Non-Music News

EOT81 Double Barrel Benefit 9 1/31/12

Double Barrel Benefit 9 – WKNC’s 9th annual Double Barrel Benefit features two nights of music from local bands, and WKNC’s General Manager spoke with us to explain some of the details.

Occupy Raleigh Interview – In an interview with a local member of the movement to speak about the goals and future of the movement.

Brother Ross – A preacher who spends some time on the NC State campus has attracted some attention lately, and Jake has some thoughts on the controversial speaker.

Krispy Kreme Challenge – With the annual race coming up, we bring you the coverage from last year’s challenge, in addition to a live discussion with a real live K2C runner!

Poet’s Corner – Dave brings a segment featuring some poetry from a student right here at NC State.

Eye On the Arts – In this premier segment, new contributor Rebecca brings us a summary of what’s going on in the arts community around Raleigh.

Holidays of the Week – Did you know that every day of the year is a holiday?  Dave explains what they are for the coming week.

Listen to episode 81

Band/Artist Profile

DBB9 Band Spotlight: Gross Ghost

Double Barrel Benefit 9 is coming up this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4, and oh my is it going to be something wonderful.  Filled with an eclectic mix of local talent spanned across two nights, The Pour House is going to be housing one of the finest locally-grown lineups of the year,  including The Kingsbury Manx, The Future Kings of Nowhere, Organos, MAKE and more.  Night Two in particular boats some of the Triangle’s most exciting and swiftly rising bands, especially Gross Ghost.

Gross Ghost is a four-piece band based out of Chapel Hill with a mesmerizing sound.  While the instrumentation is usually full of driving rhythms that are tinged with surf-punk vibes, the vocal melodies are infectious and perfectly contrast the fast-paced frenetic indie-punk soundscape.  Gross Ghost took the state by storm last year with two incredible EP’s, Lip City and Wicked Game, leaving fans anxiously awaiting their upcoming LP Brer Rabbit, which is to be released early this year.

Gross Ghost’s Grip Tapes label mate Heads on Sticks will also be playing Double Barrel Benefit on Saturday night, along with Naked Gods and The Kingsbury Manx.  Tickets for one night are $10 in advance while tickets for both nights are $15 in advance.  Under 21 is subject to a $5 cover charge.

Music News and Interviews

DBB9 Lineup Release 1/13/12

Double Barrel Benefit 9 will be Feb. 3 and 4 at the Pour House Music Hall in downtown Raleigh.
Each night will feature four great local bands. Who, you ask? Tune in to the Local Lunch Friday, Jan. 13, to find out!

Tickets are available online and will soon be available at Schoolkids Records and Bull City Records.


To follow all things Double Barrel, use the hashtag #DBB9 and check out the facebook event.

Stay tuned for a comprehensive look at the ninth annual DBB, coming next week!

And of course, set your radio to 88.1 or listen online at noon Jan. 13!