Hoodie Allen

Hoodie Hype

Nov 9, 2017 Jane Porter
Steven Markovitz sounds sleepy when he calls my cellphone at 11 o’clock on a Friday morning.   The rapper/singer/MC known as Hoodie Allen explains he just woke up and has an hour to get to band […]
Red Hat Amphitheater
October 2017

Music = Money

Oct 2, 2017 Jane Porter
With the IBMA World of Bluegrass and Hopscotch music festivals, plus events such as SPARK Con and Ray Price’s Capital City Bike Fest, September is a busy month for downtown Raleigh. It’s also the best […]

Sound Advice

Sep 8, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Jackson Cooper may only be 23 but he is currently running Chamber Music Raleigh, a venerable 75-year-old organization celebrating classical music composed for and performed by a small group of instruments. As the executive director, […]

Doing It For The Kids

Sep 1, 2017 Jane Porter
How the couple behind C.T. Weekends helped save Community Music School. Kristi Hipple and Dennis Mayfield, the owners of the eclectic Cameron Village boutique C.T. Weekends, exemplify the theory that opposites attract. For one thing, […]
July 2017 / August 2017

Finding His Groove

Jul 24, 2017 Mandy Howard
Raleigh funk artist, Jamil Rashad (aka Boulevards) finds a more mature voice on his second album, but never forgets where he came from. Love for music came at an early age for Jamil Rashad, aka Boulevards. Growing […]

Young and Talented

Jul 17, 2017 Deirdre Kronschnabel
Local teen rockers are a band to watch A leisurely stroll past Dorothea Dix Park on a hot July afternoon may just turn into a full day of music, food trucks and outdoor field day […]

How to Geek out this Summer

Jun 12, 2017 Mandy Howard
No longer a word of derision be proud and own your nerd and geek moniker.  Welcome to Elvegast! Anachronism: (noun) a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, […]

Band Together: Playing it Forward

May 5, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
After 9/11, Danny Rosin, President of Brand Fuel, and several friends wanted to do something for the community. Their answer was creating Band Together, a non-profit that raises money for different organizations through a yearly […]
April 2017

Hero Worship

Apr 17, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
The unmistakable sound of organ chords fills the air, as the band plays The Door’s hit, “Light My Fire,” electrifying the stage. The Door’s lead singer Jim Morrison died more than 45 years ago; however, […]
Taylor Traversari
February 2017

Music Venue Mavens

Feb 13, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
She was dazzled by the magic of the theater at age five and dreamed of performing on stage. He grew up behind the scenes, learning the ropes from his music promoter father. They met backstage […]
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