Festival Coverage

Interview with Lizzy Ross This Friday, Oct. 16

Most people might recognize the powerful and beautiful voice of Lizzy Ross as the lead singer of Chapel Hill’s own Lafcadio. With  booming success within the Triangle and a recent performance at Shakori Hills Grassroots Fall Music Festival, it’s a wonder how Ross, a full time philosophy and music student at UNC-Chapel Hill, has time to embark on her solo career. However, the future looks bright for this young musician who recently received praise for her tracks Maria, Slave to the Muse, and No Man on Lafcadio’s self-titled LP. She also plans to graduate this December.

Be sure the check out the interview and live in studio performances from Lizzy Ross this Friday at 2 p.m. with yours truly, DJ Special K.

Listen streaming online.

Concert Preview

Troika Music Festival! November 5-7

The Troika Music Festival is a three-day music festival in Durham, NC and features several local bands. Attending is a great way to support the local scene!

Local bands on this year’s line-up include The Love Language, Bowerbirds, Dexter Romweber Duo, Birds of Avalon, The Moaners, Red Collar, Future Islands, Hamer No More The Fingers, Lonnie Walker, Embarrassing Fruits, Max Indian, and many more. For a complete list, check out the schedule!

New this year is “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, on Saturday, November 7, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., which features a unique market of art and handmade wears from local artists and crafters.

Come out to support the local music and arts scene November 5,6, & 7.

Music News and Interviews

Giveaways, giveaways, giveaways!

Listen in to 88.1 WKNC for your chance to win tickets to the following shows happening this week:

Tuesday October 13:

Pnuma Trio w/Speakerdevil @ Lincoln Theatre

Spider Bags w/ Pinche Gringo and Harlem @ Nightlight

Thursday October 15:

Bassnectar w/Heavyweight Dub Champion @ Cat’s Cradle

Friday October 16:

Megafaun w/Black Twig Pickers and Charlie Parr @ Nightlight

Om w/ Six Organs of Admittance and Lichens @ Cat’s Cradle

Saturday October 17:

Jay Love Reggae Festival @ Lincoln Theatre

Polvo w/My Dad is Dead and Savage Knights @ Cat’s Cradle

Be sure to check out more local shows on The Rock Report and listen in for your chance to win tickets to shows this week!

Non-Music News

Raleigh Zombie Walk

As the sun sets on October 24, 2009, the zombies will appear in downtown Raleigh. Join the undead in the official, Raleigh Zombie Walk 2009, starting in Moore Square at 6:30 p.m.

And for the over 21 crowd, there will be a killer afterparty at Tir Na Nog featuring the Whiskey Train Outlaws and Clash cover band,  Sandinistas!

Non-Music News

EOT07 Football Part 2 10/5/09

After you got a brief rundown of the latest news from Eye on the Triangle, we kicked the show off with two great, short monologues. Saja Hindi sat down with two VIP N.C. State fans — one is a student who doesn’t particularly enjoy football games but sometimes attends tailgates for the social atmosphere and one is an alumnus who is such a sports devotee, he now is interning at the Wolfpack Club.

This week’s Hear This consisted of the EOT team giving listeners a look into local history within WKNC’s own library. Mike Alston gave a brief history and clip from the Backsliders, which broke up in 1999; Jacob Downey — the Boy Wonder Jinx, which broke up in 1998; and Rachel Sloane — Ladderback, which broke up in 2002.

For Community Canvas, Mike sat down with photojournalist Jason Arthurs who graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003 with a degree in journalism to hear about his work. Arthurs now works as a freelancer and produces both print photography and video content.

Finally, this week’s Wolfpacker of the Week was Liz Walters, a senior in graphic design and representative of Campus Arts Council and Arts N.C. State.

Listen to episode seven.

Music News and Interviews

WKNC giveaways galore!

WKNC is giving away tickets to a glorious amount of local shows happening this week! Here are all the shows that are happening this week that WKNC is giving away tickets to:

Tuesday Oct 6th:

Carbon Leaf w/ Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers and Dawn Landes @ Cat’s Cradle

Wednesday Oct 7th:

Valient Thorr w/Early Man and White Tiger and The Bed of Roses @ The Pour House

Thursday Oct 8th:

Everclear w/ Paper Tongues and  Tracy Lyons @ Lincoln Theatre

The Revolutionary Sweethearts w/Pink Flag and Proof @ The Pour House

Friday Oct 9th:

Blizten Trapper w/ Wye Oak @ Cat’s Cradle

Cowboy Junkies @ The Arts Center (Presented by Cat’s Cradle)

Saturday Oct 10th:

I Was Totally Destroying It CD Release Party w/ Lonnie Walker, Des Ark, Rat Jackson, Lake Inferior, and Magic Mike Casey@ Cat’s Cradle

Listen in for your chance to win tickets to these great shows! And don’t forget to check out the Rock Report for more local shows in your area!

Concert Preview

Port City Rumble!

It’s that time of the year again, for Port City Rumble! Join the fun in downtown Wilmington, this Saturday, October 10. There will be a car show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., pre ‘67 hot rods, traditional bikes, bobbers, & choppers.

And if you’re an adrenaline junkie, there’s also a creeper race!

As always, with fast cars, comes fast music! Bands start at 6:30 p.m. and include Los Gatos Locos, The Tradesmen, The Deadneks, Tommy Ray & The Ray Guns, Blood Red River, and more!

Non-Music News

EOT06 Football Part 1 9/28/09

There’s a lot of planning that goes into football games — an event that attracts more than 60,000 people. Athletics works in collaboration with Campus Police, Raleigh Police, Raleigh EMS among other groups to make sure games go as planned. This planning, without a doubt, includes preparations for tailgating — the gameday experience before the game. Saja Hindi interviewed VIPs Campus Police Chief Tom Younce and Capt. Jon Barnwell about some of the preparations. Restrictions to tailgating and hours have been a topic of much debate in recent history due to a shooting that occurred at a tailgate in a lot off Trinity Rd. in 2004. Alumni Tyler Dukes and Kenneth Ball talked to Saja Hindi for EOT’s VIP about how they tailgate and why it’s important to them. Both Dukes and Ball worked for Technician when the shootings happened and tailgating hours were restricted, which they talked about as well.

In Community Canvas, Mike Alston let listeners revisit an interview with Ryan Cummings, artist of the Hear Here compilation CD cover, in anticipation of Saturday night’s Hear Here finale show at the Pour House.

In Hear This, Kelly Reid gives listeners a review of Starmount’s debut album Tyranny of the Sphere, with an Oct. 27 CD release, as well as Birds of Avalon’s Uncanny Valley. She also gives listeners information about Dan Deacon’s show Oct. 1 at the Cat’s Cradle.

This week’s Wolfpacker of the Week, Katy “Red” Walls from the N.C. State Women’s Rugby team sat down with Jacob Downing to talk about her involvement with the team, obstacles she’s faced and what led her to join the team.

In Soundbytes, Caitlin Cauley interviewed students around campus about the Rally 4 Talley Campaign, a campaign to increase awareness of the University’s intent to build a new student center and new atrium on campus and encourage students to vote in favor of a fee increase in the student fee referendums Monday, to support this project.

Listen to episode six.

Non-Music News

WKNC Goes to Washington, DC In Search of the Future!

Sunday, October 4th kicks off the first day of the Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit in Washington, DC and WKNC will be there.  Mike Perros, better known as Mikey P,  and myself, Kelly Reid, known on air as Mz. Kelly, will be attending the Policy Summit, in search of the future.

Pun aside, there is relevance—the music industry has been going through a serious transformation as technology changes the way music is heard, enjoyed, received, bought, and participated in.  Right now there is a big gap between the fast paced advancement of technology and the transformation of the laws that direct the way the technology is used with respect to music and its listeners.  Technology advances with lightning speed but the law, and how it is interpreted in the courts, moves with a much, much slower pace.  There lies the need for The Future of Music Coalition, an organization that participates in the intersection of music and law, serving to inform and through information, provide a bridge to the gap of music and law.

Why does any of this matter?  Well because it affects music in so many ways:  the way musicians are represented, the way they are payed for their music, the way radio stations like WKNC operate, how music is heard in restaurants or at live shows, it even affects the ability to get a full list of search results when one uses Google.

For ones like Mikey P and myself, deeply in love with music and not quite sure of the future of the music industry, the 2009 Policy Summit is an opportunity to hear many important and experienced individuals give their take on what’s happening now and what the forecast for the future is.

Featured speakers include Democratic Senator of Minnesota, Al Franken, and FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski. And of course, the Triangle is strongly represented featuring Jed Carlson, COO of ReverbNation, Mac McCaughan, co-founder of Merge Records and musician in Portastatic and Superchunk, as well as Fiona Morgan, journalist for the Independent.

To follow the trek to, through, and back from the Policy Summit you can follow Kellyisthere on Twitter.

Music News and Interviews

Inflowential’s New Music Video!

Inflowential just released a new music video for “Sheriff”, their contribution for the Hear Here local music compilation.  The video was made by Jason Arthurs, and features footage of Inflowential recording at Flying Tiger Sound.  The song addresses the issue of police brutality and references the Bob Marley classic, “I Shot The Sheriff”.  Check it out!

Inflowential will be playing with The Love Language and Motorskills on Saturday, October 3rd, for the Hear Here finale show at the Pour House Music Hall.  The doors open at 8pm, the show starts at 10pm, and tickets are $7.  See you out there!