Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Nas announces Durham show for March

Hip-hop star and four-time 2013 Grammy nominee Nas has just announced a one-off Triangle performance (he doesn't have any other North American dates scheduled right now) that will be hosted by producer 9th Wonder.

Nas will play the Durham Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 1. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $50 to

Billy Bragg announces new album & spring tour

British singer-songwriter Billy Bragg will release his tenth full-length album Tooth & Nail on March 19, which he'll follow with a big North American tour which will beginning at SXSW in Austin.

The tour will make its way to the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Friday, April 19. Kim Churchill will open. Tickets are on sale now via Etix for $25.

Download the song "Handyman Blues" form Tooth & Nail

Monday, January 21, 2013

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell announce spring tour with Richard Thompson

Photo by David McClister

Americana stars Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell collaborated on a new album titled Old Yellow Moon which will be released on February 26 and they'll head out on a spring tour to support it.

The pair will play the Durham Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 30. The Richard Thompson Electric Trio will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 25

Friday, January 18, 2013

Album Review: Airstrip - Willing

Airstrip’s debut album, Willing, opens with an immediate declaration from the guitar. “Let’s prevent your face from sagging. Pick them up, your feet are dragging,” sings front man Matt Park. There’s a sarcastic tone, but it lets the listener know this record requires attention.

Airstrip is a collaboration of epic local proportions. Park, formerly of Veelee, is joined by John Crouch and Nick

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Win tickets to The Music Tapes at Cat's Cradle

The Music Tapes will pitch their indoor circus tent at the Cat's Cradle for a very special show on Monday, January 28. The tour, dubbed The Traveling Imagery include an evening of "songs, stories, games, movies, magic, amusements, and more," according to the band.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to this very special show, email trianglemusiccontests at gmail dot com no later than noon on

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cold War Kids announces new album, spring tour

Frenetic rock band Cold War Kids are returning with their fourth album this spring titled Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The album will be out on April 2 and will be followed by a U.S. tour.

They'll stop at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Monday, April 15. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 18, via Etix for $20.

Check out the first single from Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, "Miracle Mile,"

Album Review: Amor de Dias - The House At Sea

The Clientele’s Alasdair MacLean and Lupe Núñez-Fernández have returned with a second album under the name Amor de Dias, The House At The Sea, and like its predecessor it’s a beautiful mix of spanish folk and gentle pop.

While Street Of The Love Of Days leaned a little more towards its Spanish folk influences, The House At Sea sounds more like recent Clientele albums. The exemplar of this is “