Bringing You Fresh Tunes by Locals Only!

Coming Soon to a Venue Near You

We here at WKNC have been searching far and wide for music venues to partner with. But at the end of the day, sometimes the best partnerships come from those you already know. That’s why we’re collaborating with Neptunes in Raleigh to bring you a new monthly event called Locals Only!


Album cover for "Sardine King", an EP by Woody.
Album cover for “Sardine King,” an EP by Woody.

Much like the hit cowboy toy of the same name, the Charlotte-based band Woody brings you comfort and some good ol’ fashioned fun through their songs. In particular, songs like “Neon Lights” and “World Book Reader” off of their “Sardine King” EP recreate the carefree nature of childhood without sacrificing an interesting sound in the often oversaturated indie rock landscape.

I find it very difficult to believe that you won’t want to groove along during their live performance, though I suppose you could say that about both of the other two bands attending this show too.

Long Relief

Album cover for the "No Growth" EP by Long Relief.
Album cover for the “No Growth” EP by Long Relief.

Where Woody sits in a more soothing, soft-spoken tone, Long Relief cranks up the dial on their latest EP, “No Growth.” Lyrically, their music spends more time lamenting the woes of contemporary society for young adults, especially regarding our economic prospects and mental health struggles.

Sonically, Long Relief brings a very comforting-yet-engaging alt rock palette to their music that I hope they continue — or even ramp up — with their new music, some of which they may even be playing at this show.

Good Deal

Album cover for "Probably Not", and EP by Good Deal.
Album cover for “Probably Not,” an EP by Good Deal.

This show will also have something in store for those of you interested in a more folk and country-inspired sound. Good Deal brings some cohesive storytelling to songs like “Dirty Plates,” which I personally enjoy in music, while complementing lyrics with an organized arrangement of twangy guitars and soft drumming.

In Essence

The concert starts at 8pm on July 11th, and I must say that I’m really excited for this show — and I hope you are too, of course.

We hope to see you there!

– DJ Southpaw