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Durham's Lewis Scaife insists he's sincere that he can cancel curses, quiet ghosts, and deflect hexes, and he has a new album, "Countermagic," to prove it. But what is the secret of Nym? Read more


With new releases by Binky, Sponge Bath, and Faster Detail and two Nightlight shows to celebrate them, it's a great week to love underground techno in the Triangle. Read more



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“Everyone who’s come here has left so pumped about their experience.” Read more

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Donations from the event will go to medical bills for the Khouri family. Read more



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After his stripped-down debut album, the Durham-based flatpicking guitarist brought friends along for his new EP, which they'll perform at the release show at Nightlight on Saturday. Read more


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Screenshot from the "Photograph" music video.

I mean, their songs **are** pretty catchy. NO, YOU SHUT UP. Read more



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In its Cosmic Prom on Sunday night, the adored folk trio transformed a warehouse into a fantasy land of friendship, family, and photo ops. Read more


"We Had a Good Thing Going" features Smarts' usual acrobatic wordplay but deepens it with personal dreams and anxieties. Read more



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Based on what we saw at "HERstory" at The Pinhook in November, we're headed for the upcoming "We Rhyme Too" event at Local 506, too. Read more

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photo by Ruud Baan

The world-famous DJ and producer knows trance music's not very cool. He’s just here for good vibes and saving the world. Read more



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Australia is burning. Here’s one small way to help. Read more


“Can we get a UK garage revival already?” Mixmag asked last spring. And lo and behold, a new Durham record label comes through. Read more



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Oh, Polvo. Polvo, Polvo, Polvo. You were one of the weirdest and coolest of the nineties Chapel Hill indie-rock bands, and your name is so fun to say. Read more


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Pianist Jeremy Denk and violinist Stefan Jackiw perform the New England composer's violin sonatas for Duke Performances on Friday, Jan. 17. Read more


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After announcing some tour dates, the archetypal Chapel Hill indie-rock band reveals that it's been recording over the holidays, too. Read more


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PSA: Django Reinhardt and Django Haskins both feature in local nightclub bills next week, but they are not the same thing. We’ll help you find the Django you’re looking for. Read more


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The Grammy-nominated composer, flutist, and vocalist, who is half of the duo Flutronix, brings her evening-length work to UNC on Friday, Jan. 10. Read more



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The harmonizing folk trio's Cosmic Prom will transform The Fruit for a three-night Duke Performances residency this month. It’s unanimous: The purpose is joy. Read more



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And one to get you excited about 2020. Read more


The revitalized Apex-based metal band re-recorded tracks from its debut for its new EP, "Thrashing the Vault." Read more


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    Nils Schlebusch

    The Day

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    Outer Heaven

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    The former site of The Music Loft in Carrboro