Having a Listen:  Secret Walls

April, 25, 2011
Having a Listen:  Secret Walls

Secret Walls, the follow-up EP to last years’ magnificent long player “Play It Strange” finds The Fresh & Onlys tying up loose ends and taking a different direction.

Marnie Stern and Tera Melos @ Kings

February, 28, 2011
Marnie Stern and Tera Melos @ Kings

Marnie Stern brings her axe prowess and Tera Melos bring their warped sense of pop for a co-headlining tour making a stop in Raleigh on Tuesday, March 1st.

Kings to Host Bickett Spelling Bee Thursday

February, 23, 2011
Kings to Host Bickett Spelling Bee Thursday

Debauchery. D-E-B-A-U-C-H-E-R-Y. Debauchery.

“Johnny Handlebars: The Musical” at Kings This Weekend

November, 17, 2010
“Johnny Handlebars: The Musical” at Kings This Weekend

He’s jobless, carless, and lives in a bar. We all know a Johnny Handlebars.

The Static Minds Unleash “Electricity” This Week

November, 08, 2010
The Static Minds Unleash “Electricity” This Week

Their CD release party to take place at Kings Friday night.

Q&A: Which Bands Are You Most Excited About For Hopscotch?

September, 03, 2010
Q&A: Which Bands Are You Most Excited About For Hopscotch?

New Raleigh and special guest contributors weigh in on what bands are their “not to miss” picks for the festival. UPDATE: Now with more Brad Cook.

Kings Coming Soon, Neptune’s Parlour Now Open

July, 08, 2010
Kings Coming Soon, Neptune’s Parlour Now Open

The long wait for Kings Barcade to return to Downtown Raleigh is coming to an end.

Independent Weekly’s Hopscotch Music Festival Lineup, Ticket Info and More

March, 31, 2010
Independent Weekly’s Hopscotch Music Festival Lineup, Ticket Info and More

Hopscotch Director Greg Lowenhagen and Curator and Independent Weekly Music Editor Grayson Currin have been working for months on getting a lineup that includes a good mix of local and national groups. The lineup is here and it is worth the wait.

The Anniversary of Kings Death

April, 07, 2008

King’s was a nucleus for downtown music and tommorow, April 8th, marks one year since its closing.  The space was a funky, affordable venue that hosted roots music, punk, hip-hop, metal - anything.  Recently there has been talk that Kings will re-open in the old Greenshields space; prior to that we heard rumors that it would be taking over the Martin Street Music Hall space. It seems impossible to piece together what King’s was, but there is hope that its spirit will soon materialize somewhere.  In honor of the day, our friend Proactive Busy Body, has a slide-show remembering the final night of Kings. King’s Video below the fold.