Monday, September 3, 2012


North Carolina's Hopscotch Music Festival is nearly upon us. Hiss Golden Messenger will only be playing in a full-band configuration at Friday night's performance at the Fletcher Opera Theatre; all other performances will be solo, duo, or some other mixed company.

Thursday, September 6th
3 PM

At the Raleigh City Museum
220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Edward McKay Cultural Series presents:

Atavistic power: Soul, gospel, folk and blues traditions in independent music

So much new music rests on very old foundations, few of which are stronger than American gospel, soul, folk and blues traditions. How are those traditions being used in independent music now, and what does their use say about those using them?
Featuring Matthew E. White, M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, Skip Matheny, Jon Meuller, Samantha Crain and David Fellerath. Moderated by Peter Blackstock. Music by Hiss Golden Messenger.

This event is free. This event begins at 3 PM and will feature a question and answer portion.

5:30 PM

On the porch at the Love House at the Center for the Study of the American South
410 East Franklin Street (at the corner of Battle Lane), Chapel Hill, 27599

With Joe Newberry and Sally Spring. Moderated by Freddy Jenkins of WUNC's Back Porch Music. This event is not Hopscotch-related.

This event is free. This event begins at 5:30 PM and will feature a question and answer portion.

Friday, September 7th
1:25-1:50 PM

Three Lobed Recordings / WXDU Hopscotch Day Show at Kings Barcade, 14 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

With Alan Bishop/Chris Corsano/Bill Orcutt, Chuck Johnson, Oren Ambarchi/David Daniell, William Tyler, Wooden Wand and the Gunn-Truscinski Duo. The Black Twig Pickers play between-set improvisational music.

This event is free. Doors open at 11:30 AM.

2:30-3:30 PM

Trekky Records presents Day Party at the Globe
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
121 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

With Midtown Dickens. This party is sponsored by the Daily Planet Cafe, Mother Earth Brewing and Larry's Beans. 

This event is free. Doors open at 2 PM.

3:30-4 PM 

Hometapes Third Annual Friend Island Party at the Long View Center
118 South Person Street, Raleigh NC 27601 

With Matthew E. White, Death Blues and others. 

This event is free. Doors open at 1:30 PM. 

10:30-11:30 PM 

Hopscotch Music Festival Performance at Fletcher Opera Theatre
Progress Energy Center
2 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

With The Mountain Goats and The Weather Station. For this performance, Hiss Golden Messenger personnel will include M.C. Taylor, Scott Hirsch, Terry Lonergan, Phil Cook, Brad Cook, Nathan Bowles and William Tyler. 

This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 9 PM. 

Tapers welcome.