Tag: Lincoln Theatre
The feeling I got from a lot of people around me was that Tim Kasher’s performance was not as good as was expected. It was a rather low energy performance; although, I thought the sound was good and the his supporting band played tightly.
Excitement for Minus The Bear was palpable. As soon as their banner was raised at the back of the stage, people began screaming and stomping the floor. It made the entire theatre seem to pump with energy. Since the theatre was nearly full, this excitement quickly turned into wildness as a large guy in front of me jumped around and then right into my digital camera (hence the lack of photos for this blog). It was worth it, though, and as the house lights dimmed and the stage lights went up there was an explosion of cheering.
The performance itself seemed short, but the band played for a little over an hour including the encore. Minus The Bear standards like “The Game Needed Me” were performed as well as some newer songs from their album “Omni.” The guitarist put on a great show of bravado in the use of his pedal system, and the band as a whole really brought everything they had to the set. I danced and even forgot for awhile that my camera was broken, but the fun had to end eventually and when it did, the entire crowd seemed to be exhausted. It would have been nice to have seen a longer set, but I still had a great time and have gained a greater appreciation for Minus The Bear after seeing their live show.
by DJ Mollypop on Nov.29, 2010, under Promotions
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I’ll tell you one thing I’m thankful for—living in the Triangle! There are so many great things to see, hear, do, and overall, enjoy.
We here at WKNC like to provide you with as many opportunities to enjoy your community. So, here are the giveaways for this week.
12/9: Dance Revolution @ Lincoln Theatre
Remember, you have to listen to win!
Canadian indie rockers, Wolf Parade, made their way to Lincoln Theatre on Saturday night and deejays N!cole and Special K were there to cover the event. Upon arriving, we were greeted by the power chords of the opener band, Ogre You Asshole. Admittedly neither of us had heard of them before, and I personally was a bit confused by their garbled lyrics. As we made our way through the sea of people, it became apparent that these guys were not from around here. Unlike the headliner, Ogre You Asshole wasn’t even from this continent! Hailing from Nagano, Japan, the band members were over 6,500 miles away from home and on tour with Wolf Parade. Overall, they had the crowd swaying despite the fact most of the audience couldn’t understand the vocals.
After what seemed like a long time for setup, Wolf Parade finally made their way on stage. They opened with DJ N!cole’s favorite song, “You Are A Runner and I Am My Father’s Son” and continued their set with a mix of old songs and new songs off their latest album Expo 86 which released this past June. I personally thought there was a rise of energy in the crowd when they began to play “I’ll Believe In Anything” which continued on into a demanding encore later at the end of the show. Wolf Parade ended the night with “Modern World” and “Kissing the Beehive.”
The Final Recap: As best summarized by DJ N!cole, “It was a really good show.” Overall, there was quite a bit of drunkenness among the crowd at Lincoln and Wolf Parade looked like they were having a good time too. I also continued to hear a rumor about a girl throwing up all over the floor throughout the night. However by the end of the show, the vocals and music had been crisp, the audience looked satisfied, our shoes were clean, and there was a pleasant ringing in my ears as we walked to the parking deck. Another successful night of music in Raleigh.
by DJ Mollypop on Nov.02, 2010, under Promotions
It finally feels like fall in the Triangle, and we’re keeping you warm with some HOT giveaways (okay, so, they won’t actually keep you warm…)
by DJ Mollypop on Oct.27, 2010, under Promotions
This week we’ve got some golden giveaways on WKNC!
Be the right caller when the DJ asks for it and you could win tickets to:
Remember, you have to listen to win!
by DJ Mollypop on Oct.19, 2010, under Promotions
We have some great giveaways that are going like HOT CAKES!
Remember, you have to listen to win!
by DJ Mollypop on Sep.14, 2010, under Promotions
We have a lot of giveaways for you this week. You know what that means—listen to WKNC throughout your entire day and you could win tickets to:
9/15- Jay Clifford at Cat’s Cradle
Even if you don’t win tickets, stay up to date on all local shows with our Rock Report!
by Cioffi on Jul.28, 2010, under Promotions
by Cioffi on Jul.20, 2010, under Promotions
This week on WKNC, we will be giving away a plethora of delightful goodies! In addition to the 2010 Honda Civic Tour with Paramore on July 23, you could win tickets for these shows:
- The way all of the men in the band dress. The coat and tie get me every time.
- Each musician looks like he is completely enjoying himself.
- Each instrument gets a solo—in every song!
- Simple lyrics get the point across (yep, you’re in love… okay, you’re sad… oh, you’re drunk…) and complex instrumentals make every song into a masterpiece.
- The adoration of fans from every walk of life. This show was full of older folks who had probably followed Del McCoury since the 60s, Southern men in camouflage hats, hip 20-somethings new to the scene, and of course, me (DJ Mollypop) and my bluegrass companion, Rob.
Del McCoury just celebrated 50 years of making music, starting out as a Pennsylvanian banjo player and making it to Nashville decades later with his music-making sons. Del and his band have earned numerous awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Called “the best bluegrass band, period” by fellow musicians, this show epitomizes why I love bluegrass. They played older originals like “Rain and Snow,” even older bluegrass tunes, such as “Bluegrass Breakdown” and “Get on Your Knees and Pray,” and covered a few famous songs by artists like Willie Nelson and Slim Whitman. Del and his band played songs “Hello Lonely” and “I Remember You” off their new album, Family Circle.
McCoury senior kept up a lively banter with the audience, whether it be to admit that he forgot the lyrics, or to take shouted requests. He introduced the members like a proud father (or father figure): Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, Rob McCoury on banjo, Jason Carter on fiddle, and Alan Bartram on bass. These boys were all significantly younger than him, but I think even they sometimes had a hard time keeping up with 71 year old Del McCoury.
Inspiring to any musician, Jason Carter worked with a broken string in the last song of their two-song encore; he quickly re-tuned his violin to make up for the lost E string and finished off the song with the rest of the band impeccably.
Maybe it’s the suits, maybe it’s the smiles, maybe it’s just the twang, but the multiple standing ovations the Del McCoury Band received Friday night proves their place in bluegrass.
…and that party, it still hasn’t ended.
Oh, listeners of Americana Blues & Co — you know how I love me some Robert Earl Keen. The man was back in town, hitting the Lincoln to play for the usual crowd of drunks, fun-lovers, and good-time aficionados. In fact, it appears the NCSU student body president Jim Ceresnak is a fan. I didn’t know he was right behind me until my helpful brother informed me after the show.
But, on to the show!
Sons of Bill opened up and, like last November, showed that they can hold their own.
These are a group of good ol’ boys from Virginia with a sound that pulls together influence from outlaw country with a dose of Gram Parsons.
When REK and his band came on stage, the audience was in for a big surprise. They played a lineup of lesser-known, lesser-played songs. The people expecting him to tear through No. 2 Live Dinner looked a little confused and certainly didn’t know the words, but some (like me) were thrilled to hear some favorites that we thought we’d never hear live. (Mine is “The Raven and the Coyote,” by the by.)
The best part of a Keen show, in my opinion, is just letting go and having fun. This is a band of seasoned pros who know how to put on an excellent show. Next time you’re in town, give ‘em a try. I know I’ll be there.
This week’s EOT covered many topics popping up in the news lately from history education reform to the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti to Ignite Raleigh, and more. Be sure to check out the links for more info.
On this week’s newscast, guest newscaster William Lampe and Correspondent Evan Garris gave us the top headlines for the week:
Guantanamo detainee case
Apple’s use of child labor
Canada beats U.S.
ABC system in N.C.
Listen to the stories here:
This week in sports, Correspondents Tommy Anderson and Tyler Everett gave listeners the weekly update:
This week, Evan spoke on his views about tolerance toward homosexuality. Here is an excerpt: This stigma we’ve created is what’s unacceptable — and oh, did we create it. No god would be so bold as to say one man is worth more than another because of who he happens to love. Homosexuality is about as much of a choice as heterosexuality, but for some reason, we can’t see the writing on the wall; for some reason, two men cannot share a loving relationship equal to that of a man and a woman. I guess it’s just become easier to fear what we don’t know and hate what we refuse to understand.” Listen to the full editorial here and let us know what you think:
Members of North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction drafted of a plan that calls for teaching history before 1877 to not be taught in North Carolina high schools in the traditional way but instead for it to be taught in elementary and middle schools. Since this first draft was published, the amount of debate over it has been intense. Some believe students won’t be able to get the history education necessary to excel in college, while others argue that students are given a more specialized look into particular areas of U.S. history. Michael Jones, a history major and EOT correspondent, thought he would set the record straight. He sat down N.C. State Professor Holly Brewer and Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction June Atkinson, to get a more comprehensive understanding of what’s in the first draft and what the implications of the first draft have on history education reform in North Carolina. And EOT host Saja Hindi did a live phone interview with social studies teacher from Broughton High School Lee Quinn to talk about the plan and teachers’ sentiments. The initial plan was rejected after feedback and a new plan is set to be posted in April. Listen to the full segment:
This week on Community Canvas, Jacob Downey talked with Ryan Boyles an event coordinator for Ignite Raleigh. The second Ignite Raleigh event will take place March 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre. Fifteen participants will be sharing their ideas about topics ranging from 20 Little-Known Facts about Sex & Pleasure to Mayberry Modernism or Why the Triangle is America’s Hotspot for Way Cool Houses. Boyles tells us how the presenters were chosen, the constraints of the five minute presentations and how audience members can give back to their community at through Doners Choose. We also talked one of the founders of the Ignite series Brady Forrest about the events origin. Listen here:
WOLFPACKER OF THE WEEK
For this week’s online-esclusive Wolfpacker of the Week, I sat down with Jennifer Halweil, a senior in electrical engineering, to talk about her project with a team of two other students to participate in a world-wide competition hosted by Société Générale, an international bank headquartered in Paris. “We are the only U.S. team that has advanced to the second round of the competition,” Halweil said. To make it to the final round of the competition and potentially win 12,000 euros and the opportunity to implement their idea, the group had 12 days (since the interview) to promote a wikiblog about the project and garner as much feedback and support through the site. Her team’s idea is “to create a banking network to support women entrepreneurs, with the goal of increasing women’s access to financial capital, as well as creating opportunities for women in poor and rural areas.” Listen to Halweil’s plan here:
This week on Soundbytes, Correspondent Chris Cioffi talked to students about how they were helping or hope the University will help to benefit those who suffered from the earthquakes in Haiti and Chili. Here is what people had to say:
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by Sweet Melissa on Nov.23, 2009, under Promotions
Be sure to tune into 88.1 WKNC for your chance to win tickets to these awesome shows happening the week of November 22:
Tuesday, November 24:
Thursday, November 26:
NAPS w/ Felix the Drum Machine @ Slim’s
Saturday, November 28:
For a complete list of local shows in your area, check out The Rock Report!
by Sweet Melissa on Nov.09, 2009, under Promotions
Here are the shows happening this week that WKNC 88.1 is giving tickets away to:
Monday, Nov. 9:
Tuesday, Nov. 10:
Thursday, Nov. 12:
Friday, Nov. 13:
Satuday, Nov 14:
Be sure to listen in to 88.1 WKNC for your chance to win tickets!
by Sweet Melissa on Oct.26, 2009, under Promotions
Check out these awesome shows going on this week that WKNC is giving away tickets to:
Tuesday, October 27:
Friday, October 30:
Saturday, October 31:
Be sure to tune into 88.1 WKNC for your chance to win tickets! Also, check out the Rock Report for a complete listing of local shows near you!