First Fridays are a time for Triangle residents to immerse themselves in the rich culture of downtown Raleigh. While the monthly event has swiftly become a hub for art galleries to hold special events, with music occasionally taking the spotlight on certain months, Let Feedback Ring is doing their best to change that. Let Feedback Ring, a project formed by local musician/music journalist Corbie Hill and Negative Fun Records owner Chris DeFusco, are now hosting monthly showcases at Legends Nightclub that bring a bit more variety to the First Friday crowd.
The idea got kickstarted after Let Feedback Ring hosted a massive Hopscotch Day Party at Legends that housed 13 bands throughout the day. While the feat would drive most people to hang it up and accept that they’ve done their duty for the area, Hill and DeFusco craved more, as did Legends. On Nov. 1, Let Feedback Ring hosted the first of their monthly showcases with Ghostt Bllonde, Le Weekend and Corbie’s band Alpha Cop. So the week of the show I was joined by Chris, Corbie and Legends’ representative Matt Causey to talk about how this all came together. While many were probably surprised at the location of this indie rock-based event, listeners will quickly realize just how natural this collaboration can be.
Throughout the hour we talked a bit about the origins of Let Feedback Ring, the intended future of the event, as well as the struggles of maintaining regular events while running a record label or writing for numerous local outlets. As we now know, Let Feedback Ring is certainly continuing as a monthly event, as they recently announced their December event which will feature our November Artist of the Month, Whatever Brains, along with Wool and Goner on Dec. 6. Check out our full conversation to hear the ins and outs of planning these events and the struggle to maintain so many different aspects of the music scene.