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Concert Preview

It’s that time of the year again! WKNC will be presenting its annual Concert On The Lawn on August 18th on Harris Field (in front of Witherspoon) from 5-7pm! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, Concert On The Lawn is WKNC’s big concert to start off the school year. The Concert On The Lawn is basically the biggest (and first) of our bi-weekly “Fridays on the Lawn” concert series which goes on throughout the school year. We only have the best local bands play for The Concert On The Lawn and this year our performers are none other than Durham’s own Hammer No More The Fingers (http://hnmtf.com) and Beauty World (http://beautyworld.bandcamp.com). This is also a great time to check out WKNC if you’ve never been to a WKNC event and/or want to learn more about the station and how to get involved.

You may recognize Hammer No More The Fingers as one of the headlining bands at WKNC’s latest Double Barrel Benefit Concert. You may also recognize them because they’re freakin’ awesome and make some of the best edgy indie rock in the triangle. The trio has garnered much musical acclaim since forming in early 2007, and their work has progressed into local NC music fame. Their melodic riffs of rocking and rolling are bound to keep you grooving for the whole set. Rumor has it that Jeff Stickley will drum with hammers instead of drumsticks. He will then proceed to change his last name to Hammerley. Not really.

Beauty World is a power duo also hailing from Durham, NC who recently released their self-titled EP, “Beauty World”. The band consists of Duncan Webster of Hammer No More The Fingers, and Leah Gibson (former member of Lost In The Trees). The two met when Leah Gibson accompanied Hammer No More The Fingers on stage during the 2010 Hopscotch music festival. Soon after, Webster and Gibson started making their own music and playing shows together. Beauty World brings us music that shows influences of both Hammer No More The Fingers’ rock&roll and Lost In The Trees’ indie folk, while creating a unique sound of their own.

So mark your calendars for Monday, August 18th at 5-7pm. Come on down and enjoy some great free music! Don’t forget this is also a perfect time to learn more about WKNC, how to get involved with WKNC, and college radio in general. P.S. also a wonderful time to get your free WKNC swag: stickers, bottle openers, koozies. Ya’ know, all that good stuff. 

 

See you there!

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Concert Review

Local Band Local Beer July 10th, 2014

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After being abroad for the Spring semester, last week’s LBLB was my first one of 2014, and it was the perfect re-introduction to what WKNC, Tir na Nog, and Raleigh has to offer.

The first act, Beauty World, was a great cello and guitar duo with a guest drummer towards the end. They created a soothing, yet energetic atmosphere that was emphasized by the cool blue lighting.

Once Curtis Eller took the stage, the party kicked into high gear as the unusual band composition of banjo, upright bass, trombone/accordion, drums, and two backup signers. The audience was moved to dance by songs about Abe Lincoln, Elvis Presley, and other American historical figures. This circus really knew how to bring the energy to this Irish pub.

Throw in a French Broad Brewery tasting that went on in the back and this Thursday night was complete.

-Muta

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Music News and Interviews

Grant Golden interviewed Durham/Chapel Hill band Beauty World this month on Carolina Grown. You can hear four of their songs during this interview: Meteor & Me, Rambutan, Alpine and Jheri Horton.

They will be playing a free show at Nice Price Books tonight at 9 PM with Ser Onda and First Person Plural!

You can learn more about Beauty world and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Bandcamp.

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