Tag: 5 o’clock Shadow
This past Thursday was a busy day for Prabir and the Substitutes! After being stuck in traffic, the band dropped by the 5 o’clock Shadow for an in-studio interview with Mikey P and me. Then, the band headed to Tir Na Nog where they completely rocked out WKNC’s weekly Local Beer Local Band Night with Chapel Hill natives Embarrassing Fruits.
Considering their hectic touring schedule, I was excited to have such a relaxed discussion with the band about their music. Prabir and the Substitutes are a pop-rock group from Richmond, Virginia with a knack for melody and harmony and a keen appreciation for the joys of playing music. Appropriately enough, we discussed the trials and tribulations of touring and the many ways the band keeps their lives enjoyable (everything from maintaining an amusing website to smashing their instruments after their shows). We also spun some great tracks off of their new EP Hello. Check out the interview below!
In today’s digital world, it’s great to see a band that cares so much about the physical release of an album. I love having something I can hold in my hands when I buy my music—the thrill of driving to my local record store, thumbing through the collection, talking with the clerk as I pay, peeling off that cumbersome sticky tape before prying open the cover, admiring the pictures in the liner notes—owning the physical CD connects me more with the artist and their work. In the 60s, the single was the primary means by which an artist released their music before bands like The Beatles and The Beach Boys demonstrated the artistic importance of the album. In 2007, Prabir and the Substitutes demonstrated their respect for the physical release of an album by intending for the duplicate copy included with their EP, Share, to be given to a friend. The group might not save the physical album from certain doom, but they’re putting up a valiant fight.
Embarrassing Fruits will be on air around 1:00 for a phone interview with the infamous Mikey P (our Local Beer, Local Band Coordinator) .
Then, during the 5 o’clock Shadow (not coincidentally, at 5:00 PM), DJs Spaceman Spiff and May Day will be interivewing Prabir and the Substitutes in studio. As per usual, the FREE show will get started at Tir Na Nog around 10:00 tonight! These you don’t wanna miss.
If you have never listened to the 5 o’clock Shadow with DJs May Day and Spaceman Spiff, put it on today’s to-do list. After sitting down with Proof and Lonnie Walker in recent weeks, today’s special guests are I Was Totally Destroying It. The DBB6 alumni will be performing with North Elementary as part of WKNC’s Local Beer Local Band tonight at Tir Na Nog.
Proof, the guitar-heavy, Raleigh-based rock group who dropped their last album in 2003, will be on the 5 o’clock Shadow to interview with DJs May Day and Spaceman Spiff. Well known for their live concerts, the band will be promoting their show on Thursday night at the Berkeley Café alongside Medicine and Edie Sedgwick.
Lonnie Walker, the lo-fi twang-folk band who performed at Double Barrel Benefit #6, will be giving an in-studio interview on the 5 o’clock Shadow, hosted by DJs May Day and Spaceman Spiff. The Greenville/Raleigh-based band will be promoting their brand-new unreleased album and will also be headlining their show the same night for Local Beer Local Band night at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub and Restaurant off of 218 S. Blount Street in Raleigh.
Be sure to tune into the 88.1 between 5 and 6pm on Thursday to listen in. It should be awesome!