Local Music Charts: Feb. 3 - Feb. 17
1. The Love Language - (Last Position = #2)
2. Mount Moriah - (Last Position = #1)
3. T0W3RS - (Last Position = #4)
4. Loamlands - (Last Position = #3)
5. Ghostt Bllonde - (Last Position = #5)
Double Barrel Benefit 11 // Mount Moriah
Mount Moriah burst onto the triangle scene just a few years ago, and have been asserting themselves as one of the best Americana groups in the scene and beyond ever since. Lead by the soulful crooning of Heather McEntire, the band made a splash in 2013 with their release of their critically lauded record Miracle Temple. Praised for its blend of fundamental country elements with refreshing songwriting and energy, the Merge Records release was recognized by outlets such as Pitchfork and Paste as a standout of the year.
Mount Moriah is known for its emotionally driven and sentimental performances that feel like something from the past. This year at Hopscotch 2013, they hosted one of the most extravagant performances of the festival with a set made up of their discography in full, wowing Fletcher Opera Theater.
This February 14th, Mount Moriah takes the stage of Lincoln Theater on the second and final night of WKNC’s Double Barrel Benefit 11. Bring a loved one and be prepared to dance for what’s sure to be a landmark show in the event’s history.
-Walt Lilly, Production Manager
Double Barrel Benefit Night 1 Recap // February 7, 2014
The night started out with a highly energetic and enthusiastic performance by Raleigh’s own Ghostt Bllonde. Next was Tow3rs, who began his set with a cover of Raleigh’s Lonnie Walker, which immediately grabbed at the crowd’s hearts. Hammer No More the Fingers followed with a nostalgic yet fresh set with new material that reinforces your past love affair with the boys. Lastly, The Love Language took the stage and delivered a genuinely heart-felt performance. The band served up a well-balanced mix of older songs as well as some picks from their latest album. Before we knew it, nobody in the crowd could contain themselves and broke out into a frenzy of crowd surfing- which has become a surprisingly recent pattern at The Love Language’s shows.
Overall, everyone at WKNC is elated with the results from our first night of Double Barrel Benefit 11. Be sure to come out for the second round of fun, this Friday, February 14, 2014 at Lincoln Theatre. It will be a Valentine’s Day celebration featuring Mount Moriah, Bombadil, Loamlands, and Daniel Bachman! Tickets can be purchased here.
Playlist: A Guide to Double Barrel Benefit 11
Double Barrel Benefit 11 is quickly approaching. If you haven’t had time to check out the bands yet, here’s a Spotify playlist that includes a couple of songs from each of the bands (except for GHOSTT BLLONDE who are not on Spotify). So please check them out so you can sing along with us at DBB11. As always, tune in to 88.1 WKNC to hear these artists as well as other great artists all day.
Check out the playlist here and the tracklisting below!
Night 1- Friday, February 7th, 8pm, Cat’s Cradle
Beach Glass Comedown by GHOSTT BLLONDE
Figure 8 by GHOSTT BLLONDE
Bounty by T0W3RS
Scandles by T0W3RS
Blue Blazer by Hammer No More the Fingers
Pink Worm by Hammer No More the Fingers
Lalita by The Love Language
Brittany’s Back by The Love Language
Night 2- Friday, February 14th, 8pm, Lincoln Theatre
Sun Over Old Rag by Daniel Bachman
Sarah Anne by Daniel Bachman
Another Reason by Loamlands
Scottsboro by Loamlands
Honeymoon by Bombadil
Angeline by Bombadil
Social Wedding Rings by Mount Moriah
Bright Light by Mount Moriah
WKNC Local Music Charts: Jan 20 - Feb. 3
1. Mount Moriah - (Last Position = #1)
2. The Love Language - (Last Position = #2)
3. Loamlands - (First week on charts)
4. T0W3RS - (First week on charts)
5. Ghostt Bllonde - (First week on charts)
The FULL lineup is now announced for WKNC’s Double Barrel Benefit 11. Join us this Friday, Feb. 7 at Cat’s Cradle for The Love Language with Hammer No More The Fingers, Tow3rs and GHOSTT BLLONDE. Then stop by Lincoln Theatre on Friday, Feb.14 for Mount Moriah, Bombadil, Lomalands and Daniel Bachman! Tickets at wknc.org/dbb11.
Double Barrel Benefit 11 Full Lineup
WKNC 88.1 FM will hold its eleventh annual Double Barrel Benefit concert Friday, Feb. 7 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro and Friday, Feb. 14 at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. Cat’s Cradle will host The Love Language to kick off the festival with Hammer No More the Fingers, T0W3RS, and GHOSTT BLLONDE supporting. Lincoln Theatre will feature Mount Moriah for the final night along with special guests to be announced, Loamlands, and Daniel Bachman.
“The goal is to bring the established bands we’ve always loved to work with and promote the best new bands that we really believe in,” Bri Aab, general manager, said. “As a station, we want to help cultivate a community in which musicians can thrive. The Triangle has a deep local music history, and we hope to strengthen that relationship of music and the area.”
Because of the interconnected nature of the Triangle, WKNC is holding the first night of the festival at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, a Double Barrel first, and keeping the second night at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. The station’s signal is also 25,000 watts, which puts the entire Triangle in its coverage pattern.
“WKNC has grown a lot over the past 10 years of Double Barrel, and this year we are changing it up to illustrate that,” Michael D’Argenio, program director, said. “I’m excited to be bringing this event to larger venues across the Triangle to expose more people to the great local music we have to offer.”
The idea for Double Barrel Benefit, a two-night event to raise money for station operations, came from former general manager Jamie Proctor in 2003. It has become a staple in the music community of North Carolina, and has dually served to promote great local musicians while also benefiting WKNC.
“It’s crazy to have both The Love Language and Mount Moriah this year,” Walt Lilly, station production manager and co-creator of “The Lounge” video series, said. “These are two incredible acts that have a national presence while staying rooted in the Triangle, and we are glad to have their homecoming at Double Barrel.”
“Not only is DBB a great platform to see already established artists in a unique way, it also pairs these acts with our favorite up and coming performers in the area.” John Kovalchik, operations manager, said. “We are very excited about the possibilities that this year’s event has in store.”
Tickets are on sale now at http://wknc.org/dbb11. Prices are $12 in advance and $14 at the door for each night and all proceeds benefit WKNC. Two-night passes are available for $22. The event is 18+. Doors for each show open at 8 p.m. with music at 9 p.m.
WKNC Local Music Charts - Jan. 6 - 20
We may not have a CMJ chart for local music, but that doesn’t mean we can’t let you know which local artists are getting the most spins on WKNC! Every two weeks we’ll be sharing the top five North Carolina-based artists that we play on WKNC. So keep checking back to see which artists are rising up the ranks, and perhaps your requests can send a few underrated folks into our top 5!
1. Mount Moriah
2. The Love Language
3. Future Islands
5. Hiss Golden Messenger