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Friday, May 10

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5:00pm

Newspaper Taxis

Hailing from Raleigh Newspaper Taxis, a rock band are a relatively new band having formed in 2022.  Their music is a mix of influences and you'll readily recognize a bit of British Invasion, a dash of post-punk, and a little power pop.

Check out the Rant interview with Newspaper Taxis

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7:30pm

Chris McGinnis

Chris McGinnis writes songs that exist somewhere between a hiccup and a heartache. His most recent EP, Songs For You, touches on the peculiarity of your hometown morphing beyond recognition. It tells the story of two Baby Boomers falling in and out of love across time zones and decades. It's about connection and disconnection alike. With the release of his debut full-length album Mamaw's Angel, Chris veers deeper into these familiar themes. Through tales of stolen Winnebagos and hip-shaking grandbabies, Chris' music is Appalachian absurdity for the 21st Century.

Check out the Rant interview with Chris.

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6:15pm

Blue Cactus

Blue Cactus makes Cosmic Americana music, blending classic country sounds with vintage ‘70s pop sensibilities and a sobering sense of honesty. Led by long-time collaborators Mario Arnez and Steph Stewart, the Chapel Hill duo creates songs that range from gritty honky tonk to tender, heartbreaking balladry, harkening comparisons eclectic and iconic as Bobbie Gentry, Fleetwood Mac and David Bowie.

Check out the Rant interview with Blue Cactus

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8:45pm

Gooseberry Jam

Gooseberry Jam rocks out with a sound influenced by classic rock and roll, blues, country and more.  Their music is for anyone looking for American rock and roll at its finest.

Check out The Rant interview with Gooseberry Jam!

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Saturday, May 11

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3:00 PM

Tuatha Dea

Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe this FAMILY born of a family drum circle delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and clan as well. 

Check out the Tuatha Dea interview with The Rant!

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5:30 pm

The Culper Ring

The Culper Ring is a self styled Dad Punk band from Dallas, TX producing upbeat rock with entertaining videos (check out their channel on YouTube, linked below).

Also, check out their interview with the Rant!

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8:00 pm

Paleface

Paleface is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and artist who has been active in the music business in the United States since 1989. He tours on a full-time basis as duo with longtime partner and drummer Monica "Mo" Samalot.

Check out the Rant interview with Paleface.

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4:15pm

Katie Basden

With deep roots in Durham, North Carolina, southern americana artist Katie Basden grew up immersed in a home full of diverse musical influences. Moving to Nashville, TN at 18 to hone her craft proved to be a pivotal decision that would lead her to the biggest stage of her career, Katie emerged in front of a global audience as a Top 20 finalist on NBC’s The Voice with her coach Blake Shelton, after working with Adam Levine. 

Check out her interview with The Rant!

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6:45 pm

Julia

Dr. Funkenstein walks the Earth once more, and by his side are his chosen few: Count Slapula, The Creature from the Groove Lagoon, and Moon Dog himself. With their combined powers, the world will know the funk once more.  Julia originally hails from Chapel Hill.

Check out the Rant interview with Julia.

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9:15 pm

Jive Talk

Hailed as “retro nerd-core supreme mother f*ckers”, Nashville based Jive Talk began making a name for themselves through their high energy live performances. They are known for their anthemic, synth-rock sound and have been featured on Spotify's Fresh Finds, Apple New Alternative, Sirius XMU and more.

Check out the Rant interview with Jive Talk!

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