Next month, the Ethiopia-born, Finland-based songwriter Mirel Wagner will tour the United States for the first time. She'll play a short string of shows around an appearance at South by Southwest, the Texas sinkhole where new-artist buzz goes to bloom or bust. Her appearance precedes the American release of her self-titled debut by Friendly Fire, a label founded in Brooklyn. The haunting nine-song collection has been released in Finland and Germany, but America is where it belongs.
The long, curling tips of the moustache the man sports while standing outside of the rock club on Saturday night droop and dangle, like alien testicles responding to Earth gravity upon first contact. But he shows no shame: As the several dozen contestants and about 265 attendees of the inaugural Oak City Beard and Mustache Competition take their places in line outside of Kings, as the sun sets, the man emerges as a simultaneous jester, cheerleader and town crier.
On the recent and warm Friday night when Raleigh's Red Hat Amphitheater launched its 2015 concert season, the lines for Becky Jo Cascio's pizza-slinging food truck were so long she couldn't tell where the queues ended and the crowds began. In only four hours, Pie Pushers peddled nearly 800 slices of pizza, with receipts totaling more than $3,000. Cascio was so busy that, at show's end, she suggested to organizers that they recruit more food trucks for the next concert.
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