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.
Cincinnati trash pop trio Tweens stopped by the WKNC lounge today to record some songs. We will share the video as soon as we can, but until then enjoy these photos from the session.
Grandma Sparrow stopped by the studio for an interview and a video session to help give us an inside look into the land of Piddletractor, which is the land in which Grandma Sparrow and all of the characters in his debut album reside. The album is due out next week on Spacebomb Records.
Joe Westerlund, who is Grandma Sparrow, is most well known for his work with Megafaun, DeYarmond Edison, Mount Moriah, Califone, Gayngs, and more. This new project he has undertaken he says has been something that he has been working on his entire life whether he realized it or not. The land of Piddletractor contains tales and characters that are drawn from across his life while the album shows his pure genius as a wordsmith and musician. With many different descriptions being thrown around, Joe described it the most concisely as a “psychedelic children’s song-cycle for adults.”
Check out the full interview as we discuss the inspiration for this project, the land of Piddletractor, and the process behind the album. Be sure to also check out his performance of “Grandma’s Song for You” in The Lounge to get a taste of what’s to come in his upcoming shows this weekend leading up to the album’s release.
-May 16: Coalition Theater, Richmond, VA with improv comedy by Pigeon
-May 17: The Pinhook, Durham, NC with Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (of Mountain Man) and Matthew E. White (DJ Set)
-May 18: The Pinhook, Durham, NC (Sunday Brunch) with Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (of Mountain Man)
WKNC The Lounge playlist
Need some motivation to study for exams and get those final papers done? Just put this playlist of WKNC’s The Lounge videos on repeat.
While you are at it, let us know which ones are your favorites. We will be submitting contest entries soon and want to pick the best one.
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.
Jackson Scott “Sandy” - WKNC’s The Lounge
When Fat Possum artist Jackson Scott came by knc’s studio for an on air interview after his Chapel Hill debut performance at the Cradle with Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Oct 6th, 2013 we felt it more than necessary to stick a couple camera’s in his face and tell him to play.
The psych-rock virtuoso out of Asheville ended up playing a stripped down 3 song set as a part of KNC’s new video series The Lounge.
"Sandy" is just the first installment of the show, be on the look out for more to be premiered soon!
You can also check out our first episode with Daniel Bachman.