Music http://wunc.org en [VIDEO] Durham's Sylvan Esso Live In Concert http://wunc.org/post/video-durhams-sylvan-esso-live-concert <p>"It's the dreamiest of scenes," <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/298363663/sylvan-esso" target="_blank">Sylvan Esso </a>singer Amelia Meath sighed as she looked out over the sold-out crowd at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. Wearing six-inch platform tennis shoes and an all-black jumpsuit, Meath gyrated and pumped her fists, urging the crowd on. Meanwhile, the other half of Sylvan Esso, Nick Sanborn, tweaked the knobs on a small control panel plugged into a laptop.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:34:54 +0000 Robin Hilton 39735 at http://wunc.org [VIDEO] Durham's Sylvan Esso Live In Concert Teen Reporters: 8 Essential Summer Jams http://wunc.org/post/teen-reporters-8-essential-summer-jams <p></p><p>WUNC is working with several teen reporters this summer. The young people are <a href="http://wunc.org/post/wunc-welcomes-six-teen-reporters">learning Journalism 101</a> from seasoned NPR and WUNC reporters.</p><p>On their first day on the job, we asked each reporter to recommend a song. The idea is to pull together a fun 2014 summer playlist for you.</p><p>Here are the recommendations.</p><p>Jamayah Parrish: "Pumped up Kicks" by Foster the People:</p><p>http://youtu.be/SDTZ7iX4vTQ</p><p>Thar Thwai: "Stay High" by Tove Lo</p><p>http://youtu.be/oh2LWWORoiM</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:04:49 +0000 Carol Jackson & Lauren Spohrer 37921 at http://wunc.org Teen Reporters: 8 Essential Summer Jams John Howie, Jr.: 'Everything Except Goodbye' http://wunc.org/post/john-howie-jr-everything-except-goodbye <p></p><p><a href="http://www.johnhowiejr.com/" target="_blank">John Howie, Jr.</a> started off playing drums, but it wasn't long before he switched to guitar and began making some hard-core honky-tonk music, first in the Chapel Hill-based <a href="http://www.yeproc.com/artists/two-dollar-pistols" target="_blank">Two Dollar Pistols</a> and now in his current band, The Rosewood Bluff.<br /><br />The latest album is called "Everything Except Goodbye."&nbsp; It's chock full of heartbreak, pedal steel, upright bass and John's baritone voice.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:01:43 +0000 Keith Weston, Eric Hodge & Rebecca Martinez 37366 at http://wunc.org John Howie, Jr.: 'Everything Except Goodbye' The Expansion of Video Games http://wunc.org/post/expansion-video-games <p><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">When many people hear the words “video game,” they think of a stereotypical geeky teenage boy. But that image does not represent the true industry. Women account for nearly half of the gaming population and more than a third of gamers are over the age of 36. Video games have expanded into an art form that produces complex narratives, cultural critiques and symphony soundtracks.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:49:47 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 36689 at http://wunc.org The Expansion of Video Games LISTEN: Chatham County Line Performs LIVE In WUNC Studios http://wunc.org/post/listen-chatham-county-line-performs-live-wunc-studios <p></p><p>“There’s a lot of growing up in this record,” says vocalist/guitarist Dave Wilson.</p><p>“We’re maturing in this world and seeing things through a different set of eyes – and that materializes in a lot of these songs.”</p><p><a href="http://www.chathamcountyline.com/">Chatham County Line</a> is celebrating the release of their latest album, Tightrope from Yep Roc Records. The foursome stopped into the WUNC&nbsp; studios to talk with Eric Hodge.</p><p>The interview begins with this song: Any Port in a Storm.</p><p>http://youtu.be/8fI2bAhOIIc</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:10:55 +0000 Carol Jackson & Eric Hodge 36425 at http://wunc.org LISTEN: Chatham County Line Performs LIVE In WUNC Studios Holy Ghost Tent Revival's Stephen Murray Drops A Solo Album http://wunc.org/post/holy-ghost-tent-revivals-stephen-murray-drops-solo-album <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">Stephen Murray has spent years making big, spirited sounds with the band Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Now, he has a new album of his own called “The Backlot Sessions.” </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">It’s a collection of songs that had been sitting in Stephen’s mind for years, and came together in just days. </span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 35934 at http://wunc.org Holy Ghost Tent Revival's Stephen Murray Drops A Solo Album Bill Myers Wins NC Heritage Award - His Music Was Almost Never Heard http://wunc.org/post/bill-myers-wins-nc-heritage-award-his-music-was-almost-never-heard <p></p><p>Bill Myers was honored this week with a <a href="http://www.ncarts.org/Feature/HeritageAwardTickets.aspx">North Carolina Heritage Award</a>. Myers is a saxophone player, and he's led the jazz band The Monitors for close to 60 years.</p><p>Bill's earliest introduction to music was when the minstrel shows came through Eastern North Carolina in the 1940s.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:50:24 +0000 Carol Jackson 35918 at http://wunc.org Bill Myers Wins NC Heritage Award - His Music Was Almost Never Heard Grandma Sparrow: Like Children's Music for Adults http://wunc.org/post/grandma-sparrow-childrens-music-adults <p>Drummer Joe Westerlund is a busy man.&nbsp; He plays with Triangle based band Megafaun as well as Califone and Durham's Mount Moriah.<br /><br />But recently he's been working on something else altogether.&nbsp; It's called Grandma Sparrow &amp; His Piddletractor Orchestra.&nbsp;</p><p>Westerlund describes it as a psychedelic children's song-cycle for adults.&nbsp; It recons Frank Zappa, Monty Python and Firesign Theater.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:48:44 +0000 Eric Hodge & Rebecca Martinez 35742 at http://wunc.org Grandma Sparrow: Like Children's Music for Adults Women's Chorus Presents A Cantata About Cancer http://wunc.org/post/womens-chorus-presents-cantata-about-cancer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it's a tragedy. But when writer David Wolman's wife contracted breast cancer, he chose to make the experience into art. He wrote an anthology of poetry, which composer <a href="http://www.andreaclearfield.com/">Andrea Clearfield</a> set to music. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">A local community chorus, </span><a href="http://womensvoiceschorus.org/" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Women's Voices Chorus</a><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">, is performing "</span><a href="http://womensvoiceschorus.org/product/the-long-bright/" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">The Long Bright</a><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">" tonight at </span>8pm<span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;"> in the Hill Hall Auditorium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:12:41 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 35615 at http://wunc.org Women's Chorus Presents A Cantata About Cancer Back On The Lawn: Concert Series Starts Tonight http://wunc.org/post/back-lawn-concert-series-starts-tonight <p><strong>Update: 12:28 p.m.</strong> <em>Southern Culture on the Skids to has been rescheduled for &nbsp;Thursday May 22 at 6 p.m.</em></p><p><strong>Update: 12:06 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<em>Due to the weather, the concert tonight with Southern Culture on the Skids and the Letter Jackets has been canceled. &nbsp;We're hope to reschedule -- stay tuned for details. We'll post updates on the <a href="http://wunc.org/post/four-concerts-scheduled-expanded-larger-back-porch-music-series-durham">main Back Porch On The Lawn Concerts page</a>.</em></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:35:13 +0000 Eric Hodge, Freddy Jenkins, Keith Weston & Rebecca Martinez 35531 at http://wunc.org Back On The Lawn: Concert Series Starts Tonight