Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  • Another Chapter of Rock:

    Mar 1, 11 • 1598 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, Music9 Comments

    Medusa Stone 16 Taps 127 Princess St. Fri., 3/4, doors at 9 p.m. Tickets: $5 www.reverbnation.com/medusastone Rock ‘n’ roll is embedded in the thread of U.S. pop culture. Taking its notes from blues, country, jazz and gospel, such wholesome ingredients...

  • Prep-school Dropouts:

    Mar 1, 11 • 1596 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, MusicNo Comments

    Sequoyah Soapbox 255 N. Front St. Wed., 3/9, doors at 8 p.m. Tickets: $7 Also playing: The Riverwinds, Wylie After nine years of instability, South Carolina’s Sequoyah Prep School (SPS) hit a brick wall. Despite their large fanbase, the naiveté of the band...

  • The Live Music Experience:

    Feb 22, 11 • 722 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, MusicNo Comments

    The Mantras The Whiskey • 1 S Front St Feb. 25th • 9 p.m. Admission: $5 www.themantras.com If string cheese incident and Umphrey’s McGee were morphed into one band that occasionally took funky cues from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, it would sound like The...

  • A Return to Musical Roots:

    Feb 15, 11 • 652 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, MusicNo Comments

    Susan Werner Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 7 pm. and 9 p.m.; and Sun., 3 p.m. Assigned table seating: $25 www.thalianhall.com There are few conversations in life that make me regret tucking away my acoustic guitar in the closet. Motivation struck me to return to its...

  • An Accomplished Bunch:

    Feb 15, 11 • 814 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, MusicNo Comments

    Trends in music change all the time. These days, Auto-Tune, Justin Bieber’s high vocals and songs about “California Gurls” (yes, with a “u”) are not foreign concepts; they’re what much of America hears as true “music.” Yet, there are a few...

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  • Ukulele for Peace:

    Feb 8, 11 • 1117 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, COVER STORY, MusicNo Comments

    UNCW Presents Jake Shimabukuro Kenan Auditorium Fri., 2/11, 8 p.m. Tickets: $6 – $22 (910) 962-3500 The ukulele. relatively young, having been introduced circa 1880, the instrument is one that many people wouldn’t be familiar with outside of the...

  • Put Your Hips In It:

    Jan 31, 11 • 987 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, MusicNo Comments

    Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Soapbox 255 N. Front St. Sat., 2/5, 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 Also playing: Big Daddy Love When mixing equal parts rhythm, soul and character, one of the funkiest bands NC has ever experienced explodes from the proverbial test tube....

  • NC Americana:

    Jan 26, 11 • 1259 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, Music2 Comments

    Nick and the Babes Soapbox 255 N. Front St. Sat., 1/29, 8pm Tickets: $7 Also playing: Jim Avett and Mike Blair and the Stonewalls There’s something to be said about a song that can transcend the chaos, which sometimes interrupts our lives, into a state of...

  • Week in Music:

    Jan 18, 11 • 931 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, MusicNo Comments

    Where to go for great music should never be an issue in a town brimming with sounds at every corner. A variety of sounds await listeners begind the doors of many venues this week. Soapbox Laundro Lounge offers up a night of environmental charity with a...