Categories
Weekly Charts

Afterhours Charts 5/25

ArtistRecordLabel
1MIJAGypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)Kitsune
2JESSY LANZAAll The TimeHyperdub
3MAGDALENA BAYMini Mix Vol. 2 [EP]Luminelle
4DORIAN CONCEPTThe Jitters [EP]Brainfeeder
5SMERZBelieverXL/Beggars Group
6CHARLOTTE DOS SANTOSHarvest TimeBecause
7DREAMWEAVERCloud9MagicCrafters
8PARK HYE JINHow Can I [EP]Ninja Tune
9DOSS4 New Hit Songs [EP]LuckyMe
10CARIBOUSuddenly RemixesMerge
Categories
Weekly Charts

Daytime Charts 5/25

TOP CHARTS

ArtistRecordLabel
1REMEMBER SPORTSLike A StoneFather/Daughter
2SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVEEntertainment, DeathSaddle Creek
3ELI SMARTBoonie Town [EP]Polydor
4HYPOLUXOHypoluxoTerrible
5BLACK MIDICavalcade [Advance Tracks]Rough Trade
6CRUMBIce MeltSelf-Released
7FAYE WEBSTERI Know I’m Funny haha [Advance Tracks]Secretly Canadian
8ICEAGESeek ShelterMexican Summer
9LUCY DACUSHome Video [Advance Tracks]Matador/Beggars
10NAVY BLUESong Of Sage: Post Panic!Freedom Sounds
11SQUIDBright Green FieldWarp
12ARLO PARKSCollapsed In SunbeamsTransgressive/PIAS
13BROCKHAMPTONROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINEQuestion Everything/RCA
14JAPANESE BREAKFASTJubillee [Advance Tracks]Dead Oceans
15SHYGIRLSIREN (Basement Jaxx Remixes) [EP]Because
16DREAMWEAVERCloud9MagicCrafters
17BEAU DEGAHoly CannoliSelf-Released
18MAASHO“Sad Machine” [Single]Self-Released
19DRY CLEANINGNew Long Leg4AD/Beggars Group
20ORIELLES, THELa Vita OlisticaHeavenly/PIAS
21INDIA JORDANWatch Out! [EP]Ninja Tune
22TIERRA WHACK“Dora” [Single]Interscope
23PINK SIIFU AND FLY ANAKINFlySiifu’sLex
24AVALANCHES, THEWe Will Always Love YouAstralwerks
25RATBOYSHappy Birthday, RatboyTopshelf
26SPELLLING“Little Deer” [Single]Sacred Bones
27CARIBOUSuddenly RemixesMerge
28MAGDALENA BAYMini Mix Vol. 2 [EP]Luminelle
29SPUD CANNON“Juno” [Single]Good Eye
30BICEPIsles (Deluxe)Ninja Tune

TOP ADDS

ArtistRecordLabel
1LUMIEREA.M.I.E.S.A.M.O.U.RBonsound
2FACSPresent TenseTrouble In Mind
3N0V3LNON-FICTION [Advance Tracks]Flemish Eye
4FIDDLEHEADBetween The RichnessRun For Cover
5SHANNON AND THE CLAMS“Midnight Wine” [Single]Easy Eye Sound/Concord
6GLUMEThe InternetItalians Do It Better
7JEWELER“Savior Complex” [Single]Self-Released
8SURF PARTY, USA“Solar Surfer” [Single]Self-Released
9EVOLFOSite Out Of MindThe Royal Potato Company
10HONEY BARBARAReveriesSelf-Released
Categories
Podcasts

EOT 325 – Jacob Downey, Little Raleigh Radio

Elizabeth Esser sits down with Jacob Downey to discuss his nonprofit community radio station, Little Raleigh Radio. Then, Nadia Ramlagan brings you stories from the North Carolina News Service.

Categories
Playlists

Components For a Good Road Trip Playlist

By Katie Phillips

As students begin returning home for the summer, a new need arises; there is perhaps nothing more essential to a college homecoming trip than a well-curated road trip playlist. My eight-hour drive from NC State to Georgia has made me something of a veteran of this process over the past months, and so I hope to impart my best advice for drafting the soundtrack to returning home, visiting newfound college friends or just a day trip out to the beach. 

The first key step is having a good flow between the energy of your song choices. Everyone starts their drive with excitement about getting on the road to somewhere new, but if you’re playing your recently liked songs on constant repeat, you’ll be burnt out before you’re halfway to your destination. To prevent this, make sure to plan accordingly. Start with those high-energy songs but leave room in the middle for slower songs to prevent exhausting yourself. I personally love saving up new music for these kinds of trips because it adds an extra layer of excitement to the trip.

Next, be sure to mix up your genres. Hours and hours of mid-2000’s midwest emo is fun in theory, but once the fifteenth Slaughter, Beach Dog song comes on I guarantee you’ll regret your choices. Long drives are a good time to focus on nothing but what you’re listening to, so use all that car time as an excuse to explore genres you haven’t had time to check out recently. Who knows, maybe you’ll come back with a new favorite band?

Perhaps the most important part of a playlist like this is to name it accordingly. Your trip is going to be filled with memories and you’ll want to remember the songs that played during those golden hour moments. Nothing is quite as painful as losing the song that was your anthem for whatever journey you went on. Enjoy the ride and if your playlist runs out early, hop onto WKNC to hear some tracks that will assuredly fit whatever adventure you’re setting out on.

Categories
Podcasts

You’ll Never Believe Me But… Introduction


You’ll Never Believe Me But… is a lighthearted storytelling podcast about what’s real, what’s fake, and what’s funny. Guests come on and tell two stories, one real one fake, and laugh and joke about it with host Cutter as they enjoy storytelling while he tries to figure out which story is the real one.

Categories
Weekly Charts

Chainsaw Charts 5/18

ArtistRecordLabel
1GOJIRAFortitudeRoadrunner
2SPIRITBOX“Circle With Me” [Single]Pale Chord
3OF MICE AND MENBloom [EP] [Advance Tracks]SharpTone
4NEKROMANTHEONVisions Of TrismegistosHell’s Headbangers
5STICK TO YOUR GUNSHasta La Victoria (Demo)Pure Noise
6DEVILDRIVERDealing With Demons INapalm
7PATHFINDERAres VallisSelf-Released
8ORDINANCEIn Purge There’s No RemissionThe Sinister Flame
9HELSTARClad In BlackMassacre
10SIELUNVIHOLLINENTeloituskäskySelf-Released
Categories
Weekly Charts

Underground Charts 5/18

ArtistRecordLabel
1FAT TONYExoticaCarpark
2FREDDIE GIBBS AND MADLIBBandanaKeep Cool/RCA
3PINK SIIFU AND FLY ANAKINFlySiifu’sLex
4SHYGIRLALIAS [EP]Because
5STEVE LACYN Side3qtr
6BILLY DEAN THOMASFor Better Or WorseSelf-Released
7BLU AND EXILEMilesDirty Science
8DEZRON DOUGLAS AND BRANDEE YOUNGERForce MajeureInternational Anthem
9LAVA LA RUEButter-fly [EP]Marathon
10MARKEE STEELEVet & A Rook [EP]Thee Marquee
Categories
Weekly Charts

Afterhours Charts 5/18

ArtistRecordLabel
1OVERMONOEverything U Need [EP]XL
2INTERPLANETARY CRIMINALNobody [EP]Shall Not Fade
3PROSPA“The Thrill” [Single]Rave Science
4PLANET 1999Devotion (Deluxe)PC
5FIT OF BODYPunks Unavailable [EP]2MR
6NAMASENDA“Wanted” [Single]PC
7BLUE HAWAIIUnder 1 House [EP]Arbutus
8GILLIGAN MOSSGilligan MossForeign Family Collective
9ARCAKiCk iXL/Beggars Group
10GEORGE CLANTON AND NICK HEXUMGeorge Clanton And Nick Hexum100% Electronica
Categories
Weekly Charts

Daytime Charts 5/18

TOP CHARTS

ArtistRecordLabel
1REMEMBER SPORTSLike A StoneFather/Daughter
2SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVEEntertainment, DeathSaddle Creek
3ELI SMARTBoonie Town [EP]Polydor
4HYPOLUXOHypoluxoTerrible
5BLACK MIDICavalcade [Advance Tracks]Rough Trade
6CRUMBIce MeltSelf-Released
7FAYE WEBSTERI Know I’m Funny haha [Advance Tracks]Secretly Canadian
8ICEAGESeek ShelterMexican Summer
9LUCY DACUSHome Video [Advance Tracks]Matador/Beggars
10NAVY BLUESong Of Sage: Post Panic!Freedom Sounds
11SQUIDBright Green FieldWarp
12ARLO PARKSCollapsed In SunbeamsTransgressive/PIAS
13BROCKHAMPTONROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINEQuestion Everything/RCA
14JAPANESE BREAKFASTJubillee [Advance Tracks]Dead Oceans
15SHYGIRLSIREN (Basement Jaxx Remixes) [EP]Because
16DREAMWEAVERCloud9MagicCrafters
17BEAU DEGAHoly CannoliSelf-Released
18MAASHO“Sad Machine” [Single]Self-Released
19DRY CLEANINGNew Long Leg4AD/Beggars Group
20ORIELLES, THELa Vita OlisticaHeavenly/PIAS
21INDIA JORDANWatch Out! [EP]Ninja Tune
22TIERRA WHACK“Dora” [Single]Interscope
23PINK SIIFU AND FLY ANAKINFlySiifu’sLex
24AVALANCHES, THEWe Will Always Love YouAstralwerks
25RATBOYSHappy Birthday, RatboyTopshelf
26SPELLLING“Little Deer” [Single]Sacred Bones
27CARIBOUSuddenly RemixesMerge
28MAGDALENA BAYMini Mix Vol. 2 [EP]Luminelle
29SPUD CANNON“Juno” [Single]Good Eye
30BICEPIsles (Deluxe)Ninja Tune

TOP ADDS

Top Adds Entry for WKNC 88.1 FM

Download CSV

ArtistRecordLabel
1SQUIDBright Green FieldWarp
2ICEAGESeek ShelterMexican Summer
3BLACK MIDICavalcade [Advance Tracks]Rough Trade
4SILVER SYNTHETICSilver SyntheticThird Man
5SHELTER BOY“Absence” [Single]Cascine
6FAYE WEBSTERI Know I’m Funny haha [Advance Tracks]Secretly Canadian
7PAUL JACOBSPink Dogs On The Green GrassBlow The Fuse
8DOUGLASAshesJ’aime Trop
9KID LE CHATLuck Comes Too Late [EP]Self-Released
10TOTHYou And Me And EverythingNorthern Spy
Categories
Music Education

Songs to Weave To

By DJ Lil Witch

With the lockdowns a year ago, people have been getting crafty. Making bread, decorating, and making art was at an all-time high. I want to keep the quarantine hobbies alive and well. I am a fan of textile art, specifically weaving. It is a craft that is meticulous but satisfying. To that end, it is something you can get lost in for hours. I have found it is a great time to listen to albums all the way through. My vinyl collection has been getting more attention since I started weaving. But if playlists are more your speed, I have you covered with a mix I made with a relaxing folk weaving vibe as well as more electronic tracks to craft/weave to.

You can find my weaving playlist on Spotify, but one song to highlight is “Weave Me The Sunshine” by Peter, Paul and Mary. It’s the most thematically appropriate song for weaving in my opinion but your crafting songs could be anything from metal to ambient. Blast these tunes and we can get crafting.

Weave at Home with A Beginners Cardboard Loom Guide

You will need: A piece of cardboard, scissors, measuring tape, pen/pencil and yarn (one thin yarn for warping the loom, and others of varying colors and textures to weave with but other materials like paper or ribbon can be substitutes).

Step 1: Make the Loom

Gather the piece of cardboard, scissors, measuring tape and pen/pencil. Mark the top and bottom with dash marks 0.5 cm apart and 1 cm deep. Following the guides you just made, use your scissors and cut slits being careful to keep them a similar length. Now you have a cardboard loom. You can make these any dimensions but a rectangle is standard.   

All photos are self-taken.

Step 2: Preparing the Loom

For this step, you will take the cardboard loom you just made and some thin yarn or any material you have (I imagine floss could work well). Take the end of your yarn and make a double knot. Slip the knot into the first notch on the top of the loom, the side with the knot will be the back of the loom. Once that knot is secure, pull the yarn down to the first notch on the bottom. Thread the yarn through and around to the next notch on the top. Keep going until the loom is full or the width you want for your weaving. Both sides should be covered in yarn (called the warp).

Step 3: Start weaving

You are almost there. Now it’s time to begin the actual weaving process. Take a piece of yarn and begin threading it over and under the warp. You can leave a tail hanging out. Once you get to the end, bring the yarn to the next row by threading it the opposite way. Make sure to push each line down tight. It takes practice and you might mess up, but you can always pull the yarn out and redo it. After a while, this process will be second nature and intuitive. 

Once you run out of the yarn you started with you can add more of the same kind or a new color. You pull the old yarn to the back of the weaving on a stitch that goes under the warp, tucking it between the weaving and the loom. Then you can take the new yarn and tuck the end of it one strand over from the old yarn. Without tugging too hard, begin weaving with the new yarn, following the pattern you created. There will be two tails in the back but we can deal with that later.

Step 4: Additions 

As you continue weaving you might want to add things like tassels. Tassels are pretty simple. You just need a piece of yarn. Fold it in half so it looks like a lowercase “n”. Take one leg of the “n” and wrap it around and through the middle of the warp yarn. Take the other leg and wrap it through the middle and pull down. These can be over two warp strings or several depending on your preference. Try out a bunch of things and see which you like best. You can do a couple of rows of tassels to bulk it up or you can make shapes with them. 

Above are examples of two tassels I made.

Step 5: Take the Weaving off the Loom

Once you’re happy with your weaving you can cut it off the loom. Turn the loom over to the back and cut the warp in the middle.

Once the strings are cut you can gently remove them from the tabs on the top and bottom of the loom. There are a couple of ways to finish off a weaving. I like to take two strings and tie them into a double knot and go along until all of the strings are tied. It keeps the weaving from unraveling. I like the look of knots across the top and bottom but if you don’t you can tuck the strings into the back of the weaving with a large-eyed needle. As a final step you can take the tails you left out in the back of the weaving and tuck them into the back of the weaving. 

And you are done. You have a beautiful weaving to remind you of all the songs you listened to while making it. You can hang it up, turn it into a patch, bag or pillow. The opportunities are endless.