by John on Sep.06, 2012, under Local
And you should go see some bands. If you want someone to pick those for you, here it is:
Phil Cook & His Feat at Fletcher Opera Theatre: Phil Cook is awesome. He plays in a band you’ve probably heard called Megafaun. He played in a band with Justin Vernon before he started his Bon Iver project (read: DeYarmond Edison). I’ve seen him do a granular synthesis set opening for the Field. This show is gonna be awesome because it’s your chance to see his great folk work in a theatre setting. Hell yeah.
Feltbattery at the Hive: If you’re looking for some interesting local noise compositions, you couldn’t go wrong with this set.
Deerhoof at Memorial Auditorium: Memorial Auditorium has really nice sound, and it’ll be a great chance to catch the intricacies of Deerhoof’s dense compositional framework.
Matthew E. White at Fletcher Opera Theatre: White’s debut album just recently came out, and it’s already blowing up. Plus, if you check out that Phil Cook set and are really enjoying the vibes at Fletcher, this one shouldn’t be too far removed. I think the plan is to get a bunch of talented musicians to work out the compositions to their fullest potential in a live setting. This could be stellar.
Guardian Angel at White Collar Crime: Psych metal, heavy on the psych. If that sounds like a “hell yes”, then this one’s a no-brainer.
Thee Oh Sees: I saw Thee Oh Sees earlier this summer, and I’m skipping on other bands that I’d be totally stoked to see that I haven’t (Julia Holter, Delicate Steve, Liars*). That doesn’t matter though, because IT’S THEE OH SEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks, hope this helps,
*I have seen Liars before, but it was a really long time ago. Just added them in there for the purposes of letting you know they’re playing tonight too.
by DJ Ones on Dec.31, 2011, under Daytime
It’s that time of the year again, and as we say farewell to 2011 and greet 2012 many of us here at WKNC reflected on what the best albums of the year were. Much like the previous two years I sent out a request to the Daytime staff to see what their favorite albums of 2011 were, and below are their top five individual favorites.
1. Sarah Jarosz- Follow Me Down
2. Chris Thile & Michael Daves- Sleep With One Eye Open
3. Bombadil- All the Rain Promises
4. The Decemberists- The King Is Dead
5. Mandolin Orange- Haste Make, Hard Hearted Stranger
1. Wye Oak- Civilian
2. The Dodos- No Color
3. St. Vincent- Strange Mercy
4. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
5. James Blake- James Blake
What are your favorite albums of the year? Comment below.
by DJ Mollypop on Feb.01, 2011, under Promotions
We have a few giveaways for this first week of February:
If you’re a metal head, you could win tickets to Bull City Metal Fest featuring Caltrop, US Christmas, Colossus, In The Year of the Pig, and much more. This two day event will be at Casbah in Durham on the fourth and fifth of February.
Remember, you have to listen to win!
1. Caverns – Remasculator
2. Deleted Scenes – The City that Never Wakes Up
Ever wonder what your favorite local artists are listening to? What inspires them to make the music we enjoy?
Let us introduce you to a new feature here at WKNC that introduces you the music that our artists listen to! From here on out we will be regularly be bringing you into the headphones of local bands and friends of local music!
This week the members of Birds of Avalon have graciously sent us lists of what they have been currently rocking out to!
- Led Zeppelin- Down by the Seaside.
- Chicago- 25 or 6 to 4
- Joe Jackson- Steppin Out
- Sparks- Nothing to Do
- Van Halen- Little Guitars
- Steely Dan- My Old School
- Clipse- Ride Around Shinnin
- Benji Huges- The Mummy
- The Cherubs- Stag Party
- And now and for the rest of my life: Brenton Wood- The Oogim Boogum Song
- Cut Copy- Unforgettable Season
- Lyres- How Do You Know?
- Bob Dylan- The Gates of Eden
- A Tribe Called Quest- Award Tour
- The Horrors- I Only Think of You
- DOOM feat Empress Starhh- Still Dope
- Fever Ray- Dry & Dusty
- Franco- Mambu ma Miondo
- Kurt Vile- Freeway
- Crystal Stilts- Departure
Scott Nurkin- Drums
- Sarolta Zalatnay – Hadd Mondjam El
- Bonniwell Music Machine – Astrologically Incompatible
- Carlton and the Shoes – Never Give Your Heart Away
- Alphonse Mouzon – Mind Transplant
- The Millineum – The Know-It-All
- Buffalo Springfield – It’s so Hard to Wait
- Joe Jackson – Friday
- Love – You Set the Scene
- Masters Apprentices – War or Hands of Time
- The Paragons – Left with a Broken Heart
Cheetie Kumar- Guitar
Harmonia-Monza-Rauf Und Runter
Deerhoof-Tears and Music of Love
Brian Eno-Sky Saw
Wire-French Film Blurred
Pretty Things-She’s A Lover
George Harrison-I Dig Love
The Germs-Lexicon Devil
Gong-You Can Kill Me
- King Crimson- Great Deceiver
- The Band-King Harvest (has surely come)
- The Bee Gees-I Close My Eyes
- Dungen-Gor Det Nu
- The Beatles-Blue Jay Way
- Polvo-In This Life
- Bob Dylan and the Band-Katie’s Been Gone
- Charlie Parker-Bluebird
- Lets Active-Talking to Myself
- Joni Mitchell-Free Man in Paris
- Free-Oh I Wept
- Flaming Lips-In the Morning of the Magicians
Birds of Avalon fans should be excited to know that their new album, Uncanny Valley, is coming out June 23 with a tour kicking off at the Local 506 on June 13th.