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Friday, December 22, 2017

Video: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Deliver on Their Name

Posted By on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Motorco Music Hall, Durham Sunday, November 12, 2017 It was dark and raining on the corner of Rigsbee and West Greer streets when Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real's van, the Honeysuckle Rose, came to a stop out front of Motorco Music Hall in Durham. The iconic Western imagery engrained on its side served as a beacon to passing drivers that the Nelson Family Band was in town, in this case, an offshoot led by Lukas Nelson. Based in Hawaii, Nelson has cultivated a career mostly on the West Coast, but in...

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Listen to Sylvan Esso's Sweet Acoustic Cover of Mister Rogers' "There Are Many Ways to Say I Love You"

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:01 AM

The world feels nuts on a daily basis, for a multitude of reasons, and it can feel hard to find moments of joy, peace, and respite. But this morning, we've got a good one for you. Let Sylvan Esso soothe you with this quiet, acoustic rendition of "There Are Many Ways to Say I Love You," a song written by Fred Rogers for Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood The song is for Make Believe Neighborhood, a project commemorating Fred Rogers' marvelous life and work, which premieres in Minneapolis in February. It's a short, sweet little number, and you can listen to it...

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Watch Hiss Golden Messenger Take Over Late Night with Seth Meyers

Posted By on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 12:37 PM

If you're one of the early-to-bed types, you probably missed Durham's Hiss Golden Messenger performing "Domino (Time Will Tell)" on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. But fear not, we have YouTube! M.C. Taylor's ten-piece band includes some other esteemed local characters: Phil Cook, James Wallace, Skylar Gudasz, Tamisha Waden, and Darren Jessee are all part of the crew (you might have to look closely, though, as the clip is lit like it was shot in a broom closet). Even so, it's a solid performance from an immensely talented bunch of musicians. The band last appeared on late-night TV...

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Moogfest Announces Chelsea Manning, Jenny Hval, Jamila Woods, SOPHIE, and More for 2018

Posted By on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Moogfest isn't until mid-May, but today, it announced its first wave of programming—all of which is female, trans, and nonbinary performers and speakers. One of the biggest names is Chelsea Manning, the former soldier who was imprisoned for seven years for leaking information about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to Wikileaks. She was released in May of this year, and should have some fascinating insight on tech and social justice to add to next year's festival. Other names on the bill include Kaitlin Aurelia Smith, Jamila Woods, Jenny Hval, Nadia Sirota, Kristin Kontrol, Fatima Al Qadiri, SOPHIE, among a...

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Kamasi Washington, Contemporary Jazz Titan, Discusses Harmony and Human Connections

Posted By on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 11:34 AM

Kamasi Washington is one of those rare musicians who has managed to excite both the most deeply invested jazz enthusiasts and a broader popular audience who may not be as familiar with jazz. Based in Los Angeles, the saxophonist and composer has worked on wide-ranging projects with hip-hop artists like Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, and Run the Jewels, rock acts like The Twilight Singers and Ryan Adams, and jazz artists Phil Ranelin and Harvey Mason. Washington's eclectic work earned him a reputation within the music industry as a diligent and creative force, but his 2015 album The Epic elevated him...

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