Author: Tyler Cox

Tyler is a former contributor to the Music Maniac category of the visitRaleigh insider blog.

Eight EDM Hot Spots in Downtown Raleigh

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 7am by Tyler Cox

So you like EDM (Electronic Dance Music) but don’t know where to go? Here are a few excellent spots in Raleigh that host weekly or monthly EDM parties, in addition to various other EDM events throughout the month: Lincoln Theatre 126 E. Cabarrus St. One of the wildest EDM nights occurs...

Common 414 Jazzes Up Fayetteville St.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 3pm by Tyler Cox

Greater Raleigh visitors, get hip to this! For your listening and drinking pleasure, Common 414 is now open in downtown Raleigh. This Roaring Twenties-inspired jazz club might just be one of the best new bars in Raleigh. Fellas and flappers, come on over and see this tasty joint for yourself. Every

The House That Lorraine Jordan Built

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 8am by Tyler Cox

After 23 years traveling and touring the national circuit, renowned bluegrass star Lorraine Jordan decided to bring a piece of the road home with her. And I don’t just mean her band, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. This summer, the Garner resident opened Lorraine’s Coffee Shop in...

World of Bluegrass Returns to Raleigh

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 5pm by Tyler Cox

In the South, bluegrass remains a staple of its rich culture. From today through Sat., Oct. 4, downtown Raleigh welcomes International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA's) World of Bluegrass, a week-long celebration of all things twangy. Kicking off World of Bluegrass, the Bluegrass...
has Whatever I expected upon driving into the little country town of Wendell, N.C. , to visit a shop specializing in banjos, this was not it. Entering a nondescript store marked “Zepp Country Music” on the main drag of Wendell, I found myself surrounded by banjos. Lots of banjos....

Hopscotch Music Festival: Day Three (Saturday)

Sunday, September 07, 2014, 3pm by Tyler Cox

To honor Hopscotch Music Festival 2014 , I’m posting my diary of my nights out in Raleigh at the event. This is part three, the final entry. Sat., Sept. 6, 2014 1:00pm I start my afternoon off with brunch at one of my favorite downtown Raleigh staples, Remedy Diner . Though known for its...

Hopscotch Music Festival: Day Two (Friday)

Saturday, September 06, 2014, 9pm by Tyler Cox

To honor Hopscotch Music Festival 2014 , I’m posting my diary of my nights out in Raleigh at the event. This is part two. Fri., Sept. 5, 2014 6:50pm St. Vincent at City Plaza . The art rock artist routinely puts on some of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. This evening is no...

Hopscotch Music Festival: Day One (Thursday)

Friday, September 05, 2014, 6pm by Tyler Cox

This is it. The weekend I’ve been waiting for since 2010. The commencement of one of our proud country’s greatest music festivals: Hopscotch Music Festival 2014 , now in its fifth year. In past years, something always came up, keeping me from experiencing the coolest party in North...
Nickel Creek’s first tour in seven years could not have passed through a better venue. On the road in support of “A Dotted Line,” their first studio album since 2005, the band spent an Aug. evening at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre . This show was extra special as...
I suppose Raleigh could be better... Sure, it’s a Foodie ’s dream, housing the likes of Ashley Christensen, named by the James Beard Foundation as 2014 Best Chef: Southeast. I know there’s a burgeoning art scene, boosted by the presence of North Carolina Museum of Art . And yes,...