Is it Time for Mark Gottfried and NC State to Part Ways?

Is it Time for Mark Gottfried and NC State to Part Ways?

020 Jerome Carpenter/flickr As I write this, Clemson is beating NC State and, as I’ve seen before, a few people on my Twitter feed are suggesting that it might be time to rethink Mark Gottfried’s position at NC State. Originally, I felt these people were being...
’14 Favorites: Songs

’14 Favorites: Songs

Billboard 2014 was a great year for music. Taylor Swift had the best selling and, arguably, most enjoyable pop album of the year; two 39 year olds put out one of the most aggressive rap albums in recent memory with Run The Jewels 2; and adorable human/coffee drink...
Buzz Words: A Charlotte Hornets Glossary

Buzz Words: A Charlotte Hornets Glossary

Arrington The Charlotte Hornets open their NBA season at home on Wednesday, October 29th against the Milwaukee Bucks. Whether you’re an old school Hornets fan who decided to spare yourself the pain of the Bobcats or simply a new NBA fan, the glossary below will...
Hopscotch 2014: Takeaways from the Fifth Anniversary

Hopscotch 2014: Takeaways from the Fifth Anniversary

Shaker Samman/RaleighCo This past weekend was the fifth anniversary of the Hopscotch Music Festival. I was lucky enough to attend the City Plaza show on Friday night and an assortment of club shows on Saturday. A few of my thoughts: FRIDAY 1. St. Vincent (fronted...
Tune Up: A Look at the Music of June 2014

Tune Up: A Look at the Music of June 2014

Compared to the bonanza we saw in 2013, the first half of 2014 was fairly slow in the music world for everyone not named Iggy or Ariana. Things picked up quite a bit in June though, which saw a number of high profile album releases and announcements. A quick,...
Weezer B-Sides and rarities

Weezer B-Sides and rarities

Weezer’s Blue Album came out 20 years ago this month.1 When I started looking back over Weezer’s catalog, one thing that stood out is how many of my favorite songs were B-Sides or labeled as “rarities” by the band. Not surprisingly, most of these were from the...
Top Ten City Tops Ten Top Ten Lists

Top Ten City Tops Ten Top Ten Lists

Raleigh tends to find itself on a lot of lists these days. For the last five years or so, the City of Oaks seems to be the town du jour for website magazine listicles and, “Hey, Raleigh’s hot right now, what can we do on Raleigh?” in editorial...
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