Eric Hodge Interviews http://wunc.org en Loamlands Takes On Heavy Themes, Heavy Guitar In 'Some Kind Of Light' http://wunc.org/post/loamlands-takes-heavy-themes-heavy-guitar-some-kind-light <p></p><p></p><p>Kym Register and Will Hackney are back in the Triangle after a long stint on the road. The pair makes up the band, Loamlands, and they’re playing a homecoming show in Carrboro this weekend.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:08:05 +0000 Rebecca Martinez & Eric Hodge 38812 at http://wunc.org Loamlands Takes On Heavy Themes, Heavy Guitar In 'Some Kind Of Light' "Boys Rock For Girls Rock" Tonight in Saxapahaw http://wunc.org/post/boys-rock-girls-rock-tonight-saxapahaw <p>Girls Rock NC is turning 10 years old this summer.&nbsp; The series of week-long day-camps gathers girls of varying ages and musical abilities to form bands.&nbsp; They write original music and play a show at the end of the week.&nbsp;<br /><br />But tonight, some male musicians are covering songs by female artists at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw to benefit the nonprofit.&nbsp; With me this morning is <a href="http://www.girlsrocknc.org/">Girls Rock NC </a>founder Amelia Shull, and Stu McLamb of the band <a href="http://www.thelovelanguage.com/">The Love Language</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:52:10 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38036 at http://wunc.org "Boys Rock For Girls Rock" Tonight in Saxapahaw The 'Thank God For Jokes' Tour: Mike Birbiglia At Carolina Theatre http://wunc.org/post/thank-god-jokes-tour-mike-birbiglia-carolina-theatre <p></p><p>Comendian <a href="http://birbigs.com/">Mike Birbiglia</a> is headed to the triangle this weekend, for a gig at the Carolina Theatre.</p><p>Mike's film&nbsp; <a href="http://watch.sleepwalkmovie.com/">Sleepwalk with Me</a> won the audience award at Sundance in 2012. It was co-written by This American Life's Ira Glass.</p><p>The movie stars Mike and is about his own life -- trying to be a comic, and discovering he is a sleepwalker.</p><p>The stories are true, and they are really funny.</p><p>http://youtu.be/8adsYbCfT-I</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:57:14 +0000 Eric Hodge 36428 at http://wunc.org The 'Thank God For Jokes' Tour: Mike Birbiglia At Carolina Theatre LISTEN: Chatham County Line Performs LIVE In WUNC Studios http://wunc.org/post/listen-chatham-county-line-performs-live-wunc-studios <p></p><p>“There’s a lot of growing up in this record,” says vocalist/guitarist Dave Wilson.</p><p>“We’re maturing in this world and seeing things through a different set of eyes – and that materializes in a lot of these songs.”</p><p><a href="http://www.chathamcountyline.com/">Chatham County Line</a> is celebrating the release of their latest album, Tightrope from Yep Roc Records. The foursome stopped into the WUNC&nbsp; studios to talk with Eric Hodge.</p><p>The interview begins with this song: Any Port in a Storm.</p><p>http://youtu.be/8fI2bAhOIIc</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:10:55 +0000 Carol Jackson & Eric Hodge 36425 at http://wunc.org LISTEN: Chatham County Line Performs LIVE In WUNC Studios Grandma Sparrow: Like Children's Music for Adults http://wunc.org/post/grandma-sparrow-childrens-music-adults <p>Drummer Joe Westerlund is a busy man.&nbsp; He plays with Triangle based band Megafaun as well as Califone and Durham's Mount Moriah.<br /><br />But recently he's been working on something else altogether.&nbsp; It's called Grandma Sparrow &amp; His Piddletractor Orchestra.&nbsp;</p><p>Westerlund describes it as a psychedelic children's song-cycle for adults.&nbsp; It recons Frank Zappa, Monty Python and Firesign Theater.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:48:44 +0000 Eric Hodge & Rebecca Martinez 35742 at http://wunc.org Grandma Sparrow: Like Children's Music for Adults Back On The Lawn: Concert Series Starts Tonight http://wunc.org/post/back-lawn-concert-series-starts-tonight <p><strong>Update: 12:28 p.m.</strong> <em>Southern Culture on the Skids to has been rescheduled for &nbsp;Thursday May 22 at 6 p.m.</em></p><p><strong>Update: 12:06 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<em>Due to the weather, the concert tonight with Southern Culture on the Skids and the Letter Jackets has been canceled. &nbsp;We're hope to reschedule -- stay tuned for details. We'll post updates on the <a href="http://wunc.org/post/four-concerts-scheduled-expanded-larger-back-porch-music-series-durham">main Back Porch On The Lawn Concerts page</a>.</em></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:35:13 +0000 Eric Hodge, Freddy Jenkins, Keith Weston & Rebecca Martinez 35531 at http://wunc.org Back On The Lawn: Concert Series Starts Tonight Get Up, Get Down: Sylvan Esso Brings Infectious Grooves Back To Carrboro http://wunc.org/post/get-get-down-sylvan-esso-brings-infectious-grooves-back-carrboro-0 <p>Sylvan Esso's eponymous album is full of catchy tracks, ripe for getting stuck in your head. "Coffee" is hypnotic, with a droning vibe that's infectious and profoundly danceable.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Durham-based duo filmed much of the music video for "Coffee" in Carrboro months back.</p><p>Singer Amelia Randall Meath designed the video to explore different kinds of dance parties. She&nbsp; is a fervent fan of contra dancing, which kicks off the video and inspired the lyrics. Meath taught band mate Nicholas Sanborn to dance for the occasion.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 12:46:21 +0000 Eric Hodge & Rebecca Martinez 35203 at http://wunc.org Get Up, Get Down: Sylvan Esso Brings Infectious Grooves Back To Carrboro Undefeated: Bobby Bare, Jr. Takes On Love, Breakups And Babies http://wunc.org/post/undefeated-bobby-bare-jr-takes-love-breakups-and-babies <p>There's an honesty in Bobby Bare Jr.'s songwriting. A familiarity. He's a famous son, his dad is country music legend Bobby Bare. Bobby Bare Jr. was nominated for a Grammy award at age 6 for this song, Daddy, What If.</p><p>http://youtu.be/UmkNBYiUXg8</p><p></p><p>Bobby Bare Jr.'s latest album is <a href="http://www.bobbybarejr.com/home">Undefeated</a>.</p><p></p><p>Some are calling it his "breakup album," but Bare chuckles when he says, "It's more a 'getting dumped' record than it is a breakup record."</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:55:52 +0000 Carol Jackson & Eric Hodge 34178 at http://wunc.org Undefeated: Bobby Bare, Jr. Takes On Love, Breakups And Babies 25 Years Of Merge Records: What A Playlist http://wunc.org/post/25-years-merge-records-what-playlist <p></p><p>Merge Records is celebrating their 25th anniversary this weekend.</p><p>Laura Ballance &amp; Mac McCaughan of the band Superchunk founded the label. "When I see pictures about what we looked like and what the bands that we worked with looked like then it feels like a long time," says Mac. "But it did go by quickly. It's gone by fast."</p><p>Superchunk is still releasing new stuff. They debuted"I Hate Music" last year.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/64154014" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:12:56 +0000 Carol Jackson 32422 at http://wunc.org 25 Years Of Merge Records: What A Playlist 'Too Much Pork For Just One Fork' And 3 More Great SCOTS Song Titles http://wunc.org/post/too-much-pork-just-one-fork-and-3-more-great-scots-song-titles <p>Southern Culture on the Skids are Chapel Hill's legendary "bards of downward mobility." If you have no idea what we're talking about, you're in for a treat:</p><p>http://youtu.be/KUP5rwVNJko</p><p>Here's some of our top four favorite song/album titles:</p><ol><li>Too Much Pork For Just One Fork</li><li>Ditch Diggin'</li><li>Plastic Seat Sweat</li><li>Liquored Up and Lacquered Down</li></ol><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's what the band says about themselves: "[we've] always embodied a sleazy, raucous, good-natured, good-time take on the culture of the South."</span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:04:04 +0000 Carol Jackson & Eric Hodge 32331 at http://wunc.org 'Too Much Pork For Just One Fork' And 3 More Great SCOTS Song Titles