As part of the Pinhook’s monthly local label showcase, Vinyl Records will be presenting some its favorite UNC student bands. Come out and enjoy these great talents.
Los Naturales: The brainchild of DVD, Montgomery, and Dowdy, these guys will dirty up your Saturday night.
It is Rain in my Face: Stage name of UNC student visual artist Matt Jones, It is Rain in my Face was recently featured in Performer Magazine as “Trance-inducing Chillwave” and “Bubbly bass lines and lithe sine wave doodles.”
Jacquelyn Lee: Jacki will open the show with her brand of insidiously caustic singer-songwriter lyrics and subtly aggressive finger picking.
The votes have been tallied, and Vinyl Records is proud to welcome our newest recording artist:
With over 38 percent of the vote, Colby is the winner of Vinyl Record’s February Face-Off 2009. Many thanks to the 2092 UNC students that voted. More than that, thank you to Eric DiMarzio, It Is Rain In My Face, Jacquelyn Lee, and the Hugeunots for making the Face-Off itself such a great time. Future musical success for those acts would not be surprising at all.
Look back here soon for more on Colby, as well as the usual coverage of Apollo, Lafcadio, and Lake Inferior. While most news has been about the Face-Off lately, our other acts haven’t exactly been sitting back.
Again, congratulations Colby! We’re all excited to make you a part of Vinyl Records.
Live records of each group here:
Again, voting ends at midnight tonight. If you haven’t already voiced your opinion, then I’d say its about time to do so.
The Huguenots (songs two and three combined, song one lost in translation)
songs 2 and 3
Check back soon after midnight tonight when we announce the winner!
click above to vote for the next artist to be signed to Vinyl Records UNC!
Thanks so much to those of you who came out to the show last night. We had a blast, and we hope you did too!
Live podcast will be up in less than 12 hours.
If you didn’t catch the performances last night, for whatever reason, you can (and should) still vote!
The showdown throws down beginning around 8pm! Its in Gerrard Hall, wedged between Memorial Hall and the Campus Y. FREE SHOW!
In less than 24 hours it will happen…the big moment you’ve been waiting for…the event of your lifetime….the night you’ll tell your grandchildren about…it’s the VINYL RECORDS FEBRUARY FACE-OFF.
Colby Ramsay, Jacquelyn Lee, The Huguenots, Eric DiMarzio, and It is Rain in My
Face all compete to become a member of the Vinyl label. Who could make such a difficult decision? You. That’s right, voters from around Chapel Hill, around the state, around the country, and around the world will be sitting anxiously by their computers, casting their votes. Reports come from Beijing, from Baltimore, and from Arizona that the voting frenzy is likely to be beyond any predicted scale. With all of this in mind, IF you are reading this, and IF you are in the Chapel Hill area–how could you not attend?
If those artists aren’t enough, then come for the DJ’s before and between sets, or come for your friends, or come so you have a free place to take your date! Beginning at 8:00 at Garrard Hall (near Memorial Hall), the face-off is not to be missed. If you’ve checked out the artists myspace, and like their songs–come hear it live! If you’ve
checked out the artists myspace, and don’t like their songs–come hear it live!
There is simply no better way to spend your friday evening, and so I look forward to seeing you there.
Yesterday saw the annual campus sustainability day celebrations at Rams Head Plaza, complete with live music courtesy of Vinyl Records. There were stunning performances from Jacquelyn Lee, Lafcadio, Caroline Robinson, Sturges & McGeehan, and Renee’ and Walker. It was great learning about all the sustainability efforts on campus, there is certainly some great stuff going on. FLO Food was there (to put in a personal plug) giving out locally grown, seasonal, organic food in the form of delicious sweet potato pie, apple crisp, hot apple cider, and scrumptious pumpkin soup. The bands were repsonsible for a continuous stream of polished and “energy efficient” music, which wove its way to and fro, through the sea of students and tables. It wouldn’t have been the same without them, and thats what we want to accomplish at Vinyl Records, increased exposure and diversification of application of campus music into all realms of the UNC community. It can be done…It shall be done.
Check out all the performances from the September Showdown below! We apologize for any issues with sound quality that may have occurred.
Shannon McArthur song 1
Shannon McArthur song 2
Shannon McArthur song 3
Apollo song 1
Apollo song 2
Apollo song 3
Lafcadio song 1
Lafcadio song 2
Lafcadio song 3
Lake Inferior song 1
Lake Inferior song 2
Lake Inferior song 3
Jacquelyn Lee song 1
Jacquelyn Lee song 2
Jacquelyn Lee song 3
The Huguenots song 1
The Huguenots song 2
The Huguenots song 3
More importantly, the clock is ticking, so be sure to VOTE at by Monday night at midnight for your favorite two acts from Friday! So far, we’ve heard from over 770 of you guys voicing your opinions for who you’d like to see signed to Vinyl Records, UNC’s student run record label…keep ’em coming!!
vote at the Vinyl Records Vote Page
After a solid week and a half of auditioning some of UNC’s finest student bands, the Vinyl Family has sat down at the dinner table and whipped up a delicious serving of six sizzling acts for the September Showdown next Friday, the 26th, at 7pm in the Union Cabaret–and its FREE! Remember, this event will be your chance to vote for your favorite two performances to determine which bands are signed to Vinyl Records, UNC’s student run record label. The Vinyl Family would like to thank the 25+ applicants who applied to audition for the showcase and hopes to continue working with you all in whatever fashion we can in the future.
If you did not make it into the showcase, we would like to strongly emphasize our desire to continue working with you. Remember, Vinyl Records is a student talent incubator and cannot function properly without you all and your support. Keep up the hard work, and we guarantee that we will be getting in touch very soon. Furthermore, we’re doing this all over again in the spring, so keep the chops sharp!
Vinyl Records UNC would like to congratulate the following bands for making it into our September Showdown:
The Huguenots – http://www.myspace.com/thehuguenotsmusic
Jacquelyn Lee – http://www.myspace.com/jacquelynleeee
Shannon McArthur – http://www.reverbnation.com/shannonmcarthur
Lafcadio – http://www.myspace.com/lafcadiorocks
Lake Inferior – http://www.myspace.com/lakeinferiormusic
Once again, we’d like to thank everyone for their time, energy, and support, and remind you to come out and lend a hand in deciding which two groups will be signed to the Vinyl Records label on the 26th!