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Thursday August 11th


Music Review: Protomartyr

Following in the line of the Smiths and Joy Division, Protomartyr uses a variety of styles and instruments to complement melancholy lyrics, not overpower them. Drawing influence from the British post-punk movement and garage rock, Protomartyr’s Under the Color of Official Right is a grungy, yet polished, punk record.

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Music Review: Ryley Walker

Ryley Walker may be new to life as a solo musician, but his debut, All Kinds of You, is nothing short of a sophisticated and intricate arrangement, confidently stamping his bold and unique style of playing. The Chicago guitarist combines avant-garde complexities with a folk aesthetic in an album that speaks to the heart in an evocative way.

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Music Review: North Elementary

Chapel Hill group North Elementary has been around for over a decade now, crafting pleasing rock records every couple of years. Now comes Honcho Poncho, roughly four years since the band’s last full release, a consistent and light record that will satisfy longtime fans.

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Q&A with Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco is a young guitarist and songwriter whose 2012 breakout record, launched him into a whirlwind of international success. Diversions editor Allison Hussey talked to DeMarco about changes he’s had to make and his latest record, Salad Days.

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‘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.

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Cat's Cradle nurtures Carolina growth

Throughout the past 40 years, Cat’s Cradle has hosted some of the biggest names in music. While the number of national tours that come through the Cradle is high, Cat’s finds it equally important to support local music. “It is part of our mission to work with local artists.

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Music Review: Mac DeMarco

The presence of Mac DeMarco in the slacker rock scene has been steadily growing since his last release 2, thanks to spirited live performances and a boisterous personality. Now, becoming darker and more introspective over the past year, DeMarco’s newest album Salad Days is a grand success, complete with his trademark humor and interesting ventures into psychedelic rock and folk.

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Music Review: Clockwork Kids

The Chapel Hill natives in Clockwork Kids deliver a healthy dose of British-influenced punk rock to the local music scene on the band’s debut album, Rememory. The five-piece band, headed by singer and bassist Justin Ellis, delivers 12 tracks of raw rock ‘n’ roll coupled with beautiful ballads never lacking in passion.

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Q&A with guitarist Chris Eldridge

Chris “Critter” Eldridge is a flatpicking guitarist and member of barrier-blurring outfit Punch Brothers. Diversions Editor Allison Hussey talked to Eldridge about working with the Coen Brothers and Tony Rice.

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