Friday, July 15, 2011

Hopscotch Music Festival announces Day Parties + Ed McKay Artist and Author Series

Hopscotch Music Festival is held from September 8-10
in downtown Raleigh, headlined by The Flaming Lips
and Guided By Voices
It's been a big week for Hopscotch, not only did Guided By Voices announce that their September performance in Raleigh would be their farewell performance, but Hopscotch also announced some of their free Day Parties and their Ed McKay Artist and Author series.  The Ed McKay Artist and Author series will feature some headlining artists joining in on some of the most exciting parts of Hopscotch, I mean who can turn down seeing Wayne Coyne discuss "The Limits of Pop Music" or John Vanderslice and Patterson Hood discussing "The Power of Narrative Songs".  Not only does the Artist and Author series deliver but we've also got some awesome Day Parties going on this year between two features from DiggUp Tapes on Friday and Saturday and some of last years favorite's such as Trekky's Daydream, Hometapes' Friend Island, and much, much more.

The Ed McKay Artist and Author series last year featured names like Chuck Dee, Andrew Whiteman (Broken Social Scene), and local Grammy-winning producer 9th Wonder, but this year's boasts even bigger and better names for the unique and invigorating series that gives the fans a bit closer of a look into these artist's perspectives.

Hopscotch's second year of Day Parties continue to bring the heat as well, there's some incredible lineups already set up and even more to be rolling out between now and September.  Some highlights include The Rosebuds & Friends outside of The Lincoln Theater with The Rosebuds, Hammer No More The Fingers, Ben Sollee, and The Big Picture just to name a few.  DiggUp Tapes Saturday show has a pretty awesome lineup as well with Lonnie Walker, Birds of Avalon, Quiet Hooves, Thank You, and surprise guests.  Check out the full list of Day Parties below along with the Ed McKay Artist and Author series information.  You can get more information about Hopscotch Music Festival from their website at  The number of All-Show 3 Day Passes are dwindling though so pick one up while you still can!

Thursday, Sept. 8
Raleigh City Museum, 3–5 p.m.
Present the Past: Honoring and Outstripping Influences
w/ Rhys Chatham, William Tyler, Jamie Stewart (of Xiu Xiu), Cheyenne Marie Mize, Yair Yona, David Daniell (of Rhys Chatham Guitar Trio, San Agustin), Brian Corum (of Lonnie Walker)Moderated by Grayson Currin

Friday, Sept. 9
Raleigh City Museum, 3–5 p.m.
Simple Words: The Power of Narrative Songsw/ Patterson Hood (of Drive-By Truckers), John Vanderslice, Dolphus Ramseur (of Ramseur Records), David Menconi (of The News & Observer), Heather McEntire (of Mount Moriah, Bellafea), James Jackson Toth (of Wooden Wand), Ross Flournoy (of Apex Manor), Moderated by David Klein

Saturday, Sept. 10
Raleigh City Museum, 3–5 p.m.
The Bubble: The Limits of Pop Music
w/ Wayne Coyne (of The Flaming Lips), Mark Richardson (Editor in Chief of Pitchfork Media and author of Zaireeka), Peter Holsapple (of the dB’s and R.E.M.), Julianna Barwick, Sam Herring (of Future Islands), David Tompkins (author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks)  Moderated by Brian Howe

Hopscotch Day Party List

Thursday, Sept. 8
Guitartown Presents: The Hopscotch Kickoff Party with Big Boss 
Sadlack’s Heroes - noon-6pm
Chip Robinson, Olympic Ass Kicking Team, Maldora, Kenny Roby, Lynn Blakey, The Trousers, and many more

307 Knox Records hosts Elephants Never Forget
Kings - 12:30-5pm
Bands TBA

Friday, September 9
1st Annual Hopscotch Charity Basketball Game Presented by Red Bull and Nike
Proceeds to benefit Raleigh’s Helping Hand Mission.    

Arbor Ridge Studios Day Party with WKNC
Tir Na Nog - noon-5pm
Duo Sets - performers to be paired from the following artists Mandolin Orange, Birds and Arrows, Josh Moore, Luego, Schooner, The Tomahawks, Skylar Gudasz and the Ugly Girls, Jeff Crawford, and Brett Harris 

DiggUp Tapes Presents The Rooftop with Freaker and New Belgium 
The Hive - noon-5pm
Jeffrey Wood (Boston), TOW3RS (Chapel Hill/DiggUp Tapes), Woodsmen (Denver/Lefse), SoftSpot (Brooklyn), Nests (Raleigh/DiggUp Tapes)
Fox Box
Fox Liquor Bar - noon-5pm 
Small Ponds, Roman Candle, and more TBA
Layabout House/Churchkey Records/Gravity Records 
Slim’s - noon-5:30pm 
Bands TBA
Odessa Fest 2011 
Kings - noon-5pm
Transportations, Shit Horse, Americans in France, Wild Wild Geese, The Kingsbury Manx

Three Lobed Recordings/Holidays For Quince Records
The Pour House - noon-5:30pm
Evan Caminiti (solo set), Gunn-Truscinski Duo, James “Wooden Wand” Toth and William Tyler, In The Year Of The Pig, The Moaners, and Monsonia
Saturday, September 10
Hopscotch Presents: The Rosebuds & Friends
Block Party outside The Lincoln Theatre - 
11am-5:30pmTonk (Raleigh) 11am, The Big Picture (Raleigh) 11:45am, Shirlette & The Dynamite Brothers (Durham) 12:30pm, Youth Lagoon (Boise, ID) 1:15pm, Hammer No More the Fingers (Durham) 2pm, Ben Sollee (Louisville, KY) 3pm, and The Rosebuds (Raleigh) 4pm
Food provided by Ashley Christensen and AC Restaurants
Proceeds from food sales to benefit The Frankie Lemmon Foundation
The Hopscotch Hepcat Race
Start and finish at The Lincoln Theatre - 11am-3:30pm

Sponsors: Gran Royale, Chrome Industries, Cannondale Bikes, The Bicycle Chain, The Clean Machine, Back Alley Bikes, Ketchup-Mustard, Myriad Media, Empire Eats, Trader Joe's, Galaxy Cinema, Petsmart, 3 Lobed Records, Dead Oceans, Holidays for Quince, Hometapes, Matador Records, Merge Records, Profound Lore, Redeye Distribution and Yep Roc Records
Proceeds to benefit SAFE Haven for Cats
American Aquarium & Friends
Slim’s - noon-5:00pm
American Aquarium and many more TBA  
Aqui Estamos Records with Terrapin Beer Company 
The Hive - noon-5:00pm
Bands TBA
Brewmaster's Bar & Grill Presents
Brewmaster's Bar & Grill - noon-5:00pm
Oulipo, SoftSpot, Andrew Cedermark, and Annuals
College Radio Showcase Presented by WUAG, WKNC, WXYC, and WXDU
White Collar Crime - noon-5pm 
Bronzed Chorus, Nests, and more TBA
DiggUp Tapes Presents Orientation In Space with Raleigh Denim and The Raleigh Wine ShopKings - noon-5pmLonnie Walker (DiggUp Tapes/Raleigh), Birds of Avalon (Raleigh), Quiet Hooves (Athens/Party Party Partners), Thank You (Baltimore/Thrill Jockey), and Surprise Guests
Hometapes’ Friend Island & Trekky’s Day-Dream Present: The Blount Street Block Party! - 11am-5pm Hometapes Friend Island @ Tir Na NogAll Tiny Creatures, The Caribbean, Family Dynamics, Matthew White, Sunless
Trekky Day-Dream @ The Pour House 
Midtown Dickens, Embarrassing Fruits, Butterflies, Brice Randall Bickford
More details coming soon
Mann’s World Presented by Big Boss Brewery
Dive Bar - 
Righteous Fool, Black Thai (Boston), Lurch
Team Clermont Showcase with Greyday Records
Deep South Bar - noon-5:30pm
I Was Totally Destroying It, John Vanderslice, Ross Flourney (of Apex Manor), and more

Sunday, September 11
Slim’s Hopscotch Hangover Slim’s - 1-6pm 
Chip Robinson, TOW3RS, and more TBA

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