UNC Alum brings his hip-hop back to the Hill

When UNC alumnus Julian Caldwell first started rapping at 12 years old, he never thought it would become a serious pursuit.

Growing up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., rapping was a pastime — something Caldwell and his

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SXSW 2014 Recap: Day 3

SXSW 2014 Recap: Day 3

Dive assistant editor Chris Powers is stationed down South in Austin, Texas for the 2014 South By Southwest Music Festival, Follow his travels here on the Dive blog.

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SXSW 2014 Recap: Day 2

SXSW 2014 Recap: Day 2

Dive assistant editor Chris Powers is stationed down South in Austin, Texas for the 2014 South By Southwest Music Festival, Follow his travels here on the Dive blog.

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SXSW 2014 Recap: Day 1

SXSW 2014 Recap: Day 1

Dive assistant editor Chris Powers is stationed down South in Austin, Texas for the 2014 South By Southwest Music Festival, Follow his travels here on the Dive blog.

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'Let Feedback Ring' showcases up-and-coming bands in Raleigh

At a July 4th show in 2009, Goodbye, Titan closed its set with an astounding, rock-inspired version of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” It was in that moment that Corbie Hill, who organized the unnamed show, got the idea for what to call it.

“I was trying to think of some clever name and ‘Let Feedback Ring’ just came to me,” Hill said.

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Column: Finding musical serenity down south

Embracing the hustle and bustle of South by Southwest


On the short drive from Chapel Hill to Raleigh last September en route to the 2013 Hopscotch Music Festival, an exciting yet startling thought crossed my mind: I was preparing to jump on to a moving train.

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Q&A with Ex Hex

Q&A with Ex Hex

Ex Hex is a new rock trio that will its debut album later this year. The band’s seven-inch single, “Hot and Cold,” will be released on March 18 on Merge Records.

Dive staff writer Stephanie Zimmerman spoke with bandleader Mary Timothy about the band, some of its visual aesthetics and her own musical background.

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Music Review: Skaters

Music Review: Skaters

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Rock

Skaters’ Manhattan chronicles life in New York City as it transports listeners to the city by mixing natural city-scape sounds with low-tone vocals and garage pop riffs. Manhattan’s sound, although varied and at times confusing, mirrors NYC’s chaotic nature.

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Music Review: Bad Things

Music Review: Bad Things

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Pop rock

Shaun White made an album. Yes, Shaun White, the snowboarder. The two-time Olympic gold medalist-turned-guitarist and four others, including former Augustana member Jarod Palomar released a self-titled album in January under the moniker Bad Things.

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Music Review: St. Vincent

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Rock

Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, has combined her electric rock roots with a multitude of other influences to create an album with a remarkably distinct sound.

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