Cyanca conscious, soulful, visionary, laid back, and she has (rightfully) been declared a Charlotte, North Carolina artist you NEED to know. It’s in the comfort she has going to intimate experiences from the stage to share with us tuning in, and in the smooth, soft solidity of her voice. Made from Scratch Music and Arts […]


Randy Maples aka Trandle hosted his Triangle peers and performed deep, lively, slapping sounds, driving waves and bass through the space and out onto the thoroughfare outside of Parts & Labor. The Raund Haus stage sat comfortably – and rightfully so as the consistent community programming for this year’s Moogfest. Raund Haus is always thoughtfully […]


Margaret Chardiet’s experiments of the corporal and spiritual never shy away from the existential tension between them nor the vitality of their merging, if only incidentally or by force. That force is Pharmakon, deconstructing sound and creating visceral vibrations in the process, gathering sound (even their own breath) to manipulate it beyond the point, synthesizing […]

Kill Alters

At Moogfest 2017, the band I fell for  hard, pining after a long-distance crush hard, was New York’s Kill Alters. Bonnie Baxter, Hisham A. Bharoocha and Nicos Kennedy were completely raw and the experience was rare and rapturous. Their sound strikes deep and fully immersed Motorco Music Hall in vibrant, chaotic flow. You know those shows […]


“Stand by your early work” This – and the full range of Solange’s performance, sharing pieces from Solo Star to A Seat at the Table – truly resonated at the intimate space at FORM festival in Arcosanti, Arizona. The festival, curated by Hundred Waters, provides space for a union of thoughtful creators and unconventional thinkers. […]

Omar Souleyman

FORM Arcosanti and Moogfest are both on our radar this year. The former is three days in the high desert of Arizona, appreciating the integration of architecture and ecology, ‘arcology’ brought to life by Paolo Soleri and the dedicated residents of the gorgeous urban laboratory. Hundred Waters’ 4th year brought 1500 creative, environmentally concerned, and […]

Sylvan Esso

Vibes swelled and rolled across Raleigh’s Downtown City Plaza, as Sylvan Esso got comfy 4 years after their first show – ever – at the Hopscotch Music Festival. The duo migrated back to the Triangle from Brooklyn recently; so, surrounded by a tune reminiscent of high school, also embraced the nostalgia of being back on the […]