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Photos | Merge 25, Saturday, Carrboro, NC

All photos by Agatha Donkar My favorite thing about Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh ever year is how it feels like a big family reunion in venues and photo pits all over downtown, and Merge 25’s big ol’ outdoor party on Saturday, hosted by Margaret Cho and finishing with a (no cameras or video or … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Love Language – Calm Down

For the sake of argument, let’s compare the current Triangle, NC music scene to the 1993 Charlotte Hornets. Both team and geographic area are bustling with talent – true. But the relationship chasm we must bridge here deals more with veterans upping their game, as true leaders do, in order to show those flashy newcomers what … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Lost in the Trees – Red

I was introduced to Ari Picker’s music waaaaay back in the year 2000, when his first band, The B-Sides, opened for someone like Superdrag, or Guided by Voices, at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina. He was just a high school kid at that point, but my friends and I left that night singing … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Megafaun – These Words

Go see Megafaun live, and you will immediately understand what the entire Triangle has been…yeah I’m going to do it…”fawning” over in increasing fashion over the last few years. The boys, Phil & Brad Cook, and percussionist Joe Westerlund, have become local celebrities, immediately getting tables at the most popular restaurants, and roaming around with … Read more

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Full Report: Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh

Photo Credits: The Independent Weekly Well folks, the inaugural Hopscotch Music Festival is now firmly five days behind us, and it’s honestly taken me this long to decompress, catch up on “real work,” and recover from the sleep deprivation. Thinking back, everything seems a bit blurry – which could be the product of countless pints … Read more

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The Speakers Endorsed Hopscotch Music Festival Track!

The inaugural Hopscotch Music Festival is almost here, party people of the Triangle, and while laying out the official Speakers in Code endorsed track, this guy just got officially giddy for the festivities to begin. I even geeked-out enough to give you a back-up plan just in case the show of your choice is all … Read more

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The Perfect Mixtape | Speakers + Summer 2010

It’s been awhile since the three of us at Speakers in Code have offered up a perfect mixtape for you. But, there’s really no better reason to bestow our favorite readers with a collection of sun-soaked tunes than the official first day of summer. Hurrah for plum pudding! Seriously, no sarcasm: we. are. pumped. These … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Love Language – Heart to Tell

To start the week – a quick geography lesson. The Triangle area of North Carolina includes three primary cities: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. It’s located in the Piedmont region of the state, nestled quaintly three hours from the mountains and two hours from the beach. Culturally, it’s the epicenter of the state, fueled no … Read more