Winston-Salem Artists Rock And Rail Against HB2

Last Sunday a laundry list of local and regional musicians played a day long benefit concert, rocking and railing against North Carolina’s infamous HB2 law (and supporting the victims of the Orlando mass-shooting). This was the second concert in a series of statewide concerts organized to publicly rebuke HB2. The first Stand Against HB2 concert was held in mid-May in the Triangle. Upcoming concerts are scheduled in Asheville, Charlotte and Wilmington. Winston residents can be proud that it was Winston … Read the rest

The Second Incarnation Of Ziggy’s Closes

Last Sunday night was the last Waltz for Ziggy’s, a live music venue that was once the epicenter of live music in Winston. In November, the shocking news that Ziggy’s would be closing stunned this observer. I knew that Ziggy’s wasn’t drawing very many big acts, the place wasn’t what it used to be. But Ziggy’s has been a linchpin of  Winston’s music scene for decades. I thought that place would stay open for years to come.

Apparently, the owners … Read the rest