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Concert Review | Diarrhea Planet at Local 506 in Chapel Hill

Much like “hair grunge,”  “arena punk” makes about as much sense as buying a pair of Jordans for a double leg amputee…at first glance. But after witnessing the sheer spectacle of Diarrhea Planet’s wall of shredding guitars, I can honestly say that I can now see Eddie Van Halen and Iggy Pop making beautiful music … Read more

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Concert Review | Foxygen at Local 506 in Chapel Hill. NC

Well folks, religion failed me once again. See, I was handed this story from some divine being, which I quickly transcribed and posted to this very blog, recounting the fated evening when Jesus peer-pressured Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger into imbibing irresponsibly, having sex, thus producing offspring that would one day form Foxygen. Much like most stories … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Animal Parts – King of Kings

As Mary kinda-said yesterday, the word pop, when used in certain musical circles, can be compared to one of those naughty words that can’t be spoken on network television. And while corporate radio and talent shows have helped us foster this hatred for an undeserving musical genre, there are still those glimmering hopes — the … Read more

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Concert Photos | Oberhofer @ Local 506 in Chapel Hill

All Photos by Aggie Donkar/Brand New Kind of Photography It’s no secret that we here at Speakers in Code love Oberhofer. Hell, we’ve featured the band three times now, giving it a coveted spot on our Best Songs of 2010 list, sitting down with Brad and Pete for an interview over mediocre appetizers, and now … Read more

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Concert Photos | Wye Oak @ Local 506 in Chapel Hill

All Photos by Aggie Donkar/Brand New Kind of Photography After a string of packed-house dates supporting Merge brethren Jonny, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, otherwise known as Wye Oak, brought their show to Local 506 in Chapel Hill Saturday night, firmly filling the house to capacity. Thankfully, our pretty picture lady captured the moment for … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Yuck – Coconut Bible

A Speakers in Code Infomercial Speakers: Like good music? Sure. We all do. But what if I told you an album will soon be released that, while immediately accessible and familiar, has the potential to not only be immensely satisfying but to rock your freaking world? Would you like that? Audience: Yeeeeees! Speakers: Well, what if … Read more

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Concert Review | The Apache Relay at Local 506 in Chapel Hill

Note: This piece was written by current teacher of dance arts at Northwood High School in Pittsboro, North Carolina, Leah Smith. I can confer she does indeed know what makes great-artists great, and has all credentials needed for writing the below review. She is Speakers in Code verified. As someone involved with the arts on … Read more

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Get Out! Concert Schedule | Saint Louis + The Triangle

Here’s this week’s Speakers in Code endorsed live shows in St. Louis and The Triangle, from now until October! Saint Louis 7/4 – Joe Pug + Rayland Baxter @ Off Broadway [buy tickets] 7/6 – Maps and Atlases + The Cults + The Globes @ The Firebird [buy tickets] 7/8 – Sarah Borges & The … Read more

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Get Out! Concert Schedule | St. Louis + The Triangle

Here’s this week’s Speakers in Code endorsed live shows in St. Louis and The Triangle, from now until October! Saint Louis 6/21 – The Moondoggies + Blitzen Trapper @ Off Broadway [buy tickets] 6/23 – Brahms + Tokyo Police Club + Passion Pit @ The Pageant [buy tickets] 6/26 – Sleep Kitty + The Blind … Read more

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Get Out! Concert Schedule | St. Louis and The Triangle

Here’s this week’s Speakers in Code endorsed live shows in St. Louis and The Triangle!Saint Louis6/12 – Twangfest: Ha Ha Tonka + Jason and the Scorchers @ Blueberry Hill [buy tickets]6/14 – Dawes + Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros @ The Pageant [buy tickets]6/15 – Mumford & Sons @ Off Broadway [sold out]6/15 – … Read more