MONSTER MASH: Hillbilly Hellcats play 10th annual Zombiefest at Satellite

  Ten years ago, Zombiefest began as a night of a monster (music) mash. When The Phantom Playboys moved their popular underground Halloween-inspired concert to Satellite in 2017, drummer and festival founder Jimmy Kaylis told encore he wanted to keep this monster music creation full of fun, laughs, and most importantly, original rock n’ roll. It was Kaylis who tapped rockabilly brethren Hillbilly Hellcats to … Continue reading MONSTER MASH: Hillbilly Hellcats play 10th annual Zombiefest at Satellite

BROAD CONCEPTS, UNIVERSAL LANDSCAPES: Walter Salas-Humara plays Cuban, African and rock ‘n’ roll sounds at Satellite on Saturday

encore asked Walter Salas-Humara to share more about his current works and influences Wilmingtonians will hear on Saturday at Satellite. Continue reading BROAD CONCEPTS, UNIVERSAL LANDSCAPES: Walter Salas-Humara plays Cuban, African and rock ‘n’ roll sounds at Satellite on Saturday

LOCAL LOVE: All the Locals head to ILM with latest tunes, shows at Yellow Dog Discs and Satellite

Even though Hurricane Florence is knocking on our door, we’re preparing for the worst and hoping for the best, especially since we have a great lineup of music scheduled for ILM this week and weekend. Atlanta-based rock-soul-blues band All the Locals will play Satellite Bar and Lounge on Saturday, Sept. 15. They’re returning with their 2017 EP, “Something She Poured,” as well as new tracks … Continue reading LOCAL LOVE: All the Locals head to ILM with latest tunes, shows at Yellow Dog Discs and Satellite

ASHEVILLE ABSURDITY: Armadilla makes a final trip to NC coast this weekend before heading into the studio

Armadilla’s show at Satellite on Saturday is their last trip to North Carolina’s coast for a few months; they’re preparing to head back to the studio to record their forthcoming full-length album. Continue reading ASHEVILLE ABSURDITY: Armadilla makes a final trip to NC coast this weekend before heading into the studio

HEAR OUR VOICE: 10 Actions in First 100 Days has local postcard-writing meetup Thursday

“We attended the march in DC,”  Wilmington resident and artist Lauren Lassiter describes. “It was without a doubt the most beautiful event I’ve ever participated in.” Lassiter and her friends went to the US capital prepared with a list of supplies. They walked through the crowds of women and men with their names and emergency contact numbers written on their arms in Sharpie. “We didn’t … Continue reading HEAR OUR VOICE: 10 Actions in First 100 Days has local postcard-writing meetup Thursday

12 MONTHS, 24 NEW SONGS: Sunset Kings set lofty goals for 2017, play Satellite this Saturday

“I’m the kind of guy who jumps in the water and then learns how to swim,” Brandon Rougeau says over the phone. It’s not where we start our conversation but it certainly summarizes how he and his three-piece rock band, Sunset Kings, are approaching 2017. Rougeau (guitar, vocals), Nick Simon (drums) and Stephen Luther (bass) have committed themselves to release two original songs each month … Continue reading 12 MONTHS, 24 NEW SONGS: Sunset Kings set lofty goals for 2017, play Satellite this Saturday

AWESOMELY AWKWARD: Durham’s The Affectionates plan a stopover in Wilmington this weekend

With more than a half-dozen band members, The Affectionates out of Durham, NC, have a unique collection of sounds amongst them. Their animated music video for “I Pick You,” off of their 2016 EP “What To Build, Who To Destroy,” is somewhat indicative of their music’s whimsical nature and marriage of lo-fi, electronica, folk, and indie-rock. It pays a bit of homage to their NC … Continue reading AWESOMELY AWKWARD: Durham’s The Affectionates plan a stopover in Wilmington this weekend