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Forecastle Festival: Five Moments

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN Five moments. That’s misleading, of course. Forecastle is filled with them, and the fans are the life blood that power the show that always must go on. This is a music festival that doesn’t feel VIP-ish. I’ve never felt more comfortable eating a corn dog and tater tots with a … Read more

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Lollapalooza Day Three in Photos: Glen Hansard, Kings of Leon, Cage The Elephant, The Avett Brothers, NONONO, London Grammar, Delta Rae

Glen Hansard soaking up the rain | All photos by Jason Gonulsen Day Three of Lollapalooza brought rain, mud, and wonderful sets by Glen Hansard, Cage the Elephant, NONONO, London Grammar, The Avett Brothers, Kings of Leon, and more! Please enjoy these photos by Jason Gonulsen. GLEN HANSARD NONONO SMALLPOOLS FANS THE AVETT BROTHERS DELTA … Read more

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Lineup Announcement | The Black Keys, The String Cheese Incident, The Avett Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Jim James, Grace Potter, Big Boi to play the 2013 Forecastle Festival in Louisville (July 12 – 14)

The 11th annual Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park in Louisville will feature a heavy stack of heavyweights: The Black Keys, The String Cheese Incident, The Avett Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, among many more (see full lineup below). We’ve never had the pleasure … Read more

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The 8 Best Releases From NC Bands in 2012

For some reason, the only thing witty in my head right now is “nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in….the twelfth year of two thousaaaand.”  Does it have the same ring as the original?  No, but you know what? It’s true goddammit.  Our home-state boys and girls have really raised the proverbial bar, by releasing … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums (Quarter 3)

Dirty Projectors album art courtesy of Domino While much of the country is in a drought, we are not want for new music during the summer months. Your grass might be brown, and your air conditioner might be bending under the burden of 100 degree weather, but your new album release cup runneth over. Don’t … Read more

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Watch Scott Avett Perform Bombadil’s “Marriage”

Here’s some North Carolina love for this Tuesday morning – from one local artist to another. Scott Avett (one of The Avett Brothers) recorded the video below for your viewing pleasure, performing Bombadil’s song “Marriage” from their album Tarpits and Canyonlands released last year via Ramseur Records. Now I’m not sure which version I like more…

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | Meaghan Smith – I Know

It’s Friday here at Speakers in Code, and I still feel like loungin’. After all, it is still snowing. And cold. And February. But, I have the up-and-coming Meaghan Smith to warm up my day. The Canadian singer’s lovely little song that I just can’t get enough of is called “I Know,” and it’s off … Read more