Folk legends prepared to dish out the hits.
by John Schacht | May 19, 2013
These Chicago improvisers court both post-bop bounce and free jazz exploration.
by John Schacht | May 10, 2013
They made a couple of decent records before Billy Corgan's ego got in the way.
by John Schacht | May 08, 2013
His Woody Guthrie-meets-Rimbaud folk music anticipated the onrushing tide of '60s social unrest and put post-modernism in song.
by John Schacht | May 01, 2013
A Raleigh singer/songwriter whose country music is anything but traditional.
by John Schacht | April 25, 2013
Beneath the Muscle Shoals rhythms, Gamble and Huff strings and Stax horns beats a pair of thoroughly modern women's hearts delivering an ode to sisters everywhere.
by John Schacht | April 12, 2013
Local scamps who've been entertaining the region for years with their brand of "we mean business" rock 'n' roll performing at Motown Getdown.
by John Schacht | March 30, 2013
Morgan likes his twang old school, that is to say, two-fingers neat with a whole bunch of Outlaw Waylon, Merle and Willie to chase it.
by John Schacht | March 22, 2013
Benefit concert for local Paint Fumes' singer/guitarist Elijah Von Cramon, who was struck by a car as he walked home. Featuring a plethora of local rock bands, all proceeds go to his hospital bills.
by John Schacht | March 16, 2013
Charlotte Symphony playing Brahms' only violin concerto (recorded in 1878) and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony (1936) with French violinist Augustin Dumay as the featured soloist.
by John Schacht | March 15, 2013
The band provides tasteful horn sections and orchestral strings that show up judiciously in the arrangements of pop songs whose best traits unfold with repeat listens.
by John Schacht | March 10, 2013
Samba party-cum-Carnaval celebration offering a colorful and visceral taste of Brazilian culture.
by John Schacht | February 23, 2013
A range in style from folky shuffles and near-jazzy instrumentals to Neil Young & Crazy Horse-style jams, the twang of Wilco's A.M.-era sound and Southwestern-flavored noir.
by John Schacht | February 16, 2013
An intriguing double header playing orchestral pop and noir-ish post-punk, respectively.
by John Schacht | February 13, 2013
The South is rising again with soulful rock unhinged and unhindered.
by John Schacht | February 01, 2013