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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's 2012: A locals-only heartbreak mixtape

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM

1. The Rosebuds, "Cover Ears" — OK, so this is pretty much a no-brainer. A married duo divorces, then comes back together for a post-divorce LP, Loud Planes Fly Low. Ivan and Kelly Rosebud give us an intimate glimpse of post-marital desolation, notably when Ivan sings "who's gonna love you/ when I go?" The rest of Loud Planes is pretty bleak too. 2. The Small Ponds, "Loneliness" — This remarkable Americana-folk duo formed at Raleigh's annual Love Hangover—an evening dedicated to sad cover songs. So it stands to reason they'd write along those same lines. "Loneliness will be your one...

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A VD playlist for the down-on-love

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 1:12 PM

There's not a lot of hope right now for an indie kid in love. Blame it on the divorces of several prominent indie couples: Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore shattered our faith in true love when they announced that their 17-year marriage wouldn't make it to 18; Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard forced us to wonder if even the unreasonably good-looking dorks are doomed in love too; and Jack White and Karen Elson made their divorce into a star-studded fête before White, dishearteningly, broke up with his former ex-wife Meg for a second time (but this time professionally). So, there...

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tonight through Saturday, The Club Is Open Festival supports CyTunes, Tisch Center

Posted By on Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 11:35 AM

The second-annual The Club is Open Festival began Tuesday night with a pre-fest party and a triple-bill at The Reservoir. Like last night's Hammer No More The Fingers show at the newly repurposed Players on East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, that gig was free. But the shows tonight (Aminal, The Dry Heathensand On The Beach at The Cave), Friday (Red Collar, The Loners, Rat Jacksonand A Rooster For The Masses at Local 506) and Saturday (American Aquarium, The Future Kings of Nowhere, Flithybird and Nathan Oliver at Cat’s Cradle) are not. The paltry cover charges ($5, $7 and...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Confidential to K-Hill, but you other rappers should read it, too.

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 8:03 PM

On the Triangle's preeminent  hip-hop message board, "The Lawn," local rapper/producer K-Hill recently voiced his opinion regarding the lack of coverage that I've been giving to North Carolina hip-hop in the music pages of the Independent Weekly. The comment stemmed from a thread announcing a show featuring local R&B songstress Keisha Shontelle. "Who the fuck is Keisha Shontelle?" I asked, jokingly. In essence, I was suggesting that, given Shontelle's relative disappearance from this music scene lately, I wasn't even sure if I remembered her anymore. But I did. "Ask Grayson," K-Hill responded. "He actually writes about the other movements that...

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

And here we go...

Posted By on Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:07 AM

So, welcome back. We took some  time off from Scan Version 1.0 last May, concentrating instead on developing more online music content over at the Independent Weekly's mothership, thinking about that mothership's 25th anniversary, and—in general—trying to make the music section of the print version of said mothership more comprehensive than ever. Missions accomplished (we think), we're back with a new design and new content, and excited to be here. The Triangle's online music community has grown by leaps and bounds since we last spoke, from Jedidiah Gant's updates at New Raleigh and David Menconi's increased presence with his On...

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