Festival Coverage

Phuzz Phest 2016 Preview: Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees may have started as the name John Dwyer used to release some of his experimental home recordings, but since those humble beginnings TOS has evolved into so much more. Hooks drawing from punk, garage, and psychedelic influences will grab you by the ear and refuse to let go.

Perhaps one of their most defining features is how much material they have recorded. Their album Mutilator Defeated At Last was released last May and is their 16th studio album.

On a personal note, the first request I ever took while DJing on WKNC was for Thee Oh Sees. I was unfamiliar with them at the time but I have become an avid listener since then. The song was “If I Stay Too Long” off of 2011’s Castlemania. I can’t wait for their performance this Friday – it’s sure to be Phuzzy.

– Matt Brown, WKNC General Manager

Festival Coverage

WKNC at SXSW 2014 // Part 1

Some of our WKNC family is currently down in Austin for this year’s SXSW. Here are some highlights from their experience so far:

The Black Lips playing at Mellow Johnny’s for the KEXP day party 

EX HEX performing at the Pitchfork day party 

Betsy Wright of Ex Hex with our General Manager, Cest la Bri

Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz

Perfect Pussy performing at the Pitchfork day party.

Cashmere Cat taking the stage after Perfect Pussy’s performance

Coachwhips at the Pitchfork day party at French Legation

Cest la Bri with John Dwyer of Coachwhips and Thee Oh Sees

La Luz takes the stage at the Gypsy Lounge