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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Meadowmont Music Series Reverses Course on Cancellation After Local Outcry Against Censorship

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:44 AM

The Holland Brothers are “a good-time, beer-drinking act,” specializing in a mix of old country and blues styles, says Mark Holland. So the trio, consisting of Mark, his brother Mike, and bassist Billie Feather, were a natural fit for the Meadowmont Music Series, a small Chapel Hill event now in its second year. But after being hired to play, the band suddenly found itself disinvited due to the content of a single song, one that is not in the trio's collective repertoire and which they were not even planning on playing. Ultimately, after being besieged by emails charging censorship, Meadowmont reversed...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Moogfest News: Michael Stipe and His Multimedia Installation Have Joined Moogfest, New Music Included

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 1:07 PM

If you need further inducement to attend the upcoming Moogfest, which returns to Durham in May for a second iteration, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe will be there, and he’ll be premiering a multimedia installation— an “exploration of desire and movement”—that will feature a never-before-heard instrumental score along with footage the singer shot in New York City. This isn't the first time Stipe has released music in the post-R.E.M. era—he collaborated with producer/songwriter Andy LeMaster on the instrumental soundtrack to The Cold Lands—but for this project he's made good use of Moog’s invention, and he's done it on his own. Stipe...

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A New Free Block Party Set to Debut on Hillsborough Street in April

Posted By on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 2:10 PM

To kick off spring in the Triangle, Hillsborough Street will be humming with a newly announced festival set for Saturday, April 8. Taking place on the 2200 and 2300 blocks of Hillsborough Street, the Live & Local Spring Fest will feature a bevy of family-friendly entertainment, including a musical stage that will feature a day’s worth of entertainment ranging from the classic country of headliners Chatham County Line to hip-hop from The Beast, among a diverse roster of local talent. Raleigh Brewing Company will oversee the event’s Beer Zone. The Artist Village will bring together a wealth of talented area...

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Moogfest Announces Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, and More in Its First Nighttime Programming Lineup

Posted By on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 11:31 AM

After many weeks of slow reveals of its programming via a weekly email newsletter, Moogfest just dropped its first major announcement of the nighttime programming for year's festival. Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, and composer Suzanne Ciani are among the big headliners this year, joining the earlier music announcement that included Moor Mother, SURVIVE, and Nona Hendryx. Like last year, there are a few names that you might not associate with electronic music—experimental guitarist Marisa Anderson and harpist Mary Lattimore stick out in that regard. Locals ZenSoFly and Professor Toon have jumped the bill, too. And hey, remember Gotye? He'll be...

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Watch New Videos from Sylvan Esso—Who Have a New LP out Next Month—and Flock of Dimes

Posted By on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Happy Wednesday! It's March 1, and it's supposed to get up to eighty degrees in the Triangle today. So why not join Sylvan Esso on a desert romp through their new video? The clip for "Die Young," which was released yesterday, features Amelia Meath joyriding in a cop car she steals from Nick Sanborn, who's dressed up as a police officer and hassling a shirtless young person over a mysterious electronic device. "Die Young" is the new single from What Now, Sylvan Esso's full-length follow-up to their 2014 self-titled LP. It's out on April 28, and after spending much...

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