Weekly Charts

wknc DAYTIME charts week of 4/19


1 GOAT GIRL Goat Girl – Rough Trade
2 SALINE You Did It To Yourself – Perfect Attendance
3 DRINKS Hippo Lite – Drag City
4 A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS Pinned Dead – Oceans
5 SC MIRA Keep Crawling/Drug Warm Coma – Sugar Gator

TOP 30

1 HOP ALONG Bark Your Head Off, Dog – Saddle Creek
2 KISSISSIPPI Sunset Blush – Bug Crusher
3 HINDS I Don’t Run – Mom + Pop
4 CAROLINE SAYS No Fool Like An Old Fool – Western Vinyl
5 LUCY DACUS Historian – Matador
6 CAMP COPE How To Socialise & Make Friends – Run For Cover
7 SOCCER MOMMY Clean – Fat Possum
8 FRANKIE COSMOS Vessel – Sub Pop
9 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA Sex & Food – Jagjaguwar
10 WYE OAK The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs – Merge
11 REGRETTES, THE Attention Seeker [EP] – Warner Bros
12 SCREAMING FEMALES All At Once – Don Giovanni
13 NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Riot, Right? – Perfect Attendance
14 HABIBI Cardamom Garden [EP] – Modern Sky Entertainment
16 LEBANON HANOVER Let Them Be Aliens – Optika
17 ANMLS ANMLS – Slovenly/Algo
18 KITTEN FOREVER Semi-Permanent – Rat Queen
19 BREEDERS, THE All Nerve – 4AD
20 PREOCCUPATIONS New Material – Jagjaguwar
21 EZRA FURMAN Transangelic Exodus – Bella Union/PIAS
22 YOUNG FATHERS Cocoa Sugar – Ninja Tune
23 AMEN DUNES Freedom – Sacred Bones
24 HALEY BLAIS Let Yourself Go [EP] – Self-Released
25 NO THANK YOU All It Takes To Ruin It All – Lame-O
26 OLDEN YOLK Olden Yolk – Trouble in Mind
27 DEAD PARTIES All Our Times – Self-Released
28 MINT FIELD Pasar De Las Luces – Innovative Leisure
29 ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT Riddles – Carpark
30 SHANNON AND THE CLAMS Onion Easy Eye – Sound/Nonesuch

Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Radio 200/Indie Rock Charts 10/24


1 DESTROYER – Ken – Merge

2 FLAT WORMS – Flat Worms – Castle Face

3 ODONIS ODONIS – No Pop – Telephone Explosion

4 SADGIRL – Volume 3.5 –  Hard Feelings

5 GRACE SINGS SLUDGE – Life With Dick – Empty Cellar

6 CIRCUIT DES YEUX – Reaching for Indigo – Drag City

7 KING KRULE – The Ooz – True Panther/XL

8 LUNG – Bottom of the Barrel – Self-Released


10 HEATERS – Matterhorn – Beyond Beyond is Beyond

TOP 30

1 BURNING PALMS – False Prophet – Little Cloud

2 YUMI ZOUMA – Willowbank – Cascine

3 LOMELDA – Thx – Double Double Whammy

4 LINA TULLGREN – Won – Captured Tracks

5 MO KENNEY – The Details – Pheromone

6 ALVVAYS – Antisocialites – Polyvinyl

7 LIARS – TFCF – Mute

8 CAPE FRANCIS – Falling Into Pieces – Sleep Well

9 CAROLINE SAYS – 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong – Western Vinyl

10 FAITH HEALER – Try 😉 – Mint

11 CAMP COPE – Camp Cope – Run For Cover

12 THE PREATURES – Girlhood – Harvest

13 CARMEN VILLAIN – Infinite Avenue – Smalltown Supersound

14 WEAVES – Wide Open – Kanine

15 MOSES SUMNEY – Aromanticism – Jagjaguwar

16 THE NATIONAL – Sleep Well Beast – 4AD

17 TRACY BRYANT – A Place for Nothing and Everything in Its Place – Burger

18 ARON D’ALESIO – Aron D’Alesio – Paper Bag

19 MATTIEL – Mattiel – Burger

20 L.A. WITCH – L.A. Witch – Suicide Squeeze

21 ROZ AND THE RICE CAKES – Devotion – Team Love

22 REPTALIENS – FM-2030 – Captured Tracks

23 GROOMS – Exit Index – Western Vinyl

24 CHELSEA WOLFE – Hiss Spun – Sargent House

25 SOUND OF CERES – The Twin – Joyful Noise

26 JAMILA WOODS – HEAVN – Jagjaguwar

27 CULTS – Offering – Sinderlyn

28 PROTOMARTYR – Relatives In Descent – Domino

29 ALEX LAHEY – I Love You Like A Brother – Dead Oceans

30 WEATHER STATION – The Weather Station –  Paradise Of Bachelors

Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM CHARTS: September 1st, 2015

1. LA LUZ – Weirdo Shrine – Hardly Art
2. TAME IMPALA – Currents – Interscope
3. WHITE REAPER – White Reaper Does It Again – Polyvinyl
4. MAC DEMARCO – Another One – Captured Tracks
5. TEARJERKER – Stay Wild – Self-Released
6. WORRIERS – Imaginary Life – Don Giovanni
7. STRANGE WILDS – Subjective Concepts – SUB POP
8. SODA SHOP – Soda Shop – Velvet Blue
9. TITUS ANDRONICUS – The Most Lamentable Tragedy – Merge
10. BEACH HOUSE – Depression Cherry – Sub Pop
11. ULTIMATE PAINTING – Green Lanes – Trouble In Mind
12. VINYL WILLIAMS – Into – Company
13. SORORITY NOISE – Joy, Departed – Topshelf
14. SEAPONY – A Vision – Self-Released
15. GWENNO – Y Dydd Olaf – Heavenly
16. WESTKUST – Last Forever – Run For Cover
17. GARDENS AND VILLA – Music For Dogs – Secretly Canadian
18. DESTROYER – Poison Season – Merge
19. DAMAGED BUG – Cold Hot Plumbs – Castle Face
20. TEEN DAZE – Morning World – Paper Bag
21. WILD ONES – Heatwave – Topshelf
22. SILICON – Personal Computer – Weird World
23. MYNABIRDS – Lovers Know – Saddle Creek
24. HEALTH – Death Magic – Loma Vista
25. POTTY MOUTH – Potty Mouth EP – Planet Whatever
26. MOTHER FALCON – Good Luck Have Fun – BitCandy
27. DUCKTAILS – St. Catherine – Domino
28. MATILDE DAVOLI – I’m Calling You From My Dreams – Loyal To Your Dreams
29. COLD BEAT – Into The Air – Crime On The Moon
30. FAILURE – The Heart Is A Monster – InGrooves


1. MIKE KROL – Turkey – Merge
2. PANDA BEAR – Crosswords – Domino
3. LOU BARLOW – Brace The Wave – Joyful Noise
4. MEAT WAVE – Delusion Moon – SideOneDummy
5. FRESH AND ONLYS – Early Years Anthology – Castle Face

Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM CHARTS: April 14, 2015

1. MOUNTAIN GOATS – Beat The Champ – Merge
2. AVA LUNA – Infinite House – Western Vinyl
3. DARKNESS FALLS – Dance And Cry – HFN
4. YOUNG FATHERS – White Men Are Black Men Too – Big Dada
5. AVID DANCER – 1st Bath – Grand Jury

1. CHASTITY BELT – Time To Go Home – Hardly Art
2. PURITY RING – Another Eternity – 4AD
3. SUFJAN STEVENS – Carrie And Lowell – Asthmatic Kitty
4. COURTNEY BARNETT – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit – Mom And Pop
5. REPTAR – Lurid Glow – Joyful Noise
6. MATTHEW E. WHITE – Fresh Blood – Domino
7. GENGAHR – She’s A Witch [EP] – Transgressive
8. JEFF ROSENSTOCK – We Cool? – SideOneDummy
9. DAN DEACON – Gliss Riffer – Domino
10. MOUNT EERIE – Sauna P.W. – Elverum And Sun
11. COLLEEN GREEN – I Want To Grow Up – Hardly Art
12. EULA – Wool Sucking – Self-Released
13. JOSE GONZALEZ – Vestiges And Claws – Mute
14. SARAH BETHE NELSON – Fast Moving Clouds – Burger
15. RYLEY WALKER – Primrose Green – Dead Oceans
16. PILE – You’re Better Than This – Exploding In Sound
17. TOBIAS JESSO JR. – Goon – True Panther
18. BOMBADIL – Hold On – Ramseur
19. WAND – Golem – In The Red
20. WAXAHATCHEE – Ivy Tripp – Merge
21. LOWER DENS – Escape From Evil – Domino
22. ADVENTURES – Supersonic Home – Run For Cover
23. MITSKI – Bury Me At Makeout Creek – Don Giovanni
24. YOUNG GUV – Ripe 4 Luv – Slumberland
25. SCREAMING FEMALES – Rose Mountain – Don Giovanni
26. JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD – Wasted On The Dream – Infinity Cat
27. WEED – Running Back – Lefse
28. SHANA FALANA – Set Your Lightning Fire Free – Team Love
29. MONOPHONICS – Sound Of Sinning – Transistor
30. POW! – Fight Fire – Castle Face

Band/Artist Profile

DBB12 Artist Profile: Lonnie Walker


Lonnie Walker

Formed in 2002ish by solo performer Brian Corum with a few art class friends in Greenville, NC, Lonnie Walker is now a mainstay in the ever-changing NC music scene. Since the release of their debut album “These Times Old Times” in 2009, Lonnie Walker has become a staple of the Triangle music circuit, with their raucous-punk-meets-quirky-Americana sound livening up WKNC’s Fridays on the Lawn, DBB VI, Hopscotch Music Festival (numerous times), and a whole host of local venues. Lead singer and guitarist Brian Corum’s uniquely twisted vocals and lyrics, along with catchy riffs and rollicking rhythms from the band (currently Raymond Finn, Eric Hill, and Mike Robinson), make Lonnie Walker a can’t-miss show; just try to listen to “Summertime” without a huge grin spreading across your face and your head unconsciously bobbing with the drum beat, or not shouting along to “Compass Comforts.” Yet from its beginnings, the band has also been unafraid to let go with long, jam-style instrumentals.

Brian Corum also helps run Diggup Tapes, a Raleigh record label known for its affinity for cassette tapes, which has put out releases by Lonnie Walker as well as T0W3RS, Lilac Shadows, Oulipo, Zack Mexico, and more. Though Lonnie Walker themselves have not released an album since 2009, they have released a smattering of singles and compilations. They teased fans with a somewhat somber single, “All Bombs Away,” last summer, sparking excitement for a new full-length. Rumor has it that a very limited release of this long-awaited second album, “Earth Canals,” was distributed at Hopscotch 2014, when the band took the City Plaza stage before Spoon and St. Vincent. Be sure to catch this electric act at Lincoln Theatre on Feb. 7 – you never know what could happen!

– Meg Bryson, WKNC Indie Rock Music Director

Band/Artist Profile

DBB12 Artist Profile: Spider Bags

Spider Bags

Spider Bags are back for their third Double Barrel Benefit.

The band formed in 2005 as front man Dan McGee migrated from Brooklyn to Chapel Hill, coming off a stint in punk band DC Snipers. McGee combined his punk experience with his newfound love for the North Carolina scene’s southern twang for a uniquely sloppy yet fine-tuned sound that would take the area by storm. Nine years later, the group remains one of the Triangle’s flagship bands and an undying local favorite.

In the years since, Double Barrel has grown in size and scope and Spider Bags themselves have met considerable success. 2014 was a huge year for the Chapel Hill garage rockers, as they signed to local indie powerhouse Merge Records and released their fourth studio album. “Frozen Letter,” produced by fellow DBB vet Wesley Wolfe, was met with national acclaim.

Spider Bags took the stage at The Pour House on both Double Barrel VII and Double Barrel X, but this year is the biggest yet. The band will cap off an evening of four great bands at the Lincoln Theatre on Feb. 7, 2015.

– Walt Lilly, WKNC Program Director

Band/Artist Profile

DBB12 Artist Profile: Mac McCaughan


Mac McCaughan

There aren’t many with the level of cred that Mac McCaughan carries. The Superchunk and Portastatic frontman’s legacy has affected the Triangle with both his music and Merge, the label he founded with Superchunk bandmate Laura Ballance in 1989.

Last year saw Merge’s 25th year of existence, and they used their firsthand experience as working musicians to grow from humble 7’’ and cassette releases in the early 90’s to the indie powerhouse they are today. Not only have they boasted mega acts like Arcade Fire and Neutral Milk Hotel, but continue to host North Carolina’s own talent such as Hiss Golden Messenger, Mount Moriah, and DBB12 headliners Spider Bags.

Superchunk hasn’t slowed down either. 2013’s release of “I Hate Music” was met with critical acclaim and a clear message that the modern indie rock world wouldn’t be getting tired of Superchunk any time soon.

On Feb. 7 at Lincoln Theatre, McCaughan will take the stage at an event played by countless acts that he’s inspired and supported. Without Mac McCaughan, the Triangle music scene as we know it probably wouldn’t exist.

– Walt Lilly, WKNC Program Director

Band/Artist Profile

DBB12 Artist Profile: No Love


No Love

You may or may not know it, but North Carolina has always had a very vibrant punk scene. With the inception of No Love in 2013, Raleigh had another exciting band to add to the growing roster of heavier acts in the area.

The band is made up of what has been described as a sampling of Raleigh music veterans consisting of members from other projects including Black Zinfandel, Devour, Logic Problem, Last Words, Infección and the infamous No Chodes.

Opting for a slightly more polished sound than some of their contemporaries like Double Negative or label mates Whatever Brains, No Love has drawn comparisons to Screeching Weasel and the Buzzcocks. Though the group may only be a little over one year old, they have already made the billing of Raleigh’s premiere music festival Hopscotch, shared the stage with Ex-Cult, and released two cassettes on Raleigh’s own Sorry State Records. They’ve even garnered glowing press from outlets such as Maximum Rock and Roll and NPR’s All Songs Considered.

It’s easy to tell that there’s a lot in store for this up and coming band. Catch them open the fast and furious night one of DBB at Lincoln Theatre for what’s sure to be a hometown hoedown.

– John Kovalchik, WKNC General Manager

Music News and Interviews

The Love Language in the Lounge

The Love Language stopped by WKNC the other day to talk with us about their recent album “Ruby Red” as well as their tour and their upcoming Winter Formal with Sylvan Esso at Kings this Friday and Saturday night. They also stepped back into The Lounge for an intimate, stripped-down set to show off their latest effort. Stu and Autumn armed with only a guitar, a floor tom, a keyboard, and a tambourine were enough to have the freshmen in the neighboring dorm sticking their heads out their window as Stu’s strong voice escaped the building. Stay tuned for another song of their new album from the performance and be sure to check out our YouTube channel for all of our past performances!

Concert Preview

Telekinesis Announces New Album and Tour Coming Through Triangle

On Sunday, Telekinesis’ Michael Lerner posted a mustache-clad selfie superimposed by, “1/08/2013 IMMA BE ALL UP IN YOUR INTERNET. STAY TUNED.” And it’s not like fans of Telekinesis have been waiting for word of a new Telekinesis album for 692 days or anything.

Yesterday, fans of Telekinesis were given a lot to get excited about. In store this spring are a new album and a full length tour from the band. Telekinesis’ Michael Lerner announced the upcoming release of the band’s third full-length album, entitled Dormarion. The album is slated for release on April 2, 2013 by the triangle’s own Merge Records. Lerner previously worked with Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie on the recording of the 2009 debut album, fittingly titled Telekinesis!, and 2013’s Domarion will feature production work by Spoon’s Jim Eno.

The tour following the album’s release will stop in the Triangle on May 5 at The Local 506. As the album will feature talented musicians borrowed from other acts, it is no surprise that the tour will showcase some as well. You can look foward to seeing Say Hi’s Erik Elbogen, The Globes’ Eric Walters, and Wild Flag’s Rebecca Cole trotting across the continent with Lerner as Telekinesis.

You can check out a single from the upcoming Domarion, “Ghosts and Creatures,” here.