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Support Local Music

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Support local anything honestly.

Thank you for reading.

Just kidding, I won’t you hanging like that, but I did want to get my bottom line out there before anyone got bored of my rambling. I think supporting the local art scenes is very important; local markets, local businesses, etc., totally count to. You’re local scene can only thrive and grow with the support of… well… the locals. Which is you and me. It’s important to remember that as members of our community we should be trying to be apart of our community and helping it thrive.

So shop local, listen to a local band, go to a local show, attend local events, and get to know the people around you. Not to go on some weird tangent, but I think communities are important means of support for each other, if we aren’t looking out for our community who is? We’re a community here at NC State, at WKNC, and in Raleigh. Communities are everywhere and you need to give support in order to get it. Never forget that. So if you ever want to start a business someday, or make your own local living in some way, remember that’s only possible with community support, so as community members we should go out now and start supporting.

Even if you don’t plan to do something yourself through a lot of local businesses still have good visions and are benefiting our world (and community) by simply existing, so support them and let them carry out their missions. I’m not going to get political here but corporations shouldn’t run everything, local work is important and that is why we should all take part in supporting it.

Thank you for reading if you got this far~

– DJ Psyched

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Local Music New Album Review

Album Review: Thirsty Curses – Thirsty Curses

BEST TRACKS: VHS Release, Red Marks, I Want to Wreck Your Car

FCC Violations: VHS Release, Smash-Hit, Slice of Paradise, You Don’t Have to Tell Me That You Love Me,

Recommended if you like: PUP, The Fratellis, The Front Bottoms

Thirsty Curses pummels the scene once again with a new, label debut album. Thirsty Curses is a local four-piece rock and roll band straight out of our own beloved city of Raleigh, NC. Their latest album, which is self-titled, was released last Friday! I had the privilege of listening to this album before it was released on streaming platforms and I was blow away by the raw energy and deep cutting lyrics encompassed in this release. I am so excited for you guys to finally be able to listen to it. There was also a record release show at School Kids Records last Friday and while I wasn’t able to make it (I had a Biochemistry test that I had to cram for ☹), I heard that it kicked ass and that the album was received phenomenally well. I wouldn’t have expected anything different from Thirsty Curses. They’ve been putting out good stuff since 2017.

There is some phenomenal songwriting on this album. In every song, the lyrics flow and swing together extremely harmoniously, creating a sense of continuity and balance that lets you just sink deep into the music. My favorite song on this album is track 1, VHS Release. Packed into this short, 2 minute 39 second song are several punky riffs, lighthearted drums, and some creative similes that outline heavy themes of being anxious and dissatisfied with your mediocre life, feeling lost about what to do next, and craving a clean start.

If you like drinking beer or if you’ve ever dressed up like a pirate for Halloween, you’ll probably like this album.

I feel hopeful whenever a local band comes out with an album this fresh and amazing. It shows that we don’t have to look far beyond our own backyards to find incredible talent. Fight the corporate machine, keep supporting local music.

-Safia

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Local Music Music News and Interviews

The Local Beat: Goddamn Wolves

The Local Beat: Goddamn Wolves

Dj Beowvlf sits down with Goddamn Wolves as they play songs off their latest album, talk about their music journey and more! tune in for a great edition of The Local Beat.

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Local Music Music News and Interviews

Off the Record: Lord Fess

Lord Fess and DJ Iron Mic speak about updates in Fess’s life, including changing his stage name and becoming a father.

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Local Music Music News and Interviews

Off the Record: Sk, the Novelist

DJ Iron Mic sits down with NC State alumnus Sk, the Novelist to talk about his new album “Baggage.”

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Local Music Music News and Interviews

Off the Record: Ty Harriz and J.O

DJ Iron Mic, Ty Harriz, and J.O talk NC State cyphers and how they promote the growth of hip-hop, influences, and more in this week’s episode of Local Rap Lunch.

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Local Music Music News and Interviews

Off the Record: Freedom Infinite

DJ Iron Mic interviews one of his first guests as a beginner DJ, Freedom Infinite! The pair discuss growth in production and stage presence, and how to facilitate both.

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Local Music Music News and Interviews

Off the Record: Precise Politics

Listen in for the first local rap lunch of the new year! DJ Iron Mic chats with Precise Politics about his sound and how he’s made some of the connections that helped shape some of his work and future plans.

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Local Music Music News and Interviews

The Local Beat: Slow Glow and Zensofly 

Phian from Slow Glow and ZenSoFly stop by to promote their upcoming show at The Pour House Music Hall, play some of their newest tracks, and talk about how they collaborate.

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Local Music Music News and Interviews

The Local Beat: Foxture

The Local Beat: Foxture 

DJ Whatsherface sits down with Foxture to discuss their upcoming 6-song EP “Eden”!

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