Festival Coverage

Hopscotch Day Party Highlight: Rock N’ Roll Pizza Party

Wakin on a Pretty DazeWKNC is sponsoring Rock N’ Roll Pizza Party, a Hopscotch Music Festival Day Party presented by Naked Gods that promises to be one of the best of this year’s festival.   The day party will take place from noon to 5 pm at Slim’s Downtown on Thursday, September 5th.  This day party features some of the best local acts as well as free pizza from Mellow Mushroom.  The schedule is as follows:

12:00 – Gray Young
Raleigh’s Gray Young creates huge driving instrumental rock. His breed of anthemic rock rivals that of some of the best post rock bands on the scene.   His crescendos and grandiose builds fill every corner of the venue as he fully immerses the entire crowd into his world.

1:00 – The Critters
This Asheville quartet delivers their infectious breed of psych pop-rock with an imperfect perfection that will be sure to have you dancing along.

2:00 – Invisible Hand
Born in Charlottesville, VA this creative band combines acid rock with power pop guitar hooks.  Their newest effort Lies, Lies, Lies is an impressive album that is due out soon.

3:00 – Naked Gods
Psychedelic pop rockers from Boone leave every audience instant fans of their band. Their perfected, high energy performance is always a worthwhile sight to see. They promise a stellar set including some new additions from their as of yet untitled album that they are currently working on.

4:00 – Lonnie Walker
Raleigh’s Lonnie Walker has been a WKNC favorite since their release of These Old Times in 2009.  Their intelligent breed of indie rock with a hint of post country embodies the city of Raleigh for me.  The fast-paced nature of the songs and the energy of their live performance will round out this day party perfectly.