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Hopscotch Music Festival 2013 | Day Party Suggestions

We’ve already given you our picks for the night shows – now, here’s what we think you should be seeing while working off that hangover you gave yourself. The weather looks awesome – mid-to-low eighties, so don’t worry about that sweaty, pukey feeling, you normally have at festival day shows…this should be the perfect weekend … Read more

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Hopscotch Music Festival 2013 | The Speakers-Endorsed Track

Well, it’s September, folks, and the SIC gang here in North Carolina have been busy preparing ourselves to traverse the annual Hopscotch Music Festival, which amazingly, is now in it’s fourth year of existence! We’ve been consecutively staying up 30 minutes later each week for a month now, to get our bodies used to the … Read more

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Lineup | 2013 Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC

Well y’all, Hopscotch just announced their lineup for the 2013 festival, and we are beyond excited. Uber-excited if you will.  True to form, they’ve handpicked new and old (more seasoned) performers across pretty much every musical genre in existence.  From rap to bluegrass, they molded a festival this year that in my opinion, will be … Read more

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The 8 Best Releases From NC Bands in 2012

For some reason, the only thing witty in my head right now is “nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in….the twelfth year of two thousaaaand.”  Does it have the same ring as the original?  No, but you know what? It’s true goddammit.  Our home-state boys and girls have really raised the proverbial bar, by releasing … Read more

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10 to Spin | Gross Ghost

As a music blogger, it’s a bit tough to admit this – the reason I picked up Gross Ghost’s new LP, Brer Rabbit, is it has a really pretty cover. There. My soul is now free. Luckily, my post-purchase experience with it was even more pleasurable, even beyond the clear vinyl that the awesomely-designed sleeve … Read more