FROM THE ASHES: Stray Local release new single, “Faint Glow,” music video on July 15

  Stray Local’s folksy and indie elements have always threaded seamlessly with the now married Jamie and Hannah Rowen singing-songwriting duo. In these last few years, the couple has continued to float around stages as a trio and even full-band iterations with more electric indie-rock sounds. Stray Local’s upcoming song and music video release, “Faint Glow,” is dropping Wednesday, July 15, and continues on that … Continue reading FROM THE ASHES: Stray Local release new single, “Faint Glow,” music video on July 15

TAKE THE MIC(TURN): MicTurn app wraps first original song contest

  Wilmington’s Jason Ashby and Kennon Young just closed entries for their first original song contest on Sunday via their MicTurn app. With 59 entries (and the nonprofit 100 Men Who Care in Wilmington matching each $5 entry donation with $10), they raised $590 for Meals For Heroes. “Nothing crazy but it feels great to give back in any way,” Ashby says. Submissions were open … Continue reading TAKE THE MIC(TURN): MicTurn app wraps first original song contest

STORY SONGS: Carolina Pines Fest History Spotlight debuts with Stray Local

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE NC STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER COVID-19.   History, storytelling, art and music are natural bedfellows. As a history major at UNCW and Carolina Pines Fest founder, Anna Mann has found a way to marry a few of her passions in the new History Spotlight music series at Live at Ted’s. “I’ve been wanting to incorporate historical music … Continue reading STORY SONGS: Carolina Pines Fest History Spotlight debuts with Stray Local

COMMUNITY TIES: Carolina Pines Fest returns after three-year hiatus

  Carolina Pines Fest is back in full swing this weekend after a three-year hiatus. Having made it official with a comeback party in June, followed by a series of house parties and small shows, Carolina Pines relaunches with two days of live music Friday at Satellite and Saturday at Waterline Brewing. While original festival cofounder Anna Mann says she’s a little nervous about this … Continue reading COMMUNITY TIES: Carolina Pines Fest returns after three-year hiatus

THE BEST OF HUMANITY: Surfers Healing releases ‘One Perfect Summer’ album at Wrightsville Beach Brewery, May 19

Surfers Healing and friends finally will get to celebrate the album properly at One Perfect Luau on Sunday, May 19 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Wrightsville Beach Brewery. Continue reading THE BEST OF HUMANITY: Surfers Healing releases ‘One Perfect Summer’ album at Wrightsville Beach Brewery, May 19