Band/Artist Profile

DBB13 Artist Profile: Museum Mouth

Museum Mouth is no stranger to WKNC. With their heartfelt lyrics and indie punk feels, these Double Barrel veterans have garnered a supportive and loyal following here in the Triangle.

Coming out of NC coastal town Southport, Museum Mouth formed in 2009. They released their first EP I Am the Idiot Of The Jungle in 2010, followed quickly by full-length Tears in my Beer. This album, along with their later releases Sexy But Not Happy and Alex I Am Nothing received four-star reviews on The group gained their first big recognition winning mtvU’s Freshmen in 2012, getting the title track of SBNH aired on the channel. Since their start, Museum Mouth has only continued to grow and cultivate their sound. They also released a split EP last year with Double Barrel artist Naked Naps.

Phian Tran, WKNC Local Band Local Beer Coordinator

Band/Artist Profile

DBB13 Artist Profile: Naked Naps


Originating at the beloved house show venue Mattress Fort and boasting a minimal two-piece sound, Naked Naps have exemplified the DIY rock scene in the Triangle for years. And they’re coming to Double Barrel hot off of their second full-length record. The duo have a unique talent for creating songs that feel sincerely emotional while simultaneously detached and cynical. Their music is bursting with energy but is also subtle and understated. The strong following their fantastic debut album generated is only getting bigger after their latest record and their split EP with fellow DBB artist Museum Mouth. With their new material ready to hit the stage for the first time, Naked Naps is the perfect band to kick things off at this year’s Double Barrel Benefit.   

Alex Johnson, WKNC Local Music Director

Music News and Interviews

Hopscotch Interview: Naked Naps

John Meier of Naked Naps fame sat down with Jake from State Farm and Granma Kara last Friday at Hopscotch’s Wristband City. He shared tales from the gone-but-not-forgotten Mattress Fort and the story of how he ripped his pants on stage. He also promises that the track names “Toyota Prius, The Silent Killer” and “Honda Civic ’99,” off the Naked Naps and Museum Mouth split, are merely coincidental.  

Listen here.


All Summer No Bummer: A Radio K / WKNC Tune Trade

This past week, we collaborated with our friends from Radio K for a summery song swap compilation. All Summer No Bummer highlights new and exclusive hits handpicked by each station to represent the North Carolina and Minnesota music scenes. 

WKNC’s contribution includes new songs by Ghostt Bllonde, Naked Naps, Sunshine Faces, and GRRL, plus previously unreleased songs by Body Games and Docking, and hits by Family Bike, Lonnie Walker, Astro Cowboy, and Less Western.

The full 20-track mix of summertime vibes can be downloaded here for free!

Concert Review

Museum Mouth, Naked Naps, and Astro Cowboy- January 24th at Kings Barcade

Museum Mouth

Naked Naps

Astro Cowboy

Concert Review

Naked Naps | Museum Mouth | Astro Cowboy Show

So last Saturday I went out to Kings to see Astro Cowboy, Museum Mouth, and Naked Naps. In short; it was awesome. This was the first time that I had seen Astro Cowboy since they added a bassist to the lineup and the difference was amazing. Their sound was well rounded, their playing was tight, and their cover of “Tonight” was … smashing.

Next Museum Mouth sauntered onto stage. Their performance made me even more excited for when they play Double Barrel Benefit on February 14th at Cat’s Cradle, and I didn’t think that was even possible. The band’s front man Karl Kuehn gave a quick shout out to the Lounge before launching into a raucous rendition of “Crocodile”.

There was also much talk of a Museum Mouth/Naked Naps split to be released soon.  When Naked Naps took to the stage excitement in the crowd was high. They played all of their songs –all of them! This made the requests being shouted out unnecessary, but still fun to do. It was defiantly not “like and awkward first date” like the band said one review had claimed them to be.

So yeah I guess all in all my Saturday  was pretty good.

Music News and Interviews

Giveaways for the Week: January 19th – 25th

1/21: Dexter Romweber w/ Melissa Swingle, Reese McHenry @ Pinhook

1/22: Slowriter w/ Animalweapon, M is We @ Local 506

1/23: Hanz w/ Nick James, Choked Out @ Kings Barcade

1/23: Woody Pines w/ Old Salt Union, Sinners & Saints @ Local 506

1/24: Charles Latham @ Pinhook

1/24: Naked Naps w/ Museum Mouth, Astro Cowboy @ Kings Barcade

1/24: The Rocketboys w/ Our Blue Lights, Youma @ Local 506

1/25: Vacationer @ Kings Barcade

This week, tune into WKNC 88.1 FM and when the DJ asks for it, call the request lines to win tickets to these shows!  Good luck and happy listening!