Hell Yeah, Hopscotch: The Recap

The Roots @ City Plaza, Photo: Hilary Langford

It was a wild and wet few days down in Raleigh, but the sound remained constant and the energy of thousands of music nerds was sky high at the third annual Hopscotch.

Here’s a look back at some Donkey Jaw favorites and a sad list that resulted from our inability to clone.

Matthew E. White @ Fletcher Opera, Photo: Hilary Langford

Bands We Saw & Loved

Say Brother
The Roots
Zola Jesus
Matthew E. White
Spider Bags
Wye Oak
Pallbearer
Class Actress
Charlie Parr

Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak @ Lincoln Theater, Photo: Hilary Langford

Zola Jesus @ Lincoln Theater, Photo: Hilary Langford

Day Party Discoveries

Miss Eaves
Red Collar
Made of Oak
The Wigg Report
Boykiller

Boykiller @ Rebus Works

Made of Oak @ The Pour House, Photo: Hilary Langford

Miss Eaves @ The Hive, Photo: Hilary Langford

Kicking Ourselves We Missed  

Killer Mike
Thee Oh Sees
Danny Brown
Shovels & Rope
Field Report
NOBUNNY
Mirel Wagner
Shirlette & The Dynamite Brothers

Escort technically qualifies for the list above, though their performance was cancelled due to washout and not the usual Sophie’s Choice-like scheduling dilemmas.  We’ve got an interview with those guys forthcoming and one thing’s for sure, they weren’t bored in Raleigh despite the weather. Stay tuned.

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