DJ Highlights

WKNC Lounges up for awards

Our sessions with Matthew E. White and T0W3RS have both been nominated in the National Student Production Awards at CBI! We make up half the nominations in the Best Vodcast – Television category. 

Huge thanks to everybody for your support of The Lounge over the last year!

It’s also never been a better time to revisit them: here’s Matthew E. White’s Big Love and T0W3RS’ The Situation.

Festival Coverage

Hopscotch Music Fest is almost here!

Hopscotch Music Fest is almost here! 

As usual the staff is incredibly excited to see some of the best new and lesser-known musical acts 2014 has to offer. As part of WKNC’s unique coverage of the festival we’ve created this video playlist of all the Lounge artists playing this year. Discover the lineup’s hidden gems by watching the playlist!

Two Lounge alumni featured in this playlist, Krill and Palehound, will be performing at WKNC’s Hopscotch Day party at Nice Price Books on Hillsborough Street along with Black Santa, Y’all, and Matt Kivel! Friday September 5th. (We’ve heard there’ll be pizza)

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!


WKNC The Lounge playlist

Need some motivation to study for exams and get those final papers done? Just put this playlist of WKNC’s The Lounge videos on repeat.

While you are at it, let us know which ones are your favorites. We will be submitting contest entries soon and want to pick the best one.

Local Music Weekly Charts

Local Music Charts: Feb. 3 – Feb. 17

1. The Love Language – (Last Position = #2)

2. Mount Moriah – (Last Position = #1)

3. T0W3RS – (Last Position = #4)

4. Loamlands – (Last Position = #3)

5. Ghostt Bllonde – (Last Position = #5) 


Playlist: A Guide to Double Barrel Benefit 11

Double Barrel Benefit 11 is quickly approaching. If you haven’t had time to check out the bands yet, here’s a Spotify playlist that includes a couple of songs from each of the bands (except for GHOSTT BLLONDE who are not on Spotify). So please check them out so you can sing along with us at DBB11. 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 and the tracklisting below!

Night 1- Friday, February 7th, 8pm, Cat’s Cradle
Beach Glass Comedown by GHOSTT BLLONDE
Bounty by T0W3RS
Scandles by T0W3RS
Blue Blazer by Hammer No More the Fingers
Pink Worm by Hammer No More the Fingers
Lalita by The Love Language
Brittany’s Back by The Love Language

Night 2- Friday, February 14th, 8pm, Lincoln Theatre
Sun Over Old Rag by Daniel Bachman
Sarah Anne by Daniel Bachman
Another Reason by Loamlands
Scottsboro by Loamlands
Honeymoon by Bombadil
Angeline by Bombadil
Social Wedding Rings by Mount Moriah
Bright Light by Mount Moriah

Local Music Weekly Charts

WKNC Local Music Charts: Jan 20 – Feb. 3

1. Mount Moriah – (Last Position = #1)

2. The Love Language – (Last Position = #2)

3. Loamlands – (First week on charts)

4. T0W3RS  – (First week on charts)

5. Ghostt Bllonde – (First week on charts)