The Jefferson Theater

Podcast “Welcome to Night Vale” takes to the stage with its deft collection of cryptic missives from a desert community somewhere in the Southeastern United States. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: “Welcome to Night Vale”

Live cast: The popular podcast “Welcome to Night Vale” launched in 2012 as “A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overheard while we all pretend to sleep…” Now with millions of downloads, and four illustrated published volumes, the show is on the road. “A Spy […]

Interpol explores a new direction at The Jefferson on Wednesday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: Interpol

Rounding the corners: In the run-up to recording Interpol’s latest release, Marauder, drummer Sam Fogarino repeatedly asked himself: “How can I make shit swing?” The post-punk veterans were six albums and more than 15 years into their careers, yet had never strayed from the rock influences of their home turf in New York City. Consulting […]

Mipso brings Americana, bluegrass, and indie pop to The Jefferson Theater Friday, August 30. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Mipso

Off the grass: They got their start as a folk duo playing campus events, but today, Mipso’s blend of Americana, bluegrass, and indie pop is filling music halls rather than lecture halls. Since graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013, the band has grown, and toured in Japan, played with the former chancellor of their alma […]