf Eyes also take the stage. The Haxan Cloak's...

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