Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM Radio 200/Indie Rock Charts 11/7/16

1 SLOTHRUST Everyone Else – Dangerbird
2 SHELF LIFE Spirit Bear – Self-released
4 JAY SOM Turn Into – Polyvinyl
5 UVB-76 UVB-76 – Self-Released
6 DEVENDRA BANHART Ape In Pink Marble – Nonesuch
7 REAL NUMBERS Worldless Wonder – Slumberland
8 WAREHOUSE Super Low – Bayonet
9 WYTCHES All Your Happy Life – Heavenly-Pias
10 SPRINGTIME CARNIVORE Midnight Room – Autumn Tone
11 FROM INDIAN LAKES Everything Feels Better Now – Triple Crown
12 LA FEMME Mystere – Disque Pointus
13 JEFF ROSENSTOCK Worry. – SideOneDummy
14 KATIE DEY Flood Network – Joy Void
15 WEYES BLOOD Front Row Seat To Earth – Mexican Summer
16 MULTIPLE CAT Intricate Maps – Cartouche
17 TRUE WIDOW Avvolgere – Relapse
18 EX-CULT Negative Growth – In The Red
19 JENNY HVAL Blood Bitch – Sacred Bones
20 CHOOK RACE Around The House – Trouble In Mind
21 PURLING HISS High Bias – Drag City
22 TIM PRESLEY The Wink – Drag City
23 MERCHANDISE A Corpse Wired For Sound – 4AD
24 AGNES OBEL Citizen Of Glass – Pias
25 GROWLERS City Club – Cult
26 CRYING Beyond The Fleeting Gales – Run For Cover
27 EMMA RUTH RUNDLE Marked For Death – Sargent House
28 SCIFLYER The Age Of Lovely, Intimate Things – Clairecords
29 TWIN LIMB Haplo – Suretone
30 HONEYBLOOD Babes Never Die – FatCat

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2 TOY Clear Shot – Heavenly-Pias
3 MARCHING CHURCH Telling It Like It Is – Sacred Bones
4 AMERICAN WRESTLERS Goodbye Terrible Youth – Fat Possum
5 AMERICAN MONOXIDE Web Content – Wooden Tooth

Concert Review


A few minutes into her set, after blazing through “Under a Rock” and “Misery over Dispute”, frontwoman Katie Crutchfield noticed the visibly positive crowd reaction and remarked “I guess I should keep coming back”. That Tuesday night was the third time Waxahatchee has visited the Triangle in the past year; one previous show at Cat’s Cradle and one at this year’s Hopscotch Festival. Crutchfield’s songwriting is versatile, ranging from the haunting low-fi ballads of her debut American Weekend to grungy 90’s rock of her first Merge release from earlier this year, Ivy Tripp. In contrast to her solo acoustic set at Hopscotch, this show leaned heavily towards the latter. Neither Crutchfield nor her bandmates touched an acoustic guitar for the duration of the set.

The high point of the show was a rearrangement of the somber American Weekend highlight “Grass Stain” to fit into the sound and attitude of the new record. Many of the lyrics, such as “I don’t care that I’m too young to be unhappy” felt more rebellious than melancholy in this new context. While I would not have complained if more of the gorgeous acoustic songs of Waxahatchee’s early work were performed, Crutchfield showed how capable and confident she at delivering this new sound. Closing the show with a performance of my favorite Cerulean Salt track “Dixie Cups and Jars”, she displayed the powerful lyrics and great guitar riffs that make her such a fantastic songwriter.

The opening acts Weyes Blood and Try the Pie also put on solid performances. Try the Pie’s upbeat and straightforward rock music to get the night rolling was contrasted by the wistful atmospheric sound and winding vocal melodies brought by Weyes Blood. Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood showed up for her set alone, bringing just an acoustic guitar, effects pedals, and an iPhone. The guitar was run through a variety of pedals that are more often paired with an electric setup, and the iPhone was used to supply airy synths and percussion. It was an unusual but hypnotizing performance that provided a great segue into the main act.