When it comes to basketball, Merge HQ is a divided house (Duke / Carolina in case you have never heard of The Game of Basketball before), but this March we are all backing five of our favorite bands as they take to the local stage from March 4 through March 13.
Superchunk kicks off the madness on March 4 with their first show at the Cat's Cradle since before the release of Majesty Shredding. Next, WILD FLAG will play Local 506 on March 11. WILD FLAG is the new "supergroup" featuring Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Janet Weiss and Rebecca Cole. On March 12, Wye Oak will celebrate the release of their third album Civilian at Local 506. Telekinesis and The Love Language will wrap up Merge Madness on March 13 with an already sold out show at Local 506.
To celebrate, local record stores (listed below) will be giving away these collectible 12" x 18" screenprinted posters designed by our very own Maggie Fost, with the purchase of any full-length release from Merge.
Tickets are already gone for the Telekinesis / Love Language show and are going fast for the other three, so don't waste any time getting your tickets to Superchunk, WILD FLAG & Wye Oak!
Visit the Merge store for new albums from Superchunk, Wye Oak, Telekinesis & The Love Language!
Merge Madness shows!
Mar 4 Superchunk @ Cat's Cradle
Mar 11 WILD FLAG @ Local 506
Mar 12 Wye Oak @ Local 506
Mar 13 Telekinesis & The Love Language @ Local 506 *SOLD OUT*
Get your limited-edition Merge Madness poster at the following stores beginning Tuesday, Feb 22:
Schoolkids in Raleigh
Offbeat Records in Durham
Bull City Records in Durham
CD Alley in Chapel Hill
All Day Records in Carrboro