Folkstar releases download and lyric video for first single “Loud and Clear”!

Upcoming album to be released in August 2013!

Our very own Folkstar has shared the title track for their upcoming album Loud and Clear. Enjoy the lyric video, stream and download it on Bandcamp, and read what Folkstar has to say about the very personal song on their blog. Stay tuned for their upcoming release on Karmic Fury Records in August 2013!

Wilmington Cleans Up at the 2013 Carolina Music Awards!

Karen Kane, James Ethan Clark, Crissie McCree, and Bootleg Dynasty win awards

Carolina Music Award winners Crissie McCree and Karen Kane

A few weeks ago we posted about our local Wilmington nominees for the Carolina Music Awards and encouraged everyone to vote for our talented Wilmington representatives. Well, at the awards this weekend Wilmington artists won EVERY category in which they were nominated!

Congratulations to the following winners: Crissie McCree, Best Rock Female (who received her award from our dear friend Andy Washburn of NC Local Music, an avid promotor of local music in the Raleigh area); James Ethan Clark, Best Rock Male; Bootleg Dynasty, Best Americana Artist; Karen Kane, Best Producer (which we already knew, since she’s worked with Folkstar on both of their albums).

Further proof that Wilmington is becoming a music scene to be noticed. If you’re not out supporting local music, now is a good time to start!

Carolina Music Award winners James Ethan Clark and Crissie McCree

Carolina Music Award winners Bootleg Dynasty

The Soapbox Laundro-Lounge closes

The Soapbox Laundro-Lounge announced that they’ll be closing their doors on July 28th, 2013. This is a sad time for live music in Wilmington. The Soapbox has hosted hundreds of musicians from just about every local singer-songwriter to well-known national acts such as Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. It is/was the best music venue in town.

Below is Brent Watkins’ letter to the community regarding the closure. There will be several last shows from now through the 28th. Check them out while you still can!!

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Soapbox letter to the community - click for larger version