Carolina Chocolate Drops and Pinecone Series Preview

September, 19, 2012
Carolina Chocolate Drops and Pinecone Series Preview

Pinecone’s Down Home Concerts at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts kicks off their new season this Friday night with North Carolina’s own Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Red Hat Buys Naming Rights to Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater

September, 13, 2012

We didn’t miss this bit of news, but were just caught up too much in the Hopscotch whirlwind to post it. It’s great to see that not only are tech companies like Red Hat and Citrix coming to downtown, they are bringing culture and attitude with them.

New Raleigh and Friends Hopscotch 2012 Recommendations Part 1

September, 04, 2012

Here we go. One of our most favorite weekends of the year in Downtown Raleigh starts early Thursday afternoon with a few day parties around the city and kicks into high gear on Thursday nights in clubs all across the downtown grid.

Reunited Duran Duran Swoon the DPAC Crowd

August, 23, 2012
Reunited Duran Duran Swoon the DPAC Crowd

Walking up to the entrance of the Durham Performance Arts Center, it was clear that the 80s had rolled into town; there was big hair and vintage wear as far as the eye could see.

Electronic Artist Eliot Lipp Coming to Southland Ballroom

August, 20, 2012

Electronic music, slowly gaining its grip on popular music, has been slow to stick in the Raleigh area, despite past shows in the area at Berkeley and other venues. Moog and Hopscotch have helped.

New Raleigh and Jameson Present American Aquarium Album Release Show

August, 16, 2012
New Raleigh and Jameson Present American Aquarium Album Release Show

American Aquarium have slowly been creeping up on the local music scene. The band has been around for years, but as lead singer BJ Barham told me today, “This album is a big step”.

Gotye Coming to Downtown Raleigh Amphitheatre

May, 31, 2012
Gotye Coming to Downtown Raleigh Amphitheatre

Wouter “Wally” De Backer, aka Gotye will float into Raleigh’s Downtown Amphitheatre on October 12th with Missy Higgins & Jonti and all the young girls will come screaming.

New Raleigh and Raleigh Denim Present King Mez Album Release Show at Kings Barcade

May, 25, 2012

King Mez is one of those rare young talents that comes along in Raleigh’s hip hop community that we are bound to lose to the higher powers in the music industry. We won’t call this a send off party, but it might be close.

Carolina Chocolate Drops to Play Meymandi Concert Hall

May, 11, 2012

As part of the PineCone Down Home Series, Grammy Award winners, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, will come to Meymandi Concert Hall in support of their new album, Leaving Eden.

Neko Case Returning to Raleigh to Perform at NC Art Museum

April, 05, 2012

In July, Neko Case will return to our city, but this time under the night sky at the outdoor amphitheater at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Diggup Tapes Show Series Friday Featuring Reptar, Wowser Bowser and More

February, 09, 2012
Diggup Tapes Show Series Friday Featuring Reptar, Wowser Bowser and More

Another month, another free DiggUp Tapes show at Kings Barcade. This time, it’s all out-of-towners coming into Downtown Raleigh to rock out for free for you guys.

Real Estate Coming to Lincoln Theatre

February, 04, 2012

Some bands make music that is more enjoyable to listen to in the WInter than in the Summer. Many others are the reciprocal. But, there are a fair number of bands and musicians that are able to create records that make each season of the year more pleasant.

The Antlers at Kings Barcade Recap and Photo Gallery

September, 27, 2011
The Antlers at Kings Barcade Recap and Photo Gallery

The Antlers and Yellow Ostrich put together a night of beautiful music at King’s Barcade.

Hopscotch Friday: Diamond Rings, Twin Shadow, Japanadroids

September, 10, 2011
Hopscotch Friday: Diamond Rings, Twin Shadow, Japanadroids

Not many men could pull of a denim jacket unbuttoned to their navel with jeans.

DiggUp Tapes with Gross Ghost In Review

August, 03, 2011
DiggUp Tapes with Gross Ghost In Review

DiggUp Tapes has a hit on their hand with a new free music series at Kings Barcade.

Jack the Radio concert at City Market

May, 19, 2011
Jack the Radio concert at City Market

Free Jack the Radio show in City Market. Tonight.

Conversational Pieces at Kings

March, 21, 2011
Conversational Pieces at Kings

Love classical music but aren’t into the whole putting on a suit and tie and heading to the concert hall thing? Here’s an exciting alternative.

Photos: Sharon van Etten and Junip at Cat’s Cradle

November, 30, 2010
Photos: Sharon van Etten and Junip at Cat’s Cradle

Photos and a few words on the Junip and Sharon van Etten show from last week at Cat’s Cradle.

Slightly Stoopid Tour Featuring Cypress Hill Coming to Downtown Amphitheater

April, 21, 2010
Slightly Stoopid Tour Featuring Cypress Hill Coming to Downtown Amphitheater

Another day, another concert at the Downtown Amphitheater.

No Seriously: Black Crowes, Heart, Puddle of Mudd and More Announced for Downtown Amphitheater

April, 20, 2010
No Seriously: Black Crowes, Heart, Puddle of Mudd and More Announced for Downtown Amphitheater

This may be the last post you see about any bands coming to the new Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater.

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