• By Kelli Raulerson It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since indie rock institutions Merge Records and the band Superchunk were formed in 1989. It’s doubtful that the then-22 year-old Mac McCaughan (co-founder of Merge, along with partner Laura Ballance) had any clue...

  • By Shirley Griffith Photo: Carter Short November 20, 2014 Friday night in NoDa was the kind of night I’d have expected from a more noticeable metropolis like Brooklyn, Atlanta or Chicago. Despite the bitter cold temperatures, throngs of bundled music lovers littered the streets and...

  • By Daniel Coston November 10, 2014 A few months ago, a friend sent me the song “Turtles All the Way Down” in an email. No comments, context or pre-conceived notions. Hearing this song, which I can only describe as psychedelic country soul, reminded me of...