Check out our day parties and related events…
By The Editors
In its fourth year, Hopscotch Music Festival, which takes place this week, Sept. 5–7, is going all out, playing host to 175 band appearing at multiple venues all throughout downtown Raleigh, NC. Among the top national and international acts: Spiritualized, The Breeders, Kurt Vile, Oblivians, John Cale, Pere Ubu, Action Bronson, Sleep, Adult, Low. We had a gas last year and expect no less than a gas-gas-gas this year. There will be day parties in and around town and sundry ancillary events as well. View the full schedule here: http://hopscotchmusicfest.com/schedule.
Speaking of which we’ll be co-hosting our own Hopscotch day party with our sister business Schoolkids Records of Raleigh, NC (https://www.facebook.com/schoolkids) on both Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 & 7, at Deep South The Bar (430 S Dawson Street, Raleigh). As with last year, each day from 12 noon until about 5pm bands will be performing, and we’re extremely honored to have some of the Triangle’s top talent on hand for the celebration. Friday brings Onward, Soldiers, Brett Harris, Kenny Roby, Hank Sinatra and River City Ransom, while the Saturday acts are WOOL, Eros & the Eschaton, Some Army, Schooner and Oulipo. So if you’re on hand for Hopscotch, come on out to Deep South during the day and help us get the party started! Admission is free, and no wrist bands are required.
Yet More Hopscotch-Related Stuff: It’s no huge secret that since last year we’ve shared office space in Raleigh with Schoolkids and the Second Motion label, and among the perks has been hanging out with the artists who perform regularly on the small-but-swanky Schoolkids stage. If you follow Schoolkids on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/schoolkids) you’ll be able to keep up with our live events; we always post photos after the performances as well. Next time you happen to be in North Carolina, feel free to swing by the store and say hello.
So this week we’re participating in the annual Hopscotch kickoff party with Sadlack’s Heroes and Guitartown on Thursday starting at 1pm and running through 5pm. In order of appearance on the S-kids stage: Roseland, Caleb Caudle, Old Quarter and Magnolia Collective. Next door at Sadlack’s the bands will be playing until 10pm, including Jimmy Lovelace, The Equivocators, Lynn Blakey & Ecki, Roger Gupton, Brian Malow (comedy), Hank Sinatra, Loudermilks, Leadville Social Club, Clear Spots, June Star and Horsehead. See ya here.
We’re also looking forward to the Montreal band Suuns on the S-kids stage Friday, Sept. 6 at 4pm. The group’s latest album Images du Futur (Secretly Canadian) is one of the year’s brightest-yet-most-hypnotic moments, and we are advised that live, the group is equally brain-blinding. Let’s investigate: