A CELEBRATION OF ALL-THINGS LOCAL: encore’s Best Of 2019 turns into all-day Bestival, featuring beer, art, music, comedy, food and awards

Shea Carver breaks down more history of Best Of and dishes the deets on the inaugural Bestival, set to take place Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Continue reading A CELEBRATION OF ALL-THINGS LOCAL: encore’s Best Of 2019 turns into all-day Bestival, featuring beer, art, music, comedy, food and awards

LONG ROAD TRAVELED: Striking Copper celebrate new single and more music to come in 2018

Fleetwood Mac always has influenced local rock outfit Striking Copper (SC). Stevie Nicks’ bewitching wardrobe and pied-piper-like vocals are reflected in the copperheaded twin leads of Jaquie Lee and Allie Donnelly. The solid roots rock is amplified from the band, Daniel Bennett (lead guitar), John Stewart (bass guitar) and Frank Cacciutto (drums). And there is even love connections aplenty: Allie and her husband, Matt (vocals, … Continue reading LONG ROAD TRAVELED: Striking Copper celebrate new single and more music to come in 2018

DREAMING BIG: Onward, Soldiers will debut a new EP at the Carolina Pine Music Festival

Onward, Soldiers are ready to debut a new EP and new originals at the Carolina Pine Music Festival this weekend, along with more than three dozen bands playing at five venues from November 4-6. Continue reading DREAMING BIG: Onward, Soldiers will debut a new EP at the Carolina Pine Music Festival