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Festival Coverage

Hopscotch Night Two! Ft. Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, Beach House, Dai Burger, and Young Thug.

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DJ Highlights

WKNC DJs’ Top Albums of 2015!

MakattackAfterhours


1. Parov Stelar – The Demon Diaries
2. ProleteR – Tribute to the Classics vol.1
3. Kognitif – Soul Food
4. Pogo – Kindred Shadow
5. GRiZ – Chasing the Golden Hour pt. 1

The CaptainSpecialty (That Emo Show/Two Guys, A Lot of Tapping)

1. Turnover – Peripheral Vision
2. The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Harmlessness
3. Turnstile – Nonstop Feeling
4. Rozwell Kid – Good Graphics EP
5. Diamond Youth – Nothing Matters

Blue JayUnderground

1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
2. Mac Demarco – Another One
3. Mac Miller – GO:OD AM
4. Future – DS2
5. What A Time To Be Alive – Drake and Future

Alex the GreatIndie Rock


1. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love
2. Sound and Color – Alabama Shakes
3. Guy Garvey – Courting the Squall
4. Bjork – Vulnicara
5. Beach House – Depression Cherry

Outback JakehouseAfterhours

1. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
2. Jamie xx – In Colour
3. Jeff Rosenstock – We Cool?
4. Vince Staples – Summertime ‘06
5. Igloo Ghost – Chinese Nu Yr

Wizard DrAmericana, Blues & Co.


1. Quarterbacks- Quarterbacks
2. Elvis Depressedly- New Alhambra
3. The Honeycutters- Me Oh My
4. Ryley Walker- Primrose Green
5. Meg Baird- Don’t Weigh Down The Light

DJ SoulwoodJazz

1. Snarky Puppy – Sylva
2. Chris Potter Underground – Imaginary Cities
3. Shaun Martin – 7 Summers
4. Diana Krall – Wallflower
5.Terri Lyne Carrington – Love and Soul

DJ LEANAfterhours

1. Glass Animals – ZABA
2. Emily King – The Switch
3. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
4. Shlohmo – Dark Red
5. Gavin Turek – You’re Invited (Produced by Tokimonsta)

William the ConquerorIndy-Rock

1. Joanna Newsom – Divers
2. Julia Holter – Have You in My Wilderness
3. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
4. Mount Eerie – Sauna
5. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell

galpalIndi Rok


1. Lilys- Eccsame The Photon Band (reissue)
2. Beach House- Thank Your Lucky Stars
3. Wolf Alice- My Love Is Cool
4. Elementals- I’m Not Here, I’m Not Real
5. Girls Names- Arms Around A Vision

DJ Vuindie
1. The Smiths- The Smiths
2. Modest Mouse- Build Nothing Out of Something
3.Flake Music- When You Land Here it’s Time to Return
4. Belle and Sebastian – Tiger Milk
5. Andrew Jackson Jihad- People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World

kub scoutindie

1. sufjan stevens – carrie & lowell
2. father john misty – i love you, honeybear
3. kamasi washington – the epic
4. julia holter – have you in my wilderness
5. sheer mag – II

DadIndie Rock


1. Heems – Eat. Pray. Thug
2. Hop Along – Painted Shut
3. Ducktails – St. Catherine
4. Daddy Issues – Fuck Marry Kill
5. Screaming Females – Rose Mountain
6. Tame Impala – Currents

DJ CoucouWorld Music


1. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
2. Liniker – Cru
3. Christian Scott – Stretch Music (Introducing Elena Pinderhughes)
4. Lion Babe – Where Do We Go
5. Sages Comme Des Savages – Largue La Peau

en-decayafterhours


1. Empress Of – Me
2. Mura Masa – Someday Somewhere
3. Shlohmo – Dark Red
4. Sam Gellaitry – Short Stories
5. DJ Paypal – Sold Out

Granma KaraIndie & Local

1. Lord Huron – Strange Trails
2. Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
3. Tame Impala – Currents
4. The Internet – Ego Death
5. Triptides – Azur
Honorable Mention: Namika – Nador

Nick W.

1. N.Lannon- Falling Inside
2. Wavves- V
3. Ratatat- Magnifique
4. Caravan Palace- <|°_°|>
5. Sheer Mag- 11 7"

Muta Afterhours 


1. Purity Ring – another eternity
2. August Burns Red – Found In Far Away Places
3. Jamie XX – In Colour
4. Time Impala – Currents
5. Ackryte & J-Von – Raw Sheew

DJ Iron Mic Underground

No particular order:
1. A$AP Rocky – At Long Last A$AP
1. Vince Staples – Summer 06
1. Joey Bada$$ – B4.da.$$
1. Ghostface Killa & BADBADNITGOOD – Sour Soul
1. Gangrene – You Disgust Me

Three Bears


1. Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire
2. Makthaverskan – Witness
3. James Place – Living on Superstition
4. THE CALM LANDS – S/T
5. Whatever Brains – ____ ((hasn’t been officially released yet because of “equal blame to poseurs and the department of homeland security.” was meant to come out 11/20))

JuneauAfterhours

1. Jme – Integrity>
2. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
3. A$AP Rocky – AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
4. Wiley – Snakes and Ladders
5. Travi$ Scott – Rodeo

Just DamienIndie Rock

1. Panda Bear- Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
2. Superhumanoid- Do You Feel Ok
3. Deer Hunter- Fading Frontier
4. Tame Impala- Currents
5. US Girls- Half Free

DJ WhatsherfacePost rock and Daytime

1. Joanna Newsom- Divers
2. Alex G – Trick
3. Caspian- Dust and Disquiet
4. Ought- sun coming down
5. Hop Along – painted shut

Voyager 3Daytime


1. Empress Of – Me
2. BØRNS – Dopamine
3. Tame Impala – Currents
4. Natalie Prass – Natalie Prass
5. Neon Indian – Vega Intl. Night School

DJ will.im.notUnderground

1. Kendrick Lamar – to pimp a butterfly
2. Jamie xx – in colour
3. Vince staples – summertime 06
4. Beach house – depression cherry
5. FKA Twigs – M3LL155X

JB Indie


1. Tame Impala – Currents
2. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
3. Jamie xx – In Colour
4. Neon Indian – VEGA INTL. Night School
5. Knxwledge – Hud Dreems

DJ Cancel & MCMCCanto De Lobos

1. Victor Manuelle – Que Suenen Los Tambores
2. Diamante Eléctrico – B
3. Carla Morison – Amor Supremo
4. Brasil – Sudamerica
5. Los Masters Plus – Adelante

Mattador Indy Rock


1. Diet Cig – Over Easy
2. Colleen Green – I Want To Grow Up
3. Lonnie Walker – Earth Canals
4. Sheer Mag – II
5. Alex G – Trick

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Our Recurring Favorites 

Tame Impala – Currents
Jamie xx – In Color
Beach House – Depression Cherry & Thank Your Lucky Stars
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Sheer Mag – ll 

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Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Charts: October 6th, 2015

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1. ALEX G – Beach Music – Domino
2. BEACH HOUSE – Depression Cherry – Sub Pop
3. MICHAEL STASIS – RIP III – Arbutus
4. SODA SHOP – Soda Shop – Velvet Blue
5. MIKE KROL – Turkey – Merge
6. LA LUZ – Weirdo Shrine – Hardly Art
7. HOMESHAKE – Midnight Snack – Sinderlyn
8. DESTROYER – Poison Season – Merge
9. TEEN DAZE – Morning World – Paper Bag
10. PALEHOUND – Dry Food – Exploding In Sound
11. WIDOWSPEAK – All Yours – Captured Tracks
12. GARDENS AND VILLA – Music For Dogs – Secretly Canadian
13. BATTLES – La Di Da Di – Warp
14. THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE – Harmlessness – Epitaph
15. FIDLAR – Too – Mom And Pop
16. REATARDS – Grown Up Fucked Up (Reissue) – Goner
17. MORNING HARVEY – Love And Love And. EP – Self-Released
18. JULIA HOLTER – Have You In My Wilderness – Domino
19. TELEKINESIS – Ad Infinitum – Merge
20. TAME IMPALA – Currents – Interscope
21. FOALS – What Went Down – Warner
22. POTTY MOUTH – Potty Mouth EP – Planet Whatever
23. LOU BARLOW – Brace The Wave – Joyful Noise
24. WORRIERS – Imaginary Life – Don Giovanni
25. COKE WEED – Mary Weaver – Beyond Beyond Is Beyond
26. SILICON – Personal Computer – Weird World
27. ARCS – Yours, Dreamily – Nonesuch
28. OBERHOFER – Chronovision – Glassnote
29. MENACE BEACH – Super Transporterreum [EP] – Memphis Industries
30. THAYER SARRANO – Shaky – Guildwater

WKNC TOP 5 ADDS

1. WAVVES – V – Ghostramp-WBR
2. PROTOMARTYR – The Agent Intellect – Hardly Art
3. SHOPPING – Why Choose – Fat Cat
4. AUTRE NE VEUT – Age Of Transparency – Downtown
5. BOULEVARDS – Boulevards EP – Don’t Funk With Me

WKNC RPM CHARTS

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1. HEALTH – Death Magic – Loma Vista
2. ODESZA – In Return (Deluxe Edition) Counter
3. SPORTING LIFE – 55 – 5s
4. JAMIE XX – In Colour – Young Turks
5. MONOKLE – Rings – Ki
6. HECTA – The Diet – Merge
7. SEVEN DAVIS JR. – Universes – Ninja Tune
8. MARIBOU STATE – Portraits – Counter
9. LA PRIEST – INJI – Domino
10. DJ PAYPAL – “Awakening” [Single] – Brainfeeder

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Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Charts: September 29th, 2015

Beach House is number one for the third week in a row!

1. BEACH HOUSE – Depression Cherry – Sub Pop
2. SODA SHOP – Soda Shop – Velvet Blue
3. MICHAEL STASIS – RIP III – Arbutus
4. MIKE KROL – Turkey – Merge
5. LA LUZ – Weirdo Shrine – Hardly Art
6. DESTROYER – Poison Season – Merge
7. TAME IMPALA – Currents – Interscope
8. HOMESHAKE – Midnight Snack – Sinderlyn
9. TEEN DAZE – Morning World – Paper Bag
10. ALEX G – Beach Music – Domino
11. MAC DEMARCO – Another One – Captured Tracks
12. WIDOWSPEAK – All Yours – Captured Tracks
13. FOALS – What Went Down – Warner
14. GARDENS AND VILLA – Music For Dogs – Secretly Canadian
15. WORRIERS – Imaginary Life – Don Giovanni
16. FIDLAR – Too – Mom And Pop
17. BATTLES – La Di Da Di – Warp
18. LOU BARLOW – Brace The Wave – Joyful Noise
19. ARCS – Yours, Dreamily – Nonesuch
20. POTTY MOUTH – Potty Mouth EP – Planet Whatever
21. PANDA BEAR – Crosswords – Domino
22. YOUTH LAGOON – Savage Hills Ballroom – Fat Possum
23. TELEKINESIS – Ad Infinitum – Merge
24. ULTIMATE PAINTING – Green Lanes – Trouble In Mind
25. MORNING HARVEY – Love And Love And. EP – Self-Released
26. SILICON – Personal Computer – Weird World
27. REATARDS – Grown Up Fucked Up (Reissue) – Goner
28. WILD ONES – Heatwave – Topshelf
29. THAYER SARRANO – Shaky – Guildwater
30. SUPERHUMANOIDS – Do You Feel OK? – Innovative Leisure

WKNC TOP 5 ADDS

1. JULIA HOLTER – Have You In My Wilderness – Domino
2. COKE WEED – Mary Weaver – Beyond Beyond Is Beyond
3. WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE – Harmlessness – Epitaph
4. PALEHOUND – Dry Food – Exploding In Sound
5. MENACE BEACH – Super Transporterreum [EP] – Memphis Industries

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Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Charts: September 22nd, 2015

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1. BEACH HOUSE – Depression Cherry – Sub Pop
2. LA LUZ – Weirdo Shrine – Hardly Art
3. SODA SHOP – Soda Shop – Velvet Blue
4. MICHAEL STASIS – RIP III – Arbutus
5. MIKE KROL – Turkey – Merge
6. DESTROYER – Poison Season – Merge
7. TAME IMPALA – Currents – Interscope
8. MAC DEMARCO – Another One – Captured Tracks
9. TEEN DAZE – Morning World – Paper Bag
10. STRANGE WILDS – Subjective Concepts – SUB POP
11. HOMESHAKE – Midnight Snack – Sinderlyn
12. WORRIERS – Imaginary Life – Don Giovanni
13. ULTIMATE PAINTING – Green Lanes – Trouble In Mind
14. WIDOWSPEAK – All Yours – Captured Tracks
15. FOALS – What Went Down – Warner
16. WHITE REAPER – White Reaper Does It Again – Polyvinyl
17. GARDENS AND VILLA – Music For Dogs – Secretly Canadian
18. BATTLES – La Di Da Di – Warp
19. LOU BARLOW – Brace The Wave – Joyful Noise
20. PANDA BEAR – Crosswords – Domino
21. SILICON – Personal Computer – Weird World
22. POTTY MOUTH – Potty Mouth EP – Planet Whatever
23. TELEKINESIS – Ad Infinitum – Merge
24. FIDLAR – Too – Mom And Pop
25. ARCS – Yours, Dreamily – Nonesuch
26. SUPERHUMANOIDS – Do You Feel OK? – Innovative Leisure
27. THAYER SARRANO – Shaky – Guildwater
28. WILD ONES – Heatwave – Topshelf
29. SORORITY NOISE – Joy, Departed – Topshelf
30. DERADOORIAN – The Expanding Flower Planet – Anticon

WKNC TOP 5 ADDS

1. ALEX G – Beach Music – Domino
2. YOUTH LAGOON – Savage Hills Ballroom – Fat Possum
3. BALTHAZAR – Thin Walls – Play It Again Sam
4. MORNING HARVEY – Love And Love And. EP – Self-Released
5. AIRCRAFT 7 – Gems From The Sparkling Void – Admirable Traits

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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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Music News and Interviews

Look! —> This Week’s Giveaways!

Hey guys! Fall seems to really be here, and no better way to celebrate the cool weather than a local show!

How can you go to one of these great local shows for free?!? Well, by calling in at the appropriate time on WKNC and telling the deejay whatever it is they want to know!

This week you could win:

10/15: Carolyn Wonderland @ Casbah (a great new venue in Durham)

10/16: Rocktober @ the Pour House

10/16: Sisters w/ French Miami @ Slim’s Downtown

10/17: We are Scientists @ Cat’s Cradle

10/17: Vampire Weekend w/ Beach House @ Raleigh Amphitheater

10/18: Los Campesinos! @ Cat’s Cradle

10/19: Stone Temple Pilots w/ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Raleigh Amphitheater

You could also win Midlake merchandise or a “Get Him to the Greek” DVD!

There are some shows there I am itching to go to…  but remember, you have to listen to win!

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Music News and Interviews

Vampire Weekend Ticket Giveaway! (No sparkly skin required)

Vampire Weekend will be playing with special guest Beach House at the Raleigh Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 17 in support of their new album Contra. Tickets go on sale at Livenation.com on Friday, August 27, but WKNC has them now.  Just be the correct caller when the DJ asks for it, and you could win!

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Concert Review

Beach House bring dreamy sound to Cradle

This past Saturday, WKNC DJ’s made the trek to Cat’s Cradle to experience the breathtaking and moving music of Beach House. After waiting in traffic for an hour, possibly parking illegally, and missing all but thirty seconds of Washed Out’s set, we made it in and were ready to be swept away by the mesmerizing music of Baltimore’s Beach House.

After much anticipation, vocalist/organist Victoria Legrand and mulit-intrumentalist Alex Scally took the stage and reeled the audience in with “Walk in the Park.” The duo smoothly transitioned from song to song, playing many songs off their recent release, “Teen Dream,” but also keeping the crowd pleased with favorites like “Gila” off of their 2008 album Devotion. The sold out crowd swayed to “Silver Soul” and “Lover of Mine”, but the excitement really heightened when the first notes of “Zebra” kicked in. During the song, lead singer Victoria Legrand, fittingly dressed in black and white, wafted her hands emulating a “black and white horse.”

Adding to the ethereal atmosphere of the dreamy set was the fog emanating from the stage, pastel colored pom poms dangling from the ceiling, and what can only be described as giant, rotating diamonds covered in multi-colored foil which hypnotized the audience and added to the cavernous vibe of the music. As the show wound down, Legrand jokingly asked the audience if they were depressed, and without response, dramatically commenced “Used to Be”. In between songs, the group referred to their first time playing Chapel Hill, at the Nightlight, jokingly commenting they preferred playing for six people. Beach House ended their hour-long set with an incredible “Take Care”, followed by an encore and closing the show with the epic “10 Mile Stereo”.The show was, without a doubt, one of the best any of those in attendance will likely see this year.