Before they were stars: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

01/27/2014 4:13 PM

01/27/2014 4:14 PM

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cleaned up at the Grammy Awards Sunday night, taking home four trophies including best new artist. They also turned in the most memorable and moving performance of the night with “Same Love” – during which 33 couples, same-sex as well as straight, got married at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Back in 2011, before the duo had caught on at the mass-appeal level and was big enough to play big rooms like Raleigh’s PNC Arena (where they performed last November), they played Chapel Hill nightclub Local 506. Footage from Local 506 makes up the first two minutes of their tour video, which you should check out here.

David Menconi

On The Beat

News & Observer music critic David Menconi's random (and we do mean random) musings about all things related to music and culture of the popular variety.

Join the Discussion

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service