TMN Contributing Writer Patrick Ambrose resides in North Carolina. His other work has appeared in Creative Loafing, Timber Creek Review, and Mysterical-e.
A young crooner’s untimely, macabre death left questions for those who would follow—musicians and fans alike. Was it suicide? Was it a hit? A listener’s query into one star’s place in the history of early rock and roll.
Hank Williams III blew the doors off country music last fall when he released three ambitious, experimental albums all on the same day. A conversation about tradition, hardcore, and punishment.
When a cookout on holy ground turns into a rescue mission, you quickly figure out who your friends are.
For the Aurora High School Rattlers, homecoming was a chance to show the crosstown rivals who was boss. Too bad Sloat Tatum found himself distracted when the cleats hit the field.
A grandmother’s gift should not be undervalued, especially when it’s delivered from beyond the grave.
In the heat of a Carolina summer, nothing’s better than a nice swim, assuming the pool doesn’t explode.
When you’re looking to replace the radiator for a V-8 engine, it can help to have cousins you can count on. The tale of a risky family connection.
For teenagers along the Carolina coast, time passes with a little bit of work, healthy amounts of fishing, and a lot of goofing around.
A year after winning the championship, the University of North Carolina’s men’s basketball team is suffering its worst season in recent history. A New York-based Tar Heel laments.
The turntablist now known as DJ Premier got help at critical moments in his rise from a piano-playing childhood in Houston, and these days he’s looking to spread the love.
More than four decades into his career as a rock mentor, Iggy Pop talks about getting back with the Stooges and finding a daily rhythm that suits him.
Early hardcore was characterized by frontmen like Black Flag’s Henry Rollins, who had the perseverance and genius to rise above convention. But as Rollins tells it, change is less an event than a lifelong process.