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SC App Launch & Picnic, Thurs, July 9 at 5:30 pm

Summer2015coverTo celebrate the Summer 2015 issue release from Southern Cultures, we’re having a beach picnic–right here in Chapel Hill! The new issue features the Ali-Quarry fight in Atlanta, contested stereotypes of southern motherhood, Civil War novels by Vietnam vets, lesbian print culture in North Carolina, and the UNC Student Strike of 1970–plus Bulgarian Faulkner, gorilla stories, thwarted lynchings, and a circus cemetery in “Little Dixie.” We’ll also unveil the new Southern Cultures app from UNC Press, which allows readers to access our award-winning content on the go.

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Join us at the Love House for a summer picnic, comments by John Sherer, and fantastic beach music by The Legacy Motown Revue! This event is free and open to the public.

Music on the Porch: Harmonyx & Achordants, Thurs, August 20 @ 5:30 pm

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Join us at the Love House for the opening act of our 2015-16 Music on the Porch series! UNC’s very own HarmonyxAchordants both seek to promote unity and diversity on campus and beyond through their music. This evening of a capella awesomeness, which is included as part of the University’s “Week of Welcome,” is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Music on the Porch: Eric Przedpelski Quartet, Thurs, Sept 24 at 5:30 pm

WildGooseChaseJoin us at the Love House for one of the hottest jazz acts in the Triangle. The quartet includes bandleader Eric Przedpelski on saxophone, David Klingman on piano, Philip Norris on bass, and Atticus Reynolds on drums. Fresh off a summer concert series in New Jersey, the quartet will celebrate the release of their debut album, Wild Goose Chase.

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This event is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Music on the Porch: Scrapyard, Thurs, Oct 1 at 5:30 pm

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ScrapYard by Reed Turchi & Adriano ViterbiniThis international collaboration features noted guitarists Adriano Viterbini from Rome and Reed Turchi from Memphis. The duo’s exploration of styles and sounds began with an impromptu performance in 2013, and they have since toured and recorded in the U.S. and Italy. The two have a minimalist, dark blues chemistry overflowing with Delta slide and pulsing electric guitar–or, as Mojo Station reports, “Scrapyard consta di otto brani in cui la matrice sonora è data dal Blues nelle sue forme Hill-Country e Delta, a cui si aggiungono elementi di American-Primitive Music ed una spiccata attitudine cinematografica.” You can listen to sample tracks now on ReverbNation and Bandcamp.

This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Best of Food Issue Gift Set

Introducing our Best of Food Issue–a compendium of biscuits, blackberries, Mother Corn and the Dixie Pig. Order this special collection PLUS a Southern Cultures tote bag (including original artwork by Phil Blank), Farmer’s Daughter Brand pickles (as featured in the issue), and a bamboo serving spoon (to whip up your own southern favorites at home). Available here for just $45!