Festival Coverage

Cardigan Records Hopscotch Day Party

If you live in Raleigh, North Carolina, then you know that the one and only Hopscotch Music Festival took place over the weekend! It’s four fun days jam packed with all the music and beer you can get your hands on. On Friday, I stopped by to check out Cardigan Records’ Day party, hosted at Deep South downtown. 

Cardigan Records arranged a fantastic lineup of local artists, including Bruxes, Basement Life and Psycho Sonic Cindi. I dropped by just in time to see two of my favorite local artists: propersleep and Youth League!

Propersleep, who just recently signed to Cardigan, is a three-piece alternative/emo rock band coming straight from Raleigh. Ben (guitar/vocals), Andrew (bass/vocals) and Scott (drums) have excellent stage presence that will get any crowd going. Not to mention, they are all incredibly friendly individuals who share a strong passion for creating the great music that they do. After their set, I asked if I could get a picture of them, which they kindly agreed to.

propersleep members, pictured above (left to right): Scott Jackson, Benjamin Young, and Andrew McGinn.

Then, the founder of Cardigan Records, Shane, decided to jump in!

After we took pictures together, I headed back inside to watch Youth League perform, another fantastic emo-rock/math rock band from North Carolina. I have watched them perform several times prior to this show and highly recommend giving them a listen, as they are great! Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to take a picture of them. 

These are two amazing bands signed to Cardigan Records, but there are plenty more on the label. If you find yourself wanting to explore some new local music, head over to the Cardigan site to browse through some more truly talented artists!

Thanks for reading,

DJ Carnage

Note: You can also catch Propersleep at WKNC’s Radio Ride to Kick Off Raleigh Beer Week on Sunday, Sept. 17.