Akita: Doggone Good Funk

The dog breed Akita is known for power, dominance, and friendliness.

The name certainly fits. Patrick Buckley and Zak Ferrell, drummer and bassist respectively, are the founders of the band Akita. The six members were carefully chosen. “This isn’t about just cutting a record. This is about finding my best friends.”

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Down the Mountain

The trio Down the Mountain is making a name for themselves through a string of performances around their native Davie County, NC. As they prepare for a show at Mocksville’s O’Callahan’s Bar on Thursday, Maggie Hendrix Foster sat down with the band to talk about songwriting inspirations, upcoming collaborations, and run-ins with lady-cops on Burke Street.

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Bombadil, "Honeymoon"

Words of the Week:
Throw the body in the lake, And take a chance that no one finds out. Your life is stories that you fake, And rake like leaves behind you...Dig a hole into the ground, And pound the earth in outrage. Your life is treasures that you've found, And drowned in lakes that you've made.”

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LYRICSEric Proctor
Ranked: Cold War Kids Tracks

We've always loved "Robbers and Cowards," and the first four tracks on this list are from that album. They were also hallmarks of a mixed CD we made in Fall of 2006, and we'll always associate the season with their sound. As we compiled our ranking 12 years later, we realized the classics are still our favorites...but Cold War Kids has released some great contenders ever since.

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Woods, "Moving to the Left"

Words of the Week:
“All of my life, is this happening again? Are we floating by and by? Are we moving to the left? All of my days, are we spinning with the sun? Are we moving on and on? Are we moving with the rest?”



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LYRICSEric Proctor