show previews: what a week

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a show — a combination of bad weather and laziness has compounded it. But hot damn if there isn’t an amazing four days in a row just in Chapel Hill (and Carrboro, mostly in Carrboro) where I can tell you go and watch some live music. Tuesday 3/18: Typhoon w/…

best of: top 25 albums of 2012

I hate making these lists. Everything was good! If it was bad, I didn’t keep it, thus, all the albums in my iTunes from 2012 are excellent! Agggh. But anyway: I contributed to the Speakers In Code list, of course, but this one is mine and ended up getting a hefty end-of-the-list tweak from my SiC list….

dr dog — be the void

Dr Dog — Be The Void. Out 2/7, Anti- Records. I spent most of the weekend thinking about what I wanted to say about Dr. Dog’s fifth full length LP, Be The Void. I have listened to it a dozen times since getting a copy for review, and I understand that I love it unconditionally,…

new track from lost in the trees

Yesterday NPR debuted the first track from Chapel Hill’s own Lost in the Trees, off their upcoming second album for Anti- Records, A Church That Fits Our Needs, due out 3/20. (Happy birthday to me.) The track is “Red”, and you can hear it here. LITT has been gaining buzz and admirers since Anti- re-released…

locally grown: lost in the trees @ wallace plaza

If you’re lucky — if you have a good local scene — if you support that scene — if you get to be friends with people who are not just talented, but pretty close to genius — if all those things happen in a perfect confluence, sometimes you get to watch your friends get famous….