KFR is proud to support RecoveryRockFest!

Saturday, August 29th, 2015, 7pm at Kenan Auditorium UNCW

Karmic Fury Records is proud to support the awesome cause behind RecoveryRockFest! When do you get to see amazing music outside of the bar scene or surrounded by alcohol? Local music producer Nyla Cione is bringing this brand new concert style to Wilmington while at the same time supporting the recovery community and donating to a good cause. RecoveryRockFest features national headliner Melissa Ferrick and local favorites Folkstar, Stray Local, and Mike Blair and the Stonewalls.

RecoveryRockFest – AUGUST 29, 2015 / 7PM-10PM / Kenan Auditorium UNCW
RecoveryRockFest is a clean & sober rock/folk concert supporting people in recovery from addiction featuring original local and national artists Melissa Ferrick, Folkstar, Stray Local, and Mike Blair and the Stonewalls. A portion of the proceeds goes to support UNCW’s CRC Collegiate Recovery Program.

Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2195966/recoveryrockfest–wilmington-uncw-cultural-arts?cobrand=uncwkenan
$25 in advance / $30 Day-of show / $15 UNCW Students  w/valid ID
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1067058659977557/

Karmic Fury Records recording artist Folkstar is proud to be a part of this event!


From: http://recoveryrockfest.com:

It is known that 1 in 7 people from age 12 and older will have an issue with addiction and it is estimated that 40 million people are affected as a whole. RecoveryRockFest wishes to provide a substance free folk/rock concert in celebration of recovery and for those who desire a substance-free lifestyle. A portion of funds will go to support our local university UNCW-CRC Recovery Program* for students in recovery which offers resources for UNCW students in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, gambling addiction, and those affected by other people’s addictions.

our goals for rrf:
– raise awareness and bring the community together in celebration of recovery
– raise the funds needed for our inaugural event to then be a self-supporting event through ticket sales
– become a not-for-profit after the first year with an opportunity for people to serve for this event
– be an ongoing annual substance-free event for our community

some rrf history:
RecoveryRockFest (originally named Recovery Rocks) first started in 2009 in a small cafe in Bradenton, FL. It allowed people in recovery and their friends to enjoy a substance free concert in celebration of recovery, and to meet others in the community. RecoveryRockFest has moved to Wilmington, NC and we look forward to having this event here in our new recovery community.

Nyla’s story:
Addiction affects many families, friends, loved ones, and has also affected myself and my family. It is important to me to give back and to be a part of something that can carry a message of hope of recovery. To come together in one place through the language of music, and to share and show that recovery is worth it, and that we are not alone. Many people still struggle with addiction and I know for myself that when I met other people in recovery, I didn’t feel so alone. I personally have been in long term recovery for just over 23 years. It has allowed me to also be of further service to my community. It is something I get to do, and I am grateful to be able be a part of a positive message.

I personally welcome you to join us on our first year in Wilmington for RecoveryRockFest!

In love and service, Nyla

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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!!

Soapbox schedule: http://www.soapboxlaundrolounge.com/2013/?ec3_after=’today’&order=desc?ec3_today=1&ec3_before=2015-11-15&ec3_after=today&order=asc
Soapbox Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheSoapboxLaundroLounge

Soapbox letter to the community - click for larger version


Karmic Fury Records is an independent record label based out of Wilmington, North Carolina. We record, produce, and promote local original musicians and bands, with much of our work concentrated on building our music community. Wilmington has an extremely high concentration of incredible musicians. You can catch amazing music any night of the week and find locally produced music at the store that blows away most of the common acts you’ll hear on the radio today.

Kim Dicso and Sue Cag of Karmic Fury Records in Encore Magazine

Who are we?

Two bad-ass women who love listening to and playing music. We’ve both been in bands over the years and know what it’s like out there for musicians. We met in the local Wilmington, NC music scene and, after playing in bands together, decided that we had even more to offer the local community than our music. We love our hometown and our music scene and are dedicated to making both the best they can be. We shop at local farmer’s markets and small businesses whenever possible, and are always looking for opportunities to partner with the community.

Most importantly, we have an in-house recording studio with professional equipment and the ability to lay down all of the tracks for your eventual masterpiece.

Why did we form a label?

As many musicians do, we grew up as teenagers with the dream of getting signed to a record label. But most traditional “record labels” care mostly about bottom lines and all of that corporate mumbo jumbo. We didn’t want to be numbers in a vast corporate labyrinth where our success is determined by whether we’re deemed worthy of heavy marketing. Then we realized that we’re pretty savvy business women and we could do it all ourselves. So we did. And now we have a place where actual musicians, not numbers in a spreadsheet, can come to release their records and make their dreams come true. We are a label run by musicians for musicians, and we look at the process as a collaboration.  We don’t own you (we have way too much stuff already).

Besides making music and releasing records, what else do we do?

A big part of being a successful artist is being creative. Another part is making sure things are done right. We integrate those two very important cornerstones by doing most things ourselves, or with people we know directly. We promote, market, and brainstorm. We design our own t-shirts, posters, stickers, and other swag – oh, and our t-shirts are sweat-shop free and made in the USA. If we don’t have what you need to make your record a success, we know somebody who does.

Why “Karmic Fury”?

Karmic Fury is our superhero name. We purge the world of all social injustice, especially sexism, homophobia, and the ruthless exploitation of animals.