Popular folk rock band The Avett Brothers, of Concord, North Carolina, postponed a sold-out concert in Troutdale, Oregon after a man showed up with a gun and told security at the show he was a cop. He then disappeared into the crowd, the band said.
Boy George dishes on the first few shows of Culture Club's "Life Tour," the challenges of introducing new music to old fans, and his fashion choices — including why he hopes people will never describe his outfits as "comfortable."
I'm With Her, with Aoife O'Donovan, Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins, is a trio featuring three of the biggest names within the roots music world. They're touring behind their debut album, "See You Around."
Celebrate Independence Day in Raleigh with the Barenaked Ladies and the Last Summer on Earth tour. The band will perform July 4, along with guests KT Tunstall and Better Than Ezra. Here are Tyler Stewart's thoughts on barbecue, Rush and Trump's trade tariffs on Canada.
Gillian Welch and local stars Chatham County Line join the 2018 main-stage lineup for World of Bluegrass, part of IBMA's bluegrass festival. The event will feature Ricky Skaggs, Patty Loveless, Earls of Leicester, Sierra Hull and Molly Tuttle.
Nina Simone, who entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, has her childhood home in Tryon, NC, designated a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The artist co-owners want it to be an artistic workspace.
The International Bluegrass Music Association's keynote speaker in 2018 will be Jamie Dailey of acclaimed duo, Dailey & Vincent. Last year's speaker Rhiannon Giddens, won a MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant" shortly afterward.
When Willie Nelson returns to Charlotte's PNC Music Pavilion next week to make up the concert he couldn't perform last month, he'll be bringing along an entirely new lineup of guests — including Concord's The Avett Brothers.
The Blind Boys of Alabama will sing June 9 with the North Carolina Symphony’s Summerfest at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Throughout their storied career, the Blind Boys and their music have evolved in step with changes in American society.
The inaugural Triangle Psych Fest in Raleigh is a three-day music festival that kicks off June 7, 2018, at three venues in downtown. There will be 23 acts, art installations and a market for psychedelic fashion and vintage comic books.
Phil Cook, who plays with Blind Boys of Alabama, Amy Ray of Indigo Girls, Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath and Hiss Golden Messenger, has a stellar new country-soul album called "People Are My Drug." He loves everybody, and everybody loves him back.