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Friday August 19th

Music


Q&A with country musician Chase Rice

Asheville native and former UNC linebacker Chase Rice will be releasing his album  Ignite the Night  on Aug. 19. Summer Editor Paige Ladisic talked to Rice about his experiences at UNC and what’s coming up next for him.

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Music Review: Grandma Sparrow

Grandma Sparrow and his Piddletractor Orchestra is one of the year’s most ambitious and bizarre records. On the album, Grandma Sparrow — Joe Westerlund of Megafaun — takes us on a tour of his imagined town of Piddletractor.

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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.

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Music Review: Wye Oak

In the opening track of Wye Oak’s latest album, Shriek, singer Jenn Wasner finds herself waking up disoriented on a floor as she uses the celestial synths to search for her lost memories.

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Courtesy of Paradise of Bachelors.

Q&A with dynamic guitarist Steve Gunn

Steve Gunn is a dynamic guitarist based in Brooklyn, New York. A wizard at the instrument in his own right, Gunn has also worked with the likes of Kurt Vile, Hiss Golden Messenger and Cian Nugent. Gunn talked with Diversions editor Allison Hussey about the breadth of his work and his North Carolina connections.

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Music Review: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is back — poppier and catchier than ever with the release of its third record Days of Abandon. A three-year absence has been beneficial for the group, the upbeat instrumentation and falsetto melodies combining for arguably its best album yet.

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