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The Local Beat: Morning Bells

The Local Beat: Morning Bells 

Raleigh pop band Morning Bells joined DJ Sparrovv and DJ Whatsherface for an interview and in-studio performance before their show Feb. 8 at Neptune’s. 

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Tuned Out! 2 – Artists Rights Management

This episode, John Foley and Griffin Matthews sit down to discuss sxsw, artists rights management, and just what it’s like to be an artist.

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Local Band Local Beer My Darling Fury

Local Band Local Beer My Darling Fury 

DJ Whatsherface sat down with My Darling Fury for an interview before their Local Band Local Beer show on August 11.

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Local Band Local Beer Happy Abandon

Local Band Local Beer Happy Abandon 

DJ Whatsherface sat down with Happy Abandon for an interview before their Local Band Local Beer show on August 11.

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Local Band Local Beer 1970s Film Stock

Local Band Local Beer 1970s Film Stock

DJ Whatsherface sat down with 1970s Film Stock for an interview before their Local Band Local Beer show at the Pour House on July 14.

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Sometimes living in the Triangle can be a bit overwhelming. Soaking in so many new, hip acts, it’s hard to remember that there’s an entire state’s worth of incredible music to be paying attention to. It leads to some mesmerizing artists flying quietly under the radar in the Triangle’s music scene. However, when you release music as rich and ornate as River Whyless it’s hard not to make people pay attention.

River Whyless has taken the genre of folk music, one that many may feel has been driven into the ground by over-played and super-hyped acts like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers, and have crafted songs that are as fresh and unique as they are rustic and traditional. Live shows may find the act shouting into violins for melodic textures, using bicycle wheels as percussive instruments, and frequent trade-offs of vocal duties. All of these facets come together to build one surprisingly cohesive but immensely diverse sound.

Throughout the hour, River Whyless performed three new tracks from their recent self-titled EP and discussed how a new approach to recording altered the sound of this release. Listen below for our full conversation and some gorgeous live takes on “Life Crisis,” “Maple Sap” and “Miles of Skyline.”

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Wild Fur Interview

The North Carolina music scene is an ever-changing beast. Following a natural ebb and flow, we find bands continually dissipate and form anew, boasting a revamped sound and a Frankenstein-ed lineup of local favorites. Such is the case with many of our favorite locals, but every now and then we find acts that stay true to their roots while naturally blossoming into unique, uncharted sonic territory. So goes the story of Wild Fur.

Many folks may be familiar with Wylie Hunter and Nick Jaeger from the plethora of projects they’ve both been involved with like Wylie Hunter & The Cazadores, Roman Candle, Max Indian, and the list goes on. One wouldn’t reasonably expect a new project from these two roots driven artists to sound the way Wild Fur does, a swirling mixture of synths, guitars, drum samples and smooth vocals that’s as rooted in Americana as it is electronic pop. However, Hunter and Jaeger aren’t satisfied with complacency, and that shows in their recent conversation on Carolina Grown.

Prior to their show on Jan. 23 at Local 506 with Floating Action and Dad & Dad, the founding members of Wild Fur joined us in the studio to discuss the band’s origins, songwriting techniques and news on when fans can expect to hear their heavily anticipated full-length. Check out our full conversation below along with the premiere of “Get Up & Go” the newest single from their forthcoming full length.

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On Thursday, Go Go Hero dropped by the station before they played Local Band Local Beer for an interview.

You can check them out on Facebook and ReverbNation.

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Zack Mexico, who WKNC fans will remember from our Oct. 3 Fridays on the Lawn, performed with Strange Faces and Dad & Dad at Dec. 11’s Local Band Local Beer. The gang stopped by the studios to chat with Phian before the show.

Listen in to their conversation, which begins with the song “Meric Clanson” and also includes the tracks “Apocalypse,” “Lucy” and “Fun Fun." 

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Phian interviewed Raleigh group Kurtzweil last Thursday before they played Local Band Local Beer at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub.

They played two of their songs live in WKNC’s studio during the interview: Waiting For You and Sunblinded.

Keep up to date with Kurtzweil on their website, Facebook and Bandcamp!

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