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Mark Eitzel Performs Tonight, Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University

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Merge Records

Merge Records is well into it 25th birthday party. The North Carolina-based label is taking all of 2014 to celebrate its silver jubilee. There've been reissues of classic recordings and a 25K run already, but this week is a big one for the music, with a series of concerts. Tonight, Mark Eitzel will be at Baldwin Auditorium on the Duke University campus:

Mark Eitzel

Known for: Melancholy tunes and witty lyrics

"The melancholy is sort of the truth of the world, and the humor is how you get through it... Things are always survivable if you can laugh about them."

Past life: American Music Club

New Album: Don't Be a Stranger

Merge show: July 30 at 7:30 p.m., Duke's Baldwin Auditorium, with Stephin Merritt

Here are some other Merge artists who performed earlier in the month:

Bob Mould

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Bob Mould

Known for: A dark cloud of words steeped in a sunshine of melody.

"It's something that comes naturally to me... There's the initial confusion, the dark song, the chorus, and then the doo doo doos."

Latest Album: Beauty & Ruin

Past life: Hüsker Dü and Sugar

Merge show: Saturday, July 26th, 4:20pm on Main St. in Carrboro, with Neutral Milk Hotel, Teenage Fan Club, Caribou, and more.

Eric Hodge talks with Bob Mould about his latest album, Beauty & Ruin

Mount Moriah

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Mount Moriah

Known for: Cathartic looks at the American South.

"It's part of the reason we formed Mount Moriah... It's analyzing the South and who we are as Southerners. What is that crossroads of heritage and culture?"

Latest Album: Miracle Temple

Past life: Working at a music shop in Chapel Hill, NC

Merge show: Performed on Wednesday, July 23rd with Lambchop. However, they stopped by WUNC before for a preview performance.

Eric Hodge talks with Mount Moriah about their Southern roots and they perform live, in-studio.

Rebecca Martinez produces podcasts at WUNC. She’s been at the station since 2013, when she produced Morning Edition and reported for newscasts and radio features. Rebecca also serves on WUNC’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) Committee.
Eric Mennel prepares the afternoon/evening "drive time" newscast on WUNC. Previously, he was a producer for The Story with Dick Gordon. Eric has reported for All Things Considered, This American Life, 99% Invisible and other radio programs. He covered protests and security measures at the 2012 Republican National Convention for WUSF Tampa and NPR News. One day, he hopes to own a home with a wrap-around porch.
Eric Hodge hosts WUNC’s broadcast of Morning Edition, and files reports for the North Carolina news segments of the broadcast. He started at the station in 2004 doing fill-in work on weekends and All Things Considered.
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