Non-Music News

EOT12 Emergency Preparedness 11/9/09

With the most recent shooting at Fort Hood, Texas and the shooting in Orlando, Florida, this week’s Eye on the Triangle focused on emergency preparedness, with an online exclusive from one woman who was at Virginia Tech during the 2007 shootings. In Hear This, we reviewed some of the Troika Music Festival, and in Community Canvas, we brought you coverage from First Friday.  And we brought you our weekly Wolfpacker of the Week and Soundbytes segments.

As always, our news team duo brought you news from around the Triangle and the nation in our weekly news segment.

Information for the newscast was taken from the following articles:
Wake County temporarily closes H1N1 vaccine clinics
No rest for the weary as rest areas close
All Campus Card to receive update, consolidation
Dow hits 2009 high

Supreme Court won’t stop Muhammad execution
Iran accuses U.S. hikers of espionage
Berlin remembers fall of the wall

N.C. native credited with stopping Fort Hood shooter
Obama presses Senate to pass its health bill

Our weekly Wolfpack football update from our sports aficionados Derek Medline and Tyler Everett.

When the shootings at Viriginia Tech occurred, everyone was glued to their TV and computer screens, listening  for and reading updates on the statuses of the victims, on the shooter and his motives and on the university’s response. It was a shooting that took place only on that campus, but it hit close to home for many because it could happen to anybody. A similar phenomenon occurred with the most recent shootings at Fort Hood, Texas and Orland, Florida. Though they were not on the same scale, the situation in each incident was similar – something triggered one man to go off on a shooting spree, unexpectedly, injuring and killing numerous people. And though these tragic incidents cannot be predicted, at least on college campuses, set emergency plans and alert systems can save many lives. Eye on the Triangle’s VIP this week focused on emergency preparedness. Promotions Director Kieran Moreira sat down with Association Vice Chancellor for Environmental Health and Public Safety David Rainer to talk about N.C. State’s emergency alert systems, and we’re bringing you an online exclusive interview with Eileen Coombes who was at Viriginia Tech during the 2007 shootings.


In Hear This, Mike Alston gave you a look at the band, Lud, that played at the Troika Music Festival in Durham.


Mike also went to First Friday in downtown Raleigh and interviewed people at the art exhibits to see how they felt about the various art venues and more.  DJ Ones tells us this is our “most hilarious” Community Canvas segment yet.


Jacob Downey sat down with our Wolfpacker of the Week this week, Mindy Sopher. Sopher, an academic adviser and lecturer in communication, who is a favorite among the student body.

Our Soundbytes question of the week was about the new law to take effect Dec. 1, banning texting while driving. Matt Moore went around campus and asked students if they do it and what they think of the law.

E-mail us with thoughts, suggestions and complaints to!

Listen to episode 12.

DJ Highlights

Mystery Roach Celebrates Two Years

On Saturday, November 14,  Mystery Roach will celebrate its second birthday.

I will be using the playlist from the first show.  (With a couple of exceptions.)  Check it out.  Call in, email , or reply to this post with your comments.

See below for  the playlist from November 17, 2007, the maiden voyage of Mystery Roach, WKNC’s 2-hour study of Prog, Fusion, Psychedelic, Garage and noise on Saturday mornings.

Talk to you Saturday morning.

La Barba Rossa

Frank Zappa Mystery Roach
Frank Zappa Apostrophe
The Kinks Victoria
Moby Grape Motorcycle Irene
Tom Waits Step Right Up
The Fugs Frenzy
Elvis Costello Miracle Man
Joe Jackson Sunday Papers
HP Lovecraft Wayfaring Stranger
The Doors Peace Frog
The Beach Boys Don’t Talk
Country Joe & The Fish Superbird
Velvet Underground Run Run Run
The Clash Julies In The Drug Squad
The Beatles Birthday
The Soft Boys I Wanna Destroy You
The Troggs A Girl Like You
Gong Master Builder
? And The Mysterians 10 O’clock
Barry And The Remains I’m Talking About You
Chicago A Hit By Varese
Curtis Mayfield Junkie Chase
Jethro Tull Fat Man
Iron Butterfly Are You Happy?
David Bowie 1984
Bob Dylan I Shall Be Free
CSNY Wooden Ships
Os Mutantes A Minha Menina
Non-Music News

Windhover’s Open Mic Night just around the corner!

Windhover, the literary arts magazine of NCSU, will be hosting its third annual Open Mic Night Sunday, November, 22, at 7 p.m. in Caldwell Lounge.

The staff is looking for students and faculty to read or perform their work at this event. Come read your poetry, short stories, or play some music!

This is an OPEN CALL, so any level of literary or musical talent is welcome.

Please email if you are interested in reading or performing at this event.

Even if you don’t perform, feel free to stop by for an evening of music and relaxation (and some free delicious treats!). See you there!

Weekly Charts

WKNC’s top 30 albums from the past week

Check out the top 30 albums played during the past week, compiled by Daytime Music Director Jenna St. Pierre:

1. James Husband – A Parallax I
2. Brazos – Phosphorescent Blues
3. Bear in Heaven – Beast Rest Forth Mouth
4. Headlights – Wildlife
5. Temper Trap – Conditions
6. LAKE – Let’s Build A Roof
7. Middle East – The Recordings Of The Middle East
8. Happy Hollows – Spells
9. Via Tania –  Moon Sweet Moon
10. Noah and the Whale – The First Days Of Spring
11. No Age – Losing Feeling [EP]
12. Royal Bangs – Let It Beep
13. Vivian Girls – Everything Goes Wrong
14. Depreciation Guild – In Her Gentle Jaws
15. Boat –  Setting The Paces
16. Le Loup – Family
17. Big Pink – A Brief History Of Love
18. Flaming Lips – Embryonic
19. The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You
20. Stricken City – Songs About People I Know
21. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – Kitty Daisy And Lewis
22. Da Vincis –  See You Tonight
23. Gospel Gossip – Dreamland
24. Maps – Turning The Mind
25. Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
26. King Khan and BBQ Show – Invisible Girl
27. The XX – The Xx
28. Heavy – The House That Dirt Built
29. Lou Barlow – Goodnight Unknown
30. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Letting Up Despite Great Faults

DJ Highlights

Sessions@KNC: Pistil

Oh my girl punk.

Pistil, the three-piece indie pop-punk group based in Durham, NC, has graced Sessions@KNC and listeners with some brand spankin’ new tunes.  This music is definitely loud, in-your-face, and catchy so take a listen to “Greedy” just below!

Pistil played at Troika this past weekend and have two more shows coming up!  They will be playing at the Broad Street Cafe on Friday, December 4 as well as at The Pinhook on Thursday, January 7, so keep an eye out for these shows.Disclaimer: Despite my above statements, Pistil technically is not entirely a girl punk band because Ian, their drummer, is a man.

Non-Music News

UAB All Night Bash wrap-up!

As you might have attended or at least heard about, the UAB’s All Night Bash was Thursday, November 5 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.  There was carnival foods galore: sweet corn, turkey legs, corn dogs, french fries, lemonade, candied apples, and funnel cakes.  All the food was delicious.  There were at few inflatable things to do including basketball and an obstacle course.  And there was a mechanical bull that was in non-stop motion all night.

Us KNCers had cornhole as our game for the bash.  Our table was constantly busy as people wanted to challenge either Cioffi or one of their friends to a friendly game of cornhole in exchange for either cds, WKNC koozies, WKNC stickers, or some tickets that could be traded in at the All Night Bash prize table.

Perhaps our most famous game players were Dr. Stafford and Mr. Wuf.  Both were winners at our booth (just like everybody else who visited).  Overall the night was a huge success.  It is always fun to have a bunch of KNC kids together to play silly games.  Big big thank you to all who volunteered to help and more thank yous to all of you who came to visit us!  We hope to do stuff like this more often!

Music News and Interviews

Ticket Giveaways at WKNC!

Here are the shows happening this week that WKNC 88.1 is giving tickets away to:

Monday, Nov. 9:

Blind Pilot w/The Low Anthem @ Cat’s Cradle

Tuesday, Nov. 10:

Matisyahu w/Moon Taxi @ Lincoln Theatre

The Get Up Kids w/Kevin Devine and Mansions @ Cat’s Cradle

Thursday, Nov. 12:

RAKIM w/Rhymefest, DJ BRORABB and The Urban Sophisticates @ Lincoln Theatre

Friday, Nov. 13:

Minus the Bear w/Twin Tigers and Maple Stave @ Cat’s Cradle

Satuday, Nov 14:

Dan Auerbach w/Justin Townes Earl and Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Cat’s Cradle

Be sure to listen in to 88.1 WKNC for your chance to win tickets!

Music News and Interviews

DJ Ones’ Five Music Facts from the past week

Image Courtesy of Friendly Fires

1. Sufjan Stevens has come out saying that his plan to write an album for each state was a result of him becoming a “cliche” and in looking back on the project idea he has claimed that it is now a “joke”. This is after he released “Illinoise” in 2005 and “Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lake State” in 2003. He would go on to say the project seemed a bit silly. via (Paste Magazine)

2. According to the Matador Records‘ Web site they have acquired True Panther Sounds. This comes after Matador helped promote True Panther Sounds’ band Girls’ new album. via (Matador Records)

3. In what seems to be a growing trend among band front men, Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke has announce plans to release a solo album while the band is still on hiatus. Complete detalis on the record are yet to be released.via (NME)

4. Friendly Fires has announced the follow up to its self-titled debut album. The album, which has yet to be named, is planning on being released next May. Accoring to member Ed MacFarlane the band already has four tracks they have already completed for the album. Ed MacFarlane also said, “We’re going to hopefully have all the songs finished by the end of the year, record in January and have the album ready for May time, and do some festivals around then." via (NME)

5. The side project of Art Brut’s Eddie Argos and The Bloody Arm’s Dyan Valdes called Everybody Was in the French Resistance…Now are set to release its debut album, "Fixin’ the Charts,” in January. The album was produced by David Newton, and the full track listing is available. via (NME)

Concert Preview Local Music

Local Beer Local Band tonight at Tir Na Nog

Tonight, Tir Na Nog’s Local Beer Local Band night  features music  from  bands The Bleeding Hearts, Static Minds, and The Infamous Sugar.

The Bleeding Hearts are, in my opinion, killer! If you like the sound of late 1970s rock with a touch of punk, this band will surely be a favorite.  Static Minds,  a very fun high energy rock and roll band, will keep everyone on their feet. Also look to be entertained by The Infamous Sugar, a  one man band who I just can’t compare anything to.

I’ll be Interviewing Bleeding Hearts 7 p.m. Thursday, so be sure to tune in.

Doors open at 10 p.m. Come and enjoy a great free show and some local brew.

DJ Highlights

Music for the changing seasons

As the annual and always abrupt North Carolina summer-to-winter jump occurs outdoors, I’m forced to make some adjustments to my closet, as well as to my playlists.

There are some artists I can’t help but associate with cold weather. With my scarf collection is Bon Iver’s “For Emma, Forever Ago” and “Blood Bank EP,” with my winter coat comes Fleet Foxes’ “Sun Giant.”

And as December creeps closer, I wait as for Santa’s Christmas morning arrival to break out Sufjan Stevens’ holiday compilation “Songs for Christmas,” volumes one through five. These albums go hand in hand with cold weather.

I also look forward to adding to my winter music repertoire. From what I’ve heard so far, The Swell Season’s recent release, “Strict Joy,” may be a perfect addition.

What are some of your cold weather favorites in your music collection?