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Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM CHARTS: September 15th, 2015

1. BEACH HOUSE – Depression Cherry – Sub Pop
2. LA LUZ – Weirdo Shrine – Hardly Art
3. SODA SHOP – Soda Shop – Velvet Blue
4. TAME IMPALA – Currents – Interscope
5. MAC DEMARCO – Another One – Captured Tracks
6. DESTROYER – Poison Season – Merge
7. MIKE KROL – Turkey – Merge
8. MICHAEL STASIS – RIP III – Arbutus
9. WORRIERS – Imaginary Life – Don Giovanni
10. STRANGE WILDS – Subjective Concepts – SUB POP
11. WHITE REAPER – White Reaper Does It Again – Polyvinyl
12. ULTIMATE PAINTING – Green Lanes – Trouble In Mind
13. TITUS ANDRONICUS – The Most Lamentable Tragedy – Merge
14. TEARJERKER – Stay Wild – Self-Released
15. TEEN DAZE – Morning World – Paper Bag
16. GARDENS AND VILLA – Music For Dogs – Secretly Canadian
17. VINYL WILLIAMS – Into – Company
18. SORORITY NOISE – Joy, Departed – Topshelf
19. LOU BARLOW – Brace The Wave – Joyful Noise
20. WIDOWSPEAK – All Yours – Captured Tracks
21. PANDA BEAR – Crosswords – Domino
22. WILD ONES – Heatwave – Topshelf
23. SILICON – Personal Computer – Weird World
24. POTTY MOUTH – Potty Mouth EP – Planet Whatever
25. THAYER SARRANO – Shaky -Guildwater
26. STOLEN JARS – Kept – Self-Released
27. MATILDE DAVOLI – I’m Calling You From My Dreams – Loyal To Your Dreams
28. MYNABIRDS – Lovers Know – Saddle Creek
29. FIDLAR – Too – Mom And Pop
30. JACKSON BOONE – Natural Changes – Stay Lonesome

WKNC TOP 5 ADDS

1. BATTLES – La Di Da Di – Warp
2. TELEKINESIS – Ad Infinitum – Merge
3. HOMESHAKE – Midnight Snack – Sinderlyn
4. SHANNON AND THE CLAMS – Gone By Dawn – Hardly Art
5. JACUZZI BOYS – Happy Damage [EP] – Family Artists-Mag Mag

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Festival Coverage

Thursday’s Hopscotch Photo Highlights

Ought – City Plaza

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor – City Plaza

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Grandma Sparrow – Kennedy Theatre

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TZYVYX – Neptune’s

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Lilac Shadows – Kings Barcade

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Chulo – CAM Raleigh

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Eyes Low – CAM Raleigh

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DJ Earl – Neptune’s

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Dad & Dad – Kings Barcade

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Sannhet – Lincoln Theare

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Fórn – Pour House

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Battles – Lincoln Theater

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Cashmere Cat – CAM Raleigh

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Music News and Interviews

Interview: Hopscotch Music Festival 2015

I recently sat down with the directors of Hopscotch Music Fest to talk about this year’s plans for festival. The conversation touched on everything from background to business, what makes 2015 different and where the small company is heading in the future. Interviewee’s Greg Lowenhagen and Nathan Price provide valuable insight about the lineup, along with some exclusive information about performer locations and other info that has yet to be rolled out formally. Listen to the extensive Interview here.

–Virginia Werewoolf

Listen here. 

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Festival Coverage

Get Forked

Just John and I had the pleasure of attending the sixth annual Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park on the weekend of July 14-16. It was hot. Really hot. The crowds came, though, and were treated to great performance after great performance. Every show I saw over the weekend was top-notch. The festival’s treatment of its fans was also top-notch. Thousands of bottles of water were passed out to the crowds to keep them hydrated (no thanks to the goons who just threw water everywhere instead of drinking it). Security were friendly throughout the entire weekend. Two air-conditioned city buses were brought in to help cool down festival-goers. What follows is a list of superlatives of some of the best, worst, and weirdest moments of the festival. Enjoy.

Best light show: The giant glowing crystals at Animal Collective

Biggest asshole: Ariel Pink, throwing another temper-tantrum and walking off stage halfway through his set

Most “f**k"s per minute: Odd Future

Highest number of gray-hairs in the crowd: Guided By Voices

Coolest stage wear: Nika Danilova of Zola Jesus’ very modern dress

Best mosh pit: No Age (which I stayed in for about five minutes too long, causing a short bout of heat sickness)

Best dance moves: Cold Cave’s Dominick Fernow, whose stomp-n-spin move was endlessly entertaining

Biggest dance party: Cut Copy, who got an entire field of thousands of people to dance

Most frequent weed clouds: Curren$y, unsurprisingly

Worst scheduling decision: Two-way tie between scheduling Odd Future and Shabazz Palaces, two of the festival’s five hip-hop acts, on at the same time and putting DJ Shadow on when the sun was still out, making his projector-using ”Shadowsphere“ completely useless (though, to the festival’s credit, they really couldn’t have put him anywhere else)

Best facial hair: Ian Williams of Battles, whose handlebar-stache perfectly matched his swanky get-up

People who should have passed out from heat stroke but, miraculously, didn’t: Yuck’s Daniel Blumberg, who wore jeans and a long-sleeve, denim button-down and Cold Cave’s Wesley Eisold and Dominick Fernow, both in black jeans, black shirts, and black leather jackets.