WKNC presents Fridays on the Lawn, our part of our free outdoor concert series. We’re throwing it into fall gear by having three dates, Friday, October 18th, 25th and November 8th. This event is free and open to the public, so we hope to see you there!
This week, we will have Jonny Alright and Virgins Family Band playing at Tucker Beach. October 25th will feature a solo set from Mount Moriah’s Heather McEntire followed by Loamlands also at Tucker Beach, and the final date for this semester will be on November 8th featuring Ghostt Bllonde and Naked Gods at West Amphitheater (behind the Bragaw building).
From Indy Week, August 27, 2013 by Grayson Currin on Johnny Alright:
“Full of invective and excitement, come-ons and comedowns, parties and pouting, Jonny Alright Sings and Plays His Songs is one of the year’s most exciting surprises. Recorded with a strange cast of locals that includes Filthybird singer Renee Haran and Greensboro funk siren Robin Doby, Alright sings and plays his songs as a mercurial and charismatic frontman. A rock ‘n’ roll chameleon, Jonny Alright suggests Paul McCartney’s melodic maneuverability on "Wrecking Ball” and Lou Reed’s stilted soul on “Glory.” Mostly, though, he crackles with the primitive blues spirit of Jack White and Dex Romweber, reinvigorating old ideas with his own new worries. “I’m moving like a cheetah, man,” he howls at one point, his restlessness presented like a talisman. Keep up if you can. Grayson Currin"
From The Bottom String, written by Local Music Director and host of Carolina Grown, Grant Golden on Virgins Family Band’s album, Honeylion:
“Honeylion is as strong a statement that any band can wish to make with a debut, they’ve crafted a sound that’s entirely unique and filled with melodic masterpieces. Tracks like the album’s opener, "Moon Breath” display the dynamic breadth displayed within this 8-track album. Powerful rhythms drive these tunes, and they’re capable of changing direction on a dime and delivering a brand new addictive melody that’s filled with adventurous originality. The best part about Honeylion though is that it always leaves you guessing, Virgins Family Band combine elements from jazz and pop music in a way that creates an inviting yet still complex soundscape that’s filled with gorgeous musical moments that create for an invigorating listening experience. The entire album is packed with fantastic musical endeavors, from the croons of “Eyes Like Troubled Dreams” to the shiver-inducing shouts that close the album in “Lily Molusco”, Virgins Family Band display a mastery of dynamics and pacing.“
Come out to Concert on the Lawn at TUCKER BEACH for a FREE evening of local music, free food, prizes, and giveaways!
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Tucker Beach: On Cates Avenue between Dan Allen Drive and Pullen Drive.
West Amphitheater: Behind the Bragaw building, which is located on Dan Allen Drive between Hillsborough Street and Western Boulevard.