Tag: Hear Here
by DJ Elly May on May.17, 2010, under Promotions
This past weekend the promotions team at WKNC ran a table at Artsplosure. The two day event at Moore Square in downtown Raleigh was celebrating its 31st year of free art and concerts, and WKNC was on hand to support the music on the North Carolina Stage. One of three stages set up for the event, the North Carolina Stage featured music from a variety of genres including jazz, zydeco, hip-hop, and even mariachi.
WKNC gave out koozies and stickers and took donations in support of the Visual Art Exchange for copies of the local music compilation, Hear Here. The event was a great success and helped show why Raleigh is such a great town for art and music. Stay tuned to the promotions blog for where WKNC will be next!
WKNC listeners and supporters,
We hope you have already bought your Double Barrel Benefit tickets; we’ve sold a bunch already. Physical 2-day passes are available at Schoolkids Records on Hillsborough Street here in Raleigh, and you can order your tickets online here.
We have a few exciting announcements as we get closer to the exciting two-night event.
1) Double Barrel Benefit 7 shirts are in, and they are awesome! Kudos to Kirsten Southwell for the design and Aardvark Screenprinting for making it work on a shirt. You can get yours for $12 at the shows. But, of course, supplies are limited!
2) We’re happy to report that the one and only Magic Mike Casey will be on hand for both nights, doing a little magic on stage and working the crowd. If you didn’t know, he is truly a wizard and will perform the kind of up-close wonders that will absolutely convince you he’s performing magic rather than tricks. He will take the stage before the first act of each night and be on hand, so be sure to look for him.
3) We’re very grateful to both Holly Aiken and Aardvark Screenprinting for their help with some special items: WKNC Stitch bags. You’ve probably seen the storefront on the corner of Wilmington and Hargett Streets in downtown Raleigh, or you’ve seen someone around with one of her stylish vinyl bags. We’re lucky enough to have a limited run of WKNC clutches and tote bags with a design relevant to the 7th annual Double Barrel Benefit. We’ll be holding a silent auction for these items each of the two nights, so you need to get in the door to see these for yourself. (Below are the bag types we will be auctioning, but you’ll have to be there to see them in person!)
4) We have a stockpile of really awesome swag that we’re dying to give away, so we’ll be conducting a raffle each night to give some of it away. Our raffle tickets will be ($1 apiece) numbered PBR temporary tattoos! Here are the items we’ll be be giving away for each night:
We hope you’re as excited about these developments as we are. Rain, sleet, snow, shine, whatever: the show will go on, and we hope we’ll see you at The Pour House Friday and Saturday night. Remember: doors at 8, show at 9!
This week’s show was our first show back of the semester! We talked about everything, from what happened during break like the election of a new chancellor and the new smoking ban, to what lies ahead like a new football lineup and upcoming arts exhibitions.
News anchor Evan Garris are back in action, with the latest headline news. He gave listeners a run-down of news on the newly-elected chancellor of N.C. State, as well as stories listeners may have missed over break such as the Senate version of the Health Care bill, the attempted bombing of a flight on Christmas Day to Detroit, rise in unemployment in the month of December, and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin joining the Fox News team, among others.
Correspondent Tyler Everett gave listeners a review and analysis of how the basketball team performed during winter break, the changes the football team will inevitably see next season, such as dealing with the loss of Toney Baker who made a decision to try out for NFL draft and not use his sixth year of eligibility, and more. Make sure to check it out if you missed it:
A couple of days after the Board of Governors announced Randy Woodson, former provost at Purdue University, as the 14th chancellor of N.C State, Correspondent Caitlin Cauley (who graciously took over the interview for me when I got sick…sorry you had to bear with my cold-ridden voice throughout the rest of the show), interviewed James Woodward, N.C. State chancellor on an interim basis, who served after the resignation of former chancellor James Oblinger. Woodward discussed what it was like taking over in the midst of the scandal surrounding the University, the work he has done while chancellor and the work that lays ahead for the new chancellor, who is scheduled to begin his new post no later than May 1:
I talked to DJ Emcee Luck about the Jan. 8 concert at the Pour House, featuring Megafaun, Lonnie Walker and The Rosebuds. She gave us a review of the band’s performances and collaboration at the event. If you missed the sold out show or just want to hear clips from these bands, check out the podcast:
Correspondent Jacob Downey (who also saved me this week!) talked to Zoe Starling, curator of education for the Gregg Museum, about the museum’s upcoming spring exhibitions with wood artist Dale Nish and weaver Lia Cook , student involvement in the museum and more. The museum will have an opening reception for both its shows Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. To hear more about the museum, check out this week’s Community Canvas:
WOLFPACKER OF THE WEEK
Jacob also sat down with Jack Zapple and Addison Hardy, two students who along with another two students, form Harmonist, Inc., a company that “incorporates technology into every day life.” Zapple and Hardy talked to EOT about their apps and what they hope to develop. Listen to some of their plans here:
To wrap up the episode, Correspondent Matt Moore spoke to customers and owners/managers at Cup A Joe on Hillsborough Street and Sammy’s Tap and Grill on Avent Ferry Road about the new smoking ban that took affect this week and how it has impacted business. Listen here:
We have a lot of great things coming up for the second half of the year, so make sure to check back to the blog often, as well as of course wknc.org/eot, which will be receiving a pretty massive overhaul in the next couple of weeks. Make sure to keep nominating for Wolfpacker of the Week, and send us your thoughts and suggestions for the show to email@example.com.
Check out the top 30 albums played during the past week, compiled by Daytime Music Director Jenna St. Pierre:
1. Royal Bangs – Let It Beep
2. Big Pink – A Brief History Of Love
3. Port O’Brien – Threadbare
4. Depreciation Guild – In Her Gentle Jaws
5. Happy Hollows - Spells
6. Le Loup – Family
7. Fool’s Gold - Fool’s Gold
8. No Age – Losing Feeling [EP]
9. Vivian Girls – Everything Goes Wrong
10. Ettes - Do You Want Power
11. Polvo – In Prism
12. Fanfarlo – Reservoir
13. Still Life Still – Girls Come Too
14. Darlings – Yeah, I Know
15. Fresh and Onlys – Grey-Eyed Girls
16. Islands – Vapours
17. Various Artists – Hear Here: The Triangle
18. Raveonettes – In And Out Of Control
19. Very Best – Warm Heart Of Africa
20. Why? – Eskimo Snow
21. XX - The Xx XL
22. Noah and the Whale – The First Days Of Spring
23. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes
24. Mission of Burma – The Sound The Speed The Light
25. Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Higher Than The Stars [EP]
26. Kitty Daisy and Lewis – Kitty Daisy And Lewis
27. Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs
28. Lou Barlow – Goodnight Unknown
29. Slaraffenland – We’re On Your Side
30. Via Tania - Moon Sweet Moon
Albums added to our library this week:
1. Bear in Heaven – Beast Rest Forth Mouth
2. Sissy Wish – Beauties Never Die
Photographs by Matt Moore from the Hear Here finale Oct. 3, 2009. All photographs (C) 2009 NCSU Student Media.
Inflowential just released a new music video for “Sheriff”, their contribution for the Hear Here local music compilation. The video was made by Jason Arthurs, and features footage of Inflowential recording at Flying Tiger Sound. The song addresses the issue of police brutality and references the Bob Marley classic, “I Shot The Sheriff”. Check it out!
Inflowential will be playing with The Love Language and Motorskills on Saturday, October 3rd, for the Hear Here finale show at the Pour House Music Hall. The doors open at 8pm, the show starts at 10pm, and tickets are $7. See you out there!
by bloggie on Oct.01, 2009, under Local
Chapel Hill’s The Love Language has signed with Merge Records, according to a release from Pitchfork today. The band is joining the ranks of The Rosebuds, Spoon, Neutral Milk Hotel and M. Ward, just to name a few from the label’s seemingly endless list of indie artists.
There are always lots of awesome shows going on in the Triangle, but October seems to be just stuffed full of them. Below is a limited preview of some of the hippest, hottest acts to catch this month.
WKNC gets a lot of praise for our weekly Local Beer Local Band series at Tir Na Nog, but a good chunk of the credit belongs to Chris Tamplin. Help thank Chris for putting up with us Thursday, Oct. 1 as Local Beer Local Band doubles as Chris’s Birthday Local Band Bash. Prabir and The Substitutes and Goner are on the bill and rumor has it there may be a magician.
The much anticipated Hear Here finale show is Saturday, Oct. 3 at The Pour House. Motorskills opens, followed by Inflowential and The Love Language. Tickets are not available in advance so be sure to get there when doors open at 8 p.m. Once inside $5 will get you a copy of the Hear Here CD; there are less than 90 shopping days before Christmas so feel free to stock up.
St. Vincent was one of the hottest groups on 88.1 this summer. They open for Andrew Bird Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8. at the Cat’s Cradle. Both nights are sold out. If you aren’t one of the lucky ticket holders, personal favorites Everclear play Oct. 8 at the Lincoln Theatre.
Saturday, Oct. 10 is I Was Totally Destroying It’s release party for Horror Vacui at the Cat’s Cradle. The $7 advance and $10 door prices include a copy of the CD. If that isn’t enough to get you there, how about supporting bands Lonnie Walker, Des Ark, Rat Jackson and Lake Inferior?
Berkley Café hosts Lonnie Walker, Goner and Gray Young on Friday, Oct. 16. Try not to rock so hard you miss Luego’s CD release party Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Local 506. The Tomahawks and The Huguenots will be there too.
Raleigh’s Cherry Bounce Music Festival starts Sunday, Oct. 18 and runs throughout the week at various local venues. I’ve been sworn to secrecy about the line-up, but I can tell you to tune in to Local Lunch on Thursday to find out more.
Experimental prog rockers The Mars Volta invade the Disco Rodeo on Friday, Oct. 23. They’ll be in Charlotte the day before if you’re a really big fan.
Fridays on the Lawn continue Friday, Oct. 30 with Max Indian and Schooner. It’s a totally free show on Harris Field, right in front of our radio home in the Witherspoon Student Center (corner of Cates Ave and Dan Allen Drive) at N.C. State. WKNC and the Union Activities Board put on the show with support from Student Government and the Inter-residence Council.
Check out WKNC’s Rock Report for more shows and feel free to leave comments about who’s on your to see list for October.
by Sweet Melissa on Sep.29, 2009, under Promotions
Here are the great shows happening this week to which WKNC is giving away tickets:
Wednesday, Sept. 30:
Friday, Oct. 2:
Saturday, Oct 3:
This is the second and final Hear Here show to promote the all-local and all-amazing tunes of some great artists from the area. The first show of the two part series was sold out and presented at Cat’s Cradle. If you weren’t able to attend the first show be sure to get your tickets now or listen to WKNC for your chance to win tickets!
Hear Here: The Triangle Various Artists Flying Tiger Sound, Terpsikhore Records, and WKNC
Drew St. Claire
I’m going to level with you. We write these CD reviews to tell you if something’s good or bad. Whether the stuff in it works or it doesn’t work. Who it sounds like and who it doesn’t sound like. Yet this one, Hear Here: The Triangle, is a different animal. It’s quite literally my baby, our baby actually, seeing as you fund the student radio station that compiled it.
So how can I just pick this thing up with some stylized tweezers and plop it into a genre’s zip-lock bag? I can’t.
It’s too diverse and too unique to its creator. Like the old adage says- you never think your kid’s ugly. Well, I guess I’ll have to abandon the normal objectivity and just tell you how beautiful this kid is.
Fitting to geographic location, the album features three solid hip-hop artists. Kooley High’s track “Can’t Go Wrong” speaks for itself. With beats reminiscent of hip-hop’s golden age and smooth rhymes how could you go wrong?
I bet if you crank this up while cruising down Hillsborough Street you’ll enter a time warp back to L.A., circa 1993. Blount Harvey’s “the Three” is an ode to big, beautiful women accompanied by soulful female vocals and Inflowential’s contribution, “Sherriff”, is a rendition of Marley’s classic reggae hit.
Keeping things particularly intense on the hard rock front are Colossus and Static Minds. With guitar virtuosity that’s taken straight from the Valient Thorr playbook and vocal power that rivals the late Freddy Mercury, Colossus reminds you exactly why they have a copyright on such an epic band name.
Not to be left out is Static Minds. Essentially, they’re the best proto punk band you’ll ever hear, the only difference is they’re from 2009, not 1969.
Here’s a rundown of the other local talents. The Love Language combines the best aspects of I’m From Barcelona and the Beach Boys.
Never’s “Littlest Things” is a crooning acoustic ballad, like a modern version of the Beatles’ “Because”. Despite the grisly implications of Kingsbury Max’s “Custer’s Last Stand”, the song feels very bright and shimmery.
It’s almost like you’re taking a whimsical monorail made of sunlight through a happier version of Dark Side of the Moon. And although Americans in France may give a nod to European aesthetics with their band name, the fuzzy chaos of “No Love For a Prophet” is pure grunge-era Sonic Youth.
I racked my brain over how to typify the other bands, most notably the Rosebuds, Hammer No More the Fingers, and Birds of Avalon. But then, I came to a realization.
Would the Sex Pistols have been punks if they grew up in Topeka? Would Johnny Cash have been the man in black if he lived in Manhattan? Would the B.I.G. be Notorious if he came from the suburbs? No. The fact of the matter is that local bands are great because they are ours.
This week’s top 30 albums of Daytime rock, compiled by Daytime Music Director Jenna St. Pierre:
1. Various Artists - Hear Hear: The Triangle
2. Light Pines - The Light Pines EP
3. Generationals - Con Law
4. YACHT – See Mystery Lights
5. Motel Motel - New Denver
6. Antlers – Hospice
7. Fiery Furnaces – I’m Going Away
8. Holiday Shores – Columbus’d the Whim
9. Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue
10. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
11. Magnolia Electric Co. - Josephine
12. HEALTH – Get Color
13. Nomo – Invisible Cities
14. Blitzen Trapper – Black River Killer [EP]
15. Liam Finn and Eliza Jane – Champagne in Seashells
16. Miike Snow - Miike Snow
17. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below
18. Megafaun – Gather, Form and Fly
19. Portugal. The Man – The Satanic Satanists
20. You and Your Effects - Wire Sharks
21. Still Life Still – Girls Come Too
22. Fruit Bats – The Ruminant Band
23. Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies - EP II
24. Bowerbirds – Upper Air
25. Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
26. Lightning Dust – Infinite Light
27. Dead Weather – Horehound
28. Darlings – Yeah, I Know
29. Bronzed Chorus – I’m The Spring
30. Timber Timbre- Timber Timbre
Albums added to our library this week:
1. Polvo - In Prism
2. Mew – No More Stories
New Raleigh has beaten us to the punch announcing this month’s Local Beer Local Band, but we are just excited as everyone else. This could possibly be the best month’s lineup yet, and features three extra dates not on Thursday! Check it out:
- Wednesday, September 2- The American Princes with Magic Mike (FREE)
- Thursday, September 3- Max Indian & Mount Weather (FREE)
- Saturday, September 5- Lonnie Walker with Americans in France & Anti-Bubble ($5 cover)
- Thursday, September 10- The T’s & Embarrassing Fruits (FREE)
- Saturday, September 12- Rollergirl after party featuring Red Collar, I Was Totally Destroying It, The Demon Beat, & Pink Flag ($5 cover)
- Thursday, September 17- Sparkcon kick off featuring Bright Young Things, The Jackets, Aminal, & Starmount ($5 cover)
- Thursday, September 24- Future Kings of Nowhere & Dry Heathens (FREE)
Every week WKNC interviews our Local Beer Local Band bands, so be sure to check back to the blog for dates and times of live, on-air, interviews.
Also, don’t forget that every week the Hear Here compilation will be on sale at Tir Na Nog!
Couldn’t make it out to the show last night at the Cats Cradle but still want a copy of Hear Here? Well, don’t fret because the compilation will be available for purchase at a variety of places including:
Last night was certainly one of the most epic local shows in the past couple of years. Hear Here was finally released to the masses at the Cats Cradle courtesy of The Never, Hammer No More The Fingers, Birds of Avalon, and Annuals. Below are some pictures that my shitty digital camera managed to document (my apologies for not being a professional photog, but if you want to put pictures up on our blog, please email them firstname.lastname@example.org):
Thanks to all of the bands, Terpsikhore Records, Flying Tiger Sound, WKNC (specifically Mikey Perros, Mike Alston, and Jamie Lynn Gilbert), and you, the local music fans, for making last night a success!
Hammer No More The Fingers
Birds Of Avalon
Its official, the Hear Here Finale Show has a lineup and a solid one it is. Colossus, Inflowential, and the Love Language will all be playing October 3rd at the Pour House in downtown Raleigh. Tickets are going for $7 but unlike the August 29th show in Carrboro, the compilation will not be included with the price of admission. Copies of the album will be available for $5 once inside.
Hear Here is a local music compilation album of 17 different Triangle based artists featuring all new unreleased material sponsored by Terpsikhore Records, Flying Tiger Sound, and WKNC 88.1. For weeks WKNC has been slowly releasing tracks over the airwaves during Local Lunch (Mon-Fri 12-1pm) and the Local Beat (Fri 5-8pm) and many local blogs have been posting leaked songs from Hear Here on the internet.
The album is set to be released this Saturday at the Cats Cradle with Annuals, The Never, Hammer No More The Fingers and Birds of Avalon bringing up the bill. Tickets are going for $10 with a copy of the album included with admission. Organizers plan on selling out, so go ahead and get your tickets early.
The October 3rd show in Raleigh is the finale of the compilation release. Doors will open at 8pm with Colossus starting up at 10pm. Inflowential and the Love Language will come on sequentially.