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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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Bootleggers' Bash Raleigh

Bootleggers’ Bash Full of Amazing Silent Auction Experiences!

Imurj is excited to host Bootleggers’ Bash -  a Prohibition/1920's Speakeasy themed casino night, silent auction, and party benefiting NextStep Raleigh Paralysis Rehabilitation Center (, on January 25th, 2019.  Bootleggers’ Bash will feature some Imurj artist members on stage, including three amazing bands: The Big...

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music open mic raleigh

Open Mic at Imurj Expands Hours and Changes Format

Members spoke – Imurj listened! "World-famous", "award-winning", open mic at Imurj expands hours and changes format!   Imurj adjusted Wednesdays’ open mic in response to member complaints about our randomization of the sign-up list. Some of our youngest…and some of our oldest…members have difficulty waking for school…and work…on Thursday,...

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Happy New Year from Imurj

Happy New Year From Imurj

Our first full year of promoting local art and music was an amazing experience made possible by the enthusiastic response of the local artists and musicians themselves!  As of today, we now have 1,182 vested members, 1,127 recordings uploaded to Imurj Radio (“locals only Spotify”),...

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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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Imurj Artist Member Spotlight Series

Imurj presents another Artist Member Spotlight featuring CLINE, Francis Patrick, and Ashlar Sargent. Kicking off the show, Francis hit the stage with his alternative singer-songwriter sound. He combines acoustic pop-punk with a country flair, and is constantly experimenting with as many styles as possible. With...

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Featured Artist: Cheryl McCardle

I sat down with Cheryl McCardle to learn a little more about her work and her experience in the Member Mayhem gallery…   1- How would you describe yourself and your artistic style?  I have been seriously creating art through painting and sculpture for over 20 years. I...

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Featured Recording: Carrie Marshall

[gmedia id=6]   Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…  This is the first line of “The Christmas Song”, which is on Carrie Marshall’s just-released EP “Songs for Christmas Volume 1”.  Carrie brings sultry vocals colored with blue-eyed soul to her arrangements of this and the 4 other...

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Pseudo Cowboys Lincoln Theatre Performance

The Pseudo Cowboys Video Premier and Patreon Launch Party

Imurj will be hosting the Pseudo Cowboys Video Premier and Patreon Launch party, Saturday December 15th. The Pseudo Cowboys are a Raleigh-based band with a “captivating blend of raucous original rock and roll, channeling the classic sound of great 70’s rock-era bands and coupling it...

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