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10 Tips for Open Mic Success

Open Mic night is a great stepping stone for many musicians wanting to get into the groove of live performances. It's also a great opportunity to find your place in a creative community and build each other up. Imurj’s Open Mic is dedicated to providing...

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Kai Des Etages – Featured Artist

Kai Des Etages, Raleigh-based abstract artist is featured this month. Her work is available for viewing in our gallery through March 31, 2019, and available for sale online here as well. You can follow her on Instagram: @kaidesetages and check out her website, pourkai.com 1. How did you find...

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Cam Gillette “One Of You”

Composition In the early 1900s, there was a Russian psychologist named Lee Vygotsky, famous for his theory called the 'Zone of Proximal Development,' which simply put, broke learning into 3 sections: 1) easy, where the learner would generally become bored, 2) frustratingly difficult 3) and optimal,...

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First Friday January: “Basement Battle”!

We wanted to start off 2019 with a big party, so we decided to go hard with a little friendly little art competition which we referred to as “Basement Battle”. The name was inspired by our locale as an underground creative venue. A call went...

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Featured Recording: The Big Strong Arms

"Sloth" by The Big Strong Arms   Sloth is a song about exactly what it sounds like – laziness, lethargy… sloth, basically. It started life, like most of our songs, as just a random jam. Over time, our songs just tend to become whatever genre they need...

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Featured Recording “Anthem” by Sound System Seven

Thomas Szypulski (aka Ski) wrote Anthem in 1993. He explains, “Except for a couple key changes to suit vocalists, it has stayed pretty stable for a quarter century, with the last verse becoming a toast in its most recent iteration. I'm happy to write songs but I'm...

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Featured Recording: “What Are We” by Chris Vickery

[gmedia id=6]   “What Are We?” is a driving barroom anthem with a relentless rhythm section pushing the melody for the entire 3:20 run-time.  I composed this song as an ode to the romantic endeavors that go unnamed and the confusion and unspoken expectations that almost always...

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