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College Radio Showcase

It’s finally time for round two of Hopscotch Music Festival, coming up this weekend, September 8-10 in downtown Raleigh.

This year offers a special free day party sponsored by Port Merch – College Radio Showcase, presented by WUAGWKNCWXYC and WXDU. The four college radio stations are part of UNC-Greensboro, N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University, respectively. The stations have collaborated to create an awesome lineup of local music from the Triangle (and slightly beyond) by each choosing one band to represent them: Nests (WKNC), Whatever Brains (WXYC), Free Electric State (WXDU) and The Bronzed Chorus (WUAG).  These bands cover the genres of post-country, shoegaze, punk, experimental and indie rock.

The day party will be at White Collar Crime on Saturday, September 10, noon until five.

All Hopscotch day parties are free and require no ticket for entry. For a full list of Hopscotch’s day parties, refer to their day party schedule.

Music News and Interviews

Giveaways are a lot like hot cakes…

They are delicious and they are going FAST! (only you don’t have to pay for them… )

This week at WKNC we have some amazing giveaways we are pretty excited about. We’ve also got something AMAZING coming next week, so stay tuned (literally). Or become our friend on facebook to find out NOW.

4/6 Black Lips @ Cat’s Cradle

Bronzed Chorus @ Pinhook

4/7 Destroyer @ Cat’s Cradle

Surf City @ Kings

Movie: Hanna @ Mission Valley Cinema

4/8 Fridays on the Lawn: Midtown Dickens and Butterflies @ Harris Field (Just kidding, you can’t win tickets… its FREE for everyone!)


4/9 Dr. Dog @ Cat’s Cradle


Rotting Christ (Chainsaw) @ Volume 11

4/13 The Greenhornes @ Kings


Remember, you have to listen to win!

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Photos from Kooley High and King Mez!

Photographs taken by WKNC photographer Katie Hill

King Mez

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Kooley High

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Tir na nOg and WKNC bring you, once again, the fun time that is Local Beer Local Band Night! Remember, these shows are 21 and up, FREE, and always a great way to spend your Thursday evening.

Both bands offer long, epic, and ambient instrumentals that, for me at least, really make you think. This week’s bands cater to the fans of our Post Rock Block on Sunday’s from 6-7 p.m.  So check that out as well!

The Bronzed Chorus

These two guys seem to make enough noise to sound like a band with a good four or five members. The music is instrumental and very post-rock. Here in the station, while listening to The Bronzed Chorus, I overheard our deejay Escher say, “I could definitely see two giant robots battling to this.” He couldn’t be more spot on.


This group is similar in sound to the Bronzed Chorus but a bit harder.  This band is actually from Atlanta, GA, but will be touring with The Bronzed Chorus across the nation this summer.

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March’s Local Beer Local Band schedule

If you have been rubbing your hands together in eager anticipation of March’s Local Beer Local Band schedule, you can stop. WKNC and Tir Na Nog have pulled together quite a line up.

March 4 – The Loners, The Demon Beat and The Royal Nites

March 11 – I Was Totally Destroying It, Grey Gray Young and today the moon, tomorrow the sun

March 18 – Sunfold (CD release show) and Mount Weather

March 25 – Let Feedback Ring Festival with Free Electric State, The Bronzed Chorus and Veelee

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Bronzed Chorus, Antarctic Sounds play this week’s LBLB

This Thursday, October 15 at WKNC and Tir Na Nog’s Local Beer Local Band night, bands Bronzed Chorus and Antartic Sounds will take the stage. Doors are open at 10 p.m.

This week’s show should be a good one – if you haven’t heard Bronzed Chorus live, this is one show definitely worth attending. Tir Na Nog is always on point with their wide selection of awesome local beers on tap.  If you love local music and local beer, this is a no brainer.  Stay tuned to 88.1 FM to hear more about the show, and possible interviews. Hope to see everyone there!


Top 10 tracks selected by Hammer No More the Fingers

This week we are lucky to have Hammer No More the Fingers sending us their list of what they are currently listening to!
1. CavernsRemasculator
2. Deleted ScenesThe City that Never Wakes Up

3. Pink FlagKing of Scene
4. Birds of AvalonI Never Knew
5. MegafaunThe Fade
6. Embarrassing FruitsDetails
7. DeerhoofSpirit Ditties of no Tone
8. The Bronzed ChorusUnderpass Sunrise
9. Johnny Action FigureYoung Rider
10. My Morning JacketWordless Chorus