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    Music NC | The Buzz   8 hours, 6 minutes ago · View

    One of the best parts of North Carolina’s music scene is the… – One of the best parts of North Carolina’s music scene is the familial vibes that go around. Some have described it as an “incestuous” community where lineups are interchangeable, band members come and go, but everyone feeds off of one another. So what happens when one of the area’s most beloved songwriters decides to go on his own and craft an album entirely on his lonesome…well something along the lines of Weller.

    Nathan Toben has long been a fixture of the North Carolina music scene. Years ago he could be spotted in rhythm sections for acts like Wild Wild Geese or Americans in France, but he’s best known for being the mysterious front man for The Toddlers. The Toddlers received constant praise from musicians and concertgoers alike for their dark, dreamy pop songs that propelled them to opening spots for acts like Lost in the Trees and The Love Language. But once the band released their full-length debut they seemed to die out with a whimper. Now nearly half a year later Nathan Toben has resurfaced as the sole member of Weller, an incredible music expedition into the depths of “studio magic” and the inner-expanses of one man’s mind.

    Toben joined Grant Golden in the studio for Carolina Grown two weeks ago to discuss the inspiration behind his concept album 1, a piece of work that’s as brooding as it is groovy. Compelled by the age-old concept of the four elements, Toben teamed up with Wesley Wolfe (who covered most of the production for the album) to crank out an album’s worth of introspective pop brilliance. Throughout the hour Toben discussed the songwriting process behind these tracks, his inspiration for making this a studio exclusive project (meaning no live shows) and what we can expect to hear from the esteemed songwriter in the near future.

    Listen below for some selected tracks from Weller’s debut full-length and the full conversation:

    http://interviews.wknc.org/weller071114.mp3

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    Music NC | The Buzz   10 hours, 59 minutes ago · View

    Live: J. Cole drops double “Dollar and a Dream” shows on Raleigh-


    J. Cole
    Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh
    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    In early July, the Fayetteville-bred Roc Nation emcee and producer J. Cole announced that he would be bringing his second-annual “Dollar & a Dream Tour” to a “secret location” in Raleigh on Saturday, celebrating the five-year anniversary of his breakthrough The Warm Up mixtape. Narrowing the show’s location down to the Lincoln Theatre didn’t take much work—some look at websites and some calendars, some assumptions.…
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    Music NC | The Buzz   11 hours, 19 minutes ago · View

    Live: The misunderestimation of Lauryn Hill-


    Lauryn Hill
    Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh
    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Maybe you were one of the many Lauryn Hill disciples who punked out and exited her Sunday evening concert at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater as soon as the rainfall upgraded from a soft drizzle into a brief downpour. Or maybe you were that guy, who, while leading your girlfriend out of the concert during Hill’s Bob Marley short tribute set, expressed to a man sitting nearby that you only “fucks with the hip-hop Lauryn Hill.” More likely still, judging from some of the empty sections, maybe you lost all hope in the eight-time Grammy-winning rapper, singer and actress years ago, preferring the safety net of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill LP to her reviving it 16 years later.…
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    Triangle Business | The Buzz   1 day, 7 hours ago · View

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    Music NC | The Buzz   1 day, 10 hours ago · View

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    This performance was by far one of the most spectacular nights I’ve had all summer, and it all happened thanks to these rising artists of Raleigh.The show began with the Discovery DJs spicing the crowd up with some irresistibly catchy club beats. Tennis Rodman took it from there with his experimental mash-up of hip-hop, rap, beats and dance. His energetic personality emerged as he spit a diverse range of aggressive rap styles and beat production to the crowd.
    Next, Mykki Blanco sat amongst the crowd as a casual participant and quickly began his show with an attention grabbing poem filled with drama. His performance ranged from sarcastic and narcissistic tirades of gender confusion to theatrical explosions that included eating a microphone and having a voluntary seizure on the sticky concrete floor. Mykki Blanco had me constantly entertained with not only his mastery of performance art, but also with the interesting commentary in his lyrics and the various ways of executing them. This included acappellas or mosh-instigating rap styles that offered outrageous and unexpected performances that made me laugh or feel uncomfortable at times. Nonetheless, I can surely say that everyone at the show had a crazy night.

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