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Issue 20, April 2016 www.OakCityHustle.com FOUNDERS Sean Kernick Joseph Bruno PUBLISHER Oak City Productions PUBLISHER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR Sean Kernick CHIEF OF SALES / PRODUCER Joseph Bruno EVENTS / SALES / AD DESIGN SPCLGST CALENDAR Trey Ansley SALES Brian Hatcher SALES ASSISTANT Paige King ADVISOR Steve Honeyman CONTRIBUTORS JT Moore Stacey Bell Caitlin Russell Heather Leah c/o Candid Slice Richard LIvingaton Emily Scott PHOTOGRAPHERS Guillermo Delgado Jillian Clark Peter Fradella Caitlin Penna Joseph Bruno SPCLGST SEANO

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CONTENTS

ART

MUSIC

LIFE

MIGHTY LIBRARIANS 10 RALEIGH JOURNEYMAN SPCLGST

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OAK CITY SLUMS 25 HEART OF DRAG 33 VIRGINIA SCARE & THE BAWDY VAUDEVILLAIN REVUE 36 THE BENEVOLENT BROTHERS OF BEER

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ROCK 52 INDIE 55 URBAN 56 ELECTRONIC 57 COUNTRY 59 COMEDY 60 CLASSICAL / STAGE 61

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LIFE

MIGHTY LIBRARIANS

WORDS: CAITLIN RUSSELL | PHOTOS: JILLIAN CLARK, JOSEPH BRUNO, PETER FRADELLA How do you get people to come to a brick-and-mortar building filled with books? It’s a question Borders couldn’t answer. It’s a question Apple and Amazon have said doesn’t even need answering. So what do you do if you’re a modern library system? Enter the world and challenges of Ann Burlingame and her team. Burlingame is the deputy director of Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL), a growing and vibrant award-winning library system. First, it started with a change in mindset: “Libraries are about books, but libraries are about experiences too,” says Burlingame. “We want to build that bridge to the public.” With that in mind, WCPL has changed with the times and redefined what it means to be a great library system.

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“It started in the 1990s, before that is was just about books and reading,” explains Burlingame. “When we got public computers that really changed our user base, and that brought in a population that had not been traditional library users. So we started to adapt and be there for them.”

“LIBRARIES ARE ABOUT EXPERIENCES”

With the shift that came with public PCs and Burlingame’s decision to embrace that shift, WCPL made another important decision — it needed to make the library not just about moving books, but about being a place people wanted to come to. “We shifted programming, and we’ve expanded what we do for young children,” explains Burlingame. “Looking at school-age programming, the library


Wanda Cox-Bailey Library Branch Supervisor Richard B. Harrison Library Photo: Jillian Clark

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had not done much — maybe monthly, for K-5 maybe twice a month.” Today, WCPL offers around 140 programs for children a week — 60 just for children ages 0-5. It reached 185,000 children in the last year alone (comparably sized county systems reach about 50,000 children). You can also find a wide variety of programs for teens, adults and seniors. There’s a teen leadership initiative, movie nights, a job application class and a technology learning program called “Device Advice” — think the Apple Store genius bar without the intimidation or overwhelming scene. And even if you’re still interested in books, WCPL has you covered. The system has about 1.3 million books in circulation and 165,000 titles available in its online digital library of e-books and

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audiobooks, which is managed by Ben McFadden, whose team also manages the social media for WCPL. “And now we’ve done a lot to increase community awareness,” says McFadden. “The ‘Read. Visit. Love.’ campaign lets people submit stories of how the library helped them or why they love the library — we want WCPL to be out there and people to know what we can do for them.” So when you think ‘library’ in Wake County, don’t you dare think just ‘books.’ WCPL is a modern hub of community education and building, lifelong learning and just plain fun. It’s a place driven by people like Burlingame, McFadden and others who just genuinely care about our community and every single person in it.


Carol Laing Regional Library Manager North Regional Library Photo: Joseph Bruno

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Ellen Guerci Manager Leesville Community Library Photo: Peter Fradella

Schedule a visit and learn more about your neighborhood public library at: www.wakegov.com/libraries

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ART

MUSIC

RALEIGH JOURNEYMAN

SPCLGST WORDS: STACEY WEGER

If you’ve attended any local hip hop shows in recent years, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen Joe Giampino, aka DJ SPCLGST, at the tables, warming up the crowd. It’s also possible you’ve found yourself moving to his groove at any number of area bars and clubs. A list of upcoming events on his website shows just how busy he stays – it’s not unusual to see appearances listed for Five Star, Proof, Neptune’s, and Ruby Deluxe all in the span of a week. Giampino has a good bit of experience, having been DJing for 15 years. He claims would have started earlier, but had to save up to purchase turntables. “I was always fascinated by DJing. I loved the way a DJ could control a party and or crowd,” he says. “I used to go to raves back in the 90s and just stare at the DJ and watch what he was doing.” The root of his musical obsession was skateboarding, which he says introduced him to different genres of music, including punk, new wave, funk, and hip hop. “I like switching it up with multiple

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music genres. No one style is better than the other. I just try to use what skills I’ve been given to play each genre in a different way.” As DJ SPCLGST, Giampino has shared the stage with an impressive list of artists. But don’t expect him to brag about it. Even for this article, he opted not to “name drop,” claiming that wasn’t his style. But to give you some context, I recently saw him spin an early set to a packed house for Biz Markie, and have seen him open for a number of artists performing at the Hopscotch Music Festival. According to his online bio, he has built a veritable resume working alongside the likes of Rob Swift, Jazzy Jeff, Spinderella, and Yelawolf, to name a few. Despite all this, Giampino stays loyal and true to his roots. “The most important, favorite, and best moments are when I get to play and throw great parties with my friends,” he says. “My group of friends are just as good, if not better than any famous artist or musician.”


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photo: Guillermo Delgado

Skateboarding not only introduced Giampino to music, but also to art – and graffiti art in particular – another of his artistic endeavors. “I went to art school and studied Design and Photography, but also painted a ton throughout school,” he says. “I started as a graffiti artist and as I honed my skills in other artistic avenues I got half way decent at making a mess feel balanced and correct. I like to incorporate all the skills I’ve learned to make cool things.” When he’s not DJing and making art, Giampino stays busy working with us at Oak City Hustle, employing his skills in a number of ways. Frequently that

includes shooting photos, designing the layout, or setting up events. “But most days I just sit in my office and look at dirty magazines,” he jokes. Outside of all these interests, he still finds time to spend with this girlfriend and dog, to be a “professional hoarder of grown up toys, books, and art thingamigigers,” and to pursue his passion of international travel. “I love to taste, see, smell, explore, and feel the world. It’s amazing out there and I hope everyone one day can just step outside of their comfort bubble. I hope it inspires people. People inspire me and I hope I can do the same.”

To learn more about DJ SPCLGST and to see a list of his upcoming events, you can visit his website at www.spclgst.com.

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MUSIC

OAK CITY

SLUMS

WORDS: HEATHER LEAH | PHOTOS: GUILLERMO DELGADO It’s not often a person just wakes up one morning and starts living their dream. However, that’s exactly how Rodney Finch became Oak City Slums, a hip-hop/bass producer that’s dropped chill beats across the Triangle -- from Neptunes to The Ritz.

Oak City Slums self-describes his sound: Sample-laced heavy bass and designed 808’s. Hard drums with slack percussion. A throwback to production flow of the early 90s using MPC, SP404 samplers. Analog synth with a variety of old and new hardware.”

Influenced by producers like Jersey Club, Baltimore Club, Digitalism, Crystal Castles, and J Dilla, Oak City Slums pulls from a mixed texture of sound, ranging from poppy and vibrant to dark electronic. In the other ear, he draws from jazz sample bass. With a punk and death metal background and years of experience drumming for his church band, Oak City Slums was born.

For several months, making SOMEBODY TO beats remained a private passion. But after a year COME AROUND or so, Oak City Slums was TO NOTICE ready to make people YOUR TALENT” dance. His first time creating live sounds was during a beat battle at the Black Flower in Raleigh. The judges laughed at him. “I was horribly embarrassed,” he shares, but he went home and, tempered with real world experience and pain, produced better beats.

He remembers that day, saying, “I was tired of struggling being in bands. I woke up one day and told my wife I wanted to start making beats. I went out, bought a computer, a controller, and started creating -- trying to imitate the stuff I was listening to.”

“DON’T WAIT FOR

“Don’t wait for somebody to come around to notice your talent,” he stresses. “I’ve had a lot of haters. When people hate on something, I feel more driven.”

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That adamant passion and drive eventually put him on stage at the Lincoln Theater. However, his first official show was at Nice Price books off Hillsborough Street, playing with Brassious Monk and AK-87. “It was a marked moment for all of us,” he shares, “We all had recently gotten into electronic music, and we couldn’t find a place to play. Then Nice Price let us in with big old speakers and subwoofers, and we packed out the place.” “If you wanna play music, it’s a grind,” he says, “If you’re not doing something for that grind every single day, you’re not gonna make it. There’s always

somebody out there who wants to hear something different. You may not know who that person is at the moment, but they’re out there.” For Oak City Slums, some of those people were Crystal Taylor, J-Mac, and Joe Bruno, who individually pushed him closer to music success. Another step up was meeting GRRL, who featured his track on Nest HQ. The people Finch most credits, however, are his family and wife, who have been supportive through this mellow bass, hip-hop transformation into Oak City Slums.

Upcoming events: April 2: Runaway Clothing Brand, store opening in Durham April 16: With Party Legal at Pinhook in Durham June 3: Keep an eye out for more information on an exciting Birthday Show for Oak City Slums and unannounced friends Instagram & Twitter: @OakCitySlums www.oakcityslums.com

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LIFE

HEART IN DRAG WORDS: EMILY SCOTT | PHOTOS: SEANO

The call went out on a Monday. Kyla Robbins, 18, was at Duke Hospital, and had a special request. Kyla has a genetic mutation that causes a very rare heart condition. The genetic mutation affects the LMNA gene that causes a devastating and significantly life threatening disease called Emery Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy. The muscular dystrophy is what causes the heart failure. She needs a new heart, and she had come to Duke to see if the transplant team there would add her to their list.

arrived at Duke to spend time with Kyla and get to know her, two even driving in from Charlotte to show their love and support. Kyla has made the list for a transplant and still faces many challenges going forward, but for at least a couple of hours she got to simply be a teenager hanging out with new friends. Kyla is a big fan of drag queens, and now all who were in the room for the visit are equally big fans of her.

Growing up going to Pride events around her home in Virginia, Kyla had interacted with drag queens many times, and found them to be caring, compassionate people. So with the help of her mom and the Duke staff, she asked for drag queens to help keep her spirits up. Her photo quickly went viral on Facebook, and queens from all over the country and beyond sent well wishes and local performers started making visits. On Thursday, just a few nights after the original request, a team of drag queens, led by Vivian Vaughn, and their friends photo: Kyla Rose Robbins

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Keep with with Kyla on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/heartindrag. To learn more about Emery Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy go visit www.mda.org/disease/emery-dreifuss-muscular-dystrophy.

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ART

MUSIC

VIRGINIA SCARE & THE BAWDY VAUDEVILLAIN REVUE WORDS: RICHARD LIVINGSTON | PHOTOS: CAITLIN PENNA “We’re all one tequila shot away from being a stripper,” the brunette bombshell purrs into the microphone. The crowd responds; yips and yelps erupt. She pauses and the applause subsides. Breathily, she instructs, “No, you clap when I take a break. It makes me feel better about myself.” Replacing the stick with the carrot, she says. “You should earn this nudity.” The audience goes wild. VaudeVillain Revue hostess and cofounder Virginia Scare, basking in blue and green stage light, breaks into a wide smile. “Is your heart black? Then welcome to the Black Diamond Ball!” Virginia’s not on stage now. “Statistically, most performers are middle children, starved for attention.” She stirs her drink. “I grew up in Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina. Population 49. They host the national hollerin’ contest. I was so weird.” One wouldn’t expect this

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articulate, attractive single mother to fulfill the role of late-night sexkitten variety show diva. And yet she does. With gusto. The self-described theater nerd selected ‘Virginia Scare’ as her pseudonym – a goof on Virginia Dare of Lost Colony fame. “I chose the stage name because it’s southern and creepy and I like history. Performing is a sort of pathology. I self-medicate by making a fool of myself. It’s a sort of reverse stage fright.” As the band launches into the Rolling Stones’ ‘Paint it, Black,’ Virginia warns the assembly at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall, “This will be 90 percent more naked than your normal lives” and introduces the first performer, Papyrus. On stage, Papyrus twists and turns, producing a hula hoop. Centripetal force whips the hoop around the axis of her hips as, layer by layer, her costume falls to the floor.


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“It is sex, but it isn’t.” Virginia is attempting to express what makes burlesque more than raw exhibitionism. In one-on-one conversation, her voice doesn’t carry the clipped Rooseveltian tones it does on the stage. She thinks for a moment. “So many women tell me they find what we do inspiring. The difference, I guess, is that the performer controls the context. Is it sexy or is it funny? The woman on stage is expressing an opinion through parody or through caricature.” Virginia has been described as the Harriet Tubman of the burlesque show. She outlines rough scripts

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for each performance, then invites participants. The VaudeVillain Revue’s troupe consists of eight to fifteen members at any given time – dancers, musicians, comics, singers and the occasional freak show act (think: women who swallow coat hangers and masochist clowns stapling their scrotums). The Revue has slowly evolved from a loose variety show hosted by the Black Flower bar on Peace Street. Over the years Virginia and her creative partner, Kitschy DeCoeur, have taken the act to a number of venues throughout the Triangle. There’s always a theme – ‘Nerdvember,’ ‘Hot for Teacher,’ ‘Enchantment Under the Sea.’


At Motorco, the theme tonight is ‘The Black Diamond Ball.’ Most are wearing black and there are more than a few skimpy cocktail dresses in the audience. Musical guest Curtis Eller wails on his banjo, howling and high-kicking. Above the crowd, one of the troupe dangles from a ring suspended from the ceiling. She spins on the hoop to the rhythm of the music, slinging her arms and legs with acrobatic precision, dancing wildly in air. Virginia explains her hopes for the VaudeVillain Revue. “It’s still evolving. I want to weave in more original music. We put in a lot of effort and I want the show to be worth what we charge.” Indeed, the performance is worth a fair greater sum than the $5 cover. The VaudeVillain Revue, itself, is the product of an evolution of the cabaret culture. Virginia describes it as ‘neo-burlesque’ to contrast it with the elegance and beauty archetype of classic burlesque. Her show – and others like it – relies on a certain degree of parody and pop culture edginess. “If classic burlesque is [happy little trees painter] Bob Ross,” she says, “then neo-burlesque is Jackson Pollack.”

Following a brief intermission, the act grinds on with a rowdy mix of dance, music, storytelling and striptease. A parade of shapely female forms crosses the Motorco stage. A sexy grim reaper sways to the music. Eller, as the band reaches the crescendo of its last set, drops his pants and completes the show in boxer shorts, slacks puddled at his ankles. Virginia Scare narrates the controlled madness and occasionally sings. It’s communal craziness when the entire VaudeVillain troupe ascends the stage and takes a bow. “I want the audience to feel something at the end of the show,” Virginia explains. “Maybe it’s empowered or inspired or uncomfortable. I just want it to be something they talk about later.” After the whirlwind of dancing pinup girls, spinning tassels, acrobats and unbridled panache, there’s little chance those who bore witness at Motorco won’t talk about the VaudeVillain Revue later.

Don’t miss The VaudeVillain Revue, next taking the stage at Motorco Music Hall (723 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham) on April 23rd for the Bootlegger’s Ball. Find out more at www.thevaudevillainrevue.com.

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LIFE

THE BENEVOLENT

BROTHERS OF BEER WORDS: JT MOORE | PHOTOS: JOSEPH BRUNO

Saison. Gose. Gueuze. Weisse. Doppel. Dunkel. Bière de Garde. If you know what these are — and bonus points if you know the proper pronunciation — it’s probably a result of the remarkable beer culture we have in Raleigh. While Asheville may be the first North Carolina city people mention when listing the nation’s beer cities, Raleigh continues to build its case for being part of that conversation. Where Raleigh’s beer claim to fame used to be that one downtown location was hailed as the number three seller of PBR in the nation, today Raleigh offers a host of breweries, beer bars and bottle shops. And most of those are walkable from downtown. Many people have contributed to Raleigh’s beer renaissance, but few have played as significant a role from the beginning as Chris Powers and David “Woody” Lockwood of Trophy Brewing.

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Their bar, The Busy Bee, is one of America’s top beer bars, and they’ve now given us Trophy Brewing (including a second location on Maywood, an expansive new brewing facility near the State Farmer’s Market), State of Beer bottle shop, and most recently, Mash and Lauter, a Belgian beer and food focused location in the former Hive space above The Busy Bee. But from the beginning, their passion for beer has been something they’ve wanted to share with the city. “We wanted to open up the Bee because we wanted to open a place that was approachable, was reaching out to people to educate them about beer and had a great selection that was constantly changing,” said Powers. And at the time in 2009, a general lack of access to craft beer in Raleigh forced the duo to get creative. This included one of their first projects of working with a local brewery to brew a Berliner Weisse,


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back when nobody local really knew what a Berliner Weisse was, including the brewery that made it for them. It didn’t come out well, but Powers and Lockwood made it work.

Today, their success, beyond expanding Trophy brewing from a three-barrel system to a second 20-barrel system at their Maywood location, is evident in our city’s far more refined beer palette.

“Thinking and dreaming up things and asking brewers to do it and promising them that we’d buy the whole batch if that’s what it took,” explained Lockwood. “That’s what lead to Trophy becoming an idea. Why are we pulling our hair out trying to get people to do things. We want to do more.”

On any given day, you’ll find Raleighites enjoying sours, stouts, saisons and everything in between. They’ll be dressed in yoga pants, khakis and Sperrys or with skinny jeans and mustaches, but they are all welcome — the appreciation (or simple enjoyment) of our city’s beer culture is something that brings us all together.

Trophy Brewing has two locations you can visit. Their first locations which features a 3 barrel Brewhouse and full service restaurant is located at 827 W Morgan St. The newest location on 656 Maywoodfeatures a taproom attached to a 20 barrel production facility. Learn more at www.trophybrewing.com.

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T H E

O F F I C I A L

LIVE MUSIC

POCKET

GUIDE C H O I C E

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C U T S


FOLK

INDIE

DAUGHTER WILSEN

Cat’s Cradle

April 2 | 8.5 PM URBAN/FUNK

URBAN

ESPERANZA SPALDING: EMILY’S D+EVOLUTION Carolina Theatre April 20 | 8 PM

EDM/FOOTWORK

ELECTRONIC

DJ TAYE (TEKLIFE) Kings April 30 | 9.5 PM

POWER POP

POP

I WAS TOTALLY DESTROYING IT Deep South April 23 | 9 PM

ROCK

ROCK

HEADFIRST FOR HALOS

COUNTRY

LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW

COMEDY

MARTIN LAWRENCE

Local 506 April 2 | 6.5 PM

FOLK/BLUES

Hawriver Ballroom April 2 | 8 PM

STAND UP PNC

April 22 | 7 PM

URBAN/CLASSICAL

CLASSICAL / STAGE

BLACK VIOLIN

Carolina Theatre April 5 | 8 PM FOOD/DRINK

FESTIVALS

4TH ANNUAL BULL CITY FOOD & BEER EXPERIENCE DPAC April 10 | 4 PM

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CLASSICAL/STAGE - April 2016

OPERA

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE: NORTH CAROLINA OPERA Duke Energy Center April 1 - 3 | 7 PM

VOCAL

FIVE FOR FIGHTING NC SYMPHONY Duke Energy April 2 | 8 PM

STRING QUARTET

Duke Performance Center April 1 | 8 PM

CLASSICAL/JAZZ

NC MUSIC AND ALL THAT JAZZ

Duke Performance Center April 2 | 8 PM

STAGE/ORCHESTRA

URBAN/CLASSICAL

STAGE/CHILDRENS

DPAC April 3 | 7.5 PM

Carolina Theatre April 5 | 8 PM

DPAC April 7 | 6 PM

YANNI

EVENT/CULTURE

BLACK VIOLIN

CLASSICAL

THE LIVING MOSAIC OF LANGUAGE & CULTURES Duke Energy Center April 9 | 7 PM

Carolina Performing Arts April 9 | 7 PM

CLASSICAL

MUSICAL/BROADWAY

URBAN/DANCE

Carolina Performing Arts April 13 | 7 PM

DPAC April 14 | 7.5 PM

BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

STRING QUARTET

EMERSON STRING QUARTET

Carolina Theatre April 2 | 8 PM

SHANGHAI QUARTET FT. WU MAN

Duke Performance Center April 8 | 8 PM

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CLASSICAL/JAZZ

KASSE MADAY DIABATE

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

GABRIEL KAHANE & TIMO ANDRES

LIL’ BUCK: JOOKIN’ JAM SESSION

Carolina Performing Arts April 15 - 16 | 7 PM

PEPPA PIG LIVE

BALKAN BRASS

BOBAN & MARKO MARKOVIC

Duke Performance Center April 11 | 7 PM

CLASSICAL

CIOMPI CONCERT NO. 4 FT. EDGAR MEYER

Duke Performance Center April 16 | 2 PM


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CLASSICAL/STAGE - April 2016

CULTURE/AFRICA

ACOUSTIC AFRICA Center Stage

April 16 | 7 PM

CLASSICAL/STAGE

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY

Carolina Performing Arts April 22-23 | 7 PM

STAGE

W;T

Duke Energy Center April 29-May 8 | 8:00PM

CLASSICAL/FOLK

CLASSICAL/STAGE

STRING QUARTET

MICHAEL GORDON TIMBER & RUSHES

ABIGAIL WASHBURN & FRIENDS

LES ARTS FLORISSANTS W/ WILLIAM CHRISTIE Carolina Performing Art April 10 | 11:30PM

Duke Performance Center April 22 | 8 PM

FOLK

FOLK/ A CAPPELLA

STAGE/DANCE

Center Stage April 27 | 7 PM

Carolina Performing Art

Carolina Performing Arts April 17 | 7 PM

JENNIFER CURTIS: ROAD FROM TRANSYLVANIA CCBR April 24 | 3 PM

A CAPPELLA

ROOMFUL OF TEETH

Duke Performance Center April 30 | 8 PM

SWINGLES

LA VERITA

April 27-28 | 7 PM

STAGE

CAROLINA BALLET PRESENTS MACBETH

DPAC April 30-May 1 | 9:.5 PM

POP - April 2016

ROCK

SLINGSHOT DAKOTA Local 506 April 5 | 9 PM

FOLK

MADE OF OAK Kings April 16 | 9 PM

INDIE

TV GIRL

Local 506 April 20 | 9 PM

POWER POP

I WAS TOTALLY DESTROYING IT Deep South April 23 | 9 PM

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ROCK - April 2016

LED ZEPLIN TRIBUTE

GET THE LED OUT DPAC April 1 | 8PM

Lincoln Theatre April 2 | 9 PM

PROG. METAL

HARDCORE PUNK

CHON POLYPHIA STRAWBERRY GIRLS CCBR April 5 | 8 PM

ROCK/VOCAL

THE SHAKEDOWN: ROD STEWART Pour House April 8 | 9 PM

EXP DEATH/SPEEDCORE

PYRRHON

Pour House April 10 | 9 PM

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JAM BAND

THE MANTRAS

TØRSÖ SKEMATA DRUG CHARGE

METAL

AILIEN8 KINGHITTER

Southland April 2 | 8.5 PM

COUNTRY

ELLE KING

Lincoln Theatre April 7 | 8 PM

ROCK

HEADFIRST FOR HALOS Local 506 April 2 | 6.5 PM

ROCK

HALESTORM

Ritz April 7 | 7.5 PM

Kings April 6 | 9.5 PM

CLASSIC METAL

PROG. ROCK

DEVIN DEGRAW @ RED HAT!

UMPHREY’S MCGEE

ALT. ROCK

EXP ROCK

Deep South April 8 | 9 PM

THE MOWGLI’S JULIA NUNES THE REBEL LIGHT Cat’s Cradle April 10 | 8 PM

Ritz April 8-9 | 7.5 PM

ALGIERS

CCBR April 11 | 8.5 PM

PSYCHEDELIC

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE MOUNDS CCBR April 9 | 9 PM

INDIE

RUN RIVER NORTH THE LIGHTHOUSE & THE WHALER CCBR April 14 | 8.5 PM


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ROCK - April 2016

PROG. DOOM

KIRGSGRAV GIANT OF THE MOUNTAIN Local 506 April 14 | 9 PM

HARDCORE PUNK

EYEHATEGOD

Pour House April 18 | 9 PM

ALT. ROCK

PUSCIFER

Duke Energy April 19 | 7 PM

ALT. ROCK

BIG SOMETHING Lincoln Theatre April 22 | 9 PM

SOUTHERN

JJ GREY & MOFRO W/ THE RECORD COMPANY Lincoln Theatre April 15 | 8 PM

FOLK

THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN Cat’s Cradle April 18 | 8.5 PM

ALT. ROCK

PEARL JAM

PNC April 20 | 7 PM

FOLK

THE OH HELLOS Lincoln Theatre April 23 | 9 PM

ALT. ROCK

JOURNALISM

Neptunes April 17 | 9 PM

POST PUNK/SOUL

HECTORINA MIKE MAINS AND THE BRANCHES Local 506 April 17 | 9 PM

PROG. ROCK

STEVE HACKETT Carolina Theatre April 19 | 8 PM

STONEGAZE

TRUE WIDOW W/ SLIMY MEMBER Kings April 21 | 8.5 PM

TOOL TRIBUTE

THIRD EYE (A TRIBUTE TO TOOL) Southland Ballroom April 23 | 9 PM

ALT. ROCK

EYES EAT SUNS W/ SUMMER WARS Pour House April 19 | 9 PM

GRINDCORE

MAGRUDERGRIND Local 506 April 21 | 8.5 PM

WELSH ALT. ROCK

THE JOY FORMIDABLE Cat’s Cradle April 25 | 8.5 PM

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INDIE ROCK- -February April 2016 2016

PSYCHADELIC

JAM BAND

MATH ROCK

Southland Ballroom April 27 | 8.5 PM

Local 506 April 27 | 9 PM

THE BOOGARINS BIRDS OF AVALON LACY JAGS

THE WERKS W/ CBDB & BACKUP PLANET

ALT ROCK/SYNTH POP

GOSPEL/BLUES

CCBR April 25 | 9 PM

POLIÇA MOTHXR

Cat’s Cradle April 28 | 9 PM

MIKE FARRIS

Clayton Center April 30 | 8 PM

FS BEAR GIRL

HARD ROCK

STEEL PANTHER Lincoln Theatre April 28 | 8 PM

EXP. ANONYMITY

THE RESIDENTS: SHADOWLAND Cat’s Cradle April 30 | 8 PM

EDM -APRIL 2016

URBAN/LIVETRONICA

BIG GIGANTIC W/ LOUIS FUTON Lincoln Theatre April 5 | 8.5 PM

BASS/HOUSE

SUB CULTURE Mosaic April 16 | 9 PM

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DANCE

MAGIC MAN & THE GRISWOLDS PANAMA WEDDING

TRANCE/BREAKS

LATIN HOUSE

Mosaic April 13 | 9 PM

Mosaic April 15 | 9 PM

THROWBACK

SULTRY

Cat’s Cradle April 8 | 7.5 PM

EDM

HOUSE/SOUL/FUNK

Mosaic April 22 | 9 PM

Mosaic April 27 | 9 PM

RALEIGH LIKES IT DEEP

SANCTUARY

EDM/FOOTWORK

DJ TAYE (TEKLIFE) Kings April 30 | 9.5 PM


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FESTIVALS / EVENTS - April 2016

PARTY

FOOTHILLS FREE FIRST FRIDAY: FAT CHEEK KAT Pour House April 1 | 7 PM

PARTY

GLOWRAGE

Lincoln Theatre April 9 | 9 PM

FAMILY

SPCA 2016 K9-3K DOG WALK AND WOOFSTOCK Booth Apitheatre April 2 | 9 AM

FOOD/DRINK

BEER AND BACON Booth Apitheatre April 9 | 12 PM

GOSPEL

THE JOURNEY PRINCIPLES: LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS

EVENT

CCBR April 13 | 8 PM

LOCAL/BENEFIT

NC LOCAL MUSIC’S 2016 BENEFIT Deep South April 16 | 7.20 PM

ROCK/EVENT

1ST ANNUAL DTFH FAMILY REUNION WEEKEND Motorco April 15 | 5 PM

FESTIVAL

BAND TOGETHER: LAST BAND STANDING FT. YARN Lincoln Theatre April 16 | 7.5 PM

PNC April 8-9 | 7 PM

Calyton Center April 8 | 10 PM

FOOD/DRINK

PARTY

4TH ANNUAL BULL CITY FOOD & BEER EXPERIENCE

DIGITOUR SPRING BREAK ‘16

NETWORKING

AMERICANA/FESTIVAL

DPAC April 10 | 4 PM

MINDFLIP RECORDS: THE MINDFLIP TOUR

AUTO

MONSTER JAM

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT 2016

Lincoln Theatre April 13 | 6.5 PM

S.P.I.T.T.L.E. FEST Pour House April 16 | 6 PM

PNC April 16 | 7 PM

SHOWCASE

COAST 2 COAST LIVE Pour House April 17 | 9 PM

FOOD/DRINK

GREAT GRAPES WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL Booth Ampitheatre April 23 | 12 PM

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URBAN - April 2016

URBAN/GROOVE

RYAN KEBERLE & CATHARSIS Carolina Theatre April 1 | 8 PM

LATIN

CONTRA-TIEMPO URBAN LATIN DANCE THEATRE

SOUL/FUNK

THE SOUL PSYCHEDELIQUE QORCHESTRA

GOSPEL

Southland Ballroom April 15 | 8 PM

ALT. HIP HOP

SADISTIK

Local 506 April 9 | 9 PM

URBAN/FOLK

JON STICKLEY TRIO CHRISTIANE & THE STRAYS Deep South April 15 | 8.5 PM

URBAN/FUNK

ESPERANZA SPALDING: EMILY’S D+EVOLUTION Carolina Theatre April 20 | 8 PM

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Pour House April 5 | 9 PM

Southland Ballroom April 1 | 8 PM

Center Stage April 9 | 7 PM

R’MONE ENTONIO

JAZZ/GROOVE

THE NTH POWER

HIP HOP

NAPPY ROOTS Pour House April 22 | 9 PM

HIP HOP/SOUL

THUMP! FT. 9TH WONDER

Mosaic April 6 | 10 PM

AFRICAN

REGGAE/DUB

Pour House April 13 | 9 PM

Cat’s Cradle April 13 | 8 PM

GROOVE/JAM BAND

CUMBIA/BOSSA NOVA

SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS

YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND Southland Ballroom April 16 | 9PM

REGGAE

TRIBAL SEEDS’ SPRING HARVEST TOUR Cat’s Cradle April 22 | 8 PM

IRATION HIRIE

LA SANTA CECILIA Motorco April 19 | 8 PM

HIP HOP

KING MEZ LIVE AT THE LINCOLN Lincoln Theatre April 29 | 9 PM


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INDIE - April 2016

SINGER/SONGWRITER

LAURA GIBSON Kings

April 1 | 8.5 PM

POP

RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE W/ JENNY BESETZT

April 1 | 8.5 PM

April 2 | 9.5 PM

CCBR

FOLK

ANGLE OLSEN

Hawriver Ballroom

April 3 | 8 PM

POP

SKYLAR GUDASZ WILD FUR VAUGHN AED

MUSCIAN/SONGWRITER

FRANKIE COSMOS ESKIMEAUX & ANNA MCCLELLAN Kings

Pour House

ROCK

FOLK

DAUGHTER WILSEN

Cat’s Cradle

April 2 | 8.5 PM

INDIE

SOME ARMY JPHONO1

AFTON MUSIC SHOWCASE

April 8 | 9 PM

April 10 | 6.5 PM

CCBR

Lincoln Theatre

April 5 | 8.5 PM

ROCK

INTO IT. OVER IT. Motorco

April 12 | 8 PM

ROCK

MURDER BY DEATH KEVIN DEVINE & THE GODDAMN BAND Cat’s Cradle

FOLK/ROOTS

INDIE

ROCK

DAVID WAX MUSEUM BARLINGSIDE

ERIC BACHMANN ANDREW ST. JAMES

LITTLE GREEN CARS W/ JOHN MARK NELSON

CCBR

Motorco

April 13 | 8 PM

April 16 | 9PM

April 12 | 8 PM

Motorco

ROCK

TOKYO POLICE CLUB

INDIE

MOBLEY

Motorco

Local 506

April 22 | 9 PM

April 25 | 9 PM

AMERICANA

HOUNDMOUTH LUCY DACUS Cat’s Cradle

April 26| 8.5 PM

April 20 | 8 PM

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COUNTRY - April 2016

FUTURE ROOTS

SINGER/SONGWRITER

The Pour House April 29 | 9 PM

CCBR April 29 | 8 PM

JOHN BROWN’S BODY

KAWEHI

INDIE/BLUEGRASS

LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW

AMERICANA

PROG. BLUEGRASS

Deep South April 1 | 9 PM

COUNTRY

LOWLAND HUM CCBR April 2 | 8 PM

BLUEGRASS

THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS W/ PAPER BIRD

MARC RIBOT

CCBR April 4 | 7.5 PM

FOLK

AMERICANA/BLUES

Lincoln Theatre April 3 | 8 PM

COUNTRY

SUNNY LEDFURD Pour House April 9 | 9 PM

HONKY TONK

ERIC STRICKLAND & THE B-SIDES Deep South April 21 | 9 PM

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FOLK/BLUES

THE COREY HUNT BAND TYLER HATLEY & THE LITTLE MOUNTAIN

Hawriver Ballroom April 2 | 8 PM

SEAN WATKINS PETRA HADEN & JESSE HARRIS Cat’s Cradle April 5 | 8 PM

FOLK/BRASS

DAVID LINDLEY

FANFARE CIOCARLIA

BLUEGRASS

SINGER/SONGWRITER

ROCKGRASS/BLUEGRASS

Kings April 22 | 8 PM

Deep South April 22 | 7.15 PM

PHIL COOK & THE GUITAR HEELS

Hawriver Ballroom April 9 | 8 PM

INTRODUCING: HANK, PATTIE & THE CURRENT

Motorco April 10 | 8 PM

TARYN PAPA KAYLIN ROBERSON

Motorco April 11 | 8 PM

HAYSEED DIXIE Motorco April 24 | 8 PM


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COMEDY - April 2016

SINGER/SONGWRITER

GREG HOLDEN

Local 506 April 26 | 9 PM

INDIE/FOLK

M.WARD: MORE RAIN TOUR

Hawriver Ballroom April 29 | 8 PM

STAND UP

JESSIMAE PELUSO

Goodnights April 1 -2 | 7.5 & 10 PM

STAND UP

DUNCAN TRUSSELL: THERE ARE NO DRUGS ON THIS BUS TOUR Cat’s Cradle

April 1 | 8 PM

STAND UP

RON WHITE DPAC

April 2 | 7 PM

COMEDY/DJ

POUND HOUSE FT. DOUG LUSSENHOP & BRENT WEINBACH

STAND UP

STAND UP

CRAIG SHOEMAKER

JOEL MCHALE

April 7-9 | 7.5PM

April 8 | 8 PM

Goodnights

DPAC

CCBR

April 6 | 8.5 PM

STAND UP

BRUCE BRUCE Goodnights

April 15-17 | 7.5 & 10 PM

STAND UP

EUGENE MIRMAN & ROBYN HITCHCOCK Cat’s Cradle

STAND UP

STAND UP

JIM BREUER

MARTIN LAWRENCE

Goodnights

PNC

April 21-23 | 7.5 & 10 PM

April 22 | 7 PM

April 21 | 8 PM

STAND UP

FELICIA DAY Cat’s Cradle

April 27 | 6 PM

COMEDY/STAGE

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON Goodnights

April 28-30 | 8 PM

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