Tag: Wye Oak
by DJ Ones on Dec.31, 2011, under Daytime
It’s that time of the year again, and as we say farewell to 2011 and greet 2012 many of us here at WKNC reflected on what the best albums of the year were. Much like the previous two years I sent out a request to the Daytime staff to see what their favorite albums of 2011 were, and below are their top five individual favorites.
1. Sarah Jarosz- Follow Me Down
2. Chris Thile & Michael Daves- Sleep With One Eye Open
3. Bombadil- All the Rain Promises
4. The Decemberists- The King Is Dead
5. Mandolin Orange- Haste Make, Hard Hearted Stranger
1. Wye Oak- Civilian
2. The Dodos- No Color
3. St. Vincent- Strange Mercy
4. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
5. James Blake- James Blake
What are your favorite albums of the year? Comment below.
Tuesday night was awesome!
As I walked into Lincoln Theatre, I told the door man I was on the list. He couldn’t find my name. Needless to say, I was worried I was not going to get to see the show. He went to talk to someone and a few minutes later, everything was worked out and I pushed past the bar to a large crowd.
Wye Oak was a few songs into their set as I moved toward the front. I saw them already in July, outside Lincoln Theatre during DejaFest, so I had high hopes: I was not let down. Jenn Wasner, the lead singer and guitarist, pushed through some heavy riffs while maintaining her subdued, low-key vocals. All the while, Andy Stack effectively played drums and keyboard, turning out an ambidextrously awe-inspiring performance.
As they concluded their set, a team of techs bustled around for 30 minutes, setting up instruments that spanned the entirety of the (well-sized) stage.
Okkervil River excited the huge crowd, as they were the reason a majority of the concert-goers paid for the show! As the band started, I was taken aback. I was not expecting the fullness of sound to hit me, and the crowd liked it too. As the set waned on for over an hour, Will Sheff’s voice started to wear down both him and the crowd. The middle of their performance was mediocre, as it included a mini acoustic set of pretty boring folk, but a second wind came as the entire band condensed on the stage.
Second or third to last, the band played their biggest hit: Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe. Attempting crowd interaction, the band enticed the audience into an 8th-note clap; it was really fun at first (the stereo effect it created was astounding), but it wore on for the audience. The last few songs were solid, with the band playing their instruments in lengthy outros that were pretty interesting. I had to get home after they finished, so I can’t report on the presence of an encore, unfortunately.
Essentially, Lincoln Theatre probably has the most professional ambiance of any area club, which is fantastic. Add to that great music presented by Cat’s Cradle and you have the perfect setup.
by DJ Ones on Jun.27, 2011, under Daytime
The mini-festival, which will hit Raleigh July 22 and 23, will be bringing some huge names in both Local and nationwide artists to the area. Working alongside the fine people at Hopscotch Music Festival, the free two-day event will bring the likes of Hooray for Earth, Free Energy, Wye Oak, Surfer Blood, and much more.
The events kick off on Friday starting at 6pm with acts playing venues including Kings, The Pour House, Tir Na Nog, Slim’s, and Neptunes. Saturday acts play from 1pm to 11pm with outside of Lincoln Theatre with the after party taking place inside the venue.
For more information visit hopscotchmusicfest.com
by Sweet Melissa on Oct.06, 2009, under Promotions
WKNC is giving away tickets to a glorious amount of local shows happening this week! Here are all the shows that are happening this week that WKNC is giving away tickets to:
Tuesday Oct 6th:
Wednesday Oct 7th:
Thursday Oct 8th:
Friday Oct 9th:
Saturday Oct 10th:
Listen in for your chance to win tickets to these great shows! And don’t forget to check out the Rock Report for more local shows in your area!