And here we are folks. I had told you nearly 3 months ago to go ahead and grab your early bird tickets. Today, at 10:00 am, you can probably see why. North Carolina’s Hopscotch Music Festival has announced their 2013 lineup, which will feature, among D.I.’s favorites, Spirtualized, Kurt Vile and The Violators, and The Rosebuds. Heck, on a personal note, I am extremely excited to see Earl Sweatshirt live for the first time.
Regardless, I’d highly suggest taking a look at the lineup for yourself and hell, try to snag a ticket as soon as possible. Prices will only go up and it’s definitely worth your while to see a particularly unique, city wide music festival experience which just recently got affirmation, once again, from Pitchfork. See ya in Raleigh, North Carolina this September and, of course, see ya next Saturday, May 4th for our joint show with Noise Level Magazine featuring Slow Animal, Wellboys, Canada, & Hairyman (the surprise final act) over at Race Manor. Oh, and get the hell outside: it’s beautiful.
Hopscotch Music Fest ’13 Lineup
Hopscotch Early Bird Tickets
In case ya didn’t gather by now, I live in Philadelphia but I am originally from North Carolina. With that kind of knowledge, as well as experience reading the material I produce, you could probably guess then that I have attended the Independent‘s Hopscotch every year since its inception in 2010. An affordable music festival with an amazing lineup of both the major acts as well as those niche groups, Hopscotch has always been a pleasure to attend between the city plaza shows and the smaller, venue shows going rampant throughout Raleigh, NC.
It is with this thought that myself, as well as Dissociative Identity Productions as a whole, would like to invite, nay, encourage each and every one of you to buy your early bird tickets, available this Friday, February 1st. Clearly the early bird special will have a limited quantity so be sure to try and buy it earlier in the day rather than later in order to ensure an amazing deal.
Anyways, I know this article comes across as just a sales pitch. And frankly, I guess it kind of is. But let me assure you no: I am not being paid or reimbursed for shoving this sales pitch to you. Rather I have fallen in love with this music festival, and so should you. Get your ticket this Friday and see ya in NC for another amazing Hopscotch Music Festival!
Hopscotch ’13 Early Bird Tickets
I went back home to North Carolina for my break. It was about time and frankly, much needed: too long in Philadelphia seems to create a haze of disenchantment and resent that I can only combat so much. I could talk about the long days in the sun, by the creek, or driving through farm land, or even Durty Durham’s own, “Jamnesia” (which was, admittedly, awesome: all day/night music and arts festival. Need I say more?). Yet I want to take this time to focus on one of the more soothing, reflective moments of my stay. Playing down at “The Cave” on Franklin Street, The Toddlers did an amazing job giving each and every viewer their money’s worth. On the surface, it may not seem like much: after all, many of the tabs seem as though I could play them and the drumming seems to pudder along in the background. Yet that’s just my ears, overly indulged in the confusion and buzz of the present. See, it’s the simplicity which really makes this group extraordinary. Case and point? “Where Do You Go” is a little smidget of their whole catalog that I was able to find online. Playing live at “Local 506“, a personal favorite, they instantly made waves in the Chapel Hill music scene. For good reason too: with a sound in between beach-haze, lo-fi, garage, psychadelic, and even ambient, they clearly have big shoes to fill. Yet for all the difficulties they may face with stereotyping and being placed into genre that is over crowded, it’s the soul behind the project that truly makes this one worthwhile. With soulful lyrics, soundwave reverb, and blasting bass tabs, The Toddlers gave me a valuable lesson. The sound of one hand clapping is truly a beautiful thing.
The Toddlers Myspace
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