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Beck Ticket Giveaway

Want tickets to see Beck tonight at Red Hat Amphitheater? All you have to do is be the first to correctly answer three questions. The answers can all be found here on our blog.

1) How many back up singers did Curtis Eller’s American Circus have when they played Local Band Local Beer?

2) During our Lounge session with Tweens, what was on the bass player, Peyton Copes’ shirt?

3) At the Mykki Blanco/Discovery show at King’s Barcade, Mykki covered his nipples with _________.

Be the first to reblog this post/tweet at us with the correct answers and your contact info, and we’ll tell you how to pick up your tickets!

*You must be following WKNC on twitter/tumblr to be eligible*

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On Wednesday, July 23, Beck will be coming to the Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh! Along with special guest The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. Tickets are on sale now, but you could get them for free by listening to WKNC. Just be the correct caller when the DJ asks for it and you could win yourself a trip to see Beck and The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger live! Beck has been rocking out for a little over 2 decades now with his hit songs like Loser and Where It’s At. Recently, Beck released a new album, Morning Phase, which has received fairly positive reviews. The latest album shows a more mature songwriter, but it definitely differs from Beck’s older music; less alt. rock/electro more rock/folk. So whether you’ve got a Devil’s Haircut or are just a Sun-Eyed Girl, Be on the listen for KNC DJs giving away these tickets!

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Good Luck!

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Win Beck tix this week!

By now you’ve heard that multi-instrumentalist and Grammy award winning performer Beck is making a stop in the Triangle this summer. He’ll play Raleigh’s Red Hat Ampihteater on July 23.

Tickets for Live Nation presents Beck go on sale Friday May 9 at 10 a.m. at, via the Live Nation app, all Ticketmaster outlets, at Duke Energy Center box office and Belk box office at Walnut Creek Amphitheater.

If you think you deserve a chance to see Beck for free you will have to prove it by answering one of our super hard trivia Beck questions. Bookmark the Beck Wikipedia page now!

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DJ Ones’ Five Music Facts from the past week

1. Black Lips have released details about their follow-up to 2009’s “200 Million Thousand.” The album, which has yet to be titled, is set to release sometime during the summer. In talking about the next album, guitarist Ian Saint Pé stated, “I’m already digging what we’ve got. I’ve read reviews where people say we haven’t changed, but, man, the wheel ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” (via Billboard)

2. The New Pornographers have announced a new single, and a large, upcoming, North American tour in support of their next album entitled “Together.” The single, is called “The Crash Years,” and the band is planning to make a stop at Memorial Hall, on the campus of UNC, June 25. (via Pitchfork)

3. Saturday Night Live actor Fred Armisen has joined Joanna Newsom during her current tour. Armisen who helps open the show as German drumming expert Jens Hennemann, has joined Newsom during her shows in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. (via Pitchfork)

4. Concert promoter Live Nation has started testing new digital wristbands that would allow concert-goers the ability to purchase concessions and work as the ticket for a show or festival. The technology, which is used to help fight against touting, uses smart chip technology to track the audience. John Probyn from Live Nation UK states, “Your ticket won’t be a paper ticket, it’ll be a wristband unique to you.” (via NME)

5. Beck has been joined by Liars, St. Vincent, and Sergio Dias of Os Mutantes to record INXS’s 1987 album, “Kicks.” The fourth album in Beck’s project to cover entire records in one day, was recorded in approximately 12 hours. The song “Guns from the Sky” is available to listen to now. (via NME)