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2012 Hopscotch day parties index 

In its third year, Hopscotch has grown to not only include 15 venues and 175 bands but also more day parties than ever before. Aside from the four day parties and the culture series officially presented by Hopscotch, dozens of record labels, coffee shops, record stores, bars and restaurants have banded together to offer music fans even more choices during Hopscotch weekend. Below, find them all chronicled.


Thursday, Sept. 6


  • The Hive @ Busy Bee: Cardinal Collective Launch Party (noon–5 p.m.) with Caleb Caudle, House of Fools, Wylie Hunter & The Cazadores, Jack The Radio.

  • Kings Barcade: Orientation in Space (noon–5 p.m.) with Jenny Besetzt, Cassis Orange, Invisible Hand, The Human Eyes; solo sets from Brian Corum of Lonnie Walker, Derek Torres of T0W3RS, Iggy Cosky of The Lollipops.

  • White Collar Crime: College Radio Showcase (noon–5 p.m.) with Casual Curious, Dash, The Big Picture, Trioscapes.

  • Sadlack's: Second Annual Hopscotch Kickoff (noon–6 p.m.) with Turntable Graveyard, Stag, John Howie & The Rosewood Bluff, Maldora, Chip Robinson, Terry Anderson & The Olympic Ass-Kickin Team, Regina Hexaphone, Melissa Swingle & The Swinglers, Hank Sinatra, MSRP, The Debonzo Brothers, Adam Lane & Jeff Mullins, Jeff Hart, Scott Phillips, Anthony Neff, Stella Lively.

  • Raleigh City Museum: Ed McKay Used Books & More Culture Series (3–5 p.m.) "Atavistic power: Soul, gospel, folk & blues traditions in independent music." How are these traditions being used in independent music now, & what does their use say about those using them? With Glenn Jones, Matthew E. White, M.C. Taylor, Skip Matheny, Jon Mueller, Samantha Crain, David Fellerath, moderator Peter Blackstock.


Friday, Sept. 7


  • CAM Raleigh: The Love Language & Friends NC BBQ Jam + HOOPscotch (noon–5 p.m.) with The Love Language, Lonnie Walker, The Lollipops, The American West, DJ SPCL GST. Presented by PBR, Port Merch, CAM/now & Raleigh Denim.

  • Deep South the Bar: Blurt Magazine & Schoolkids Records Hopscotch Day Party (noon–5 p.m.) with Jenny Besetzt, Lazy Janes, Toddlers, Old Bricks, Gross Ghost.

  • Flanders Art Gallery: Bopscotch (noon–3 p.m.) with The Al Strong Quintet, Yahzarah, special guest host poet Dasan Ahanu.

  • Hibernian Pub: Hopscotch @ Hibernian (noon–5 p.m.) with Big Fat Gap, Jon Shain, Jason Kutchma, Randy Whitt. Presented by PineCone, Larry's Beans, Lonerider, Harry's Guitar, Aviator, Shuffle Magazine & Big Boss.

  • The Hive @ Busy Bee: Grip Tapes Daywalker Disco (noon–5 p.m.) with LIBRARIES, Miss Eaves, Juan Huevos, RBTS WIN, Heads on Sticks, Juan Huevos.

  • Kings Barcade (noon–5 p.m.) with Alan Bishop, Bill Orcutt, Chris Corsano Trio, Chuck Johnson, Hiss Golden Messenger, Oren Ambarchi, David Daniell Duo, William Tyler, Wooden Wand, Gunn-Truscinski Duo; music between sets from Mike Gangloff & Nathaniel Bowles (of the Black Twig Pickers).

  • London Bridge (noon–5 p.m.) with Autumn, Loud Dream, Jo Gore & The Alternative, The Young Cardinals, Pseudo Blue.

  • The Pour House Music Hall (noon–5:30 p.m.) with White Life, Made of Oak, Dope Body, Odonis Odonis, Field Report, Flock of Dimes.

  • Slim's Downtown: Que Viva! (noon–5:30 p.m.) with Spider Bags, Cheater Slicks, Hacienda, Last Year's Men, Flesh Wounds, The Wigg Report.

  • Tir na nOg: The Old North State Showcase (noon–5 p.m.) with Gray Young, Naked Gods, Jenny Besetzt, Temperance League, Red Collar.

  • White Collar Crime: Assorted Audio (noon–5 p.m.) with Soul Khan, Brody & Choch, D&D Sluggers, The Business People, Celebrity DJ Shogun, hosted by L.E.G.A.C.Y.

  • Daily Planet Cafe: Day Party at the Globe (2–5:30 p.m.) with Hiss Golden Messenger, Midtown Dickens.

  • The Long View Center: Hometapes Friend Island III (2–5:30 p.m.) with Snow Panda, Matthew E. White, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sunless, Jon Mueller.

  • Neptunes Parlour (3–5:30 p.m.) with Guardian Alien, White Hills, Man Forever.

  • Raleigh City Museum: Ed McKay Used Books & More Culture Series (3–5 p.m.) "Fresh sheets: The purpose & power of cover songs." What does the cover & the response to it say about the musician, the crowd & their relationship? With Brett Netson, Peter Holsapple, Jesse Jarnow, Marlysse Simmons, David Klein, Matthew Papich, Catherine Edgerton, moderator Brian Howe.


Saturday, Sept. 8


  • Raleigh Times Bar: Party Times (11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.) with Royal Bangs, The Bleeding Hearts, Spider Bags, Red Collar, Double Negative, Kooley High. Presented by Vertical Urge, PBR & New Belgium Brewing.

  • Berkeley Cafe: WXYC Presents a Hopscotch Day Party (noon–5 p.m.) with Guinea Worms, Last Year's Men, Joint D≠, Flesh Wounds, Infeccion.

  • Deep South the Bar: Blurt Magazine & Schoolkids Records Hopscotch Day Party (noon–5 p.m.) with Jeff Hart, Tonk, Michael Rank & Stag, John Howie & The Rosewood Bluff, Terry Anderson & The Olympic Ass-Kickin Team.

  • Hibernian Pub (outside): Hopscotch @ Hibernian (noon–5 p.m.) with American Aquarium, Mipso Trio, John Howie & The Rosewood Bluff, Justin Robinson & The Mary Annettes, Th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee. Presented by PineCone, Larry's Beans, Lonerider, Harry's Guitar, Aviator, Shuffle Magazine & Big Boss.

  • Kings Barcade: Hopscotch Hair of the Dog (noon–5 p.m.) with Airstrip, Old Bricks, Jane Jane Pollock, Easter Island, Grass Giraffes.

  • London Bridge (Courtyard Stage) (noon–5 p.m.) with Thom Crumpton, Inner City Mountain Men, SlimJack, Frankie Goodrich, Big Hell.

  • Martin Street (on the block in front of mecca) (noon–5 p.m.) with Megafaun & very special guests announced the morning of the show. Presented by Videri Chocolate Factory & AC Restaurants.

  • The Pour House Music Hall: Trekky Records Day-Dream (noon–5 p.m.) with Midtown Dickens, Brice Randall Bickford, Butterflies, Ryan Gustafson, Cassis Orange, Gross Ghost.

  • Rebus Works: Minus Sound Research 7 & shopscotch (noon–5 p.m.) with art by Jad Fair (Half Japanese), Patrick Jeffords (Toro y Moi), Chris Millstein (Psychic Ills), Annie Chu (Organos), Vince Carmondy (Strange), Todd Emmert (Inspector 22), John Harrison (North Elementary), Maria Albani (Organos); music by Good Graces, Prisms, Le Weekend, ROBES, Waumiss, Boykiller! Presented by Counter Culture Coffee.

  • Sadlack's: Let Feedback Ring (noon–5 p.m.) with Where the Buffalo Roamed, Museum Mouth, Ponchos (from Peru), Johnny Staxx & The Durty Boyz, Onoheim.

  • Slims Downtown: SPAZZscotch (noon–5 p.m.) with Secret Mountains, Norwegian Arms, Jack the Radio, Old Quarter, Roman Candle.

  • Tir na nOg: United by Music (noon–5 p.m.) with First Person Plural, Casual Curious, The Dharma Body, Luego, Annuals.

  • The Hive @ Busy Bee: Phuzz Phest Saturday Shredstorm (12:30–5:30 p.m.) with Judy Barnes, Estrangers, Ramps, Lonnie Walker, Woodsman.

  • Capital Club 16: Heavy Metal Karaoke (1–5 p.m.) with Volcom & Narragansett giveaways + cheap food; hosted by Valient Thorr.

  • White Collar Crime: Holy Smokes Showcase (1–5 p.m.) with Mutant League, GDFX, Roomrunner, Invisible Hand.

  • Dive Bar: Mann's World (2–5 p.m.) with Salvacion, Earthling, Caltrop.

  • Spy Bar: The Factory @ Spy (2–5 p.m.) with Mike Loos, Young Cardinals.

  • Raleigh City Museum: Ed McKay Used Books & More Culture Series (3–5 p.m.) "World wide weirdness: The Internet, & taking music further." Has the Internet made it easier to make weird music & get it exposed, or has it had no impact? With Arnold Dreyblatt, Kid Millions, Brandon Stosuy, Jenks Miller, Rich Ivey, Maura Johnston, moderator Grayson Currin.


Sunday, Sept. 9


  • London Bridge (noon–5 p.m.) with Port Royale, Russ Thompson, Nathan Storey, Legacy, More Rhythm. (7–8:30 p.m.) Kelly Neff on the inside stage.

  • Slim's Downtown: Slim's Hopscotch Hangover III (noon) with American Aquarium, Shovels & Rope, Naked Gods, The Vibekillers, more.


  • They're all chronicled here.

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