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photo by Jade Wilson

Art of Cool brings a special vibe to Durham that no other local festival does. It’s just North Carolina folks coming together to enjoy some soulful Black music—and this year’s first night carried on that tradition very well. Read more

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Photo by Jade Wilson

Get to know Sulaiman and Lesleigh Mausi, who are bringing Run-DMC, Jill Scott, Ari Lennox, Big Daddy Kane, and more big names (but not much jazz) to downtown Durham this weekend. Read more

Features

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Trying to make sense of the 185 acts at this year's Carrboro Music Festival? Here are some needles we picked out of the haystack. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Rounder Records

The name pre-dated Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan, by the way. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Hopscotch

The low, barely audible rumble from Ibarra's kick drum sounded like bleedthrough from a dance party in the next room. Read more

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Photo by Jade Wilson

Featuring Faye Webster crooning in a visor, James Blake crooning into the abyss, and more shots from the first two nights of Hopscotch. Read more

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Photo by Jade Wilson

There was relentless rain, Uber surge prices, and $9 PBR tallboys. Nevertheless, Hopscotch persisted. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Hopscotch

It was a weird, windy Thursday night in downtown Raleigh, perfect for some shapeshifting metal. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Hopscotch

Gruff Rhys is a relentless optimist. Read more

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James Blake! Jenny Lewis! Little Brother! AHHHHHHH! Read more

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Photo by Chris Vitiello

How can the concept of "audience engagement" expand beyond grant-application bait? Read more

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Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott will headline the Art of Cool festival September 27–29. Read more

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photo by Brain Visions

Questlove and haptic gloves, minimal-techno masters lost in light and fog, tripping on digital psychedelics, and other very Moogfest things to say. Read more

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The homegrown music festival will return to Raleigh on Saturday, September 21. Read more

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See what we're tweeting from the ground, plus, follow our Instagram @indyweek for photos and stories. Read more

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Photo by Colin Medley

"Everyone is about self-mythologizing these days,” says Remy, calling from backstage at Coachella. Read more

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With its focus on the coolest electronic music, the latest technology, and the biggest ideas, Moogfest’s challenge in Durham has always been accessibility. Read more

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“We talk a lot about voice in this society, but people need power. I can tell my stories until the cows come home, but if there’s not actual structural change, then what’s the point, if I’m just shouting into the void?" Read more

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Photo illustration by Steve Oliva

"Konoyo" isn’t the first time the acclaimed sound artist has plumbed antiquity for inspiration, but it might be the first time he has assimilated to a form rather than assimilating it. Read more

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Photo Courtesy of NEON

Sydney Pollack shot a concert film about the record, but technical difficulties prevented a commercial release for almost fifty years. Read more

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    Courtesy of Shop Local Raleigh

    In its eighth year, Brewgaloo—North Carolina's largest beer festival expected to draw a crowd of thirty-five thousand—was named by USA Today as the best beer fest in the country.