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Object Hours: September 8, 2018 Merge Records/OCSC Day Party, King’s (Raleigh, NC)

October 22, 2018
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[Photo courtesy of Dave Schwentker]

Sometimes the daytime action at Hopscotch can be even more intense than the evening, as showcases like the Merge/OCSC day party at King’s have a habit of bringing out top local talent to draw the local crowd. For my money, few local acts are more exciting right now than Carrboro, NC’s Object Hours, whose bandcamp helpfully promises to keep songs “under 25 minutes for your sake.” The band’s instrumental explorations, at least during this set, aren’t quite that long, but it’d be just fine if they were. The players — Nora Rogers, Jenny Waters and Harrison Haynes — are vets of a number of bands, and that experience and confidence shows in their improvisational style. For any fan of modern music for heads, add Object Hours to the top of your list — this is a band to watch.

Our man Dave Schwentker made this recording from an optimal spot in the venue using an Olympus LS-10 and its included mics. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Object Hours
Merge/OCSC Day Party
King’s
Raleigh, NC  USA

Recorded by Dave Schwentker

Tracks
01 Fuse Blower/Vikings
02 The Turning Point
03 Fear Based Excellence

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Pipe: September 7, 2012 Hopscotch Festival, Slim’s (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 11, 2012
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[Photo courtesy of Ash Crowe]

Correspondent David Schwentker reports:

There are bands of larger stature that emerged from the Triangle scene, but you’d have trouble finding one more beloved in the area than Pipe.  For much of the 90’s, Pipe played their brand of SST-inspired punk throughout the region, threatening to blow away all other bands on the bill.  They toured with the likes of Archers of Loaf, New Bomb Turks, and Bad Brains, and released a handful of 7″s and three great albums.  Eventually, injuries and line-up changes forced an end to the band before the decade was out.  After being essentially dormant for almost 10 years, the band was asked to play Merge XX in 2009 and played to an ecstatic crowd and a maelstrom of beer cans.  Since then, the original line-up of the band (Ron Liberti, Mike Kenlan, Dave Alworth, and Chuck Garrison), has slowly lurched toward becoming an active concern and not just a reunion act, playing with increasing frequency, adding new songs to the setlist, and even heading out for a weekend tour to New York and Boston with Archers of Loaf last spring.

When trying to pick bands at a festival as broad and eclectic as Hopscotch, it’s tempting to skip local bands in favor of a bigger name down the street.  This Pipe set, in a packed, sweaty, narrow bar, appropriately named Slim’s, shows why skipping the locals can be a mistake.

This set was recorded with Countryman B3 omnidirectional microphones mounted on the ceiling, near the speakers and above the crowd, and it a great representation of what it is was like to be packed near the front of the stage doding drinks, elbows, and guitars.  Enjoy!”

Stream “You’re Soaking In It”

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Pipe
2012-09-07
Hopscotch Music Festival
Slim’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by David Schwentker
Microphones courtesy of Dan Schram

Countryman B3>Church Audio CA-9100>Olympus LS-10>24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mix down, tracking, amplify)>Trader’s Little Helper>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 intro
02 Venable
03 Human Gutterball
04 Kirk’s Floor
05 Bug Boy
06 Backstroke
07 You’re Soaking In It
08 Bender
09 Ashtray
10 Breakfast In Veronica
11 Bowling For Fuckers
12 Submariner
13 Little Black Lies

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Whatever Brains: September 8, 2012 Hopscotch Festival, Slim’s (Raleigh, NC) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 3, 2012
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[Photo courtesy of Ash Crowe]

The Raleigh, North Carolina band Whatever Brains are such a fine example of sneering garage punk that my buddy Chaz of Durham, NC’s best record store, Bull City Records, was inspired to create his own record label just to put out their first 7-inch. Now two full LPs in after only a year, the band have continued to refine their sound, ditching some of the more “adventurous” elements of their first LP (electronic drums, anyone?) in favor of a more cohesive, direct sound. The results proved all positive at this Hopscotch Music Festival show at the tiny Raleigh dive bar Slim’s, where the Brains gave a 42-minute burner of a set.

As befits the band’s style, this a more-or-less raw recording made by NC taper Dave S from mics installed in the ceiling. While the recording is less polished than much of what we offer on this site, both we and the band agree that this is a capture worth sharing with the wider world. Enjoy!

Stream “Blues Lawyer”

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Whatever Brains
2012-09-08
Hopscotch Music Festival
Slim’s
Raleigh, NC USA

Recorded and produced by Dave Schwentker
Hosted at nyctaper.com

Recording Equipment: Countryman B3 (ceiling installation)>Church Audio CA-9100>Olympus LS-10

Tracks [Total Time 42 minutes]
01 [intro]
02 Saddle Up
03 The Fisher
04 Drink the Sale
05 Blues Lawyer
06 The Future of Porn
07 Marquee Welfare
08 [unknown 1]
09 [unknonw 2]
10 [break]
11 Escape [?]
12 The Petfinder
13 [encore break]
14 Math

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