Festival Coverage

Moogfest Partners with Triangle Record Stores for Pop-up Parties – 3/26-4/21

All Day, Bull City, Carolina Soul and Schoolkids Records to Host Moogfest Artists, Listening Parties, Curated Collections and Festival Ticket Deals

(Durham, NC) – March 28 –

Moogfest is teaming with area record store institutions All Day RecordsCarolina Soul RecordsSchoolkids Records and Bull City Records to bring a unique slate of programming, ticket deals and curated collections to Triangle-area fans.

The series began on March 26 at All Day Records in Carrboro with a DJ set by Oli Isaacs and promotional giveaways. On March 31, Carolina Soul will host a listening party of Moogfest artists.

Moogfest will take part in Schoolkids Records massive Record Store Day celebration on April 16 with in store promos and activations at the store’s locations in Raleigh and Durham. The series concludes back in Durham at Bull City Records on April 21 with a very special DJ set by Nick Sanborn of Made of Oak and Sylvan Esso as well as other area DJ’s.

At all locations, students will have the opportunity to purchase $99 student tickets with valid student ID.

Dates & Locations

  • 3.26 – All Day Records – Carrboro, NC, 12-3pm
  • 3.31 – Carolina Soul – Durham, NC, 5-8pm
  • 4.16 – Schoolkids Records (Record Store Day Parties) – Durham & Raleigh, NC, 8am-8pm
  • 4.21 – Bull City Records – Durham, NC, 6pm-8pm

About Moogfest

Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art, and technology. Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, scientists, and musicians. By day, Moogfest is a platform for conversation and experimentation. This mind-expanding conference attracts creative and technology enthusiasts for three days of participatory programming in Durham, North Carolina. By night, Moogfest presents cutting-edge music in venues throughout the city. Performing artists include early pioneers in electronic music, alongside pop and avant-garde experimentalists of today.

Concert Preview

Superchunk to Play Free Show at The Pinhook

DJ DiGiorno and C’est La Bri

Superchunk and Merge Records are both huge institutions for music in North Carolina. We at WKNC consider them to be the foundation of budding local music, and they have helped set the bar for great acts to come from our state.

The following is taken from a blog post written by Merge Records August 19th at 10:32 A.M. regarding Superchunk’s free show at the Pinhook tomorrow night. Their latest album, I Hate Music, hits stores tomorrow, and if you’re in the area, you can pick up both the the album and a free ticket, from one of the Superchunk band members at participating record stores in the triangle.

“Superchunk will kick off their US tour dates in support of I Hate Music in Atlanta on August 22, but Triangle fans will get a release-day treat: the band will play a surprise early show at The Pinhook in Durham on Tuesday, August 20, as part of an “I Hate Happy Hour” event from 6–8 p.m. Admission is free, but you will need a ticket to get in.

To get tickets to “I Hate Happy Hour,” visit one of the local record stores listed below on Tuesday, and follow @mergerecords on Twitter for more opportunities to win. Also, a limited number of tickets will be at the door at 6 p.m. And starting at noon on Tuesday, Mac, Laura, Jon, and Jim will each be taking the helm at a local record store, selling I Hate Music and giving away “I Hate Happy Hour” tickets. See below for a full list of stores that will be giving away tickets to “I Hate Happy Hour,” including information about the stores where Superchunk will be hard at work.

Come celebrate I Hate Music with us at The Pinhook! Have a drink, listen to some upcoming Merge releases, and stay for a live performance by Superchunk! Laura will be manning the bar making a special “signature” cocktail, and we’ll welcome Jason Narducy as the live Superchunk bassist as the band prepares to kick off its tour.

Pre-order Superchunk’s I Hate Music on CD and LP in the Merge store. The album is also available for pre-order at iTunes, where Superchunk’s full catalog is on sale now at a special price.

Get tickets to “I Hate Happy Hour” beginning tomorrow at:
All Day Records^
CD Alley^
Offbeat Music^
Bull City Records^
Nice Price Books 
Schoolkids Records
^ = Superchunk band member selling records beginning at noon”



Concert Preview

Hammer No More The Fingers To Play Area Record Stores

Durham trio Hammer No More The Fingers are set to release their new album, Black Shark, on April 5. To celebrate the release, the band will play three in-store shows at local record stores. The band will play at CD Alley in Chapel Hill at 3 p.m., Bull City Records in Durham at 5 p.m., and Schoolkids Records in Raleigh at 7 p.m. The shows are free, so get out and support some local music and businesses.

Music News and Interviews

Double Barrel Benefit compilations available at Schoolkids, Bull CityRecords

There’s still time to get your own little piece of Double Barrel Benefit 8, while also supporting your local independent record store!

Compilations are $7, and are now available at Schoolkids Records in Raleigh and Bull City Records in Durham.

WKNC DBB 8 Compilation:
1. “Wherever” Inflowential
2. “Like a Camera” Kid Future
3. “Day That I Was Born” The Old Ceremony
4. “California” Luego
5. “May, June, July” Cassis Orange
6. “Hot Balloons” Yardwork
7. “King of Fools” Bright Young Things
8. “Blanko Basnet” Hammer No More the Fingers

Tracks 1-7 were engineered and mixed by WKNC staff, under the direction of WKNC Sessions Director Eric Scholz, in Caldwell Lounge on the campus of N.C. State University; track 8 was engineered and mixed by Pete Kimosh; all tracks were mastered by Kitchen Mastering in Carrboro, NC, and CD duplication was provided by Triangle Duplication Services in Raleigh, NC.

Local Music Music News and Interviews

Still Want A Copy Of Hear Here?

Couldn’t make it out to the show last night at the Cats Cradle but still want a copy of Hear Here?  Well, don’t fret because the compilation will be available for purchase at a variety of places including: