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A former member of the Raleigh hip-hop group Little Brother, 9th Wonder is a Grammy-winning producer and remixer who’s best known for producing “Threat” for Jay-Z’s The Black Album and the MURS album Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition.
Eighties metal cover band that plays frequently in the greater Raleigh area.
Signed to Fearless Records and touring nationally, Alesana is an emo/screamo band donning tight black pants, black T-shirts and the essential floppy black hair. They released an album on Fearless entitled On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax.
This internationally touring, six-piece Raleigh band has a quirky indie sound. Annuals’ influences include Mike Patton, Brian Wilson, Paul Simon, Radiohead, the Beatles, Hank Williams, Björk and Aphex Twin. The band’s 2007 EP Big Zeus was released on Ace Fu Records.
Rock / Alternative / Indie / Jam Band
Birds of Avalon
Playing psychedelic rock with a progressive twist and signed to Volcom Records, Birds of Avalon remain intertwined with Raleigh while touring internationally.
Blue Marble Beat
This instrumental band calls their sound “psychetronic dub and soul.”
Guttural chants and distorted guitar licks make this hardcore metal-esque group sound like they’re playing straight from the underworld.
Rock band playing dance hits in the Raleigh area; booking available for private events.
This rapper hails from Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
Signed to Disturbing the Peace Records, rapper Brolic D. is known for his club favorite, “Shake Dat.”
Brooks Wood Band
Bull City Syndicate
Soul cover band.
The former American Idol contestant still calls Raleigh home, as do many of his fans, who are known as “Claymates.”
DigitalMetal.com called their Dismantling Devotion CD “a landmark American album.”
Metal band that rocks the greater Raleigh area.
This Myrtle Beach rapper “represents from the 843 to the 919.”
Jason Michael Carroll
Billboard named him the Top New Country Artist of 2007.
A member of the Justus League hip-hop collective.
Johnny Orr Band
Country / Rock / Southern Rock
Magus and the Plastic Infinity
The Plastic Infinity is an exploration of the possibilities of sound. From the most basic blues, jazz, and rock influences to the most far reaching freeform psychedelic wanderings, they bounce off of the influences of groups like Pink Floyd and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and weave them into their own strange blend of sound-scapes.
This alt-rock band is fronted by singer Jean Morisson. Their songs have been featured in the Xbox 360 first-person shooter Perfect Dark Zero.
Being a redneck sounds good when it’s Rebel Son singing about it. The band also has a bit of Southern rock and psychobilly thrown into their music for good measure.
Rich Emily Band
Rock cover band.
Singer/guitarist Ivan Howard and keyboardist Kelly Crisp formed the Rosebuds in 2001. Their indie sound tastes like candy and smells like disco. The band, which has been a success at SXSW, released Night of the Furies in 2007.
After playing bass for a fierce metal band, Sid Menon decided to switch things up and form a group with more of an indie pop sound. In 2007, Yearling released an album, The View From Here, on Tragic Hero Records.