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.”
You listen to the first few tracks by Storie Grubb, and you're not sure how to classify his music. At times, it's atmospheric. At others, it's aggressive. If you hear the artist himself describe it, you'll detect a thread of uncertainty that echoes yours. Then, he'll boil it down to one word: Antifolk.
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.
Seeing Bombadil perform last night at Reynolda House’s Summer Social sent us searching the archives for this gem. Enjoy the stripped down version of “Kuala Lumpur” from 2014, when we saw Bombadil in-store at Earshot Records.