AND THE WINNERS ARE!!!!!!!
So the deadline has come and gone, judgment day is upon us, and we find ourselves with an unexpected bonus. Vinyl Records UNC will sign 3 artists from the 6 that performed on Friday night. We are thrilled to be able to take on such an ambitious project and work with three unbelievably talented artists. And they are…
Apollo is a student of hip-hop. He understands that there is more to the genre than production and synthed-out beats that play well in a club. His songs prove his ability to craft an inspired and powerful message which catches listeners and peers alike off guard. But it is his on stage talent for capturing an audience with his fervor and the audacity of his delivery that truly set him apart. Apollo is one of us, he is a college student and realizes the power of our common experiences here in Chapel Hill, but he also incorporates deeper ideas and many eclectic genre influences into his rhymes, which is why he is such a dynamic artist.
Lafcadio the Great! The band that shot back, or rather the band that stormed onto the scene. Ryan, Liz, and Stevie are a blues-rock trio that formed roughly a month ago and have already wowed many in the UNC community. Their gritty guitar and soaring vocals, complemented so perfectly by subtle and soulful percussion, combine in a delicious jambalaya to create refreshing and powerful songs. Their repertoire is exploding exponentially and their positive energy on stage is palpable. Clearly there is no limit to their artistic direction and the scope of their sound puts them in position to take campus by storm. The sky’s the limit.
Lake Inferior rocks pretty hard. Friday night at the Showdown was the first time I’d ever been fortunate enough to see them play and I was pleasantly surprised. The quintet creatively blends a wide variety of instruments from keyboards to guitars and the rock spectrum between, creating their own distinctive sound. More importantly, they blend those instruments not only in the studio, but in concert. Nasir, Bo, Dax, Logan, and Derek experiment with tempos and melodies that are matched in complexity and emotion only by their poetic lyrics.
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Congratulations and welcome to the Vinyl Records Family, guys! We’re so proud to have you all on board!