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Jam of the Day | Superchunk – FOH

Photo by Agatha Donkar  New records from Superchunk make me feel like I’m 14 years old all over again, except without the drama of being a teenager — just the pure happiness of a band I love making new music. “FOH” — standard musician talk for “front of house” — is vintage, thumping, guitar-heavy Superchunk, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Portastatic – Oh My Sweet Carolina

Photo courtesy of Merge Records Having just read Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown, Raleigh News & Observer music David Menconi’s love letter to and history lesson about Ryan, Whiskeytown, and the Triangle music scene, I could write a thousand words on this cover of “Oh My Sweet Carolina”, one of Ryan’s greatest songs. But … Read more

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Hopscotch Music Festival | Day Three in Photos

The Flaming Lips | Photo by Aggie Donkar The 2011 Hopscotch Music Festival is over, dammit, and I now have a new way to gauge my experience. When getting ready for work this morning, I had to move my belt to the next largest size. No shit y’all – I drank, and ate, THAT much … Read more

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Hopscotch 2011 Lineup Announced!

The initial list of names for Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival was announced this morning, and holy shiz, we are excited!  The Flaming Lips, GBV, and DBT lead the pack for the main stage, but there is a solid list of small-club headlining bands as well.  And if things work they way they did last year, … Read more