Monday, August 30, 2010

The Bottom String Session w/ The Physics of Meaning

Last Saturday, The Bottom String sat down with Daniel Hart of The Physics of Meaning and got to talk a bit about what has made Daniel the musician he is, some of his favorite moments in his career, and what's up next for one of North Carolina's best on the scene.  When Daniel isn't busy touring with St. Vincent or performing for bands such as Polyphonic Spree, John Vanderslice, Annuals, The Rosebuds, and Pattern is Movement he is writing his own music and performing with The Physics of Meaning.

Daniel immediately caught the attention of everyone in the building at Broad Street Music when he started to play the first notes of the night all alone with his two band mates standing in the crowd.  Daniel began his loop on his violin and the crowd all perked up and turned their attention towards the stage.  When Daniel began to pluck the familiar opening notes of "Concerning the UFO Sightings Near Highlands" by Sufjan Stevens a select few in the crowd, myself included, felt a huge grin come across their face.  After the breath taking performance of a Sufjan favorite, the rest of the band came on stage and it only got better from there.  Daniel's voice resonated through the room of Broad Street Music and by the end of the night the entire crowd had fallen in love with The Physics of Meaning.  However, before the set even started Daniel graced The Bottom String with a solo performance as well.  Covering "Tears in the Typing Pool" by Broadcast, Daniel Hart performed for the first ever Bottom String Session.  The video for this can be found below.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hopscotch Festivities Finalized

Des Ark is just one of the Carolina favorites added to the Day Parties
The last time we covered Hopscotch, only a handful of Day Parties had been announced but alas, the rest has finally come out to the public.  These Day Parties have given us the joys of Des Ark, Lost in the Trees, Midtown Dickens, Megafaun, Hammer No More The Fingers, and many more North Carolina favorites.  However, the Day Parties aren't all that have been announced.  A showing of Animal Collective's movie "Oddsac" will be screening at the Galaxy Theater on Friday, September 10 at 3:00 PM for only $5.  Not to mention the several "Author and Artist Series" as well.

Here are the finalized Day Party lineups:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hopscotch Day Parties Update

Hopscotch Music Festival, in Raleigh, offers Broken Social Scene, Panda Bear, and Public Enemy as headliners

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you're well aware of the music festival that is hitting Raleigh on September 9, 10, and 11 with Hopscotch.  However, the lineup that was announced earlier this summer (which can be found here) isn't all that will be offered at Hopscotch.  A few day parties have been announced already with a few more being anxiously anticipated as well.  All day parties will be open to the public and will be 100% free.  Churchkey Records' day party even offers free beer from the Triangle Brewing Company!  Here is a glimpse at what has been announced so far:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Devo, Disco Biscuits, and more added to Moogfest

Devo is just one of many more bands to be added to Moogfest
Asheville based music festival, Moogfest, added six new bands to the lineup on Friday with the promise of quite a few more to come.  The bands added on this bunch include Devo, The Disco Biscuits, Van Dyke Parks, Clare and The Reasons, Bonobo, and Ikonika.  On top of this lineup addition, Moogfest's schedule has also been released.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Moogfest Lineup Announcement

MGMT is one of the headliners for Moogfest in Asheville

For the past few weeks there has been a lot of buzz about the first Moogfest, a 3 day festival in Asheville, North Carolina, which is put on by the Moog synth company on Halloween weekend.  The preliminary lineup announcement with MGMT, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Big Boi, Jonsi, and Caribou came out and got everyone excited for what Moogfest would have in store for the festival goers.  The lineup was announced this morning and is as followed:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lost in the Trees Album Review

All Alone In An Empty House by Lost In The Trees

For those who follow the North Carolina music scene, the name, Lost in the Trees, is nothing new.  However, with the re-release of their first full length, "All Alone In An Empty House", on ANTI- records, the band is now getting the exposure that they truly deserve.  Having been a hidden gem of the Carolinas for years now, Lost in the Trees getting their re-release on ANTI- opens up the band to a much wider audience.  The band is currently on a string of shows in California and were scheduled to play a tour with Neko Case which was unfortunately cancelled.