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Friday, February 17, 2017

Video Premiere: Phil Cook and Skylar Gudasz Nod to Alice Gerrard in New Tribute Clips

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:58 PM

If you’re a fan of old-time, bluegrass, or have just been around Durham for a long time, you probably know Alice Gerrard. A pioneer with songwriting partner Hazel Dickens in the sixties and seventies, Gerrard has dedicated her life to the music she loves, and she remains an active and important force. Now she’s the subject of a forthcoming documentary, titled You Gave Me a Song, by Durham filmmaker Kenny Dalsheimer. He began work on the project in 2015 and is working on finalizing the film for a release. To that end, fellow Durhamites Phil Cook and Skylar Gudasz have...

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Tonight's David Bowie Tribute in Chapel Hill Postponed Due to OWASA Emergency

Posted By on Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 2:56 PM

Bad news if you were planning to hit Chapel Hill tonight to take in the Glass At 80 tribute to David Bowie. Due to an emergency with Chapel Hill and Carrboro's water supply, OWASA customers have been told not to use any water, and UNC-Chapel Hill closed because of the problem at 1 p.m. That closure includes Memorial Hall, which was supposed to host this evening's Heroes Tribute. Organizers with Carolina Performing Arts are working to reschedule the concert, which was to feature a Merge Records supergroup, but no date has been confirmed yet. So far, shows at Local 506,...

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Richard Lloyd Tells a Vision: A Q&A with the Celebrated Guitarist

Posted By on Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM

As one-quarter of the seminal New York City band Television, Richard Lloyd wasn’t just there for the birth of punk in the States: it wouldn’t have happened without him. Television didn’t last long, and they weren't really punk, but they were the first band to play at CBGBs. The band's 1977 LP, Marquee Moon, is a singular achievement that continues to bedazzle, with its thrilling admixture of Lloyd and Verlaine's guitars meshing in almost impossible ways. Lloyd has since distinguished himself on record, in the solo realm and as a fiery sideman (his riveting playing on Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend is...

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Here Are the Local Musicians Donating Their Bandcamp Proceeds to the ACLU Today

Posted By on Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Earlier this week, the music platform Bandcamp announced that it would donate its cut of all music and merch sales made today to the ACLU. The move came as a response to the immigration ban that went in effect over the weekend, which prompted a massive flood in donations to the civil rights organization. So far, over two hundred artists and labels have joined Bandcamp in pledging some or all of their own proceeds from today's sales to the ACLU or other social justice organizations. Here's a growing list of locals who are participating in today's give-a-thon. To add your...

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Durham's Raund Haus Beat Collective Announces New Record Label

Posted By on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 4:27 PM

Durham beat collective Raund Haus announced via a promo video on Tuesday that it's got a new endeavor that reaches beyond its regular showcases: a label dubbed Raund Haus Records. The announcement makes plenty of sense, considering the popularity of those showcases, where its resident producers have grown accustomed to turning area venues into their own producer dungeons packed with clusters of head-nod zombies, J. Dilla heads, Flying Lotus fans, and drum freaks. In recent memory, it’s one of only a few hip-hop-related labels to surface.  In August 2015, sisters Shorlette and Shirlette Ammons unveiled SugarQube Records. Several months later, a team...

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Live: Philip Glass's New Eleventh Symphony Makes Its Second Appearance in Chapel Hill

Posted By on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:05 AM

Glass At 80: Bruckner Orchester Linz UNC's Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill Wednesday, February 1, 2017 New Philip Glass pieces generally fall into two categories: the really good and the really bad. His style is so distinctive, his palette of ideas so stable, that the difference between the two comes down to small decisions of pacing and inflection. His piles of repetitive arpeggios either go somewhere or they don’t, and it’s sometimes hard to pinpoint exactly why they work in one place but fall flat in another. Thankfully, his eleventh symphony, which received its second ever performance last night by the...

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