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 Aug.30, 2010, under Promotions
Hey guys! If you like listening to WKNC and free stuff, listen up!
This week on WKNC, we are giving away:
If you’re looking for something sweet (and free) to do over labor day weekend, you could win tickets for:
These giveaways are going like hot cakes, so keep your ears peeled to 88.1 The Revolution and be the correct caller!
by Cioffi on Aug.17, 2010, under Promotions
This week we have a lot of cool stuff to give away!
On August 21, we have tickets to Malarkey Gras ft. American Aquarium at The Pour House.
DON’T FORGET THAT WE HAVE MOVIE TICKETS TO:
The Other Guys, Scott Pilgrim v. The World, and The Expendables
Keep Listening to WKNC for these giveaways and more!
by Cioffi on Jul.28, 2010, under Promotions
The Luego show, which had originally been scheduled for this Saturday, July 31 at Slim’s Downtown, has been moved back to August 13. Those who won tickets for the show will have their names on the list for the new show date. Also, with the changed date, Cary Ann Hearst has been added to the lineup. Proof that change is not always a bad thing…
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:
Last Friday’s Local Beat was slammed full of live local music. We welcomed a new group to the scene, an old one getting back together, and announced some new local releases all in three hours. All the bands who came on the program also played some live tracks (nine total), never before heard, so be sure to listen to and download all of the brand new songs on the Local Beat ReverbNation page.
In the first hour of the show, I welcomed in Raleigh group Kid Future who made some news when they played at Local Beer Local Band back in April. It was their second show ever, but they made quite the impression on the crowd, and I welcomed them onto the show to learn more about the group and introduce them to those who have not seen them live. Unfortunately, we learned that even though the group is relatively new, drummer Robert Fisher is leaving the band to head to Boston for grad school. Remaining members Bryan Costello and Kevin Donnelly plan on continuing the band, and you can still see the original Kid Future lineup for two more shows. The first is at Slim’s Downtown on July 15 with The Cellar Seas and Thomas Costello (of Mount Weather), and the second is at Local Beer Local Band a week later at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub on the 22nd with Midtown Dickens. Check out the live acoustic songs Kid Future played in the widget above!
The 6 p.m. hour was certainly a special treat, as I was joined by Mike Roy and Rob Watson of The Whistlestop (also of Watson & Roy). The Whistlestop have not played live in over a year as the group took a hiatus due to the birth of Mike’s daughter a year ago and the release of his solo album Shot Friction. Rob has also been working on his long awaited solo album but, in the meantime, the pair has had time to begin work on their second album and debuted some brand new material for us during the interview. In total, five live songs were played, including three brand new, never before heard tracks, which you can listen to and download on the Local Beat ReverbNation page. You can see The Whistlestop for the first time in 2010 this next Friday at Mac’s Tavern in Cary.
For the last hour, I was joined by Billy Sugarfix of Billy Sugarfix’s Carousel along with Pete and Andrea of Birds and Arrows. The two groups are releasing a split 7″ vinyl single through 307 Knox Records this coming Friday, July 16 at the brand new 307 Knox headquarters located at 618 Foster Street in downtown Durham. We spent time discussing vinyl’s relevance in today’s music industry and the death and possible rebirth of the “single”. Billy Sugarfix is signed to Pox World Empire and recorded his new single “If There’s A Secret” there even though it is being released on 307 Knox (whom B&A are signed to), and we chatted about the two record labels and decided on a new name for them: “307 Pox”. Both groups played their brand new singles for us, which you can listen to and download from our Local Beat ReverbNation page. Also, check out the brand new Birds & Arrows music video directed and produced by Billy Sugarfix:
Tomorrow Local Beat is jammed full of great local bands and musicians who will be playing plenty of live tracks for us!
At 5 p.m. I will be joined by Raleigh-based band Kid Future, a relatively new group but one that is making great strides already in the area. Kid Future has a show coming up on July 15 at Slim’s Downtown in Raleigh, which we will be talking about as well as hopefully playing some live songs.
6 p.m. will bring in longtime favorite The Whistlestop who are playing their first live show in over a year on July 16 at Mac’s Tavern in Cary, NC. From what I am told, the boys in Whistlestop have enough new material for a second album, so hopefully we can get them to play us some live tunes on the air!
7 p.m. will bring in a couple members from two groups: Pete and Andrea of Bird and Arrows are coming by alongside Billy Sugarfix of Billy Sugarfix’s Carousel. We will be talking about their new split 7″ single that is coming out on 307 Knox Records on July 16 at the 307 Knox headquarters. From what I understand, both groups are planning on dropping by with their instruments as well!
It should be a great program with plenty of brand new music and a lot of great conversation! So tune in tomorrow evening from 5 p.m-8 p.m. right here on WKNC 88.1!
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 Cioffi on Jun.08, 2010, under Promotions
This week at WKNC, it’s a veritable giveaway-a-palooza:
Barenaked Ladies w/Ben Kweller @ Raleigh Amphitheater on 7/31
Phoenix @ The Koka Booth Amphitheater on 6/11
Passion Pit @ The Fillmore in Charlotte on 6/11
Martha Ann Motel @ Slim’s on 6/11
The Light Pines @ Pour House on 6/11
Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Cat’s Cradle on 6/12
Max Indian @ Pour House on 6/12
We’re also still giving away passes to Robin Hood, Sex and the City 2, and Killers at Crossroads 20,
as well as The Karate Kid advance screening at North Hills 14 Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Keep Listening to WKNC, and ya might just win something!!!!!
by Cioffi on May.24, 2010, under Promotions
This week on WKNC we are giving away tickets to a myriad of fun goodness:
5/29 North Elementary at Slim’s
Robin Hood, with Russel Crowe and Cate Blanchett
Sex and the City 2!!! With Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Kattrall
Keep listening for these exciting giveaways and more!!!!
This Friday in Raleigh at Slim’s Downtown Distillery one of the newest bands from the Triangle is releasing their first recorded material. The Debonzo Brothers are putting out their debut EP, Places, which was recorded earlier this year and finally completed just a little while ago. You may think this was a quick process for a band that only played their first show last November, but all the members of the band (Keef & Jeff Debonzo, Grant Emerson, and Chris Hibbard) are all tried and true musicians from the area who have been playing live for quite a long time.
Places is getting it’s debut release right here in this blog with almost all of the tracks from the EP being leaked in the interview below. We chatted about the history of the band and the different members, including both of the actual Debonzo Brothers and their non-Debonzo bandmates. We explored the sound and recording process of the EP and also pumped up the show Friday. Take a listen below:
You can catch the Debonzo Brothers this Friday at Slim’s Downtown. Fellow Raleighite Jason Adamo will also be sharing the stage and the doors open at 9pm.
Glenwood South vs. Downtown Raleigh, a proposed tuition hike, a look at the N&O’s annual Great Eight Showcase and a live interview with actors from the Burning Coal Theatre are all part of this week’s segments on EOT.
News anchor Evan Garris gave listeners the top headlines for the week. For more on some of these stories, check out the links below.
Red, Hot & Blue on Hillsborough Street closes, again
Congressman Murtha dies
Burj Khalifa, world’s tallest tower, closes a month after opening
Iran’s nuclear plans start new calls for sanctions
Super Bowl 2010 Ratings: 106 million watch, top-rated telecast ever
Correspondents Tyler Everett and Derek Medlin gave us an analysis about the past week and week ahead:
To listen to the full sports cast, click here:
This week’s topic was the North Carolina General Assembly’s proposed $200 tuition hike per student. The UNC Board of Governors will meet about it this Friday, Feb. 12. While some students have banded together against this hike, Evan’s view was different. Here is an excerpt from his editorial:
“Still reeling from the credit crisis, statewide unemployment is around 11 percent; local school boards are attempting to accommodate more students with fewer resources; and our infrastructure is in desperate need of an overhaul. No one likes paying the government — no one — but it’s a necessary evil …$200 may sound like a lot, but when factored into the thousands each of us doles out to our respective universities annually, it’s a small amount to pay. Here’s a situation that presents us with a rare opportunity — unlike humanitarian crises and social inequalities, sitting back and throwing money at this problem will make it go away.”
If you missed it, listen to the whole thing here:
[DISCLAIMER: Evan's opinions do not reflect those of WKNC 88.1, Student Media or NCSU.]
Is Evan’s opinion right on, completely ridiculous or just needs some tweaks? Let us know.
Raleigh’s planning department expects that the results of this year’s national census will push the city’s population past the 400,000 mark, more than doubling the city’s population in 1980. As the city grows, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization projects some of its neighborhoods, particularly downtown Raleigh, will experience huge growth. The organization expects the downtown area, which now has a population of about 22,000, to reach 40,000 residents by 2035. Additionally, the development of Glenwood South brought mixed-use condominiums to the area, boosting its population. But what do the “new images” of these areas do to independently drive in enough traffic to each area, despite being only blocks apart? Local business owners discuss their ideas.
At the same time, these two neighborhoods have been working on re-inventing their images. Sara Coleman, owner of Glenwood South’s The Cupcake Shoppe, says when she moved in to her location in 2006, Glenwood South was only Glenwood Avenue, a strip of road composed mainly of office space, warehouses and a few staples like 518 West. In the three years since she’s opened her shop, she says the area has come in to its own identity — a kind of “neighborhood-y” feel that brings people from all parts of Raleigh out on Fridays and Saturdays.
The owners of the Busy Bee Cafe, Chris Powers and David “Woody” Lockwood, worked on Glenwood Avenue before opening up their downtown location this past spring. They said they chose their 105-year old Wilmington Street building to help revitalize downtown Raleigh to its roaring 20′s heyday. Since much of the area has been developed by restaurant group Empire Eats (Raleigh Times, Sitti, Gravy, etc), Chris and Woody said the area has the same beer-loving, laid-back energy they hope to obtain with their restaurant/bar.
As someone who was one of the first to open bars on Glenwood South and in Downtown Raleigh, Van Alston (of Havana Deluxe, Slims and MoJoe’s were opened in the late ’90s) spoke on the distinctions between the two areas, as well as what he predicts for their future images. Van said those who frequent Glenwood South are there to be seen, while those who go downtown are there to chill out with a beer — if they were televisions shows, he pegged Glenwood South as MTV’s “Jersey Shore” and downtown Raleigh as Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations.” As for what’s in store for the two areas, Van pointed to the recently high price of property leases on Glenwood South and around Wilmington and Fayetteville streets. These areas might see fewer of the small local entrepreneurs who have been popping up over the past ten years in favor of restaurant groups, which have more funds available.
Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street and neighboring town Carrboro’s Main Street can be described as parallels to Raleigh’s downtown and Glenwood South. UNC-Chapel Hill senior Spencer Lee, a Carrboro resident, said the two locations have their own identities, despite their proximity to each other.
Listen to the correspondents Alison Harman and Maggie Luckadoo’s interviews with them here:
In conjunction with our VIP segment about Glenwood South and downtown Raleigh, Correspondent Chris Cioffi asked students about their thoughts on the two locations, if they think there’s a rivalry between the two and which they tend to go to more. Listen to what they had to say:
General Manager Mike Alston interviewed actors from the Burning Coal Theatre‘s Seafarer live in the studio. From the theater’s Web site on the play: “On Christmas Eve, the boys have gathered at Sharky’s place for their weekly poker game. But one of them has brought a stranger into their midst. And there will be Hell to pay.” Listen to Mike’s interview here:
This week for Hear This, Correspondent Jacob Downey checked in with WKNC staff members to see which bands they would like to see featured in the New and Observer’s annual Great Eight Showcase. David Menconi, music critic for the N&O, will for the seventh year in a row unveil his list of eight local bands that he thinks will be important to pay attention too over the year. Here are last year’s picks. This year’s list will be unveiled on Feb. 26, and the Local 506 will again host a showcase of the selected musicians. We at EOT would love to know what area bands you are keeping your eye on this year, so e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post below. Listen to our staffers picks here if you missed out:
As always, e-mail us with your thoughts, gripes or ideas to email@example.com and keep on nominating people for Wolfpacker of the Week!
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!