Change is one way to define the 11th edition of WKNC’s Double Barrel Benefit, an annual fundraiser put on by the N.C. State student radio station to help fund its operations for the upcoming year.
For the past 10 years, the benefit has taken place on two nights during one weekend in Raleigh.
This year, however, the event will take place on two Fridays, Feb. 7 and 14, at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro and the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh respectively.
WKNC general manager Bri Aab said this change was prompted by the station’s desire to showcase North Carolina bands at a venue outside of the station’s home in Raleigh.
“I’m really excited we get to go to Carrboro,” Aab said. “We do so much in Raleigh, so it’s nice to branch out.”
With eight local bands, including two Merge Records artists, The Love Language and Mount Moriah, as headliners, the benefit attempts to put up-and-coming local bands on the map.