by sdgooch on Sep.06, 2012, under Local
WKNC AND WUAG HAVE JOINED FORCES TO BRING YOU A SHOW YOU WILL NOT SLEEP THROUGH! Come hang out with us Thursday, September 5th 12pm at White Collar Crime on W. Davie St. to enjoy some kick-ass local music and beer!!! See y’all realllllll soon.
CASUAL CURIOUS – Greensboro (1:00pm)
DASH – Wilmington/Raleigh (2:00pm)
THE BIG PICTURE – Raleigh (3:00pm)
TRIOSCAPES – Greensboro (4:00pm)
by alexsanchez on Feb.11, 2011, under Local
by Audity on Feb.06, 2011, under Local
Remember all those promises I made to you the first week of the new year? Such as “more emphasis on beer”? Well we are kicking off the Brewer Series. The brewer series is a way that we can focus on the great craft beer that is created in North Carolina. On the second Thursday of each month a NC brewery is going to release a limited series or their seasonal draft. We are also working to feature other local businesses within our community. This month’s feature: Fullsteam Brewery’s Raleigh release of First Frost featuring hand-picked NC persimmons plus confections from South Durham Confection Company that will complement the brews. As always, this is a FREE SHOW!! 21+
The Big Picture
One of the newer local bands, The Big Picture is absolutely a band to be reckoned with! The band “Started up about two years ago between the Tunnell brothers (Johnny and Joah) The Big Picture remained completely unknown until [around May 2010]. Adding some new members to the band, Heather Tunnell, Nick Radford (Annuals), Leah Gibson (Lost in the Trees), and Alec Ferrell.” – DJ Caid
“Raleigh’s Gray Young (who, for the record, use vocals, but in a largely textural way) makes its anthems say a lot in very little time, and such careful editing and composition amps the intensity.” -The Independent
Their myspace page says that their music sounds like “a train leaving a station.” I like these guys.
Can’t wait for Thursday. I’m going to drink yummy First Frost and chow down on delicious savory biscuits from South Durham Confection Company and devour a $5 cheeseburger from the pub. I get mine medium rare with all vegetables possible, including carrots, and goat cheese. Thanks New Raleigh, Fullsteam, and Tir Na nOg! See you soon!
**No interview this Thursday due to a Women’s Basketball game. GO PACK!
Below is a recap of last Friday’s Local Beat where we invited in the local Musical Chairs Compilation’s Wylie Hunter and the Cazadores, Jason Adamo, and Wesley Wolfe.
For the first hour of the show Erika Libero from Nightsound Studios came by with Wylie Hunter and the Cazadores to chat about the local Musical Chairs Compilation that is currently underway. Nightsound is about to begin recording for the compilation, which should take about three weeks before the songs are mastered and released in September. We talked about the behind-the-scenes process of creating the compilation as well as the bands who will be on it. The master list of the covers are below:
- Butterflies covering Erie Choir
- Erie Choir covering Luego
- Luego covering Birds and Arrows
- Birds and Arrows covering SWASO
- SWASO covering The Pneurotics
- The Pneurotics covering New Town Drunks
- New Town Drunks covering Soft Company
- Soft Company covering Lizzy Ross Band
- Lizzy Ross Band covering Pecosa
- Pecosa covering Wylie Hunter and the Cazadores
- Wylie Hunter and the Cazadores covering Puritan Rodeo
- Puritan Rodeo covering I Was Totally Destroying It
- I Was Totally Destroying It covering North Elementary
- North Elementary covering The Big Picture
- The Big Picture covering Butterflies
Wylie Hunter and the Cazadores played some live tracks for us off of their record that is coming out in August. Check those out in the playlist to the right and download them on the Local Beat ReverbNation page. Listen to the interview here:
Jason Adamo and Doug Casteen came in for the second hour of the show to talk about Jason’s new album Transistor, which was released back in July. Jason has been playing live in the Triangle for almost a decade now and has set up a temporary residence at the Pour House on Monday evenings. Transistor is a new sound for him that is much more rock n’ roll and a little deeper than his past recordings. It was recorded in Pittsboro with John Briggs and cowritten with John, Doug, and Jason’s bother Chris. Jason and Doug played some live tracks for us in studio, which you can listen to in the widget above or download them on the Local Beat ReverbNation page. Also, be sure to watch Jason’s new music video below for “Raleigh Nights” that is going to be played by the Carolina Hurricanes this next season at every game.
For the last hour of the evening, Wes Wolfe came in the studio to chat about his new record Storage, which was released from Odessa Records back in April. You might recognize Wes from defunct local group the Grasshoppers who split up back in 2006, though he is now recording and playing live solo. Wes played nearly every instrument on the new record and recorded it in his own home. He was a soft spoken and humble interviewee, but we had a lot to talk about: