Music News and Interviews

Giveaways of the Week: June 15th – 21st!

6/16: PHOX / Mechanical River @ Cat’s Cradle

6/16: Hurray for the Riff Raff / Clear Plastic Masks @ Cat’s Cradle

6/17: The Henry Millers @ Local 506

6/17: White Laces / Some Army / Midnight Plus One @ The Pinhook

6/18: Plankton Feast / Arrows Out / Seabreeze Diner @ Local 506

6/18: Christopher Owens / Echo Courts @ Cat’s Cradle

6/19: Broncho / Hectorina / Drag Sounds @ Local 506

6/19: The Deslondes @ Cat’s Cradle

6/20: Stranger in the Valley of the Kings / Wailin’ Storms / Melissa Swingle (duo set) @ Local 506

6/21: Kid in the Attic / Kellie Ann Grubbs @ 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!


Playlist: A Guide to DBBX

Double Barrel Benefit 10 is quickly approaching. If you haven’t had time to check out the bands yet, I have made a Spotify playlist that includes a couple of my favorite songs from each band (except for The Lollipops and Some Army who are not on Spotify). So please check them out so you can sing along with us at Double Barrel this weekend. As always, tune in to 88.1 WKNC to hear these artists as well as other great artists all day.

Check out the playlist here!

Here are the songs in the playlist in addition to some songs you should check out by the artists who are not on Spotify.

Night 1
Wolves by The Lollipops
I Love You by The Lollipops
Teenage Lions by Jenny Besetzt
Always by Jenny Besetzt
Rise by Lilac Shadows
Bloodworth by Lilac Shadows
I’ll Survive by JKutchma and the Five Fifths
There’s a Light on by JKutchma and the the Five Fifths

Night 2
Open Wide by Oulipo
Build It Up by Oulipo
Servant Tires by Some Army
We’ve Been Lucky by Some Army
Crying Only Counts the First Time by Wesley Wolfe
Crying/Laughing by Wesley Wolfe
Friday Night by Spider Bags
Simona La Ramona

Concert Preview

FOTL Spotlight: Jenny Besetzt & Some Army

If you live in the Triangle and don’t already know Jenny Besetzt, it’s about time you did. Jenny Besetzt is a five piece band from Greensboro making a name for themselves spinning dreamy trails of melodic melancholy shoegaze.

Case and point: Jenny Besetzt – Teenage Lions

Jenny Besetzt press photo by Sarah Martin

If you missed Jenny Besetzt’s shining set at Hopscotch 2012, or on tour with No Age and Memoryhouse, bring a blanket at 6 p.m. to Harris Field at NCSU.

Also check out Some Army from Chapel Hill-Carrboro. This band’s first official pop-folky release was featured in Paste Magazine’s “List of 12 North Carolina Bands You Should Listen To Now” and we here at WKNC definitely agree!

I can’t believe it’s free y’all. But it is.



Concert Preview

Fridays on the Lawn 10/12/12

Come out this Friday, October 12th and join all of us here at WKNC for October’s Fridays on the Lawn, an outdoor concert in front of the Witherspoon Student Center on NC State’s campus! This month’s concert features two great local artists: Some Army and Jenny Besetzt, as well as FREE PIZZA provided graciously by Marco’s Pizza on Hillsborough Street.

As always it will be a great deal of fun, so bring a blanket and some friends to enjoy local music, free pizza, and enter in to our giveaway raffle.

A big thank you to Student Government and the Inter-Residence Council for their continued support!