J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival, Hopscotch Music Festival, World of Bluegrass and Art of Cool are all on the Triangle’s music festival schedule for the same month, September. Is there room for everybody?
The gospel Aretha Franklin sang can come true if Americans come together against racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the distorted moral narrative of Christian nationalism.
South Carolina band NEEDTOBREATHE is bringing their tour to Red Hat Amphitheater on Aug. 22. The band released “Forever On Your Side (Niles City Sound Sessions)“ with “Acoustic Live Vol. 1,” coming this fall.
J. Cole is behind Dreamville Festival, a daylong event that will be the first major concert event at Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Park. Cole is a rapper from Fayetteville who has been hugely successful with five straight No. 1 albums, including this year’s “KOD.”
The FCC approved Shaw’s sale of WSHA-FM to Educational Media Foundation and the 88.9 frequency is officially K-Love, playing contemporary Christian music. Triangle jazz fans still have NC Central’s WNCU station at 90.7.
In the 1970s and early ‘80s, Raleigh’s Cameron Village Underground was where national and local stars played. R.E.M., Go-Go’s, Doc Watson and others played there. A City of Raleigh Museum photo exhibit documents the era.
Ryan Adams and his band Whiskeytown formed in Raleigh, and his on-stage antics became the stuff of legends. Tour manager Thomas O’Keefe was the band manager, and his tales from the road are in the new book, “Waiting to Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country’s Brilliant Wreck.”