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Interviews

Joy's Genre-Hopping Hardcore Is All About Suffering

Raleigh's next great metal/hardcore hybrid give us an earful about their new album, 'No Light Below,' misanthropy, and doing it their damn selves.
Eli Enis
1.30.19
Interviews

The Unapologetic Devotion of Hiss Golden Messenger's MC Taylor

The North Carolina songwriter speaks on his career spanning box set 'Devotion,' the questions he’s still asking himself, and being a father.
Matt Williams
11.5.18
Interviews

Ivy Sole Is the Philly Rapper Who Wants You to Forgive Yourself

The Charlotte-born, Philly-based rapper is turning her growing pains into poetry on her debut album ‘Overgrown.’
Kristin Corry
9.24.18
Op-Eds

Your Opinions About J. Cole Are Probably Dumb

The rapper's new album 'KOD' is his best effort yet, and deserves to be discussed beyond the classic-trash binary.
Lawrence Burney
4.23.18
Premieres

Well$ Is Fighting to Give North Carolina Hip-Hop a Sound of Its Own

Stream the Chapel Hill via Charlotte rapper's new surprise EP, 'All Kings Get Their Heads Chopped Off.'
Drew Millard
6.8.17
Features

How Elvis Depressedly Captured the American South's Conflicted Identity

The area's social polarity directly influences the duo, setting them apart as one of the most intriguing prospects to emerge from the Bible belt.
Rachel Grace Almeida
2.20.17
Premieres

Raleigh Thrashers Suppressive Fire Storm Into 2017 with a Bloodthirsty New Album

Stream 'Nature of War,' the raging sophomore LP from these North Carolina black/thrash warmongers.
Kim Kelly
1.3.17
Premieres

Listen to Loamlands's Poignant New Folk Album 'Sweet High Rise'

'Sweet High Rise'​ is a folk album to its core, with a few punk flourishes here and there.
Annalise Domenighini
10.25.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Nathan Bowles Blends Folk Tradition and Charming Absurdity on “Moonshine is the Sunshine”

His third solo LP, ‘Whole & Cloven’ is out September 2.
Alex Robert Ross
8.18.16
Interviews

Horseback's New Album 'Dead Ringers' Is an Electronic Post-Punk Odyssey into the New South

Band mastermind Jenks Miller goes deep on recording techniques, dark nights of the soul, and his Appalachian roots.
Ned Raggett
8.10.16
Interviews

MAKE Is Fighting Against North Carolina's Bigoted HB2 Law with Doom Metal and Teamwork

With T-shirts, stickers, and an upcoming benefit show, members of North Carolina's heavy rock underground are taking a stand against hate.
Tina Haver Currin
6.3.16
festivals 2016

Seven Sets at Moogfest 2016 That Expanded Our Consciousness into New Realms

For every act at the Durham festival that you could lose your mind dancing to, there was something seriously cerebral to sit around and contemplate.
Kyle Kramer
5.23.16
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