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Back in 2014 the Huffington Post described the first Art of Cool Fest as ““the bestkept-secret, jewel box of a music festival happening this year.” Since then, it’s only gotten better, if also better known. This year’s lineup is a virtual who’s who of cutting edge artists of Black American Music. L.A.-based Saxophonist Kamasi Washington has been hailed as “the savior of jazz” for his work with rapper Kendrick Lamar and the waves of young new fans he’s brought into the jazz fold. Likewise the Internet, another young L.A. group, has crossed hip-hop and jazz elements into a sultry, LGBT-friendly blend that’s in hot demand at festivals from Fuji Rock in Japan to Reading in the UK. In a more traditional if no less current vein, two of New Orleans’ premiere trumpeters grace the Bull City on Friday, May 6. Terence Blanchard and Nicholas are titans of the trumpet, who nonetheless push boundaries--Blanchard with his electronic E-Collective and with his politics. In short, Art of Cool Fest is rapidly becoming an annual, national destination event for devotees of Black American Music. In 2015 over 4,000 people attended the Fest, a third of them from out of state. They spent over $1.1 million in downtown Durham over three days. And those numbers will likely grow by half in 2016. This is great for downtown Durham businesses—hotels, restaurants, bars, retailers, etc.

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It only makes sense that Art of Cool Fest is happening in Durham. While the Mississippi Delta and Chicago are more widely known homes to the blues, Durham in the 1920s and ‘30s was home to a dance-oriented, ragtime-influenced country blues known as Piedmont Blues. Popularized by Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, Elizabeth Cotton and others, the Piedmont Blues were woven into the social fabric of a tobacco town that paid good wages and liked to party when the day was done. Today, Durham is 40 % black, 40% white, 15% Hispanic and 5% other. That diversity is a hallmark of the Art of Cool Fest and the audience it draws together—an audience that otherwise tends to be segregated in separate cultural silos around town. This is the unique cultural role that Art of Cool Fest has to play in the future of Durham. As people and capital flock to the Bull City from all over the country and downtown development surges, there’s a real concern that our town may lose the very thing that has made it so distinctive and attractive: Our diversity. Art of Cool Fest highlights and celebrates that diversity to an increasingly national audience. What better way to preserve and promote that special sauce that Durham has in such abundance? Austin, Texas has a motto: Keep Austin Weird. Our motto at Art of Cool Fest is: Keep Durham Funky. - Farnum Brown

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CONTENTS ART OF COOL FESTIVAL

ART

MUSIC

LIFE

THE CONDUCTOR OF COOL: CICELY MITCHELL

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GEMYNII EVOLVING

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NATHANIEL MYERS: THE MALKUTA PROJECT

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A CONVERSATION WITH ANDRÉ LEON GRAY

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COOLIGAN: MICHAEL ENGLISH

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COOLIGAN: JACELYN HARPER

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ART OF COOL FESTIVAL

THE CONDUCTOR OF COOL

CICELY MITCHELL WORDS: JEREMIAH BERKHEIMER | PHOTOS: JILLIAN CLARK

Cicely Mitchell is probably the last person you’d expect to run a music festival: a biostatician by trade and education, she doesn’t play or read music herself; that’s not her thing. For her, music isn’t just about the craft; it’s about the community. That’s why she started Art of Cool, and it’s why she’s pushed it further each year in hopes of bringing in a wider audience, including folks who wouldn’t usually think of jazz as their thing, either.

“YOU CAN DO IT ALL.”

Mitchell co-founded AOC with Al Strong, a local jazz musician and teacher, after first helping him connect with the music community through social media. It was then that she and Strong saw a need to push the boundaries of jazz locally, especially in Durham,

a place she hopes can become as musically cultural as a city like New Orleans. She says the aim of AOC has always been to expand what people think of when they think of jazz and show a wider audience there’s more to it than elevator tunes or the music that played on their parents’ record player. To that end, she’s adopted a quality over quantity approach to AOC’s lineup, choosing to feature just a handful of great bands that each push the limits of traditional jazz and provide a gateway for folks to experience all of what the music and its culture has to offer. It’s a big undertaking for sure, but for Mitchell it’s all a labor of love. Content in her (also incredibly cool) day job, she set up AOC as a volunteer-run nonprofit, donating her nights and

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weekends in an effort to give back to the community for which she has so much passion. And as far as whether or not someone who can’t play a note should be capable of leading such a charge for the world of music, Mitchell says that’s a question she’s ever stopped long enough to ask. “You don’t have to choose between what you love to do and what you have to do,” she says. “You can do it all.” And in helping create a place where artists and music lovers can come together to enjoy their culture and grow in their craft, it seems like Mitchell might’ve found her thing after all.

Keep with with Cicely and the Art of Cool Project at: theartofcoolproject.com Follow the Art of Cool Fest at aocfestival.org and on Instagram at instagram.com/theaocproject.

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PIECES OF A GEM:

GEMYNII WORDS: ASHLEY COBB

“Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem…” is what comes to mind when you think of this month’s cover artist Gemynii. The Bull City native is a selftaught artist, writer, poet and community activist. She, like her astrology symbol the Gemini suggest, is very artistic, creative and expressive, all of which are widely displayed throughout her art. Most of her pieces feature abstract portraits of people of color, and her artistic expression is influenced by the overall Black experience of social issues, body/gender acceptance and music. Gemynii’s work has been showcased all over the place — Pitch Media Gallery, The Market Street Coffeehouse, Durham’s People’s Channel, Duke University Hospital, Golden Belt, Winston Salem State University, The Brooklyn Swirl, Blue Coffee Cafe and Busboys & Poets, just to name a few. Her portrait of the legendary Grace Jones adorned our Oak City Hustle cover back in March 2015. Now she’s back for the

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second time with this month’s cover of Grammy nominated group, The Internet, who are headlining this year’s Art of Cool Jazz and Alternative Soul Music Festival, here in Durham. Gemynii’s decision to illustrate the R&B soul band was based on the band image of coolness, which is what Art of Cool is all about. Originally from Los Angeles, the group features Odd Future affiliates, Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians. Even though they made their debut in 2011, it’s their 2015 release of Ego Death, which debuted at the in the top ten of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart, that’s given the group a recognizable name. allgenre Billboard 200. Interested in seeing this dynamic duo? The Internet is performing live Saturday, May 7 at Art of Cool. In fact, Art of Cool, featuring more than 60 talented artists over a three day period, will spotlight great music from Rapsody, 9th Wonder, PJ Morton, Thundercat and photo: Seano


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Moonchild just to name a few. And according to Gemynii, festivals like the Art of Cool are needed here in the region. “Black culture is what brings people to Durham; this festival bridges the gap between music and art,” she says. And Gemynii is more than a fan of the festival, she’s also an artist. She has previously participated in its

downtown music events and appeared in the festival’s first commercial. She believes it’s important for Black people to attend this festival because it not only celebrates Black artists, but Art of Cool also supports and gives awareness to another group — non-mainstream artists. Make sure to check out Art of Cool Festival, downtown Durham, May 6-8.

For more information about Gemynii follow her on Instagram at @piecesofagem. For more information about her art, visit: www.piecesofagem.com.

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ART OF COOL FESTIVAL

LIFE

NATHANIEL MYERS

THE MALKUTA PROJECT WORDS: HEATHER LEAH | PHOTOS: MAX ZAMPIERI

Growing up, Nathaniel Myers wanted to be an astronaut. But after several overseas volunteer and social justice trips to impoverished communities, he realized something surprising: He wanted to help out on earth. “After seeing certain things overseas, it became hard to focus,” he shares. “I realized I wanted a little more out of life than being a NASA rocket scientist and going into outer space.” Now, Myers started asking the question, “How are you using your gift to make the world a better place?” Now, by creating a multimedia based workforce development program designed to empower teens--particularly from low-income families--he hopes to improve life in his own community. His program, called The Malkuta Project, offers educational and employment opportunities for high school students, by giving hands-on experience in filmmaking, photography, digital storytelling, and music and video content production.

“Essentially,” he says, “I want to help them utilize the arts for social change and self-growth.” “Malkuta has two translations,” he explains, “Empowerment from within, and Kingdom. We all have a creative spark of potential within us. It’s how we create that reality where people don’t have to suffer, don’t have to be homeless, don’t have to feel powerless anymore.” The idea was born during his time volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club. “A lot of the teens were impacted by social factors -- disengaged in school, lack of family support, foster care, food insecurity,” he explains. By bringing his keyboard one day, Myers discovered the teens shared his passion for music. He built a makeshift studio, and they began having daily jam sessions. “I saw what a positive impact the arts had on them,” he says. “These kids were so talented, but didn’t always have access to educational or professional opportunities.”

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With the Malkuta Project, he hopes to build those opportunities and connections, bringing in college students and industry experts to lead each 8-week program. Leaders from NCCU and Myriad Media, and innovators like Pierce Freelon, have already stepped up as mentors and partners. During each session, the students will actively create a piece of content for a local client. Their first client: The Art of Cool. “We’ve got a group of 10 students from Durham School of the Arts and Hillside New Tech High,” he shares. This pilot group will create street-shaking video content for the renowned art-centric festival -- an impressive addition to any student’s resume.

Other large festivals and non-profits have already signed on, requesting the youthful talent of The Malkuta Project’s students. Each organization will receive innovative content from burgeoning talent, assured their funds are contributing to the Triangle’s future leaders. Teens will shoot music videos, practice audio production, and graphic animation -- key skills for a successful career. “Part of the generated revenue will get pumped back into a scholarship,” he explains, “We’d like to help it be very affordable for low-income kids.” “Helping these teens reach their potential, teaching them how to make an impact -- that’s how we change the world,” he says. “This is how I want to live my life.”

For more information check out www.malkutaproject.co or on Facebook at facebook.com/MalkutaProject.

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ART OF COOL FESTIVAL

ART

A CONVERSATION WITH

ANDRÉ LEON GRAY WORDS: STACY BLOOM-REXRODE

It seems like a natural pairing that Raleigh based visual artist Andre Leon Gray would be involved with the upcoming Art of Cool Fest. Though this is a festival based on the desire to expand the audience for jazz-influenced music, Gray’s works are deeply rooted in and build upon African American history much like the origination and development of jazz. This is evident in his current exhibition A Nation Under Our Feet at the Durham 21c Hotel. I asked Gray about these associations to history and his involvement with Art of Cool Fest. Your work is drawn from history and has many connections to the past, yet often deals with contemporary social issues. Can you speak a bit about your process as an artist? Current issues will be related to some policy or action that happened not only just yesterday, but even decades or hundreds of years ago. For example, in my

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work, Masters of the Game, it examines how psychological and spiritual warfare during slavery has morphed into the dumbing down of public education and the proliferation of the prison industrial complex. I’ll watch various news sources and notice that mass media has become the disseminator of what will be remembered and forgotten. If something stands out, I will write it down and save that information to possibly be included for a new project. You’re going to be serving on a panel with The Art of Cool during the festival. What will be the focus of the panel and how do you perceive your role in the discussions. The panel discussion will be about ARTivism, and what it means to each member of the panel. I know that music and visual art can be catalysts for social change, depending on the vision of the messenger. My artwork is akin to Fela photo: Seano


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Kuti’s message, “Music is the weapon of the future.” I chose art as my weapon to battle artificial barriers created to impose a global socioeconomic hierarchy on people. It’s commonly known as racism. The Art of Cool supports programs in the musical arts, how does it relate to you as a visual artist and/or how did you become involved with the organization? I have done several art workshops and residencies at local schools and community centers through Artspace, Visual Art Exchange, and the United Arts Council in Raleigh, which have educational outreach programs. I have attended various events by The Art of Cool, mainly in Raleigh, so I was familiar with the organization. I was contacted by Michael English, who was putting together the panel discussion after viewing my artwork at 21c Museum

Hotel in Durham. This is my first time working with the group. What parallels or crossovers do you see between what you do as an artist and The Art of Cool? The Art of Cool, according to their website, says that it “strives to cross artistic, economic and social boundaries to bring together a diverse mix of people, cultures, experiences and creativity.” My artwork is presented mostly in educational institutions or non-profit spaces lead by great visionary people who strive to expose a diverse audience to thought-provoking, mind unraveling images. I am preserving a tradition of creative expression that has been genetically passed down to me. It is my duty to honor my ancestors and keep that tradition alive, just like jazz is American classical music which needs to be preserved as well.

Keep up with Andre on Twitter at twitter.com/eyegumbo.

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LIFE

COOLIN’ WITH THE COOLIGANS:

MICHAEL ENGLISH WORDS: KIMBERLY M. KNIGHT

It’s that time of year again when the “cool kids” come out to play! That’s right it’s the Art of Cool Festival and each year the level of coolness increases. Infusing music, art, culture, and technology together to engage the Durham community as well as welcome fellow travelers to enjoy. This year there will be a new addition to the Art of Cool and that is the Innovate Your Cool Conference. Still, who are the “Cooligans” that help put this amazing event together? One of them is Michael English, a graduate of North Carolina Central University, a physical therapy assistant turned American Underground ExitEvent’s Sales Associate. His passion for start-ups led him to the Triangle Start-up Weekend at the American Underground which led to his position with ExitEvents. He’s also known as DJ Mic Check! He Djs the Art of Cool residency CAM (Contemporary Art Museum) and corporate events when he’s not in the AU. His company, GoldMinded, focuses on building coworking spaces on Historically Black photos: Seano

Colleges & Universities campuses and he now has his first pilot school that will launch later this year. How are you connected to the Art of Cool Festival? Michael English: “Innovate is a major part of my life. I first learned about Art of Cool last year but I was out of town and I was following the feed on my Twitter. I found out they had an innovation conference and I thought this was a perfect transition for the festival. I was familiar with South by South West and what they were doing. I knew Carnegie Mellon has a huge music and tech festival. Last year I wasn’t able to attend but I followed as much as I could on Twitter. I instantly feel in love with the whole concept and I initially started to stalk the brand. Then I found out about Cicely and Al. I actually met Cicely at a down town Durham luncheon that I was there with the American Underground where they were awarding her for the Art of Cool. I walked over to introduce

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myself and congratulate her. She was like she had been meaning to hit me up and I was thinking I’m a complete fan of what your doing. We met that weekend and she talked about her plans to build the Innovation Conference under its own brand but still with Art of Cool. My skills in programming and my interest in innovation, music, and culture was a perfect mixture”. What are you looking most forward to at Art of Cool this year? Michael English: The Armory on Friday night and the Art of the Turntables of course. Friday night is going to be huge for me because it’s like the calm before the storm. Then all day Saturday from the beginning of Innovate to the end

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starting off with Spinokio, a hip hopora performance that I’m super excited about, and then to the end a cypher of the Guinness Book of World Records longest cypher artists. I’m looking forward to seeing all of my ideas and programming comes to life by integrating some local flavor with some national flair together”. What would you like people to leave with after Innovate Your Cool Conference? Michael English: “I hope they leave with a sense of understanding what they just experienced is a true show of love for a culture. The people who put their energy into this weekend long party essentially plan for almost a year and it is truly out of love. Empathy is not the best word for it but I want people to understand the experience was built out of true love for the culture”.


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ART OF COOL FESTIVAL

LIFE

COOLIN’ WITH THE COOLIGANS:

JOCELYN HARPER WORDS: KIMBERLY M. KNIGHT

Jocelyn Harper is the powerhouse Treasurer and Board Member of the Art of Cool Festival. She started with the Art of Cool Festival in 2011 after falling in love with Al Strong’s performance. As shows continued she connected with Co-Founder Cicely Mitchell and became a guest services coordinator at Art of Cool events. Now as the Treasurer she’s committed to doing her best each year for the culture of this amazing festival. She is responsible for the finances of the StArt of Cool, Art of Cool Festival, and Art of Cool Project. She makes it happen and that’s why she’s one of the “Cooligans” that stands out! What would you like people to know about the Art of Cool Festival? Jocelyn Harper: “I just want people to know that the Art of Cool Festival is a really great organization that was made out of love for music and wanting

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to expand the audience. It wanted to introduce people to jazz and have great music in the city to get everybody else excited about it. It was a simple concept but that is what I love about it. It was definitely home grown and grass roots but it’s a really great organization with a lot of great people. Cicely and I have become friends and it’s really like a big family”. What are some Art of Cool experiences that you really enjoyed? Jocelyn Harper: “Oh wow really its so many great moments! But my Top 3 are the first year after our first meet up, the first Art of Cool Festival, and I’ve never been star struck before so I hate to admit this but I met Derrick Hodge is one of my all-time favorites besides Al of course but it was great to be able to talk to them. Those are my Top 3 but just being a part of Art of Cool is amazing because this is legacy building.”


What are you most looking forward to this year? Jocelyn Harper: “I’m looking forward to Terence Blanchard, Anderson Paak, The Internet, of course Derrick Hodge will be there, Art of Turntables, the Jamla showcase of course, Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, and I do have my schedule so it’s going to be full but I’m excited! For people interested in being a part of Art of Cool as volunteers what type of advice do you have for them?

Jocelyn Harper: “It is a lot of work but it is a lot of fun. It’s a great learning experience. People don’t realize the amount of time, energy, and sacrifice that goes with putting on a festival. I can’t tell you the amount of time or energy I’ve done to put it together but it’s very rewarding. You have to be organized, willing to have fun, and be open minded”. What do you like to do in your down time? Jocelyn Harper: “Relax! Sleep. No I like music, going to shows, movies, hanging out with my girlfriends, dating sometimes, I love to travel, and sometimes just being home.

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JAM SESSION W/ NCCU JAZZ STUDIES Beyu Caffe May 7 | 12A-2A

SOUL/ HIP-HOP

JAM.SHOP.SIP.REPEAT: ZOOCRU Durham Armory May 7 | 1-1.5P

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KHRYSIS: SET TWO

MOONCHILD

FUNK/ SOUL

JAM.SHOP.SIP.REPEAT: CHIT NASTY BAND Durham Armory May 7 | 2-2.5P

THE INTERNET

FUN/ ROCK

JAM.SHOP.SIP.REPEAT: THE FUZZ BAND Durham Armory May 7 | 3-3.5P

HIP-HOP

KHRYSIS: SET THREE

Pinhook May 6 | 11.45P-12.15A

JAZZ/ SOUL/ WORD

CHANTAE CANN

Beyu Caffe May 7 | 10-11P

SOUL/ HIP-HOP

JAM.SHOP.SIP.REPEAT: THA MATERIALS Durham Armory May 7 | 12A-12.5P


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URBAN - May 2016

AFRO/ BRAZILIAN

FUTURE SOUL/ BEATBOX

Durham Armory May 7 | 4-4.5P

Morotco May 7 | 11-12A

JAM.SHOP.SIP.REPEAT: CAIQUE VIDAL & BATUQUE

R&B/ JAZZ FUSION

THUNDERCAT

TAYLOR MCFERRIN

SOUL

DONNIE

Motorco May 7 | 12.50A-1.5A

Pinhook May 7 | 8.45-9.45P

HIP-HOP/ SOUL

R&B/ POP

ODDISEE

Kings May 8 | 8.5P

PJ MORTON

Durham Armory May 8 | 12-1P

HIP-HOP/ RAP

AFRO-BEAT/ FUNK

Lincoln Theatre May 14 | 9P

PpurHouse May 14 | 9.5P

FLATBUSH ZOMBIES W/ A$AP 12VY

BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE

PROGRESSIVE JAZZ

THE BEAST

Carolina Theatre May 7 | 8P

ALT./ ELECTORNICA

ALL COWS EAT GRASS

Pinhook May 7 | 10.15-11.15P

JAZZ

THE HOT AT NIGHTS Motorco May 7 | 8:15P

NEW WAVE/ HIP-HOP

J*DAVEY

Pinhook May 7 Morton | 11.45P12.45A

A CAPPELLA/ POP/ R&B

FUNK/ JAZZ/ FUSION

Redhat May 11 | 8P

CCBR May 12 | 7.5P

PENTATONIX

SOUL

ARETHA FRANKLIN DPAC May 19 | 8P

PHANTOM POP

JAZZ

PETER LAMB & THE WOLVES

Booth Ampitheatre May 25 | 5.5P

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ROCK - May 2016

SOUL/ FOLK

AN INTIMATE SOLO W/ CITIZEN COPE Pour House May 2 | 7P

DRONE/ METAL

CHELSEA WOLFE Cat’s Cradle May 4 | 7P

HARD ROCK/ PROG. PSYCH/ FOLK

MATTHEW LOGAN VASQUEZ W/ REVEREND BARON

BOSTON 40TH ANNIV. Redhat May 6 | 7.5P

AMERICANA/ FOLK

STEPHEN KELLOG DRIAN DUNNE CCBR May 5 | 7P

GARAGE/ PROTO PUNK

THE SONICS

Hawriver Ballroom May 6 | 6P

REGGAE/ INDIE

STICKY FINGERS BOOTLEG RASCAL Cat’s Cradle May 6 | 8P

ROCK

AIDAN’S RIDE NC KICKOFF PARTY

Southland Ballroom May 6 | 7P

CCBR May 6 | 7.5P

ROCK

BOYCE AVENUE Cat’s Cradle May 7 | 6.5P

INDIE

OUGHT W/ PRIESTS

Kings May 12 | 8.5P

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SURF

LA LUZ W/ LAS ROSAS Kings May 8 | 8P

CELTIC

SCYTHIAN SIALI CISSOKHO & KAIRA BA Cat’s Cradle May 12 | 8P

ROCK

STONER

COWBOY MOUTH

DEAD MEADOW

PUNK

HEAVY/PROG/FUNK/...

Motorco May 8 | 8P

BLACK LIPS SAVOY MOTEL Motorco May 12 | 7P

Pour House May 10 | 9P

BUCKETHEAD

Lincoln Theatre May 13 | 8P


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ELECTRONIC URBAN ROCK - - March May February 2016 20162016

PHISH TRIBUTE

POST PUNK

FUNK/ WORLD

INDIE

RUNAWAY GIN

PARQUET COURTS

MARCHFOURTH!

THE FRONT BOTTOMS

May 13 | 9P

May 13 | 8P

May 13 | 9P

May 14 | 7P

INDIE

PUNK/ ALTERNATIVE

Pour House

ALTERNATIVE

DREAMERS W/ THE YOUNG WILD Kings May 15 | 8P

SHOEGAZE/ GARAGE

DISSAPEARS W/ LACY JAGS Kings

May 16 | 8.5P

HARD ROCK

STYX W/ KANSAS & DON FELDER

Cat’s Cradle

BLOC PARTY THE VACCINES Cat’s Cradle

Motorco

AGAINST ME! Motorco

May 15 | 7P

May 15| 7P

GRUNGE GOSPEL

Cat’s Cradle

ROCK N’ ROLL

ARBOR LABOR UNION CCBR

May 15 | 7.5P

INDIE

FOLK/ AMERICANA

MAIL THE HORSE W/ TEXOMA

ROGUE WAVE HEY MARSEILLES

May 18 | 9P

May 18 | 7P

May 18 | 7P

JAM ROCK

DOORS TRIBUTE

Pour House

INDIE

Cat’s Cradle

SAY ANYTHING

GROOVE FETISH

May 19 | 6.5P

May 20 | 9P

Cat’s Cradle

Pour House

JOE PUG HORSE FEATHERS CCBR

MOJO RISING Pour House

May 21 | 9P

Booth Ampitheatre

May 18 | 6P

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ROCK - May 2016

PROG. ROCK

AMERICAN ROCK

Kings May 21 | 9P

Lincoln Theatre May 22 | 8P

JOSH ROCKER MEMORIAL SHOW AND BENEFIT

PSYCHADELIC/ FUNK

PSYLO JOE W/ THE JAUNTEE Pour House May 23 | 9P

HARD WORKING AMERICANS

ROCK N’ ROLL

RADIO BIRDS Pour House May 22 | 9P

CLASSIC/ ALT.

RUSSIAN-AMERICAN

Pour House May 24 | 9P

Pour House May 25 | 9P

CHROME SCENE W/ ARSON DAILY

IGOR & RED ELVISES

PUNK

EX-CULT W/ NO LOVE Kings May 22 | 9P

DANCE/ PUNK

!!! (CHK CHK CHK) STEREOLAD CAT’S CRADLE May 28 | 7.5P

COUNTRY - May 2016

FOLK

VETIVER

CCBR May 1 | 7P

FOLK

GREG BROWN

The Arts Center May 5 | 7P

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AMERICANA

CHRIS ISAAK: FIRST COMES THE NIGHT Carolina Theatre May 3 | 8P

BLUEGRASS

BRYON SUTTON BAND Southland Ballroom May 4| 6P, 8.5P

SINGER/ SONGWRITER

KIM RICHEY CCBR May 4 | 7P

OUTLAW

SHOOTER JENNINGS WAYMORE’S OUTLAWS Motorco May 4 | 8P

COUNTRY

AMERICANA

Lincoln Theatre May 6 | 8.5P

The Arts Center May 6 | 7P

KIEFER SUTHERLAND

JOSHUA DAVIS


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COUNTRY - May 2016

COUNTRY

BLAKE KEARNEY BAND W/ JONATHAN PARKER BAND

ALTERNATIVE

OLD 97’S & HEARTLESS BASTARDS

May 7 | 8P

Cat’s Cradle May 8 | 7P

SOLO ACOUSTIC PERF.

ALTERNATIVE

Lincoln Theatre

WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS?

WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS?

May 14 | 7P

May 15 | 7.5P

CCVR

SWAMP BLUES/ SOUL

Pour House

OUTLAW

AMERICANA

THE DESLONDES CCBR May 10 | 7P

INDIE/ FOLK

BAND TOGETHER FT. TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Redhat May 14 | 6P

FOLK

YOU WON’T CCBR

May 20 | 7.5P

BLUEGRASS

CHRIS STAPLETON W/ SAM LEWIS Booth Ampitheatre

May 20 | 7.5PM

AMERICANA

SONGWRITER

LINDI ORTEGA

Lincoln Theatre

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY

Booth Ampitheatre

THE AMERICANA ALL-STARS CCBR

Motorco

May 21 | 8P

May 22 | 7P

May 24 | 7.15P

May 27 | 8P

TAB BENOIT W/ MEL MELTON

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CLASSICAL/STAGE May 2016 ROCK - March- 2016

BROADWAY

42ND STREET

DPAC May 3-8 | various

JAZZ/ SAXOPHONE

REVIVE MUSIC STAGE: MARCUS STRICKLAND PSI Theatre May 6 | 8P

WORLD

REVIVE MUSIC STAGE: DERRICK HODGE PSI Theatre May 7 | 8.5-9.5P

WRESTLING

WWE LIVE!

PNC May 14 | 6P

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MUSICAL

AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON

Carolina Theatre May 5 | 9.50A, 11.20AM

BROADWAY

THE BEST OF BROADWAY Clayton Center May 7 | 2P

ORCHESTRAL

A SURPRISE FROM THE CLASSICAL PERIOD Carolina Theatre May 8 | 3P

CONVERSATION

MAKING A MURDERER’S DEAN STRANG DPAC May 20 | 8P

VOCAL

CLASSICAL JAZZ/ HARP

Motorco May 5 | 7P

PSI Theatre May 6 | 6.5P

POP-UP CHORUS W/ FRANKIE VALLI

CLASSICAL JAZZ

REVIVE MUSIC STAGE: OTIS BROWN III PSI Theatre May 7 | 7P

JAZZ BAND

ATOMIC RYTHM ALL STARS

Booth Amphitheater May 11 | 5.5P

STAGE

HAPPILY EVER AFTER Clayton Center

May 21 | 3P

REVIVE MUSIC STAGE: BRANDEE YOUNGER

POST-BOP

KENDRICK SCOTT PSI Theatre May 7 | 5.5P

MUSICAL

THE LITTLE MERMAID

Carolina Theatre May 14 | 2P, 6P

STAGE

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: BATTLE OF THE SEASONS DPAC

May 22 | 8P


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CLASSICAL/STAGE - May 2016

MUSICAL

IF / THEN

DPAC May 24 | 8PM

CLASSICAL

TCHAIKOVSKY’S 5TH SYMPHONY

Booth Amphitheatre May 28 | 7.5P

COMEDY - May 2016

STAND-UP/ SHOW

BON QUI QUI IN CONCERT

Carolina Theatre May 1-2 | 8P

IMPROVISATIONAL

COMEDY BANG! BANG! W/ SCOTT AUKEMAN Carolina Theatre May 10 | 8P

STAND-UP

HORRIBLE PEOPLE Goodnights May 18 | 7.5PM

COMDEY

IMPRACTICAL JOKERS ‘WHERE’S LARRY?’ TOUR Booth Amphitheatre May 2 | 7.5P

STAND-UP

BRENT BLAKENEY LIVE ALBUM TAPING Goodnights May 11 | 7.5P

STAND-UP

JENNY ZIGRINO

Goodnights May 19-21 | 7.5P

ADULT/ STAND-UP

STAND-UP

THE SINFUL SIX

JAMIE KENNEDY

STAND-UP

SKETCH/ THEATRICAL

Goodnights May 4 | 7.5M

CRAIG ROBINSON Goodnights May 12-14 |7.5PM

STAND-UP

RUSSELL PETERS ALMOST FAMOUS TOUR Booth Amphitheatre May 21 | 8P

Goodnights May 5-7 | 7.5P

DAN & PHIL THE AMAZING TOUR DPAC May 18 | 7.5P

STAND-UP

BILL BELLAMY

Goodnights May 26-29 | 7.5P

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FESTIVALS / EVENTS May 2016 COUNTRY - May- 2016

MUSIC FEST

AFTON MUSIC SHOWCASE Lincoln Theatre

May 1 | 6.5P

RUN/ WALK

2016 GILDAN: ESPRIT DE SHE 5K/ 10K

Booth Aphitheatre

May 12 | 4.5P

GRASSROOTS

BERNSTOCK

Lincoln Theatre

May 28 | 2P

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FOOD/ DRINK

FOOTHILLS FREE FIRST FRIDAY Pour House May 6 | 8P

MUSIC

R&B/ SOUL

CAPITAL CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL PNC May 6 | 6.5P

MUSIC

STAND AGAINST HB2 MUSICIANS UNITED

COAST 2 COAST LIVE: RALEIGH EDITION

May 15 | 12P

May 17 | 9P

Hawriver Ballroom

Pour House

FILM

CINEMOTORCO: TRAPPED Motorco May 10 | 7P

ART/ CULTURE

ANIMAZEMENT

Raleigh Convention Center

May 26-29 | 6P


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Oak City Hustle Issue #21 | May 2016  

Exploring the cuts and corners of creative Raleigh, North Carolina culture.

Oak City Hustle Issue #21 | May 2016  

Exploring the cuts and corners of creative Raleigh, North Carolina culture.

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