Cincinnatti rockers Tweens came by The Lounge to play some songs off their record Bored In The City along with some brand new ones. The last song they played, Be Mean, was actually on CMJ’s list of The 30 Best Songs of 2014 So Far. Check out the 5 song set above.
One of the less thought of consequences of the 2010 London riots may have been the loss of numbers of crates filled with what was to be the debut album of Hiss Golden Messenger - “Bad Debt.” The fires ended up destroying the entire first pressing of the record. The intimate collection of songs, recorded at a kitchen table on an analog tape deck, has now been re-released and has been making headlines ever since the street date.
The band had a proper release for the LP last Friday at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.
Check out the first installment of Hiss Golden Messenger’s set in the Lounge here.
Loamlands are an exciting new Durham based band, featuring Will Hackney and Kym Register, formerly of the group Midtown Dickens. The group revels in a sort of emotionally charged Americana that manages to hopeful and bittersweet all at once. The band saw their first EP release, Some Kind Of Light, last year on Trekky Records, and the record is a powerful and spare collection of songs with earworm vocal melodies and a distinctly Southern charm.
The duo recently came in for a Lounge session, where they performed “One More Day” a track from their upcoming new LP. See them play with Mount Moriah, Daniel Bachman, and more this Friday 2/14 at Lincoln Theater for Double Barrel Benefit Night 2!
In case you missed it, there’s even more T0W3RS in The Lounge. Derek performed two more new songs from his upcoming release “TL;DR,” and he turned the mangy lounge carpet into a violent disco dance floor. Check out the full 10-minute set above.
Hammer No More The Fingers has been a mainstay of the Triangle music scene for years, and they show no sign of stopping. Their last release of new material was the single Kaplox, and they group came by the WKNC Lounge to perform it live.
T0W3RS is a crazy infectious band based out of Carrboro. They blend driving indie rock guitars with spacious electronic hooks and catchy melody lines. Led by Derek Torres, the band has enlisted many different musicians from across the Triangle over the past couple years. Torres spent last year working on his latest effort “TL;DR” due out sometime this year.
Torres stopped by the other day for an interview and to premiere some new tracks off the forthcoming full-length in our Lounge. ”The Situation” is the lead single off the album and if it is any indication of the rest of the effort, this album should be on top of some local “Best of” lists this year. Check out his performance in The Lounge above and get ready to get down with him this Friday, February 7th at Cat’s Cradle for Night 1 of Double Barrel Benefit 11!
GHOSTT BLLONDE are a new Raleigh band who have erupted onto the scene. After playing their house and many other houses over the past year, they have now started headlining shows at some of the area’s bigger venues. We are really excited to have GHOSTT BLLONDE open up night 1 of Double Barrel 11 at Cat’s Cradle on Friday, February 7th with their infectious brand of “a 50’s rumble of trash-can-pop.”
GHOSTT BLLONDE came in to kick off our DBB11 Lounge Sessions as our first ever full-band in the Lounge. Even in the cramped space, they sounded incredible. They recently signed to Negative Fun records and debuted the song “Curls” off their forthcoming EP for us in The Lounge. Check out the song above and be sure to come out to see them at DBB11!!!
Matthew E. White “Big Love” // WKNC’s The Lounge
Richmond songwriter Matthew E. White paid a visit to WKNC before his December show at King’s to perform an alternate version of “Big Love,” a cut off his debut album Big Inner. This is the forth session of The Lounge, which has been described by Indy Week as “a good way to hear tunes you might know in a different context.”
Matthew E. White, founder of Spacebomb Records in Richmond, Virginia, is also head of the jazz band Fight the Big Bull and was also a member of rock group The Great White Jenkins. Big Inner, which was released in 2012, can best be described from the following excerpt via his website: “ Whether you’re a woman or man, White’s mournful, get-it-on voice may be all you can hear: I don’t want to live a day longer than you, so let’s meet the Lord together. You can call it soul music if you want. It’s his soul and it’s his music.” Big Inner is composed of seven songs and is the first release from Spacebomb Records.
EOT135 Best of 2013 12/10/13
This week we present a very special edition of Eye On the Triangle: our best of 2013! We bring you our favorite pieces from the past year all in one episode, our final one for this year.
With a university as big a NC State, there are bound to be some people with interesting and amazing careers. Our own Gene Zhirnov found one earlier this year and sat down with him for an interview.
The United Nations is a massive organization that involves the cooperation of many countries and people from around the world. Jake sat down with an ambassador from New Zealand this year.
Needless to say, the Hofmann Forest sale has been generating a lot of controversy over the course of the past year. Earlier this year, prior to the revelations of the past few months, Dean Watzin of the College of Natural Resources spoke with Deondre about the forest and her college.
NC State students are constantly doing really big things in this world. Just before this semester started, Andrew had the privilege of interviewing Christina Hammock, an alumna who now works for NASA, via a phone call from her then-assigned location in American Samoa.
Here at WKNC, we premiered a new Youtube series this Fall, and it’s definitely worth checking out.
Listen to all this, plus national and international news from Andrew, your forecast for the next week, and a community calendar.
Nick Savage and Andrew Eichen bring you another semester of “Eye on the Triangle,” live each Tuesday at 7 p.m. on WKNC 88.1 FM and wknc.org/listen and available as a downloadable podcast, starting on January 14th, 2014.