Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Radio 200/Indie Rock Charts 2/21/17

1 SEE GULLS Curtain Call – Self-Released
2 INFINITY CRUSH Warmth Equation – Joy Void
3 ASTRO COWBOY Hedonism Colosseum – Self-Released
4 STEF CHURA Messes – Urinal Cake
6 FOOD COURT Food Court   – Self-Released
7 CLOUD NOTHINGS Life Without Sound  – Carpark
8 THE REGRETTES Feel Your Feelings Fool! – Warner Bros.
9 AQUARIAN BLOOD Last Night In Paradise – Goner
10 TIM DARCY Saturday Night – Jagjaguwar
11 MOLLY BURCH Please Be Mine – Captured Tracks
12 CHERRY GLAZERR Apocalipstick – Secretly Canadian
13 LOUISE BURNS Young Mopes – Light Organ
14 DOMINIC Goodnight, Doggies  – Lame-O
15 PRIESTS Nothing Feels Natura – Sister Polygon
16 THE PROPER ORNAMENTS  Foxhole – Slumberland
17 JAPANDROIDS Near To The Wild Heart Of Life   – Anti
18 NEAUX Fell Off The Deep End – Iron Pier
19 MARCHING CHURCH Telling It Like It Is – Sacred Bones
20 KESTRELS Kestrels  – Sonic Unyon
21 TYVEK Origin Of What – In The Red
22 HANNI EL KHATIB Savage Times – Innovative Leisure
23 FUFANU Sports – One Little Indian
24 DRAB MAJESTY The Demonstration – Dais
25 SURF CURSE Nothing Yet   – Danger Collective
26 JESCA HOOP Memories Are Now- Sub Pop
27 KING WOMAN Created in the Image of Suffering – Relapse
28 LILA BLUE The Hollows Hold the Healing – Self-Released
29 ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD Tourist In This Town – Merge
30 LOUIE LOUIE Friend of a Stranger – Born Losers

Top Adds

1 NOVELLA Change of State – Sinderlyn
2 THE LUYAS Human Voicing – Paper Bag
3 IDLE BLOOM Little Deaths – Fraternity As Vanity
4 DUDE YORK Sincerely – Hardly Art
5 JENS LEKMAN Life Will See You Now – Secretly Canadian

Music News and Interviews

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

7/13: Sol Cat @ Local 506


7/14: Anthony Raneri @ Cat’s Cradle


7/15: Vinyl Theatre @ Cat’s Cradle


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

7/16: Cusses @ Kings


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


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


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


7/18: The Pietasters @ Cat’s Cradle


7/18: See Gulls @ Kings


7/18: The Weather Station @ The Pinhook


7/19: New Dog @ 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!

Local Music Music News and Interviews

See Gulls dropped by the studio on February 5th for an interview before they played Local Band Local Beer at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub.

You can hear two of their songs during the interview: Don’t Write Me Love Songs and Boss Hog.

Check out See Gulls on Bandcamp and Facebook!

Listen here.

Music News and Interviews

Grant Golden interviewed local act See Gulls before they played at the WKNC / WXYC / WXDU / WUAG benefit concert, Play It Safe, at the Pinhook on May 30th.

You can also hear two of their songs, You Can’t See Me and Don’t Write Me Love Songs during the interview.

You can catch the See Gulls on Facebook and Bandcamp.

Listen here.

Concert Preview

Play it SAFE Benefit: 5/30 at the Pinhook!

WKNC // WXYC // WXDU // WUAG Present: Play it SAFE a benefit for the Durham Crisis Response Center. The show will be at the Pinhook on May 30th.

This North Carolina college radio collaboration features the excellent grrrl punks that are See Gulls, and our much beloved friend T0W3RS, who you may recognize from DBB11, FOTL, or The Lounge

WKNC is more than excited to be joined among such great company for such a great cause. Of course we are also more than psyched to be dancing our shoes off to these two great local acts. Let’s throw some french fries!

Music News and Interviews

Interview: WOOL

WOOL is very promising band from Raleigh on the cusp of releasing their first EP, Delta, this Friday, and they stopped by the After Work Special for an in-depth chat with DJ e baby and myself, Spaceman Spiff.  We discussed their songwriting process, the happenstance nature of musical discovery on the internet, and their myriad of creative influences.

The band brought their instruments and played gorgeous renditions of “Mountains” and “Stars.”  I’ve seen WOOL live several times in the past few months, and I was always struck by the beautiful noise they made: lovely dream pop songs, enveloped in hazy guitars, that build to rapturous crescendos.  The acoustic versions they played were intimate and confessional: the pop underbelly of the songs were brought to the foreground.  We played their recorded single “Bulletin Air,” and the band debuted their recorded version of “Delta.”  If the other two songs on the EP sound this great, we’re truly in for a gem.

WOOL’s EP Release Show is this Friday, October 25 at Kings Barcade with See Gulls and Derek Torres of T0W3RS.

Listen here.

Concert Review

Show Review: Saint Rich with WOOL

WOOL is one of the most promising new bands in the Triangle, and it was a pleasure to be wrapped up in their sound on Sunday night at the Pinhook.  Frontman Troy Hancock writes gorgeous, glowing dream pop gems, his romantic vocal melodies enveloped by a sound womb of guitars and brilliant, wiry bass lines.  These are earnest pop songs wrapped in a blanket of noise.

WOOL played a mesmerizing set

Troy expressed their excitement for opening for Saint Rich before launching into a short, mesmerizing set.  Songs such as Mountains and Bulletin Air broiled into enchanting, slow-burning climaxes.  Our station has been enamored with the Bulletin Air single released in January, and I cannot wait until they officially press these songs.   Their EP release show is on Friday, October 25 at Kings with The Human Eyes and See Gulls, and I’ll surely be there.

Saint Rich had swagger and songs to boot

Saint Rich followed shortly after a hushed pep talk with Mac McCaughan, who co-leads Merge Records (might I add that Mac’s band Superchunk has an amazing new album?).  Saint Rich announced that Sunday night’s show was their first in their record label’s hometown, and they did not disappoint.  These guys made playing rock and roll look effortlessly easy.  The band nailed a roaring set of country rock, and their triumphant guitar leads of Steve Marion and swaggering vox by Christian Peslak had my toes tapping.

The Pinhook has the nicest bathroom graffiti!