Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Art of (Embellished) Storytelling | Mike Birbiglia’s comedy is mostly true — and completely personal

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“I don’t think that what I’m doing is recounting a verbal document of my life,” Birbiglia says. “I think that would be sort of boring, actually. I think what I’m there to do is make people laugh by telling stories that people can see themselves.”

Creative Loafing | March 26, 2014

What Have We Learned, Parker Quartet?

“I know for me, it’s not to just have personal satisfaction and play into a void. I want to go out and share the gift of music with as many people as I can.”

Free Times | March 26, 2014

Both Ends Burning | Transatlantic Free-Jazz Trio Ballister Thrives on Energy

“This band doesn’t have a typical set, exactly. But [the set in Vienna] just seemed kind of different from the type of stuff that we’ve done before. As ravaged as we all felt that night, the music felt really good.”

Free Times | March 26, 2014

Pussy Riot | Why Do We Love Cats on the Internet?

Lil Bub is so damn cute. Source: commons.wikipedia.org, by Mike Bridavsky

We have seen the lolcats, and they are us.

Free Times | March 19, 2014

Infinity and Beyond | By Staying True to Itself, Minus the Bear is Just the Indie Rock Band to Elevate St. Pat’s

photo by Sean Rayford

“It’s crazy to think we’re in our second decade already,” Murchy says. “We’ve grown a lot together, and we’ve grown up a lot together. We’re lucky that we all still like each other and that we all still want to crawl into a van and drive to shows together.”

Free Times | March 12, 2014

The Body vs. The World | Experimental metal duo pushes heavy music to new extremes

“We don’t know how to live normally and succeed,” Buford concedes. “We’ll always have an us-versus-them mentality to it. For us, it’s like regular society isn’t working, so we’re going to do this. That’s always going to be the underlying current.” – See more at: http://www.free-times.com/music/the-body-vs-the-world-031214#sthash.NO1kI5KV.dpuf

“We don’t know how to live normally and succeed,” Buford concedes. “We’ll always have an us-versus-them mentality to it. For us, it’s like regular society isn’t working, so we’re going to do this. That’s always going to be the underlying current.”

Free Times | March 12, 2014

Pitching Propels Gamecocks to Baseball America’s No. 1 Ranking | The bats are alive, but it’s pitching that’s propelled the Gamecocks to a 15-0 start

Gamecock arms have allowed just 20 runs this season in 15 games; the bullpen hasn’t allowed a run in 42 consecutive innings, dating back to the season opener against Bucknell. They’ve allowed double-digit hits just once, and they’ve allowed more than three runs in a game just twice — in the opener against Bucknell (four runs), and in the come-from-behind series opener against Clemson (six runs). They’ve blanked opponents eight times; they didn’t give up any runs to Eastern Kentucky or Brown.

Free Times | March 10, 2014

Frank Martin is a Jerk | But is he bad for Carolina basketball?

Compared to the ballyhooed and fretted-over philippic Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim unleashed toward a referee in the waning seconds of a loss to Duke, Martin’s paroxysm went largely unnoticed until Martin’s suspension.

Free Times | March 7, 2014