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Phuzz Sounds, SECCA team up to host Pine State Holiday music festival on Saturday, Oct. 14

The good folks who put on the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, local music festival Phuzz Phest have teamed up with SECCA to host Pine State Holiday: a day of music and relaxation on the picturesque grounds of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).  Continue reading


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Lowland Hum returns to its roots on fourth album, ‘Thin,’ set for release Feb. 10, 2017

It’s safe to say that in the cacophony that has been this political season, we are all looking for some peace.

“It’s such a noisy time in history, people want something quieter,” says Daniel Goans, one half of the duo that makes up Lowland Hum.

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The Genuine to perform on Friday, Aug. 26, as part of Stonefield Cellars’ Friday Flavors Concert Series

I first discovered The Genuine, a Winston-Salem-based progressive, folk rock group, thanks to Phuzz Phest a few years ago.
 
And I can tell you that the band doesn’t stray far from its name. Their sound is genuinely unique and I am not alone in my thinking. In fact, The Genuine were recently voted “Best Band”in Smitty’s Notes 10th Annual Best of Winston-Salem Awards. Fans are in for a treat on Friday, Aug. 26, when they can catch the Genuine band members — Matthew Allivato, Katelyn Allivato and Devin Forkel — perform at Stonefield Cellars Winery in Stokesdale, North Carolina, as part of its Friday Flavors Concert Series.


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Superchunk, Finks to perform free as part of Flow Honda Sunset Thursdays on Aug. 4 at Winston-Salem’s Bailey Park

From the good folks at Phuzz Records and Flow Honda:

Flow Honda Sunset Thursdays presents the 6th volume of the free community concert series at Bailey Park in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, continuing the fun from last summer!

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Six reasons you don’t want to miss Phuzz Phest 2016

Self-pegged as the Camel City’s premier music festival, Phuzz Phest returns April 15-16  for its sixth year with 50 bands scheduled to perform a wide-range of genres at multiple downtown venues and much more in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Festival founder and organizer Philip Pledger has done another outstanding job of attracting breakout talent such as New York indie trio Sunflower Bean, one of this year’s SXSW Music Festival darlings, and Austin-based Southern rockers White Denim, which just released a new album. Both bands are featured in recent issues of Entertainment Weekly.

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Phuzz Phest announces 2016 lineup

After weeks of teasing phans (see what I did there?) with single-band announcements for the sixth annual Phuzz Phest music festival set for April 15-16 in downtown Winston-Salem, organizers announced (most of) the lineup today. Continue reading