Saturday, June 30, 2012

TRKfest 2012 announces a unique powerhouse of a lineup

Trekky Records is quite simply one of the most compelling labels within the North Carolina music scene, between their phenomenal roster and consistently wonderful events held throughout the year, the label has cemented themselves as a staple of our state's scene.  This year's annual TRKfest is shaping up to be one of the finest in the festival's history, or at least the most memorable.  With a suggested $10 donation, there's no reason to miss this surely beautiful day filled with arts, crafts, tie-dying and most importantly, music.

Held at Piedmont Biofuels in Pittsboro, NC, TRKfest is an absolute gem of a festival that brings together some of the finest members of not only the Trekky roster, but the Carolina scene as a whole.  This year's lineup boasts two one of a kind sets that are sure to live up to every bit of hype that they garner throughout the upcoming weeks before the festival, held on July 21.  Headlined by Lost Skulls, an Ari Picker led Misfits tribute band comprised of fellow local "Disciples of Danzig", the festival also boasts a supergroup cover set with The Piedmont Family Reunion, a collaboration of Midtown Dickens and Megafaun playing one-anothers songs along with other covers.

As if these two special sets weren't enough to draw the crowds in, the undercard consists of a diverse collection of NC artists that range from the sweet yet heartbreaking sounds of Des Ark, to Hammer No More The Fingers' quirky indie rock, to Diali Cissokho & Kairaba's enchanting West African tunes.  The rest of the lineup includes Brice Randall Bickford, Butterflies, Joe Norkus (formerly of Embarrassing Fruits, but he just released a fantastic solo record that you can listen to on his band camp), R. Mutt, and Trekky vets Vibrant Green.  Other activities include a Pants-off Dance-off, Coffee Sack Race, Musical Chairs Cake Walk, and many more activities that you can check out on Trekky's website.

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