Didn’t score tickets to XX Merge? Well, I was lucky enough to get tickets to Wednesday and Friday nights of the music festival and will be bringing you reviews and pictures from both nights. The festival will be going down this week, July 22 to 25 at Cat’s Cradle (in the words of Conor Oberst: Souled Out!!!) and July 26 at Memorial Hall at UNC Chapel Hill (those tickets are still available). There will also be several activities going on during the day, such as a cookout and showings of documentaries on Merge artists, as well as a free show at the Orange County Social Club on Saturday featuring Radar Bros., Tenement Halls, Matt Suggs, Portastatic, and The Music Tapes.
For more on XX Merge, visit http://mergerecords.com/xxmerge
And for coverage of the festival, check back into the WKNC blog later in the week.