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Jam of the Day | Howard Ivans – Red Face Boy

Ivan Howard, the longtime leader of The Rosebuds, is now officially Howard Ivans. But honestly, he could call himself Iward Hovens for all we care, just as long as he keeps making music that sounds like “Red Face Boy.” It’s insanely catchy — check it below.

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Full Report | Day One: Hopscotch Music Festival

Gross Ghost : Photo by Aggie Donkar Day One: Thursday Brief Setup: Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival is curated by Pitchfork contributor, and hometown artsy-newspaper editor Grayson Currin. It’s the only festival of it’s kind – featuring tons of the best local acts, wedged between a plethora of up-and-coming bands that will soon be indie-household names. The … Read more

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Hopscotch Music Festival 2012 | The Speakers-Endorsed Track

After covering the two previous Hopscotch Music Festivals, and mapping out the blog’s schedule for attending this year’s festival, I can safely say that the biggest reoccurring theme, outside hangovers and sleep deprivation, seems to be CME, or continuing musical education for the non-acronym inclined. See, what you guys may not realize is the festival … Read more