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Dive Presents New Media: Nov. 4

Grizzly Bear: “Listen and Wait” “Listen and Wait” is another outtake from Grizzly Bear’s successful Shields, and this track would have fit right in with its haunting harmonizing and gloomy atmosphere.

Concert Review: Built to Spill at Cat's Cradle

The Built to Spill show on Wednesday brought a crowd of all ages as fans old and new came to see the ’90s indie rock band play for the 75th time at the Cat’s Cradle. The show started with two opening bands, Genders and Slam Dunk.

Q&A with Pelican

Pelican is an entirely instrumental band with post-rock and doom metal influences hailing from Chicago, Illinois.

Q&A with Sleigh Bells

Noisy rock act Sleigh Bells rose to fame in the indie rock world with its 2010 record Treats. Now on the road supporting its third full-length record, Bitter Rivals, the band hits Raleigh on Wednesday.

Music Review: Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals Rock Bitter Rivals, the third release by Brooklyn noise pop duo Sleigh Bells, shows the band reaching new heights in its music.

Music Review: King Khan & The Shrines

King Khan & The Shrines Idle No More Rock After more than five years since its last record, King Khan & The Shrines is Idle No More. Named for the Canadian indigenous sovereignty movement, the album tells the story of bandleader Arish Ahmad Khan, better known as King Khan, and his personal struggles, triumphs and critiques of the world today.

Music Review: Chris Forsyth

Chris Forsyth Solar Motel Rock Guitarist Chris Forsyth’s new album Solar Motel does something most rock instrumental albums fail to achieve — lasting entertainment for the layman. Rather than steeping the four-part epic in showy noodling or overly complex structure, Forsyth reaches for Pink Floydian ideals by layering his guitars in simple melodies and keeping other instrumentation to simple, textural motifs. The album builds listener anticipation from the outset, with churning rhythm guitars egging the music forward to implied new heights.

Music Review: The Necks

The Necks Open Ambient jazz Australian experimental jazz trio The Necks returns with its nineteenth full length album Open, a one-song improvised LP.

Movie Review: The Counselor

Despite its who’s who of A-listers populating the cast and award-winning talent behind the camera, “The Counselor” is too vague and unclear to be a great thriller.

Movie Review: Bad Grandpa

What can someone expect when they sit down to watch a “Jackass” movie starring Johnny Knoxville and a bold little kid?

Spooky Movie Picks

Shaun of the Dead Though a parody of the zombie genre, this goofy comedy is just as scary as it is hilarious.