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Gryffin

10/31/2017
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We caught up with electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist Gryffin on his Castle in the Sky tour stop in Carrboro to chat about Rick and Morty, his emotional and uplifting brand of music, and performing a set with both live and mixed elements. HELPFUL LINKS: Gryffin on Spotify Spotify Playlist Show notes Leave a review! Like us on Facebook!

Duration:00:22:27

Brian McGee on baby-making music, complex songwriting, and the 1980s-2000s fashion revival

10/10/2017
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Drove back up to Chapel Hill this week to speak with Brian McGee (Sneakers Award, Plow United) about baby-making music, complex songwriting, and the 1980s-2000s fashion revival. HELPFUL LINKS: Sneakers Award on Bandcamp Plow United on Spotify Spotify Playlist Show notes Leave a review! Like us on Facebook!

Duration:00:37:32

Wood & Wire on natural hair lubricant, properly judging a bluegrass show, and missing references as children

10/3/2017
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We hit up the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in downtown Raleigh this past weekend and spoke with Austin, TX four-piece Wood & Wire about natural hair lubricant, how to properly judge a live bluegrass show, and the dirty things in music that went over our heads as children. Some homeless people got in on the fun this week as well. HELPFUL LINKS: Wood & Wire on Spotify Spotify Playlist Show notes Leave a review! Like us on Facebook!

Duration:00:20:55

John Booker & Rachel Hirsh on cover band crowds, Motion City Soundtrack, and how hip hop is the only genre testing limits these days

9/19/2017
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We're back to prowling the local scene after Hopscotch (minus Dave this week) with guests John Booker & Rachel Hirsh (BRUXES, I Was Totally Destroying It, 120 Minutes). We talked about playing shows as a cover band, touring and recording with Motion City Soundtrack, and how hip hop is the only genre testing limits in this day and age. There's also a distinct emo theme to this episode. HELPFUL LINKS: BRUXES on Spotify I Was Totally Destroying It on Spotify Spotify Playlist Show...

Duration:00:32:15

Hopscotch '17: Advance Base on how your music tastes change when you have kids, Disney songs, and finding music before the internet

9/15/2017
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Our final stop for Hopscotch '17 was a set of steps near the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh to catch up with Advance Base (real name: Owen Ashworth). We went over how your music tastes and habits change when you have children, the ways to find new music before the internet, and the quality of Disney songs. HELPFUL LINKS: Advance Base on Spotify Spotify Playlist Show notes Leave a review! Like us on Facebook!

Duration:00:35:20

Hopscotch '17: MOURN on great couches, touring in America, and the influence of School of Rock

9/14/2017
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The Hopscotch adventure rolls on as we went backstage at CAM Raleigh with MOURN from outside of Barcelona, Spain. Topics include a critique of the best couches for sleeping, the experience of touring in America, and the influence of School of Rock on their decision to make music a career. There's also an awesome campfire-like story about their band origins. HELPFUL LINKS: MOURN on Spotify Spotify Playlist Show notes Leave a review! Like us on Facebook!

Duration:00:22:41

Hopscotch '17: Har Mar Superstar on movie cameos, Hanson's music summer camp for adults, and life on tour

9/13/2017
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Continuing our journey through Hopscotch, we met up with Har Mar Superstar (real name: Sean Tillmann) at the Raleigh Convention Center to talk about cameoing in feature films, attending the music summer camp that Hanson runs, and life on tour. HELPFUL LINKS: MOURN on Bandcamp Show notes Leave a review! Like us on Facebook!

Duration:00:22:54

Hopscotch '17: Boy Harsher on sampling and making beats, naming songs and bands, and Italiodisco

9/12/2017
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Back from holiday and wandering around the 2017 edition of the Hopscotch Music Festival in downtown Raleigh, we sat down in the courtyard of the NC State Capitol to chat with Jae and Gus, the duo that makes up Massachusetts-based band Boy Harsher, about the technical aspects of sampling and making beats in electronic music, the process of naming songs/bands, and Italiodisco. HELPFUL LINKS: Boy Harsher on Bandcamp Show notes Leave a review! Like us on Facebook!

Duration:00:31:10

Kevin DeJong on the perils of crowdsurfing, the hardcore scene in the Triangle, and the struggle of not having a vocalist

8/29/2017
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We sat down with Kevin DeJong, a Raleigh-based guitarist for Home Away from Paradise and concert photographer to talk about preventing camera breakage due to crowd surfers, theories on why the hardcore and pop-punk scenes seem to thrive in Greensboro and Chapel Hill, and how everyone lives for breakdowns regardless of the genre of music they enjoy. HELPFUL LINKS: This week's show notes Leave a review! Like us on Facebook!

Duration:00:53:52

6. Seedy CD Warehouse

8/22/2017
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We confer with Des Moines-based indie rockers, The Fuss about the origins of their band, the true meaning of Des Moines, witnessing raw & emotional stage experiences, and the Big Lebowski. Bonus for this week: 20 extra songs on the playlist because the boys couldn't narrow it down.

Duration:00:58:21

5. N as in Knight

8/15/2017
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We stop by Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC to chat with their talent buyer/acquirer/procurer Stephen Mooneyhan. Topics this week include live band experiences involving body fluids, the intimate nature of seeing European bands tour the US, the increasing amount of pressure on up-and-coming bands, and the proper way to experience SXSW. Stephen then jumps into the playlist, which is fairly hardcore-focused.

Duration:00:59:14

4. Luminary?

8/8/2017
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Meteorologist-by-day, musician-by-night Keith Sherburn stops by the "studio" to chat and play a quick tune. Topics discussed this week include the cold weather of Kansas City, the terrifying lifestyle of an introverted frontman, those people that ignore opening bands, and how to easily figure out who's playing your city. Keith then runs through his musical style and process as well as the tracks on HIS playlist... no more playlists from us! Be sure to listen through to the end to hear...

Duration:00:58:35

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