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Oak City Move Episode 4

This week’s Oak City Move episode featured Jon Lindsay of the NC Music Love Army, who came in to discuss his new project, Calling 100 Counties. Calling 100 Counties will work to connect NC-based bands to local legislators, to facilitate flow of information between the people of North Carolina and their representatives. 

OCM also spoke with William Paul Thomas about his art, fighting stereotypes in the media of black men with his project TEEF, and the showing for his current work, Bricks Need Mortar. The event will be held at Anchorlight, a new creative space in Southeast Raleigh, at 4pm this Saturday (2/25).

Listen to Episode 4 here.

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Back in July, DJ Whatsherface sat down with Jon Lindsay to talk about the NC Music Love Army and important issues affecting the Triangle and beyond.

Listen here.

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Concert Preview Local Music

Carolina Grown Preview: Nov. 29

Just because we’re not on campus doesn’t mean the show won’t go on! For the last Carolina Grown of November, I’ll have the first hour entirely dedicated to the North Carolina Music Love Army, a group that’s comprised of some of the state’s finest musicians joining hands to create a unified voice of protest against our state’s current administrative decisions. Co-founders Caitlin Cary (of Whiskeytown) and Jon Lindsay are joined by Skylar Gudasz to discuss the founding of this coalition of well-known local musicians and what they hope to achieve with their recently released album. The second hour will of course be filled with local tunes!

This summer as the Moral Monday protests were coming to a head, Cary and Lindsay joined together and formed the NC Music Love Army after being motivated by Django Haskin’s (of The Old Ceremony) gripping protest song “We Are Not For Sale.” Though the months have passed and Moral Mondays fizzled out a bit, the NC Music Love Army is still going strong. On Saturday, Nov. 30 they’ll celebrate the release of their album We Are Not For Sale at the Cat’s Cradle, a show in which some of the state’s most revered musicians will come together to celebrate their songs of protest.

The album is broken up into two parts, the first 5 tracks (or Side A) are comprised of songs that the Army recorded together in-studio, while Side B (which they “fondly” refer to as the “guerrilla side”) features contributions from artists like Hiss Golden Messenger and Shirlette Ammons. Caitlin, Jon and Skylar joined me to discuss a bit about the reception that they’ve received from the project thus far, the logistics of organizing such a large-scaled project and their history with protest songs.

Tune in on Friday at 5:00 to hear our full conversation along with an in-studio performance of a Love Army track that’s not featured on the album called, “Dear Mr. McCrory.”

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UPDATED Local Beer Local Band Night—August 19

WKNC and Tir Na nOg Irish Pub team up to bring you Local Beer Local Band Night every Thursday. These events are always FREE and 21 and up. Starts and 10 p.m. Local beers on tap and local bands on stage. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 19 will feature music from The Small Ponds, Jon Lindsay and The Tomahawks!

The Tomahawks

A favorite local band of mine. I’m terrible at describing music but here it goes… Beatles-y southern rock. Yeah? Do yourself a favor and check out their tracks on the webpage.

Jon Lindsay

Whoa. I’m already hooked on this guy. It is happy and catchy like Belle & Sebastian except it is one guy… one absolutely adorable guy. Be sure to check out his music on his website or just come out on Thursday!

The Small Ponds

This duo is made up of musicians from Tres Chicas and The Proclivities. With a CD Release show in about a month, this show should be a wonderful preview of what is to come. The songs are slow, sweet and downright lovely.