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Hopscotch 2015

Chelsea Wolfe, Hopscotch Music Festival 2015

Chelsea Wolfe, Hopscotch Music Festival 2015

September wouldn’t be complete without an epic Hopscotch Music Festival ravaging Raleigh. If you’re not following Loud Ballads on Facebook, I posted an album full of photos from the weekend. You’ll find some shots of Chelsea Wolfe, Flock of Dimes, Wing Dam, Lost Trail, Clang Quartet, Charming Youngsters, See Gulls, GHOSTT BLLONDE, and Wild Fur. Until next year, Hopscotch!

Magical Hopscotch Unicorn

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Staycation Fest 2015

Lost Trail

Lost Trail

Experimental music and art are alive and well in North Carolina. The second annual Staycation Fest was hosted (and organized) in Burlington by Zachary and Denny Corsa of Lost Trail this past weekend. Two days of bands and artists from across the state (and Virginia) produced a great sampler of cerebral sounds and feels. Although I didn’t get to see every act, here’s what I caught from beginning to end.

Brandon Hurtado with projections by Jonas Mekas

Brandon Hurtado with film projections by Jonas Mekas

Animals Like Earthquakes and his many disembodied voices/answering machines

Animals Like Earthquakes and his many disembodied voices/answering machines

Lost Trail with kitchen projections.

Lost Trail with kitchen projections.

Bryce Eiman

Bryce Eiman, host of 919noise

Tone Burst in the kitchen

Tone Burst in the kitchen

Mark Hepp of Joules

Mark Hepp of Joules

Charles Ovett of Joules

Charles Ovett of Joules

The Sound of Square Triangles

Adrian Wilson of The Sound of Square Triangles

Eddie Garcia of 1970s Film Stock

Eddie Garcia of 1970s Film Stock

Until next year!

Until next year!