Photography by WKNC Photographer Katie Hill
by Cioffi on Aug.10, 2010, under Promotions
This week on WKNC we are giving away excitement! …and tickets as well
We are also giving away tickets to The Other Guys at Crossroads 20 in Cary.
by Audity on Jul.02, 2010, under Local
Last night’s Local Beer Local Band photos, taken by WKNC photographer Katie Hill
WKNC and Tir Na Nog are proud to present KOOLEY HIGH and KING MEZ at Local Beer Local Band Night on July 8!
Kooley High has always been a favorite for the Triangle’s music-going crowd. They blew up the courtyard with their high-energy performance behind Talley Student Center for one of our Friday’s on the Lawn series last fall. Our best turnout for the whole FOTL music series.
“Kooley High combines traditional hip-hop and R&B with a modern freestyle that traverses effortlessly between not only genres, but also generations. The result is a three-dimensional concoction that envelops listeners in a sound that is as smooth as The Fugees and Common, as passionate as Mary J. Blige, and as intelligent as Hieroglyphics.” —URB Magazine
King Mez and Commissioner Gordon make up the next big BIG name in underground Hip-Hop. You might as well see them now before the tickets to their shows cost you half your paycheck.
Eric Tullis, writer for the Independent, describes King Mez’s performance as “the veteran work ethic of an old soul with youthful enthusiasm. He bounces around as if permanently affixed to a pogo stick, cheering on Commissioner Gordon as he works in some of his new beats from his drum machine.”
The show is FREE, ages 21+. Starts at 10 p.m. Tir Na Nog has a wide selection of local brew specials from Big Boss, Aviator, LoneRider, French Broad, Foothills, and more!
Come down to Local Beer Local Band on July 8 to see Raleigh’s—and now Brooklyn’s—premier hip-hop group, KOOLEY HIGH, and the up-and-coming KING MEZ!
by Audity on Jun.25, 2010, under Local
Tir na nOg and WKNC bring you Local Beer Local Band night!! This week we are featuring Static Minds and A Tin Djinn! Of course it is free, and of course the local brews are on special. 21+ people!
You know their song “Time Bomb” because you’ve heard it on the awesome local music compilation Hear Here. Experts have been quoted saying, “Their live performances are an intense blast of sweat, volume, and freedom with lots of songs about high times, bad girls, and living it up no matter what life throws at you.” Nod your head to these guys this week!
I have a feeling these guys are hilarious. I’m having a look at their page right now (see link above) and, in short, there is Eliot, “enforcer of paisley;” Gary, “the young zulu warrior;” and Clay, the “Japan-crazed boogie tambourine mad man.” Overall, the band feats delicious glam rock with an indie twist.
Hooray for local music and local beer. Who wants to hear these bands with a Highland Gaelic pint? I do!!!
by Stoville on Nov.05, 2009, under Local
The Bleeding Hearts are, in my opinion, killer! If you like the sound of late 1970s rock with a touch of punk, this band will surely be a favorite. Static Minds, a very fun high energy rock and roll band, will keep everyone on their feet. Also look to be entertained by The Infamous Sugar, a one man band who I just can’t compare anything to.
I’ll be Interviewing Bleeding Hearts 7 p.m. Thursday, so be sure to tune in.
Doors open at 10 p.m. Come and enjoy a great free show and some local brew.
On Friday Stevo, Hand Banana, and I were joined by Bart Tomlin of Blatant Mischief Promotions to discuss the upcoming inaugural Raleigh Undercover event. Raleigh Undercover is an event that is being put on by Tir Na Nog and Blatant Mischief Promotions as a charity event for the Beehive Collective. Several local bands will be donating their time and playing short sets solely devoted to covering either their favorite bands, bands who have inspired them, or any combination thereof. The event was inspired similar events in Champaign, IL, and at the venue-turned-parking deck Kings.
The acts that will be performing (in no particular order) are as follows:
The Jackpot Non-Stars (no telling what this means…)
The shows will take place this Friday, 1/30, Saturday, 1/31; and Sunday, 2/1. Again, rumors abound about who will be playing what, but the only way to know for sure is to be there. We’ll see you there!