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Hopscotch Music Festival 2016 – Day 3

Hopscotch Music Festival 2016 Day 3 – Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Downtown Raleigh I say it every year, but this year it might actually be true: This is my last Hopscotch. It’s not that Hopscotch is anything other than the best curated and executed music festival in the Southeast, but rather that a 3-day festival is a younger man’s game. I was ready to go home midway through Day 2 but I knew there were still some gems to be […]

Dragged Into Sunlight performing at Kings in Raleigh North Carolina 2016

Dragged into Sunlight with Primitive Man and MAKE @ Kings

Dragged into Sunlight / Primitive Man / MAKE Saturday, July 23, 2016 - Kings | Raleigh, North Carolina I had been anticipating this show since the the day the tour was announced. I had experimented with Dragged into Sunlight's earlier work but their latest release, "N.V", took their sound to a whole new level. Toss local favorite's MAKE into the mix and I was ready to roll. MAKE Chapel Hill's own MAKE brought the thunder on their last night of [...]

ColossUSA @ Kings

ColossUSA Sunday, July 3, 2016 – Kings Gun to my head, the show I am most excited for each year is Colossus’s annual 3rd of July Spectacular. 2016 marked my 3rd year of witnessing Raleigh’s premier adventure metal band grab some special guests and don the ol’ stars and stripes in order to shred through a phenomenal setlist of America’s finest songs about…America. TV Man and his TV Band Opening the night was TV Man and his TV Band, who […]

Caspian w/ Circle Takes the Square @ King’s Barcade

Caspian / Circle Takes the Square Monday, October 19, 2015 King’s Barcade, Downtown Raleigh — Circle Takes the Square Now that it is getting closer to winter time, I find it harder and harder to make it out to shows, but I was compelled to make an exception for Circle Takes the Square. I have been wanting to see them for over 10 years, after they dropped “As the Roots Undo”. But shortly thereafter, CTTS rode off into the sunset, […]

Brass Abs @ Kings

Adult Science Record Release Party @ Kings

King's Barcade played host to the record release party for local act, Adult Science.  Though a relatively new band with only a handful of shows under their belt, the turnout was great.  Since the last time I saw them play live (Local Band Local Beer @Tir Na Nog), I can honestly say they have progressed amazingly.  Frontman/guitarist, Speltron, took the stage with a bravado and classic "frontman" energy that was contrary to the soft-spoken person I had interacted with previously.  Perhaps [...]