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Moogfest Artist Spotlight: Dan Deacon

Heading into the end of the night on Friday of Hopscotch 2012, I wasn’t sure I could last much longer. Non-stop concerts and drinking since 8 o’clock the night before had left me drained; yet I stumbled my way into the Pour House and up to the front amongst a crowd of particularly sweaty individuals to witness what I had been told would be the show of the festival: Dan Deacon. It wasn’t more than a few moments into his set that I felt the energy surge back through me, the cacophony of dual drums and glitch beats swaying my body back into movement.

It’s been about a year and a half since that show, and I would still be hard-pressed to think of a show that I have enjoyed more than that one and it’s why, when Dan Deacon was announced as part of this year’s Moogfest line-up, I instantly penciled in my first must-see show. Getting a chance to see him, and subsequently YACHT, is something I would recommend to any friend; thus, I say to you: plan to spend 11 pm to 1:30 am at the New Earth Main Room on Thursday, April 24 for what will surely be a fantastic show.  

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Giveaways for the week of 4/14 – 4/20

Keep it tuned to WKNC all week long for your chance to win tickets to any of these great shows below! Just be the correct caller when the DJ asks for it, and you and a friend could be hitting up some of the coolest local acts around!

Tue April 15 – Trust with Mozart’s Sister @ Pinhook

Wed April 16 – Yandrew with Odonis Odonis @ Pinhook

Wed, April 16 – Bobby Bare Jr. with Cory Branan @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room

Thu April 17 – Lonnie Walker with Paperhaus @ Kings

Thu, April 17 – Cloud Nothings with Ryley Walker @ Cat’s Cradle

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Giveaways for the week of 4/7 – 4/13

Keep it tuned to WKNC all week long for your chance to win tickets to any of these great shows below! Just be the correct caller when the DJ asks for it, and you and a friend could be hitting up some of the coolest local acts around!

Thu April 10 – Roadkill Ghost Choir with Desert Noises @ Kings

Fri April 11 – T0W3RS with Oulipo and Hectorina @ Kings

Fri, April 11 – North Elementary and LUD Dual Album Release party @ Cat’s Back Room

Fri April 11 – Professor Toon & The Real Laww with Must Be The Holy Ghost, Cracker and the Doctor @ Pinhook

Sat April 12 – Pissed Jeans with Thee Tsunamis and Apache Dropout @ Pinhook

Sun, April 13 – Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra @ Cat’s

Sun April 13 – Natural Child @ Kings

 

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Pre-Phuzz Artist Highlight: The Sweets

Phuzz Phest is a stellar festival for not only seeing North Carolina artists, but also getting a taste for the local Winston-Salem music scene. With attendees coming from all around the area and the state, Phuzz Phest is a great opportunity for some of these bands to perform.

The Sweets, a four-piece local group, are one of those bands with such an opportunity. Their blend of lo-fi psychedelic garage pop has been a real pleasure to listen to so far online, and I’m looking forward to seeing how their live act holds up.

The Sweets were formed in December of 2012 by Zach and Justin, two brothers from the home of Phuzz Phest, Winston-Salem. With the aid of two more members, Danner and another Justin, they’ve released a few EPs and a couple of split cassettes, and are currently working on releasing their first 7” record on their label, Bleeding Gold Records.

The Sweets will be performing at Krankie’s at 7PM on Sunday, April 6th.