When Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald got the shivers, it was the warmth of maybe a half a drink more that they craved. But just what drink scared away the frost and melted the icy cold from their bones? Or — better yet — what beverage does it best?
Girls in oxfords and guys in black-rimmed frames greeted the freezing night air with more than ringing ears and sore feet after Kate Nash’s sold-out show on Nov. 12.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday movie season is unofficially underway. This week, Dive staff writers highlight eight films sure to make waves this holiday season.
With its latest release Public Housing, Durham’s Gross Ghost offers a particularly scuzzy brand of indie rock. Building on the catchy guitar pop of last year’s Brer Rabbit, the record’s unvarnished production captures the band’s more aggressive leanings. Dive assistant editor Chris Powers caught up with frontman Mike Dillon to discuss the album’s recording process and the band’s release show Friday at Cat’s Cradle’s new Back Room.
The Letter Jackets is the rock side-project of Chandler Holt and John Teer of Chatham County Line. Teer wanted a rocking band and had been jamming with fellow Letter Jackets members Roger Gupton and Evans Nicholson when Holt asked to sit in on a session and bring in some songs he’d been working on.
All Is Lost
“All Is Lost” is an ambitious piece of experimental filmmaking, but even uniqueness and a stunning performance from Robert Redford can’t save it from feeling repetitive and ultimately, boring.
Five Spanish Songs EP
Dan Bejar, the mastermind behind Destroyer, has made a career out of writing literate and dense lyrics filled with observant character study.
Industrial hip hop
Since last year’s wildly acclaimed The Money Store, Death Grips has gained more notoriety for no-shows at several concerts instead of its actual music. The band’s hard-hitting, experimental form of hip-hop returns to the forefront with the surprise release of its third studio album.
Cate Le Bon
Since 2009, Cate Le Bon’s music has walked a fine line between pleasingly ghostly and distressingly dull. Her third album,Mug Museum, plunges headfirst into the second category, droning on without remorse.
Constellation Prize is Carbon Leaf’s contribution to the growing genre of Southern folk rock.