The Doug Largent Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar and Tyler Leak on drums will play organ trio jazz at West End Wine Bar of Chapel Hill. Find out more »
Swan Lake 2013/14 Chapel Hill Series Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:30pm More dates for this event: Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:00pm Friday, February 28, 2014, 8:00pm Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8:00pm Andrew Grams, conductor , Karen Gomyo, violin , North Carolina Symphony Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto* Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite *Evening […] Find out more »
When Lost In The Trees set out to record Past Life, their third album for ANTI-, they knew they needed a break with the past. Frontman Ari Picker looked to move beyond the themes of loss that fueled two emotional, densely personal collections of songs. Channeling the liberating happiness he felt in his young marriage into his method, he came up with a new approach to writing: "I wanted to reach out and grab the music rather than have it come from some internal place." On past releases Picker had used an expanded six-member band to render his carefully composed, classical-inflected songs, bringing them fully arranged to the studio for the band to perform. For the new album, the band was pared to a lean electronic-rock four-piece, and in this new configuration Lost In The Trees took to the road to workshop the songs that would become Past Life. Immediately, the new tracks evidence more than a band pared down; the arrangements are modern, spare, minimal, emphasizing groove and rhythm, blending the sonic architecture of 21st century electronic dance music, the austere emotion of the minimalist composers, and the sensual swerve of post-Bowie 80s pop. Find out more »
Dylan LeBlanc’s sophomore album Cast The Same Old Shadow was released on August 21st by Rough Trade Records. Born in Shreveport, Dylan moved to Muscle Shoals, Alabama when he was 11 and he is the dark horse of the vibrant and close-knit musical community there that includes Alabama Shakes, Secret Sisters, and Civil Wars to name a few.
Dylan’s songs however, are considerably darker than that of his Alabama counterparts. He says “I wasn’t conscious of a theme before I made it – I didn’t mean to, but I just happen to base a lot of my work on emotions – and at the time, they just happened to be negative ones.”
The songs on the new album are fraught with recollections of love, loss and regret. He was admittedly an emotional wreck when he wrote them, but emotions of that sort often lead to the most heartfelt music around. Since his debut album Paupers Field, Dylan has grown as a singer and a songwriter and a guitar player. He’s experienced a lot of life already, and while he’s still trying to figure it all out, he’s ready to share the melancholy emotions he loves so much. Find out more »
“Although long resident in northern California, Alasdair Fraser remains the epitome of Scots fiddlers today, one of the great tradition bearers in any Celtic musical form in the early 21st century. He weaves traditional Scots tales into a narrative that connects the many tunes he renders with such consummate musicianship that he receives much of […] Find out more »
Moving back and forth between 1809 and the present, Stoppard’s acclaimed comedy follows a gathering of academics sifting through clues to the past and a young girl determined to change the future. A dazzling and heartfelt examination of the interdependence of art, science and love. Tickets start at $16. Find out more »