The Pinhook


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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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For three years, Gemynii has been curating an all-inclusive safe space for black femmes to be celebrated and paid. Read more

1,000 Words

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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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Waltz or thrash your way into 2020. We won't judge. Read more

Arts & Culture

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The Durham rapper and producer bounces back from hard times on his "Rebellion" EP, which drops Friday, following our video premiere and a release show at The Pinhook tonight. Read more



Jade Wilson

We’re here. We’re queer. Come hang with us. Read more


And don't forget to keep track of who's playing where on our INDY calendar. Read more


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You’ve got copious options, but they’re basically all deejays or tribute acts. Let’s sort the candy pile. Read more

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You don’t need us to tell you about Run-DMC, Whodini, Jill Scott, 9th Wonder, and Marcus Anderson—but here’s a few great Art of Cool sets that might fly under your radar. Read more



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PlayPlay’s breakbeat-happy live vibe, which you might call progressively classic, is in full effect on their second EP. Read more


On several interludes, Defacto riskily raps over well-known beats produced by the likes of Timbaland and the Alchemist. On three out of four, he nails it. Read more


From Party Illegal to Ruby Deluxe, this is how some of our favorite parties and spaces are cultivating an inclusive consent culture. Read more



Bob Karp

Our readers picks for the best places to get out and have a good time in the Triangle. Read more

Best of the Triangle


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According to Register, "Lez Dance" stems from finding new vocal confidence—and a new perspective on playing music—on a pivotal tour with queer band Nana Grizol. Read more



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The House of Coxx, a mainstay of the Triangle scene, recently added an early all-ages show so that kids can experience the progressive potential of drag. Read more


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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“Being a working mother intersects with public policy and healthcare and politics and gender roles, but there’s very little journalism about it.” Read more



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Plus: 10 other places you have to go Read more

Food and Drink Almanac

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Local folks or national acts? Blazing lights or infernal darkness? Party vibes or deep isolation? The first day of Moogfest was full of stark choices. Read more



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