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Friday October 7th


	David Menconi

Q&A with music writer David Menconi

David Menconi, The (Raleigh) News & Observer’s music critic since 1991, is making waves with his recent biography — “Ryan Adams: Losering, a Story of Whiskeytown” — about the former frontman of the local alternative rock band Whiskeytown.

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	People at the barbeque dance along to music by the band Flesh Wounds.

Backyard Barbecue draws more than 100

Karina Soni thinks the combination of food and music is the perfect way to enjoy the summer outside. Soni is the station manager at the UNC student-run radio station WXYC, which put on its first Backyard Barbecue event of the summer outside of Chapel Hill Underground Sunday. Sunday’s event featured live music from two local bands, pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs and chips for a cover charge of $3. Around 150 people attended the event. Backyard Barbecue shows are scheduled to occur on the last Sunday of every month at the Chapel Hill Underground.

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Five towering racks of analog audio equipment loom over the occupants of the small, stuffy studio control room at ElectroMagnetic Radiation Recorders in Winston-Salem.

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New Homecoming fee proposed to attract bigger acts

A new fee proposed by Carolina Union Activities Board leadership could bring bigger acts to the Homecoming scene as soon as next year. The fee, brought by CUAB president Cierra Hinton, will go toward the Homecoming concert budget to help bring more popular — and expensive — acts to campus in future years.

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Q&A with Bland Simpson of the Red Clay Ramblers

It’s hard to think of a band that better embodies the sound of North Carolina than the Red Clay Ramblers. The bluegrass group celebrates the state in its 2009 album, Old North State, but its fiddle-driven folk and songs about barbecue have been oozing the traditional sound for 40 years.

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