Dixon Ferrell


Music Review: The Apache Relay

The Apache Relay was quickly lumped into the folk-rock genre following the release of its 2009 debut album, American Nomad , it’s subsequent touring with Mumford and Sons and appearances in top folk-rock festivals.

‘A road gig 2 stoplights down’

It’s been a metaphorically long road for North Elementary and LUD, but a geographically short one. The two Chapel Hill bands have been in the area for 11 and 20 years respectively, starting during the golden era of the Chapel Hill music scene.

Music Review: Amigo

Amigo throws East Texas drinking music into a blender with more modern hippie influences and pours out its debut album, My Clouds, forging its own sound in a new school of Southern rock. The Charlotte band sings about the best and worst of times with both innocent and omniscient perspectives, while creating a back yard grill-out atmosphere.

Q&A with Skip Elsheimer of A/V Geeks

Have you ever wondered what happens to those educational films you had to watch in school when they’re considered obsolete? A landfill? They might end up in the hands of Skip Elsheimer, who collects old 16mm educational films.

Music Review: No Guts, No Glory

moe., approaching its 25th year together, is a reliable pillar in the jam band arena, and its recent album No Guts, No Glory, reflects the dependable nature of its music. Some of the songs are new, and others, which have appeared during live shows, get the studio treatment they deserve. Originally said to be acoustic, the album is placed on a rootsy foundation and bent in a progressive rock direction toward the moe. that has stood the test of time.

Music Review: Bad Things

Bad Things Bad Things ? 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.

Movie Review: The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty ???1/2 “The Great Beauty,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino, is an intimate Italian film that tells the story of journalist Jep Gambardella, played by Toni Servillo

Music Review: Odesza

Odesza My Friends Never Die ??1/2 Electronic pop Odesza is an electronic production duo from Seattle consisting of Harrison Mills (aka Catacomkid) and Clayton Knight (aka BeachesBeaches). Its new EP My Friends Never Die sticks to its familiar sound of long, dubstep-influenced bass lines, choppy, pitched vocal samples, and trap-influenced crunchy drum lines that create dream-like soundscapes with an interesting dub twist.

Concert Review: Moe.

Moe., a five-piece jam band from Buffalo, N.Y., played to a Lincoln Theatre packed shoulder to shoulder with tie-dye, beanies and flannel last Tuesday.