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Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Charts: January 12th, 2015

1. DEERHUNTER – Fading Frontier – 4AD
2. TY SEGALL – Ty Rex – Goner
3. KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD – Paper Mache Dream Balloon  – ATO
4. BEAT HAPPENING – Look Around – Domino
5. JOANNA NEWSOM – Divers – Drag City
6. PROTOMARTYR – The Agent Intellect – Hardly Art
7. CHEATAHS – Mythologies – Wichita
8. CAR SEAT HEADREST – Teens Of Style – Matador
9. FOXING – Dealer – Triple Crown
10. FLORIST –  Holdly – Double Double Whammy
11. A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW – Planning Weed Like It’s Acid/Life Is Loss – Self-Released
12. WARM BRAINS – Big Wow – Milk Milk Lemonade
13. FRANKIE COSMOS – Fit Me In [EP] – Bayonet
14. KELLEY STOLTZ – In Triangle Time – Castle Face
15. SMALL BLACK – Best Blues – Jagjaguwar
16. SPORTS – All Of Something – Father/Daughter
17. PAINTED ZEROS – Floriography – Don Giovanni
18. MILD HIGH CLUB – Timeline – Circle Star
19. MODERN BASEBALL – MoBo Presents: The Perfect Cast EP Featuring Modern Baseball – Lame-O
20. SHEER AGONY – Masterpiece – Couple Skate
21. SURF ROCK IS DEAD – SRID – Self-Released
22. U.S. GIRLS – Half Free – 4AD
23. PETAL – Shame – Run For Cover
24. BEACH HOUSE – Thank Your Lucky Stars – Sub Pop
25. FUZZ – II – In The Red
26. MARTIN COURTNEY – Many Moons – Domino
27. PUJOL – Kisses [EP] – Bartertown Co-Op
28. BEACH SLANG – The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us –  Polyvinyl
29. ALEX G – Beach Music – Domino
30. OTHER HOUSES – Bad Reputation – Aagoo

WKNC TOP 5 ADDS

1. SPOOK SCHOOL – Try To Be Hopeful – FORTUNA POP!
2. JULIEN BAKER – Sprained Ankle – 6131
3. BARONESS – Purple Abraxan – Hymns
4. COLDAIR – The Provider – Twelves
5. DUMBO GETS MAD – Thank You Neil – Ghost-Bad Panda

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Music News and Interviews

Interview: Hopscotch Music Festival 2015

I recently sat down with the directors of Hopscotch Music Fest to talk about this year’s plans for festival. The conversation touched on everything from background to business, what makes 2015 different and where the small company is heading in the future. Interviewee’s Greg Lowenhagen and Nathan Price provide valuable insight about the lineup, along with some exclusive information about performer locations and other info that has yet to be rolled out formally. Listen to the extensive Interview here.

–Virginia Werewoolf

Listen here. 

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Concert Review

Deerhunter puts on an interactive show at the Cradle

As Bradford Cox took the stage to set up his equipment Sunday night cheers roared from a packed house. Cox’s grins spread from ear to ear.  Deerhunter headlined the Cat’s Cradle Sunday night as a side show from their current tour with Spoon. They used this occasion to explore some new songs, play some older ones, and generally just have fun.

Deerhunter opened up with Cryptograms from their 2007 album of the same title.  This was followed by two new songs, one of which was sung by lead guitarist Lockett Pundt.  Overall, the band played well.  They fed off the excited crowds energy for uppers like Hazel St. and Nothing Ever Happened, then eventually winded down gracefully for Calvary Scars.

The highlight of the show was in the final song of the set.  Halfway through Agoraphobia, Cox grabbed a youngster from the audience and brought him on stage to play to tambourine with the band.  This began what would probably be one of the most memorable shows this fan will ever have.  From playing with the band, to being carried on Pundt’s shoulders to being paid a hundred bucks by Cox to pull down Pundt’s pants on stage, this kid did it all.

As we left the venue Cox waited by to door to thank each and everyone individually for coming to the show.  The final touch on an intimate, memorable performance.

Set list:

  • Cryptograms
  • New
  • New (sung by lead guitarist)
  • Never Stops
  • Hazel St.
  • Little Kids
  • New (Revival)
  • Nothing Ever Happened
  • Microcastle
  • Operation
  • Calvary Scars II/Aux Out
  • Cover Me > Agoraphobia
  • Encore: Fluorescent Grey