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Best Indie & Rock in Durham

Medium Build at Cat's Cradle

Medium Build

Although Medium Build has been releasing music for just under a decade, it has only been within the last year that the American singer-songwriter has rocketed up into the alternative music scene. With his viral emotional performances of Give Me Back My Soul' and I Never Learnt To Dance' gaining mass attention online, he released his new album Country' to critical acclaim. After recently touring with Lewis Capaldi and Holly Humberstone, Medium Build's stage presence is a mix of stand-up comedy and tear-jerking passionate musical performance. Prepare for a night of laughs and cries with this incredible up-and-coming singer-songwriter.

Todd Rundgren at Fletcher Hall

Todd Rundgren

Rock 'n' roll icon, guitarist, interactive progenitor, singer/songwriter, and record producer Todd Rundgren comes to town in 2024. Years of experience and critical acclaim have by no means made Rundgren complacent, and he continues to push the boundaries in inventive and surprising ways. Don't miss your chance to see him as he heads on the 'Me/We' tour!

Built To Spill at Cat's Cradle

Built To Spill

'90s indie rock legends Built to Spill are hitting the road once again to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1994 LP 'There's Nothing Wrong With Love'! The band, led by vocalist Doug Martsch and accompanied by drummer Teresa Esguerra and bassist Melanie Radford, will be touring North America starting in late summer, with stops in Seattle, Chicago, Boston, and many more cities.

Bruce Cockburn at Cinema At Carolina Theatre

Bruce Cockburn

The Canadian folk and alt-rock singer is known for his progressive messages for social justice, the environment, politics, and welcoming spirituality, as much as he is for the sheer volume of material put out over 40 years. With over 300 songs recorded for 30 album releases, this hard-working rocker has seen 20 of these records achieve platinum status. With his 2014 autobiography, Rumours of Glory: A Memoir praised for its eloquence and humanity, Cockburn represents the best of the Canadian spirit.

Godspeed You Black Emperor! at Haw River Ballroom

Godspeed You Black Emperor!

Formed in 1994 in Montreal, Canada, the band has been highly influential within the post-rock genre. Working with orchestrated arrangements, the nine-piece group created tracks with wide dynamic ranges, a highly evocative use of instrumentation and sounds and uncompromising long form compositions...

Sigur Ros at Durham Performing Arts Center

Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros is heading on tour this fall and will be joined by a 41-piece orchestra! Known for their capacity to create expansive otherworldly soundscapes, Iceland's adventurous post-rock vanguards Sigur Ross are true originals, shaping their musical vision into an incandescent career that has garnered them worldwide acclaim and a legion of like-minded fans. Don't miss what is sure to be a spectacular evening of sound and color with one of the best bands in the world today!

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