beasley’s chicken & honey

Ashley Christensen’s Beasley’s Chicken & Honey was probably the most talked about restaurant in Raleigh during Hopscotch, and Saturday between day parties and the City Plaza shows I strong-armed shep. and C. in to try it out — we all had the chicken biscuit, with mustard, honey, and pickled green tomatoes, and each had a…

hopscotch music fest: empress hotel

I had the pleasure of hanging out with 4 members of New Orleans’ Empress Hotel for 45 minutes or so on Thursday evening, chatting with them about their upcoming debut full-length album — out in early 2012 — their tour plans, which of the Rogers brothers their mom loves best, and their thoughts on Treme….

hopscotch music fest 2011: a preview

Or, more accurately, my preview. The trouble with a great festival like Hopscotch is that I look at the schedule and get overwhelmed; there’s so much to see, I will probably just end up sitting on the sidewalk outside of Kings weeping from an inability to make a choice. I will, of course, be rockin’…