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Groove in the Garden: August 22nd!

On August 22nd, The Pour House Music Hall & Younger Brother Productions will present Groove in the Garden at Stephenson Amphitheater and Rose Garden. Groove in the Garden is an all-day music marathon that brings together some of the state’s finest artists for an eclectic mixture of sun-soaked indie pop, rustic Southern rock, soulful R&B, and rousing bluegrass. The event will take place from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm with vendors, food trucks, and a wide array of local musicians for a day full of good vibes and good times in one of Raleigh’s most scenic locales. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased here.

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Local Beat Recap 5/11/12

This evening’s Local Beat was the shortest in awhile due to #13 ranked NC State playing Virginia Tech in baseball at 5:30pm. However, Jack the Radio joined us on the phone for a brief moment to chat about their brand new album, Low Country, and promote the album release party tomorrow afternoon at Big Boss Brewery.

Jack the Radio is a rising band in our state and their sophomore album does not disappoint with keeping true to their self-proclaimed “Southern Indie Rock” sound that touches on a wide variety of influences but leans closest to southern bar rock while teetering the line with indie masters Yo La Tengo or the Extraordinaires.  The show tomorrow is  free event and starts at 3pm with food trucks from Only Burger, Chicken Que, and Sarges. Music starts around 3:30pm and the band will be bringing on some mystery guest musicians to play along. However, I highly recommend dropping in at 2pm for the always popular brewery tour that happens the second Saturday of each month before sticking around for the other festivities.

Take a listen to the very short interview here.

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This week in Giveaways!

Here are a few mid-November pick-me-ups you can win by listening to WKNC this week:

11/16: Signal presents Breakestra at Cat’s Cradle

11/17: Machester Orchestra with White Denim and The Dear Hunter at Cat’s Cradle

          The Tender Fruit with The Loom and Cat Martino at The Pinhook

11/19: Onward, Soldiers with Jack the Radio at The Pinhook

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Hank Sinatra headlines benefit concert for familes of tornado victims

For years, Tir Na nOg Irish Pub has hosted events to benefit local organizations like Hopeline, The Haven animal shelter, InterAct and countless others. Just Thursday they collected donations of food and $960 in cash for the Triangle chapter of the American Red Cross to help those affected by the tornadoes that ravaged Raleigh and other parts of the state April 16. The nOg Run Club also raised $600 on April 18 for the Triangle Red Cross.

Ten musicians/bands will grace the Tir Na nOg stage Tuesday to help raise money for burial costs and other necessities for the families of four children who were killed after a tornado hit the Stony Brook North Mobile Home Park – just five miles from the Pub. There is no cover charge for the event, but donations are strongly encouraged. According to a statement on the Tir Na nOg Web site, the restaurant will also be honoring storm victims and volunteers with free hamburgers (donations encouraged for all others).

The event begins at 5 p.m., with music to start at 5:30 and follow this schedule:

5:30 p.m. – Stella Lively
6:00 p.m. – Brett Harris
6:30 p.m. – Richard Bacchus
7:10 p.m. – This House on Fire
7:50 p.m. – Jack The Radio
8:30 p.m. – Maldora
9:10 p.m. – Anitbubbles
9:50 p.m. – The Olympic-Ass Kickin Team
10:30 p.m. – A Rooster for the Masses
11:10 p.m. – Hank Sinatra

If you are unable to attend this event, there are a number of other way to help tornado victims. From now until May 20, IndieNC is sponsoring an online fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County. The Pour House has scheduled a two-night “We Are Raleigh” benefit for the Triangle Red Cross May 25 and 26, with details and performers to be announced. If you know of any additional benefit efforts, please post them in the comments below. You can also visit the City of Raleigh Web site for information on where to give and get help.

Full disclosure: WKNC and Tir Na nOg have been partners since March 2007 to present the weekly Local Beer Local Band free concert series.

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December 16 LBLB

Your favorite Thursday activity brought to you by WKNC and Tir Na nOg has returned again to present Jack the Radio and Debonzo Brothers! Local Beer Local Band Night is a FREE event, 21 and up, and starts at 10 p.m.

Jack the Radio—A more bluesy-rock feel. You can check this video of them playing at Tir Na nOg last month.

Debonzo Brothers —I’ve had a listen to their songs and they should complement Jack the Radio wonderfully.

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This Week’s Fantastic Giveaways

This week we have a lot of cool stuff to give away!

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We have tickets to The Stone Temple Pilots with The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on October 5 at The Raleigh Amphitheatre and  Sound Tribe System 9 at The Raleigh Amphitheatre on August 25.

We have tickets to Warpaint on August 18 at The Local 506.

On August 19, we have tickets to Cockabilly Roadshow at The Pour House and Lou Barlow At Cat’s Cradle.

On August 20, we have tickets to Jack the Radio at Slim’s, Chatham County Line at Fletcher Theatre, and The Design at The Pour House.

On August 21, we have tickets to Malarkey Gras ft. American Aquarium at The Pour House.


The Other Guys, Scott Pilgrim v. The World, and The Expendables

Keep Listening to WKNC for these giveaways and more!

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Local Beer Local Band for May 20

Looking for great local music? You never have to look further than Thursday nights at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub for Local Beer Local Band. This Thursday, May 20, WKNC and Tir Na Nog host Durham’s Brett Harris, Mount Moriah from Chapel Hill and Raleighites Jack the Radio. As always, the fun starts at 10 p.m. and it’s free.

The show poster isn’t one of ours, but it’s damn good.