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5/7 Local Beer Local Band Night – Embarrassing Fruits with Prabir andthe Substitutes

Embarrassing Fruits and Prabir and The Substitutes will be rocking out at WKNC’s and Tir Na Nog’s Local Beer Local Band Night this Thursday night (5/7).  It is FREEEEEE to get in, and Tir Na Nog has local brew specials.  Mmm I can’t wait for some Aviator in my belly! Tir Na Nog is located at 218 S. Blount Street in Downtown Raleigh!

Come out and support your community!

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4/23 Local Beer Local Band Night – The Proclivities and Becca Stevens

The Proclivities and Becca Stevens will be playing at our weekly event, Local Beer Local Band Night, at Tir Na Nog this Thursday 4/23.  It’s free to get in and Tir Na Nog has local brew specials. Come out and support your community!  See ya there!

Also, the Proclivities will be in the WKNC studio on Thursday for the 5 o’clock shadow!  DJ Spaceman Spiff and DJ May Day will be talking to the band and showcasing some of their tunes!  Tune in at 5pm.

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Earth Day Concert This Friday (Students Only!)

As finals rapidly approach, and “Dead Week” proves to be much more lively with work, students are in need of some R&R before hitting the books. Luckily, Earth Day seems to offer some salvation. Starting at 6pm on this Friday (April 24th), Annuals, Lonnie Walker, and Cougar Magnum will be rocking Lee Field (located behind Sullivan and Lee residence halls) to raise awareness for Earth Day.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show is scheduled to last until 11 p.m. This event is only open to N.C. State students and their guests (one guest per student and guests must have a valid student ID). While you wait for the show to start, be sure to check out the WKNC table which will be showcasing awesome merch such as Double Barrel Benefit 6 shirts, WKNC logoed shirts, koozies, and buttons.

For more information about Earth Day, check out the Web site. Also be sure to stop by the Energy Fair which will take place on NC State’s Brickyard- Wednesday April 22nd. More than 60 vendors will be taking part in NC State’s 2009 Earth Day which will feature the EcoCAR Challenge and the FREEDM Center’s hybrid car.

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4/16 Local Beer Local Band Night – The Magic Babies and The Huguenots

The Magic Babies and The Huguenots will be playing at WKNC’s and Tir Na Nog’s Local Beer Local Band Night this Thursday night at Tir Na Nog.  It’s free!  See you there!

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4/9 LOCAL BEER LOCAL BAND – The Magpies and On Photon

On Photon and The Magpies will be playing at Local Beer Local Band Night at Tir Na Nog this Thursday, April 9.   For those that don’t know, Local Beer Local Band Night is WKNC’s and Tir Na Nog’s weekly event showcasing the best local bands with local beer specials!  So come out and support your community!!  You can write off the money you spend on beer on your taxes!  Oh yeah, it’s FREE to get in!

Tune in on Wednesday at 1pm as DJ Chuck will be interviewing On Photon!

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4/2 Local Beer Local Band – North Elementary and I Was Totally Destroying It

I Was Totally Destroying It and North Elementary will be rocking out at Local Beer Local Band Night this Thursday, April 2nd!  HELL YEA!

In case you don’t know, Local Beer Local Band is WKNC weekly event, every Thursday night 10pm, at Tir Na Nog, 218 South Blount Street in Raleigh.

Oh yeah, and did I mention that it’s FREE? Delicious local brew and the best local bands. What could be better to do on a Thursday night!?

See you out there!

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3/19 Local Beer Local Band – Luego with Jeff Crawford

Local indie rock band Luego and folk rock singer-songwriter Jeff Crawford will be playing at Local Beer Local Band this Thursday, March 19. For those who don’t know, Local Beer Local Band is WKNC’s and Tir Na Nog’s weekly fun night. Each Thursday night, at 10pm, we showcase great local bands and drink the best local brews. Mmm.. my mouth is salivating just thinking about some Foothills Rainbow Trout right now!! Tir Na Nog is located at 218 South Blount St., and it’s FREEEEEE to get in!

Definitely one of the bests things to do in Raleigh on a Thursday night, especially since it’s free.

Check out the ReverbNation player below for some Luego tracks!

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Munni Begum in Concert

A concert of renowned ghazal vocalist Munni Begum will be held on Friday February 13th 2009 at 8:00 PM at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC Chapel Hill.  For more information, contact Manzoor Cheema at (919)-412-7008.  This concert is co-sponsored by Geet Bazaar and WKNC-Raleigh.

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Broadcasting DBB Night 2

Last night WKNC took over Friday Night Request Rock & Chainsaw to bring you live coverage of night 1 of the Double Barrel Benefit #6 from the Pour House in downtown Raleigh.  The show was a success, a massive sellout with a tremendous crowd and kickass music.  As the show will more than likely sellout tonight as well, we will once again be broadcasting the entire show live (trumping Saturday Night Soul and R&B and D-Cutta’s 2.0 Show).

Broadcast starts after the Soulful Renaissance and will air until the completion of the concert.  If you can’t get to the Pour House, feel free to rock on with us tonight over your radio or internet connection.

Doors open at 8pm and get there early as there is a limited number of tickets available at the door.  The show starts at 9pm.

Tonight’s lineup includes: I Was Totally Destroying It, Violet Vector & the Lovely Lovelies, Birds of Avalon, & Polvo.

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Cotton Jones Debut “Paranoid Cocoon”

In the spring of last year, one of my friends peer pressured me into heading out to the Local 506 with her to see a couple of bands I had never heard of before. My expectations for the evening were not especially high. That night, to my pleasant surprise, Cotton Jones absolutely stole my heart. Originally formed as a side project to the now defunct Page France, Cotton Jones makes some of the most gorgeous and timeless music I’ve heard in a long while.

“Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw have hearts – huge, questioning hearts- full of music that mixes elements of soul, rock and gospel into a gauzy cocoon of small-town sound.” –suicidesqueeze.net

Since that fateful night, Cotton Jones has released an EP and teased me via their MySpace blog with promises of a full lengh. After more than six months of waiting, their debut full length Paranoid Cocoon will be officially released January 27th on Suicide Squeeze Records. An advance copy arrived at WKNC earlier in the week, and I was beyond excited to find it in the mail. For the past three days, I have hardly listened to anything else. It is a very relaxed and completely beautiful record from start to finish, the transitions from each track to the next are perfectly seamless.

“There’s no intentional theme behind these songs. Cocoon didn’t span a lengthy duration of time, so headspace and moods tend to remain threadlike throughout. I believe there’s a familiar mood from start to finish…they lyrics work like visuals of such moods.” -Michael Nau

Paranoid Cocoon is not a rock-your-face-off record. It’s not too loud, but it’s not too quiet. It’s not too fast, but it’s not too slow. Combining elements of bluesy folk and gospel with acoustic alt-country and pop, this album is just right.

You can catch Cotton Jones at the Local 506 in Chapel Hill on March 22nd!