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Peter Walker Continues His Guitar Explorations After a 40-Year Hiatus
Published 02/05/2014 at 10:45 a.m.
Born in Boston, Walker played in the city’s folk club/coffeehouse scene before bouncing around and performing in New York, Spain, North Africa, Dallas, San Francisco, Mexico, and Detroit, finally settling down in Woodstock, N.Y. His debut album, Rainy Day Raga ...
Marina Orchestra's New Album Represents a Step Forward for the Band
Published 02/05/2014 at 10:21 a.m.
Marina Orchestra will be performing their infectious, highly danceable indie-pop take on African, Caribbean, and Latin American musical styles during a release party for their new CD, Oceans, at Pilot Light on Friday, Feb. 7. Songwriter and frontman Justin Powers ...
Stand-Up Comic Ryan Singer Gets Silly and Serious in Alternative Comedy Venues
Published 12/11/2013 at 11:50 a.m. 1 Comment
Stand-up comic Ryan Singer has a restless, agile mind. A 20-minute conversation finds him musing on subjects such as how teaching fifth-graders relates to comedy; how The Neverending Story teaches that education leads to sorrow and you’re lost in this ...
Recapping AC Entertainment's Mountain Oasis Music Festival
Published 10/30/2013 at 11:02 a.m.
Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is the Asheville-based festival AC Entertainment launched after parting ways with Moog Music, who will continue Moogfest next spring. Aside from the new fest’s name being much more of a mouthful, there was not really ...
Bill Callahan and Richard Youngs Demonstrate Two Very Different Approaches to the Singer/Songwriter Tradition
Published 09/25/2013 at 10:58 a.m.
Dream River (Drag City) is Callahan’s 15th full-length record, and it is a good one, but many of the songs seem interchangeable with material from his last few albums.
The Cryptic Avant-Folk Band Califone Finds Clarity on Its New Album
Published 08/28/2013 at 11:56 a.m.
While few people would call what the band does country, folk, or blues, elements of each are apparent in Califone’s music, filtered through a bit of an avant-garde sensibility.
Local Music Review: Daddy Don't
Published 07/31/2013 at 10:08 a.m.
Daddy Don’t does not want to waste your time. Drummer Maggie Brannon and guitarist Charice Starr find a catchy melody and good beat, tell their story, get in, and get out.
Brandon Biondo's Shy Boys Continue Coolrunnings' Synth-Rock Explorations
Published 06/26/2013 at 10:57 a.m. 1 Comment
Shy Boys debuted with “Ride” and “Julia,” McMinn’s vocals a perfect fit for Biondo’s expertly crafted surf-pop. “Something” soon followed, a woozy bit of dream pop that brings to mind a New Romantic act discovering shoegaze.
Local Scene Veterans Light It Up as Smoking Nurse
Published 05/29/2013 at 10:54 a.m.
Charlie Finch, Joan Monaco, and Bill Warden were housemates for a while before they were in a band together. Then, in the spring of 2011, their friend Steph Untz insisted they form a band to play the reception for her ...
French Band Ulan Bator Finally Makes It to America
Published 05/01/2013 at 11:30 a.m.
A few tracks from En France/En Transe, scheduled for release later this month, are available on the band’s website; they point to a rawer sound reminiscent of Ulan Bator’s debut album, which Cambuzat says is a result of the band ...