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    Some say that “one performance may change your life.” Others say “when opportunity knocks, you need to be ready to open the door.

  • Opinion: Pearl Jam had better options

    By David Singleton | May 10, 2016 - 11:19am

      Pearl Jam, you had one job – and you blew it.

  • Rihanna gives view from the top

    By Rebekah Todd | April 8, 2016 - 11:33am

      The beat drops and in walks a giant. Her royal highness begins to sing with the echoes of her kingdom, a glimmer on the distant horizon.

  • Piratefest Sets Sail April 8 And 9

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  • The legend of Spazz Fest

    By Rebekah Todd | March 2, 2016 - 11:19am

    Once upon a time there was a handful of young artists who felt the need to take the art and music scene of Greenville into their own hands.

  • FS returns to Spazz for fourth year

    By Rebekah Todd | March 2, 2016 - 11:18am

    After several years of participation, FS is excited to make their return to Spazz Fest, an annual music festival held in Greenville, in March.

  • Zack Mexico brings a psychadelic sound

    By Kelly Warren Harrell | March 2, 2016 - 11:16am

    When visiting the Outer Banks, location along the great barrier islands is often described by milepost (MP) number, starting in Kitty Hawk and ascending as you drive south along Route 12.

  • Laura Thurston lives colorfully

    By Rebekah Todd | February 9, 2016 - 5:00pm

      "I’ve always driven Buicks in different shades of blue.

  • ‘Brighter Daze’ The return of Murs and 9th Wonder

    By Rebekah Todd | February 9, 2016 - 4:59pm

    Murs and 9th Wonder are agreed to be a classic and almost sacred combo by hip-hop lovers across the globe.

  • Coldplay stays true to their sound

    By Rebekah Todd | January 12, 2016 - 11:37am

    With more than 80 million copies of their collective work sold globally throughout their career, Coldplay has managed to stay true to their expected sound with the release of their seventh — and supposed final — album “A Head Full of Dreams.”The album dropped on December 4, just in time to catch the holiday season.

  • Supatight returns to Greenville

    By Rebekah Todd | January 12, 2016 - 11:36am

    Based out of Asheville, Supatight is a funk/rock/ jam band with hints of pop and reggae.

  • Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds review

    By Rebekah Todd | October 19, 2015 - 4:15pm

    With her soaring vocals, Arleigh Kincheloe swoops across the stage with her bandmates of grungy-rock, blues and soul.

  • Q&A with Eli Craig Band

    By Rebekah Todd | October 19, 2015 - 4:15pm

    Eli Craig Band, out of the Washington, N.C. area, is showing great promise with a strong following of local and regional fans spanning from eastern North Carolina and outward.

  • Out of a silo, Psylo Joe

    By Rebekah Todd | September 3, 2015 - 2:51pm

    It all started in an enchanted home on Third and Elm Street in Greenville.

  • The Color of Sound

    By continuedBy Rebekah Todd | September 3, 2015 - 2:51pm

    Alabama Shakes, a band hailing out of the small town of Athen, Ala. has had quite a large amount of success over the last few years.

  • Stoking the fire

    By Rebekah Todd | August 5, 2015 - 10:22am

    With their roots beginning in Greenville, Signal Fire are preparing for their second album release. 
The reggae roots band based out of Wilmington includes members Sean Gregory, Cullen Seward, Carl Blackmon and Kenneth Forrest, who met during their days as ECU students.

  • ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’

    By Rebekah Todd | August 5, 2015 - 10:22am

    Meek Mill’s album, “Dreams Worth More Than Money,” dropped June 29, via Maybach Music Group, Atlantic Records and his own label, Dream Chasers Records.

  • Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends

    By Rebekah Todd | July 1, 2015 - 2:34pm

    In the beginning, it was only Steph Stewart and her songs.

  • ‘Radius’: Stone repackages soul music

    By Rebekah Todd | July 1, 2015 - 2:22pm

    Allen Stone is a white man with blue eyes and blond hair approximating soul music. What makes him different?

  • Why open mics are crucial for aspiring artists

    By Rebekah Todd | June 2, 2015 - 10:49am

    A local music scene is an ever changing dynamic of people throughout any city. In a college town, things tend to change much more rapidly.

  • Blood Harmony rings through eastern NC

    By Rebekah Todd | June 2, 2015 - 10:39am

    While most have heard of bands and musical groups that include siblings singing together, many have never heard the term “Blood Harmony.” Despite the gruesome imagery with its title, this is a term known to represent the pure sounds of immediate family members blending their voices in song to create a unique and genuine tone.

  • The Wet Boys leave local listeners soaked

    By Rebekah Todd | May 11, 2015 - 3:43pm

    The Wet Boys have taken the city of Greenville by storm.

  • Parmalee to headline celebration

    By Rebekah Todd | May 11, 2015 - 3:43pm

    Starting a business from scratch is no easy feat, especially when dealing with the music industry.

  • No Brainer battles punk stigma

    By Kelly Warren Harrell | March 2, 2015 - 1:07pm

    Oftentimes, the punk rock scene conjures up images of leather and spikes, dyed mohawks, sweat-soaked mosh pits, and defiant fists raised high in the air.