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Be Loud! '19 Takes Over Cat's Cradle This Weekend

Poster for Be Loud '19
Be Loud Sophie Foundation
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Be Loud! '19

The Be Loud Sophie Foundation is holding its annual event at The Cat's Cradle this weekend. It's the sixth year for the benefit and this time it features music from Chatham County Line, The Old Ceremony, a special performance from local super group Preeesh!, who has put together a set of songs from Joe Jackson's iconic first two albums, plus lots more. The organization supports adolescent and young adult cancer patients and their families at UNC Hospitals.

Eric Hodge recently sat down with Rob Ladd and John Plymale of Preeesh! to discuss the event.

Interview Highlights

On the formation of Preeesh!:

Rob: "I sort of blurted out 'Well I could just get some friends, and we could just play a bunch of cover tunes' as a joke, sort of. Everyone, happy they didn't have to think about the bands anymore, said that would be a great idea."

On Joe Jackson's lyrics:

Rob: "...now, when I've come to find out that Joe is maybe gender non-binary, when he says a lyric like 'Until the day that I can be out dancing with my partner, those happy couples ain't no friends of mine,' 40 years ago..it's a whole new world lyrically."

Preeesh!
Credit Jonathan Drake
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Preeesh! plays Be Loud '19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TzKSFbsh2Y

Brian Burns is the Music Director for WUNC Music, WUNC's AAA music discovery station. He has been working within the local music scene for over a decade. On the weekends you might see him DJing at various spots around the Triangle, or digging through boxes of records. He's also the host of King Street Soul on WHUP in Hillsborough, NC and a contributor to NPR Music. He graduated from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science with an MSLS in 2015.
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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