Music

Nightsound: Not your typical recording studio

Nightsound: Not your typical recording studio

A music hotbed on Main Street in Carrboro? While Cat’s Cradle may be the first to come to mind, it’s certainly not alone. Chris Wimberley’s Nightsound Studios, located at 116 W. Main St., is dedicated to helping local musicians from all genres maximize their talent and resources, but with a personal touch. “Nightsound is a place which is just as… Read more →

Carrboro joins the nation's vinyl revival

Carrboro joins the nation’s vinyl revival

  Carrboro is engaging in the vinyl revival sweeping the nation by embracing music and, more importantly, the community. Jay Reeves, owner of Vinyl Perk, opened his store in October 2013 and said that vinyl is making a comeback. He said, “There is definitely a vinyl revival happening. We live in a world that is rushed, hurried and transient. The vinyl… Read more →

Y’all Pendyal starts musical journey in Carrboro

Y’all Pendyal starts musical journey in Carrboro

The scene at Johnny’s Gone Fishing was picturesque: a charming coffee shop, a warmly lighted gathering area and the pervasive aroma of fresh coffee. But something was different. Above the whirring of the coffee grinder, above faint murmurs of conversation, you could hear it — the distinct sounds of classic blues. Anuraag Pendyal, 24, and Jim Lande, 63, the two… Read more →

Community radio station WCOM celebrates 10 years

Community radio station WCOM celebrates 10 years

When Carrboro community radio station WCOM launched in 2004, it was a tiny revolution. WCOM, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last week, was one of the first radio stations to open under the Federal Communications Commission’s low-power FM licensing program, an initiative that began in 2000 to offer more licenses to small community radio stations and allowed Carrboro to carve… Read more →

Booming business accompanies Carrboro Music Festival

Booming business accompanies Carrboro Music Festival

Every year, the Carrboro Music Festival is accompanied by the beat of footsteps along the crowded downtown streets. And local businesses are keeping tune. Many of them say it’s their best day of the year. “We’ve had record-breaking days in the past,” said Jared Fruth, an employee at Jessee’s Coffee & Bar, one of the festival venues. “It’s a madhouse…. Read more →

The ArtsCenter jams to bluegrass

The ArtsCenter jams to bluegrass

Banjos, guitars, mandolins, jeans and beards – these are a few things you can expect to see on Monday evenings at 5:45 p.m. at the local Bluegrass Jam in the gallery of The ArtsCenter at 300-G East Main St. in Carrboro. Whether you’re a beginner getting familiar with the fiddle or a full-on, mandolin-loving musician, all are welcome to share… Read more →