Concert Preview

Preview: Fridays on the Lawn (3/17/2016)

WKNC’s Fridays on the Lawn is a free concert, usually held on Harris Field in front of Witherspoon Student Center, but this week it will be inside Witherspoon in room 126. The event is a great way for students to get exposure to some up-and-coming artists in the North Carolina music scene. This week’s lineup is unique. It will feature all electronic artists and DJs: AWAY MSG, Oak City Slums, Drozy, and speedating.

AWAY MSG, Oak City Slums, and Drozy are part of Mega Monolith, a North Carolina art collective and electronic music label. AWAY MSG creates glitch pop with chiptune influence and relaxing sound collages. Oak City Slums’ music is sample-based and often hip-hop influenced, and recently he dropped a teaser for his forthcoming debut album, “Don’t Sleep Get Hype.” Drozy, from Durham, released their album “Gang Death” this year, which is synth-based, downtempo and also has some hip-hop influence. Speedating is a heavily-percussive electronic act that recently relocated to Raleigh from Boone, NC, and as a note of interest, a few years ago he performed at NC State College of Design’s annual bash alongside DJ Paypal.

Be sure to stop by Witherspoon Student Center room 126 tomorrow at 6pm for Fridays on the Lawn, and don’t miss WKNC’s next two Fridays on the Lawn on April 8th and 15th. Although this week’s concert is indoors, the next two will be out in front of the building, actually on the lawn! Don’t forget to tune into Afterhours on WKNC 88.1FM Tuesday and Wednesday nights for more new and noteworthy electronic music.