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The Local Beat: Happy Abandon 

DJ Sparrow and DJ Whatsherface chat with local band Happy Abandon (and play through their amazing first album, Face Paint!)

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Off the Record: Smoke From All the Friction

SMOKE FROM ALL THE FRICTION stop by the studios to talk about how they formed, how they write and record, and where they’ll be playing.

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Triangle’s own THESE WEAK LIPS in the studio for an interview and set! Great tracks! Fun banter! It’s all here!

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Double Duchess’s TOP HITS OF 2017 SO FAR!!!!

We’re halfway through 2017 and so far the newest music has been tasty, and that’s coming from someone who almost exclusively listens to old The Front Bottoms albums on repeat day in and day out. Check out this sick list of all of my favorite music from 2017 thus far.

Machinist // Japanese Breakfast

I’ve only recently begun listening to Japanese Breakfast, however the electro-pop hit, Machinist is sure to satisfy any summer playlist. Check her out on Spotify!

The Glow // Sylvan Esso

One of my top favorite local artists, Sylvan Esso, just released a fun music video for The Glow featuring admittedly cringe-worthy imagery of a “typical night” in Brooklyn. Maybe I’m just hypocritical because I’ve never had that much fun sputting around town. However, seeing them perform it live this year was crazy good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KyLzOmiq6o

Ur Movin // Astro Cowboy

If you caught me at this year’s DBB, you would have seen me crying my eyes out to Astro Cowboy’s last set… ever. They played Ur Movin and many of us indie kids cradled each other as we celebrated the end of an era. Ur Movin is a goodbye song for the band, and a perfect way to wrap up the life of the band. https://quintonsfunrecords.bandcamp.com/album/we-have-astro-cowboy-and-youre-never-going-to-see-them-again

High School Angel // Ryan Sanchez-Webb

Never have I thought a song was written about ME before but maybe I’m just crazy and also a Leo who thinks everything is about herself. Anyway, Ryan brings to the table a sweet track about young love and spontaneous beach trips. This is the first upbeat and happy song the artist has ever performed, and I’m a HUGE fan. Check him out at https://16yii.bandcamp.com/

Get Numb // The Front Bottoms

*Cracks Knuckles* So I had to put down the newest single from my fav band ever. TBH I haven’t listened to it a whole lot since it was only released for a short time on bandcamp, and I was stupid and didn’t grab it when I could. However I think it pays more homage to the older albums where the whiny voice of Brian pulls on my heart strings and it feels less polished, which is what I love about their older music. The song speaks about immigration and was born out of the band’s frustrations surrounding immigration reform, speaking of taking drugs in the past to get numb, but now’s not the time for that, rather it’s time to take action. All proceeds for the song and shirts they made went to Make The Road New Jersey, a community-based org aiming to “build the power of immigrant and working class communities in New Jersey to achieve dignity and justice through community organizing, legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STLHRECIti4

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP HITS??? REBLOG AND COMMENT BELOW!

-Double Duchess xoxo

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Nashville folksters Little Raven stop by the WKNC studios for an interview! DJ Whatsherface takes us through the band’s upcoming EP, NC shows, and more!

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Local Band Local Beer Sinners and Saints

Local Band Local Beer

Sinners and Saints

Phian sat down with Sinners and Saints for an interview before their Local Band Local Beer show at the Pour House on April 13.

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Sinners and Saints

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Tuned Out! 2 – Artists Rights Management

This episode, John Foley and Griffin Matthews sit down to discuss sxsw, artists rights management, and just what it’s like to be an artist.

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Paper Dolls

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Local Band Local Beer Paper Dolls

Local Band Local Beer

Paper Dolls 

Phian got to sit down with local band Paper Dolls for an interview before their show at Local Band Local Beer at the Pour House on April 6.

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