Emma Strickland


Kelela performed to a sold-out crowd at Motorco on Friday.

Review: Kelela's concert took Durham apart

I went to Kelela’s sold-out concert in Durham last Friday night. Her debut album, “Take Me Apart,” was released on Oct  6. She is redefining R&B with her electronic influence, and she's not afraid to delve into the themes of love and sex that are so intrinsic to R&B. 

Julien Baker, a singer-songwriter, will perform at the Haw River Ballroom Friday. Photo courtesy of Nolan Knight.

Q&A with singer-songwriter Julien Baker

Julien Baker, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter, made her debut in 2015 with her album "Sprained Ankle," with plans to release her follow-up "Turn Out the Lights" later this month.Her lyrics and voice are passionate, honest and unrelenting. She will be performing at Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw Friday.