UNTETHERED INNOVATION: Rare Creatures heads to Palate with latest music

  More bands are making concerted efforts to produce music untethered to one genre. Innovative outfits like Australia’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard come to mind. In just nine years they’ve released 15 albums, spanning everything from garage and punk rock (“12 Bar Bruise,” 2012), to acoustic folk-rock (“Paper Mâché Dream Balloon,” 2015), to psychedelic rock (“Nonagon Infinity,” 2016). King Gizzard’s last two albums … Continue reading UNTETHERED INNOVATION: Rare Creatures heads to Palate with latest music

GRACE AND CANDOR: Shelby Smoak shares his life in prose and song

***EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE DORIAN*** To call Shelby Smoak’s life story “compelling” would be inadequate. The memoirist and songwriter fronts an indie-rock outfit Bleeder, which will open for Team Player at Satellite on the 6. But in 1990, as an 18-year-old preparing to start his freshman year at UNCW, Smoak’s parents told him he had contracted HIV when he … Continue reading GRACE AND CANDOR: Shelby Smoak shares his life in prose and song