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WKNC Giveaways of the Week! March 21st – March 25th + Bonus!

Goldlink // Elhae // WELL$ – Monday 3/21 @ Kings Barcade

Slothrust // Yung – Tuesday 3/22 @Cat’s Cradle Backroom

Palm // Gnarwhal // SLMH // Doc Ellis Dee – Wednesday 3/23 @ Kings Barcade

Bleak // Lesser Life // Trudge // Junior in His – Thursday 3/24 @ Local 506

Aaron Carter – Friday 3/25 @ Cat’s Cradle

Bonus! Thanks to the help of Live Nation, WKNC will also be giving away tickets to Live Nation’s “Locals Only” event on April 3rd ! Be on the listen for the next two weeks to win tickets to this awesome showcase of local music! 

And as always keep it locked to 88.1 all week to win tickets to these great shows! Just be the correct caller when the DJ asks for it and you could be a winner! 

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Concert Review

1349 With Tombs at Local 506

Amidst the sea of metal fans, replete with denim and leather jackets, satanic imagery, and a variety of band t-shirts and patches for every metal band under the sun, I felt a little out of place clad in my turtle neck and sweater. I probably looked more like I was ready to attend a Neutral Milk Hotel tribute band set, if that’s even a thing (I hope it’s a thing). Nevertheless, I was excited for what was essentially my first true metal show. Sure I saw Deafheaven earlier this year, but I’m not sure that counts as they are on the most divisive bands within the metal community.

Unfortunately and regrettably, I had to show up late to the show due to classes, thus causing me to miss local openers Grohg and Bobby Orr, as well as the band I was arguably most excited to see, hardcore outfit Full of Hell. I arrived about 10 minutes into Tombs’ set, the thundering black metal outfit out of New York. The band hardly stopped to talk as they ripped straight through their unique blend of metal for about 45 minutes. Being a novice to the metal scene, I was somewhat surprised at the lack of crowd participation besides the front row of head bangers. The music was definitely heavy enough for the crowd pushing each other around, but nevertheless it was a very tight set that should impress any fan of the genre.

Up next, was the Norwegian black metal band 1349. The black metal bands did not disappoint in the black metal department, coming onto the stage with corpse paint and smoke machines. The band played an extremely fast, uncompromising set filled with exceptionally hard hitting double bass drums and grim, cold vocals from front man Ravn. This set, the crowd definitely upped the ante as a mosh pit was constant and quick. The band definitely showcased why they are one of the bigger Norwegian black metal bands as they played a very smooth set. Overall, it was a good show and I look forward to attending more metal shows in the near future. 

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Music News and Interviews

Giveaways of the Week: January 12th – 17th!

1/12: Nice Try @ Kings

1/13: Jucifer @ Cat’s Cradle – Backroom

1/14: Kurtzweil @ Kings 

1/15: A/S/L @ Kings

1/15: Happy Abandon @ Local 506

1/16: Brian Fallon & the Crowes @ Haw River Ballroom

1/16: Museum Mouth @ Kings

1/17: Bayonne @ Cat’s Cradle – Backroom

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Music News and Interviews

Giveaways of the Week: September 29th – October 5th!

9/29: FIDLAR @ Cat’s Cradle

10/1: Willie Watson @ Cat’s Cradle – Backroom

10/4: Seoul @ Local 506

10/5: MC Lars @ Cat’s Cradle

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Giveaways of the Week: August 24th – 30th!

8/24: John Nolan @ Local 506

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8/26: Della Mae @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom

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8/26: Water Liars @ The Pinhook

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8/27: Screaming Females @ The Pinhook

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8/27: Leisure Cruise @ Local 506

8/28: Sean Thomas Gerard @ Local 506

8/28: Joshua Moore @ The Pinhook

8/30: Young Sean Young @ The Pinhook

Tune into WKNC 88.1 FM this week and when the DJ asks for it, call the request lines at 919-515-0881 or 919-515-2400 for your chance to win tickets to these shows! Good luck!

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Music News and Interviews

Giveaways of the Week: August 17th – 23rd!

8/18: The Low Counts @ Local 506

8/19: Adia Victoria @ The Pinhook

8/20: Lionlimb @ Local 506

8/21: Just Jess @ The Pinhook

8/22: The Color Exchange @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom

8/23: Lowland Hum @ Local 506

Tune into WKNC 88.1 FM this week and when the DJ asks for it, call the request lines at 919-515-0881 or 919-515-2400 for your chance to win tickets to these shows! Good luck!

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Giveaways of the Week: August 10th – 16th!

8/10: You Blew It! @ Cat’s Cradle

8/10: Hum @ Kings

8/10: Chris Staples @ Local 506

8/11: Brick & Mortar @ Cat’s Cradle

8/11: Mutoid Man @ Kings

8/11: Good Old War @ Local 506

8/12: Basement @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom

8/13: Cantwell Gomez and Jordan @ Pinhook

8/14: Michael Rank and Stag @ Cat’s Cradle

8/14: Wool @ Kings

8/14: Braid @ Local 506

8/15: Parallel Lives @ Local 506

8/16: Brave Baby @ Local 506

Tune into WKNC 88.1 FM this week and when the DJ asks for it, call the request lines at 919-515-0881 or 919-515-2400 for your chance to win tickets to these shows! Good luck!

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Music News and Interviews

Giveaways of the Week: July 27th – 31st!

7/29: Landlady @ The Pinhook

7/29: Chief Scout @ Local 506

7/30: Adron @ Local 506

7/31: The Appleseed Cast @ Cat’s Cradle

7/31: Headfirst for Halos @ Cat’s Cradle

7/31: North Elementary @ The Pinhook

Tune into WKNC 88.1 FM this week and when the DJ asks for it, call the request lines at 919-515-0881 or 919-515-2400 for your chance to win tickets to these shows! Good luck!

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Giveaways of the Week: July 20th – 26th!

7/23: Quarterbacks @ The Pinhook

7/24: Adult Science @ Kings

7/25: SkyBlew @ Cat’s Cradle

7/25: Gold Coast @ Kings

7/25: Maple Stave @ Local 506

7/26: Foe Destroyer @ Local 506

Tune into WKNC 88.1 FM this week and when the DJ asks for it, call the request lines at 919-515-0881 or 919-515-2400 for your chance to win tickets to these shows! Good luck!

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Giveaways of the Week: July 13th – 19th!

7/13: Sol Cat @ Local 506

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7/14: Anthony Raneri @ Cat’s Cradle

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7/15: Vinyl Theatre @ Cat’s Cradle

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7/15: Coolzey and Fresh Kils ft. Maya Killtron @ The Pinhook

7/16: Cusses @ Kings

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7/16: Double Duchess w/ PlayPlay @ The Pinhook

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7/16: The Ike Reilly Assassination @ Cat’s Cradle

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7/16: Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey @ Local 506

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7/18: The Pietasters @ Cat’s Cradle

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7/18: See Gulls @ Kings

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7/18: The Weather Station @ The Pinhook

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7/19: New Dog @ The Pinhook

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Tune into WKNC 88.1 FM this week and when the DJ asks for it, call the request lines at 919-515-0881 or 919-515-2400 for your chance to win tickets to these shows! Good luck!