concerts: slingshot cash @ the speakeasy

Slingshot Cash, latest lineup, played their first show at the Speakeasy in Carrboro last Thursday. They’re sounding damn good these days, and it was a pleasure to hear the way old songs get made new with new contributors, and all the new stuff, as well. You should go see them. Full set here.

carrboro music festival 2013

Sometimes it’s just nice to wander around your town on a sunny Sunday afternoon in September and watch bands play. Yep. Full set here.

americana revue at the station: sst and steph stewart

I’d missed the last two Americana Revues at the Station, their second Thursday of the month residencies for bands — Sinful Savage Tigers took over for the Magnolia Collective last November, and in both December and January I had elsewhere jobs that kept me from being there. Last night’s Cradle show, however, started early and…

studio session: effingham

Last night I got to Durham too late to see the Save Our Arts show with the Beast, Mount Moriah, and Megafaun (sold out! Good on them) so I trundled back to the Thrill and spent the evening hanging out with Jeremy Blair and Effingham, who are recording their first full-length in the Cowboy’s studio….

interview: mipso trio

Yesterday I had the undeniable pleasure of sitting down, in a noisy Weaver Street Market, with the three guys who make up fast-rising North Carolina Americana band Mipso Trio. Joseph Terrell, Jacob Sharp, and Wood Robinson will be headlining at the Cradle on Saturday night, with Overmountain Men and Jim Avett. (Details: Saturday 1/14, doors…