Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Radio 200/Indie Rock Charts 8/09/2016

1 DEATH VALLEY GIRLS Glow In The Dark- Burger
2 DEERHOOF The Magic!- Polyvinyl
3 JULIE RUIN Hit Reset- Hardly Art
4 MITSKI Puberty 2- Dead Oceans
5 WHITNEY Light Upon The Lake- Secretly Canadian
6 JAPANESE BREAKFAST Psychopomp- Dead Oceans-yellow k
7 BIG THIEF Masterpiece- Saddle Creek
8 BLOOD ORANGE Freetown Sound- Domino
9 MOURN Ha, Ha, He.- Captured Tracks
10 AMAZING Ambulance- Partisan
11 AVALANCHES Wildflower- Astralwerks
12 MUTUAL BENEFIT Skip A Sinking Stone- Mom And Pop
13 DIARRHEA PLANET Turn To Gold- Infinity Cat
14 KILLS Ash And Ice- Domino
15 GLOBELAMP The Orange Glow- Wichita
16 MUSEUM MOUTH Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig- Equal Vision-Rory
17 CAR SEAT HEADREST Teens Of Denial
18 CERISE Smoke Screen Dreams- Psychic Cats
19 ANTHONY D’AMATO Cold Snap- New West
20 ELVIS DEPRESSEDLY Holo Pleasures/California Dreamin’- Run For Cover
21 WEAVES Weaves- Kanine
22 AVERS Omega/Whatever- EggHunt
23 MOCK ORANGE Put The Kid On The Sleepy Horse- Topshelf
25 LISA PRANK Adult Teen- Father/Daughter
26 ALL THE REAL GIRLS Elk City- Self-Released
27 BADBADNOTGOOD IV Innovative- Leisure
28 HOT HOT HEAT Hot Hot Heat- Kaw-Liga
29 FEA Fea- Blackheart
30 HOTELIER Goodness- Tiny Engines

Top 5 Adds

1 HALEY BONAR Impossible Dream- Thirty Tigers
2 FIELD MOUSE Episodic- Topshelf
3 WILD BEASTS Boy King- Domino
4 THEE OH SEES A Weird Exits- Castle Face
5 AJJ The Bible 2- SideOneDummy

Festival Coverage

Artist Profile: The Nervous Ticks (RVA)

The Nervous Ticks are one of the most inventive rock n’ roll bands you’ll find on this coast of the United States. Hailing from Richmond Virginia the three piece consists of guitarist and songwriter Chaz Tick, washtub drummer Kyle Flannagan and backup vocalist/mean maracas/bleep blooping keyboardist Liza Jane. 

Originally the bedroom tape project of Chaz the three have created a live band so energetic its frightening–in the best way possible. After growing up in Virginia I had heard about the band a fair amount, seeing the name pop up on social media and fliers occasionally, but had never seen the band until their killer set at last year’s Phuzz Phest (the one of two that wasn’t in the middle of a skate park). 

With the ever increasing popularity of the very fluid enigma that is “garage rock” due to quality record labels such as Burger Records and now well known artists such as Ty Segall it can feel like you’ve heard all the variation possible within the limits of the genre. The Nervous Ticks don’t conform to a formulaic approach, unusual rhythm tones and changes as well as interesting keyboard additions make for captivating tunes. Highly recommended. 

Catch the Nervous Ticks at 11:00 p.m. at the Hive on Friday. 

–Virginia Werewoolf