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Mary Lattimore, New Music on the Hill

When: Sat., June 18, 9 p.m. 2016



A little more than four minutes into "Jimmy V," the plucked phrases of Mary Lattimore's forty-seven string harp begin to suggest the movement of electrons. High notes fly into one another, ricocheting in wild directions, while their lower counterparts hover in the background, their relatively low energy offering an omnipresent buzz. In that moment, it's hard not to replay some of the more energetic scenes of Jimmy Valvano's tenure, from his years gesticulating at the Wolfpack baseline to his elated lap around the Albuquerque court after Lorenzo Charles's title-capturing dunk. Lattimore, a North Carolina-born, Philadelphia-based harpist, wrote the ode after watching Survive and Advance, the ESPN documentary about Valvano and team's unexpected run. Much of Lattimore's music represents her intimate reflections on memory and its complexity. The bright pop of her strings suggests a delight in nostalgia, while the spectral whirr of electronics on the surface elicits a feeling of permanent wistfulness. Lattimore has collaborated with the likes of Steve Gunn, Yo La Tengo, Thurston Moore, and Kurt Vile; but her new album, At the Dam, establishes her as a supreme solo conjurer, capable of connecting you to your past by musically mapping her own. —Grayson Haver Currin

KINGS, RALEIGH9 p.m., $10,

Price: $10

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