The Post Rock Block is presenting Goodbye, Titan with No Eyes and The Revolutionary Sweethearts on Saturday, Sept. 8 at DIVEbar at 10PM. This event will not require a Hopscotch wristband, but it’s still close to all the action of downtown being located on Glenwood South — and free.
Goodbye, Titan will also drop by the studio during The Post Rock Block 7-8PM this Sunday, Sept. 2, to speak more on their upcoming show, new songs and Hopscotch festivities.
This past Monday, the members of Dom loaded into our studio and borrowed some acoustic guitars from WKNC DJs. What followed was an interesting interview that comes at the head of the band’s upcoming Family of Love EP, out August 9th on Astralwerks. Check out some of the interview below to hear the band’s take on playing the Sydney Opera House with Cate Blanchett, chilling with Gucci Mane, and what’s next for the indie rockers. In addition, be sure to give a listen to their acoustic version of “Jesus,” as recorded in the WKNC studios!
Jesus – Dom (Acoustic Studio Performance):
This past Sunday, Avi Buffalo brought an assortment of instruments into WKNC’s studios for a special acoustic performance and short interview. The band is best known for its 2010 hit, “What’s In It For,” and the band is once again busy at work. They’ve recently released a 7″ featuring “How Come,” a new single.
Check below for their acoustic performance of this track as performed in our studios, as well as an unreleased track, “Won’t Be Around No More.” An interview with DJ Don of Time follows, where you can hear the band discuss touring Europe (it’s really old), influences, and the struggles of touring!
How Come- Avi Buffalo (Acoustic Studio Performance):
Won’t Be Around No More- Avi Buffalo (Acoustic Studio Performance)
Avi Buffalo Interview
Troubel is a budding local folk/bluegrass band comprised of former members of Carolina Roadkill. Two members, Adam and Anna (soon to both be Walton), came in to Americana, Blues, and Company on July 23 for a short interview and to play a few songs for us. Below you can find our discussions about local music, influences, and how we all got into bluegrass as well as performances of ”Darlin”, off their first album The Mountains. The Broken., and an unreleased song, “Lost at Sea”. Troubel is on tour throughout the first few weeks of August — come check them out! They are definitely a band to keep on your radar.
Check out the interview:
by DJ Elly May on Jul.29, 2011, under Local
Delta Rae dropped by the WKNC studios on Tuesday, July 26 to talk with their old friend DJ Elly May. The band shared stories from the road, previewed their upcoming shows supporting Carbon Leaf and talked about using Kickstarter to fund the recording of their first full-length album.
Listen to the full interview, including their songs “If I Loved You,” “Deliver” and “No Land.”
Earlier this year, Hooray For Earth released their first proper LP “True Loves,” an album characterized by loud, sharp synths and poppy vocals. Prior to their performance at King’s Barcade for Deja Mi, the band was kind enough to stop by the WKNC studios for an interview.
We’ve uploaded the audio in its entirety for you to listen to here! Hear what the band had to say about filming the music video for “True Loves,” their upcoming September concert with Cymbals Eat Guitars at Local 506, and the thrills of sleep exhaustion while on tour!
This past Wednesday, WKNC had the unique opportunity to interview Ernest Greene, frontman for Washed Out. The band is credited by some as a pioneer of the chillwave genre. Washed Out’s song “Feel It All Around” has been featured as the theme music for IFC tv show “Portlandia,” and its most recent album “Within and Without” is rising in the college radio charts. Pitchfork awarded the album a rating of 8.3, naming it “Best New Music.” In addition, the LP landed a spot as WKNC’s 27th most played this past week. Washed Out will be touring with Cut Copy this September and will make a stop at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.
Listen to the interview above to hear Washed Out’s take on the Atlanta music scene, the sensual cover to “Within and Without,” finding saxophone players on Craigslist, and more!
by DJ Elly May on Jul.06, 2011, under Daytime
On Saturday afternoon, June 25, I had the opportunity to interview singer-songwriter Liz Janes. We discussed motherhood, music-making, and no-bake pies, and she so graciously filled us in on her plans for the future. To hear the whole interview and all its exciting details, check out the link below!
by DJ Ones on Jun.25, 2011, under Daytime
Recently I had the chance to talk to Sarah Jaffe before her show at Local 506. We discussed everything from her current tour, to the recent re-release of her 2008 EP Even Born Again. Sarah mentioned everything from how she started, to her time with Kirtland Records, and labels reaction to the success of her debut album Suburban Nature. We also had the chance to talk about the process behind recording her upcoming EP The Way Sound Leaves a Room and her next full length. Listen to the full interview below!
Interpol is on tour, and they are Cat’s Cradle is presenting their stop at Disco Rodeo this Wednesday, May 4. Hurricane Julia had the opportunity to interview Daniel, the guitarist and backing vocalist for the band. Listen to her interview below and find out about the “New York sound”, music Interpol is listening to, Bono’s sunglasses, and much more!
The Huguenots have been getting airplay on WKNC for nearly four years now, but the group has yet to release anything official but some spare demos. That is until April 8, when the group is putting out their first LP. The Huguenots are known for the super poppy and upbeat music they seem to craft effortlessly and their enjoyable live shows, but finally, the band will release some tangible music. Founding member York Howie came in to represent the band and share a couple unheard tracks from the upcoming album. It had been awhile since I interviewed the Huguenots, so we caught up and took a look back at where it all began at UNC Asheville. York was a wonderful guest and gave us an insightful look into the recording of the album and told us how it all came together.
It has been quite some time since A Rooster for the Masses put out a new album, but the popular local group is doing just that on April 15 at Kings Barcade when they release their third and newest LP No One Is Ready. Still upbeat with a touch of disco and an air of reggae, ARFTM has certainly kept the same vibe with this record as their past discs, and that is a wonderful thing. Founding member Adam Eckhardt and myself shared a brief 30 minute conversation where he reflected on the history of the band and its current state as well as the new album. We also listened to several new tracks including “No One Is Ready,” “Make Much Sense,” “At The Gates,” and “Die By Day.” Give it a listen below:
by DJ Elly May on Mar.08, 2011, under Local
East Coast touring mavens Delta Rae stopped by the WKNC studio on the morning of Tuesday, March 1 to chat with DJ Elly May. They talked about what it’s like to be on the road, their “GRAET Mondays” campaign, upcoming shows and the story behind their song “Ooh, Caroline.” Delta Rae also performed “Ooh, Caroline” and “Bottom of the River.” Listen to the full interview and performance below.
This is the Noobhammer, and I bring you a gift from the universe! It is my interview with the Scumdog who lives in Antarctica. I am of course talking about the one and only Oderus Urungus of GWAR! Listen to us talk about bloody pits, Doctor Who, and whores.