Tag: Once and Future Kings
by Audity on Aug.24, 2010, under Local
Thursday August 26th is going to be the first LBLB for the Fall 2010 semester! Come and unwind from your first week at school at Tir na nOg Irish Pub for Local Beer Local Band Night! This weeks bands are Goodbye, Titan and Once and Future Kings. FREE, 21 and up, starts at 10pm!
I will also be interviewing BOTH BANDS this Thursday from 7 to 8pm! Tune in!
You can expect some wonderful landscape music from Goodbye, Titan. If you enjoy listening to our Post Rock Block then you you absolutely love this weeks headlines for LBLB. The Independent would say that this band is good for “fans of Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky.” If that sounds like you, come on out!
You might have caught Once and Future Kings last semester when they did a free show on Lee Field. Well, now catch them indoors at Tir na nOg! As quoted from their Myspace page, “Once and Future Kings blend hook-laden, anthemic rock with a twist of dystopian lyricism.Critics compare them to Radiohead or The Flaming Lips, but your mom might say The Beatles.”
See you this Thursday!! And by the way, I recommend a pint of Foothills Hoppyum IPA. That’s what I’ll be having!
Last Friday on the Local Beat, we had a fantastic show thanks to the wonderful musicians who came by.
Lizzy Ross was the first to come in at 5 p.m. to show off her newest release, Traces, which was released June 26. Only in her early 20′s, Lizzy has already begun making quite a name for herself in the area with her stunning soulful voice and beautiful songwriting after setting a precedent with her previous band Lafcadio. Lizzy and I talked about the creation of her self released album and the different processes that went into it. We also compared her live show to her recorded material and she sang us three songs, which you can listen to in the music player above and download from our Local Beat ReverbNation page. You can purchase Traces from her website, Lizzy.net, CD Alley in Chapel Hill, as well as iTunes. Take a listen to our conversation below:
At 6 p.m., David Mueller came in to talk about his new solo album from Heads on Sticks titled Mocking Bird. In this project David takes on the role of a mad scientist as he mixes and matches various sound effects on a whim that ends with a remarkably unique and sonically satisfying album, even taking clips from an actual mockingbird from his iPhone, which he calls a true “organic sampler.” David and I compared his newest music to his last three EPs ( you can download for free on his BandCamp page and I highly recommend) and listened to several songs off of the new record.
For the last hour of the show, the guys of Jeremy Blair From Effingham dropped in for what turned out to be an immensely satisfying hour of conversation. JBFE has been playing live shows in the area for almost exactly a year now and are well on their way to local stardom. The three J’s in the band, Jeremy Blair, John Hill, and Jim McConnell came by and played some live tracks for us, which you can listen to in the widget above and download from our Local Beat ReverbNation page. We talked about the beginning of the band, how they came together, and their live show. We also had an interesting talk about the Triangle music scene, Durham in particular, which is on the verge of taking over the region as far as artistic and musical prominence is concerned. Take a listen:
by Cioffi on Jun.16, 2010, under Promotions
This week we are giving away tickets to:
We’re also still giving away tickets to “Robin Hood,” “Sex and The City 2,” “Killers,” and “The A-Team.”
Keep Listening to WKNC for these giveaways and others!!!
by Audity on Apr.15, 2010, under Local
At 3 p.m. Friday, I will be interviewing Once and Future Kings about their show with Embarrassing Fruits on Saturday, April 17 on Lee Field on NCSU campus. The event is in celebration of the upcoming Earth Day. Embarrassing Fruits play at 6 p.m. and Once & Future Kings go on at 7 p.m.
Next, I will interview Mor Aframian at 4 p.m. Friday. We will be discussing the Redress Raleigh event which takes place Saturday, April 17. Redress Raleigh is an ecologically conscious and forward thinking fashion show that challenges designers to think about impact on the environment in the development of their concept. Redress aims to showcase eco-friendly designers with accessible and innovative collections as well as showing that “green” is in all aspects of life, including fashion. The clothing selected for this show will have a strong emphasis on eco-friendly design. Eco-friendly can be in the form of recycled or remanufactured garments, as well as using eco-friendly fabrics and production processes. The focus of Redress Raleigh is to promote wearable eco-fashion, meaning fabrics and textiles that would be commonly found in clothing articles, rather than non-clothing items such as cardboard, paper, plastic, etc. This year’s show will be held on Saturday, April 17 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Flander’s Art Gallery, 302 South West Street, Raleigh.
Just because the mailman ain’t delivering today doesn’t mean the Local Beat is taking a day off. We’re having Corbie Hill from Battle Rockets and Where The Buffalo Roamed in at 5:00.
Should be a good conversation. Check out some of the music to be featured at “Let Feedback Ring” and the full lineup below.
Show is at Sadlack’s Heroes on Hillsborough Street and starts at 1pm