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!

RRF

From: http://recoveryrockfest.com:

mission:
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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Band to watch: The Scoundrels Reunion

This week, we attended a private listening party at Hourglass Studios where we were introduced to The Scoundrels Reunion, a rock band that is coming up on the Wilmington scene. Lead singer/guitarist Brandon Rougeau is a New England transplant who wrote and recorded the album with some fellow seasoned musicians before rounding up his live band (bassist Eric Kimmel and drummer Jamie Eggleston). The album is worth a listen for sure, but if you really want to get to know these guys, see them live. In addition to a spin of the CD, we were treated to a dynamic live performance at the studio. Rougeau is a capable frontman who works off of the energy of the crowd and his bandmates, but the most impressive part of the performance is his guitar work. He plays some killer riffs while making it look really easy, and this is clearly a guy who has been shredding for many years.

While they consider themselves to be rock, The Scoundrels Reunion flirt with alt-country/americana quite a bit. They definitely have their own sound, but if you like The Black Crowes and/or Blind Melon you’ll love these guys.

Catch them at The Whiskey on Friday, August 22 at 10pm and online at http://thescoundrelsreunion.com.

Scoundrels Reunion

New Folkstar Album Loud and Clear is Now Available!

Karmic Fury Records artist Folkstar has just released their second album Loud and Clear! You can purchase it on their website or on iTunes, as well as local Wilmington retailers Gravity Records and Alman Gifts. For a sneak peek listen before you buy, visit http://folkstar.bandcamp.com.

Loud and Clear by Folkstar

Here’s a little bit about the album:

Folkstar’s new album Loud and Clear is an intensely ambitious 16-track work of art. Folkstar’s Kim Dicso and Sue Cag speak their minds on this album, with songs covering life and death, suicide and dreams, the flaws of our society and the beauty of our world.

Folkstar tackles teen bullying in the song “It Gets Better” (inspired by the It Gets Better Project). They scrutinize our manufactured lives in “Fabrication” and “Everybody Knows” and expose animal exploitation in “Human” and the jazzy number “Abolitionists.” Crowd favorite “Could You Be” is an anthem about love and dreams, as is “Dream Thieves.” Songs exploring death include “Final Curtain” and “New Eyes,” which delve into the emotional complexities of losing someone. Of course there are songs about love as well, such as “Trampoline” and “Ice Queen,” reminiscent of Folkstar’s debut album Emotional Bootcamp. Finally, the title track “Loud and Clear” tells the story of Cag’s hearing loss and talks about a “wake up call,” a common theme throughout the album.

Folkstar fearlessly creates music of substance. Although formed in North Carolina and labeled folk-rock, their music features a variety of influences including west coast rock, indie, blues, jazz, and of course, acoustic singer-songwriter folk and intense guitar laden rock ‘n’ roll.