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Music, Hear This Show preview: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Show preview: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Most people can't help but associate the banjo with "Dueling Banjos" from the backwoods nightmare film Deliverance. But the Durham, N.C.–based old-time string band Carolina Chocolate Drops trace the instrument's history from Gambia to the 1830s, when whites in America…
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Music, Hear This Megafaun's Megaharmonies

Megafaun's Megaharmonies

This Independence Day weekend, celebrate the (mostly) olden days of music with Megafaun. The rootsy trio from Durham, North Carolina, specializes in stringed and fingerpicked instruments, from banjos to violins and guitars. Add some melancholy piano melodies, and you have…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lady Spit

Lady Spit

San Francisco's newest record label is also the coolest. Featuring all women, all the time, the outspoken and innovative Mr. Lady Records got off the ground in Durham, N.C., in 1997, with the object of putting out queer and feminist…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night & Day

Wednesday June 23 Prophet for Profit Because people continue to be duped by religious chicanery, there will always be an audience for Moliere's 17th-century satire Tartuffe. Deemed an offense to religion and banned by Louis XIV when it premiered at…
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