As we mentioned in last week’s cover story (Thriving Music Scene), Body Games, the musical project of visual artist Adam Graetz, will be headlining at Dance From Above on June 25. What we weren’t aware of at the time, and perhaps because it just got announced as a special addition, is that Body Games will be joined by Marley Carroll, the Asheville-based DJ/producer who headlined the inaugural DFA last August with J Rocc. Graetz mentioned, although it wasn’t noted in the feature story, that he had connected with Marley Carroll at MoogFest last year and the relationship seems to have grown into something a bit larger now that the two are sharing a bill together.
We reported that Blacklight, the monthly EDM throw-down at Limelight would have Riot Ten as a headliner for the June installment, but that seemed to change at the last minute when Grisly was listed as the headliner. Sorry about that.
And not to just toot the horn of Earshot, the recently renovated music store located down on Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem, but they posted a picture on Facebook worth salivating over: A box set of seven-inch 45s with some of the hottest funk and soul cuts from 1967 to 1977. Appropriately titled WHAT IT IS? Funky Soul & Rare Grooves, this assorted color collection will surely be the benchmark of any vinyl connoisseur’s assemblage.
Underdog Records, also in Winston, wants to buy your used vinyl, and they’ll give you cash or store credit, the latter of which is much more valuable. If you’ve got old records sitting around, don’t let them keep collecting dust.
Although it’s not until June 26, we’re going to go ahead and let you know that Waka Flocka Flame is going to be playing Ziggy’s (he’s also playing in Raleigh on the 27 th ). There’s a good chance you’re going to hear a lot of the recent EDM stuff he’s been putting out, which, for the most part, is made up of a Flocka yelling “SQUADDDD” over Steve Aoki beats. Surprisingly, Flocka has found some fame in the EDM world with his collaborations, which is both cool and sort of depressing. The guy knows how to party no matter what, and you’ll most definitely “go hard in the mothafuckin’ paint” when he starts slinging his ‘locks all over the stage.
Also, we’d like to remind you to party as safe as possible. There have a been a few deaths in the festival community, not all of which are drug related, but it’s important to know your limits and party responsibly. !