Posted on October 22nd, by Seano in ART
BLOC Projects presents "3 The Hard Way", a documentary production created by Robert King of Octave Blue Entertainment featuring on what happens when you bring together a graffiti artist from the streets of Philly, a cartoonist born and bred in the South, and a French Puerto Rican mixed media painter to collaborate on a large scale artistic project.
In this special beer themed episode, Aaron, Adam, and Dudders recap their trip to the Aviator Brewery. They find out what their beer of choice says about them. Christmas comes earlier this year as they discuss a controversial Christmas tree.…
Oak City Hustle was on the scene for the 2014 RedBull Dreamline event held on Oskar Blues REEB Ranch near Asheville, North Carolina. The event was imagined by pro rider Anthony Napolitan and realized with a course created by master builder Adam Aloise. Red Bull Dreamline is one of the premiere showcases the best in the BMX dirt competition universe so we were blessed to witness the best of the best pushing their limits on a course that was absolutely mind-blowing.
We were able to catch a few shots before the sun went down on Cooke Street Carnival 2014. This year was much bigger and better than ever. You couldn't walk ten feet without saying hello to one of the many great people of this booming city. Already anticipating Cooke Street 2015!
Phonte Coleman has been on an incredible artistic journey since the prolific rap group Little Brother released their pivotal debut album, The Listening over ten years ago. During this time he has released more than a dozen albums between his work with Little Brother and the neo-soul collective, The Foreign Exchange. We sat down with the Greensboro native to explore the moment he stepped out of his 9 to 5 job and into a career of artistic expression.
Artie discovered camouflage as a medium sometime in 2009 after noticing a peeling and fading vinyl camouflage wrap and thinking to himself, “hey I can paint that!” After trying it on a few trucks he was fully hooked and started pursuing hand painted camouflage as a business.
Special guest Brandon Cordrey, a North Carolina base mixed media artist joins in on this episode to share his experience in the arts. A listener’s write-in sparks a round table discussion. Everyone digs into another Arthetical situation.…
We couldn't be more excited, proud and humbled at the reaction to the printed publication throughout the city. The Oak City Hustle tea has learned a lot in a short span of time and will continue to learn, refine and adapt to the needs of our beautiful, creative city. Please let us know any feedback you may have and we'll have our ears open.
There isn’t a nicer guy in the Raleigh arts scene (or anyone who sports a more recognizable beard) than Derek Toomes. The only thing more admirable than his company is his artwork. Derek’s brooding, explorative aethetic grips you in an instant and holds your attention like a compelling conversation. We hung out with Derek in his studio at the Bonded Llama and asked him a few questions about his life as an artist,
We recently had the pleasure of capturing the Redbull Dreamline BMX Competition at Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex!!
The most recent Shamrock Bboy Battle was the freshest yet. As always it was presented by Mucho Rhythm and held at Tir Na Nog in DOwntown raleigh. Oak City Hustle was on the scene to capture some of the action. Let's check it out:
Put down the capes and cowl and pick up the hockey masks and chainsaws, it’s time for another NB2 Comic Review! Adam and Sequoyah are joined by horror enthusiast Jason Leonard and editor of “Steve Nile’s Remains” Daniel Herzog to …
Posted on October 1st, by Joe Bruno in BLOG
Spclgst's recent search brought him to Joei Fiteny and an awesome collection of PEZ Dispensers. Hell. YES!
The Bluegrass Ramble kicks off tonight! Join us as we celebrate that start of a series of showcase events where convention attendees and local fans will be able to “ramble” around Raleigh for five nights, sampling great bluegrass music on six downtown stages.
Posted on September 30th, by Seano in LIFE
Get them while they're fresh! Each design is hand-pulled by Redbird Screenprinting and is only available through a limited run. Grab one while you can! More products available in our online store.
In this, our least professional episode to date; Aaron is the quantum train, Adam and Dudders are the pennies on the track trying to derail him.…
Don't miss out on the best comedy podcast in the Triangle. Check out the 2 Quarts Podcast featuring: "Four Reasons Why I'm Falling for Autumn"
It was a beautiful day this past Saturday in Durham where people from across the state and country gathered for the 30th Annual N.C. Pride Festival and Parade. Thousands were in attendance as Pride brought the community together for a weekend of celebration with events, conferences, parties and of course, the parade. Oak City Hustle was live on the scene to capture some of the fun.
Hey guys. There is a lot of ways you could close out September 2014. Shows like Discovery Dance Party at Kings or Illz & Auto at London Bridge will be rocking tonight (Friday Sept 26). You could recover from your hangover by getting some fresh ink at The Raleigh Tattoo Fest running through Sunday. There is a lot you could be doing but our best recommendations are killing it this weekend
On Thursday, September 25, local charity group Pints 4 Paws will celebrate a year of successful monthly mixers by hosting their first annual Puppy Homecoming at London Bridge Pub in downtown Raleigh. The group invites you to break out your pup’s fanciest collar and join them from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.for a night of cold drafts, complimentary cake and snacks for people and dogs, music by Dj Mars Eddie, cutest dog contest, and raffle prizes.
The title pretty much say it all doesn’t it? Artheticals returns after a round table discussion on the preservation of authenticity of art, and Shaquille O’Neal’s love of the arts.…
Rain? What rain? The clouds could cry night and day and still wouldn't be able to squelch the positive energy out of SparkCon. As they do every year, SparkCon held it down by representing a wide spectrum of creative interests.
Raleigh based comic artist Sandy Jarrell (Batman 66, Meteor Men) sits down with Adam and Sequoyah to talk about art, life and of coarse comic making.…
Last Thursday a very thankful, Justin LeBlanc, greeted guests under the shades of CAMʼs latest rainbow installation by Gabriel Dawe. The crowd was a mixture of friends, family and fans, all happy to see LeBlancʼs success. Before the show started he spent several minutes saying “thank you” to all that made the event possible. His words were heart felt and very humble, especially for someone who has come so far. He values his “roots” and took time to show his appreciation to all those who have been apart of his journey.
I recently sat down with Zalman Grinberg of the North Carolina Ballet for a little Q and A. Not only is he a rising star and pushing the limits with his choreography, he is one of the raddest people I've had the pleasure of working with. Be on the look out for this guy.
I became fascinated with a vintage bootleg Star Wars velvet painting that I saw on the internet. It was terrible, but it was very interesting...a "good" kind of terrible, very cheesy and kitsch. I thought "I bet I can do that".
Every first Saturday of the month Carrboro hosts the Really Really Free Market. No money. No Barter. No trade. Everything is Free!
Don't miss out on the best comedy podcast in the Triangle. Check out the 2 Quarts Podcast featuring: "House of Swank Stops By"
Huge respect to Oak City Hustler Guillermo Quetzalcoatl who absolutely murdered the coverage on Hopscotch this weekend. The man is a machine! Check out the incredible collection of photos from the third and final day of Hopscotch 2014.
Oak City Hustler Guillermo Quetzalcoatl braved the heat and hustled hard running all over Hopscotch Day 2. He was unbelievably able to scoop St. Vincent, Obnox, Fourfounders, Crowdsource, Enemy Waves and White Life! Zoinks.
Oak City Hustler Guillermo Quetzalcoatl hit the pavement hard capturing the raw energy of Hopscotch Day 1. From City Plaza to Tir Nag Nog to Lincoln Theatre, the festival was boomin'. We caught up with Toon & The Real Laww, De La Soul, New Reveille and American Aquarium on day 1. Day 2, here we come!
I recently sat down with a local rock legend and overall humble cat Richard Bacchus. He's one of the coolest and most genuine people I've ever met, which is why I decided to give you his side of the story.
The Whatcha Drink’n Contest enters round 3 as the boys of DAM talk about the latest comic controversies and debate the tactics of a media legend.…
Posted on September 3rd, by Seano in LIFE
It may take a little while but progress continues on the Raleigh Union Station project. They have been conducting a series of forums open to the public that The Raleigh Connoisseur has been covering. Everytime I catch news on the project I get a little more excited.
Josh Gruder and Bryant Szabo, founders of Porchfly, distinctly understand the importance of the porch and how it is the perfect environment to foster the conversation that creates bridges between cultures.
Oak City Hustler Caroline Cockrell scours our great city and shares the textured nooks & crannies that most of us walk right past. Exploring the details, stay tuned as she applies the microscope on the beautiful decay.
Check out the beautiful photo set from the 2014 Caribbean Festival that took place in Downtown Raleigh. Photos taken by Hayden Folger.
Our main man, SPCLGST, caught up with Bedowyn to get some background before their upcoming Hopscotch performances. Peep the interview
When I was a kid and all the way till graduating high school I loved drawing and painting weird characters and monsters. Everything from Tim Burton-esque creations to mythological characters like Medusa to the flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz.
What's up RALEIGH!? Oak City Hustle had the chance to meet the two ladies behind Dump Pho King Truck, Sunny and Sophia. What is Dump Pho King Truck? You're about to find out. We caught up with them last week at Packapalooza 2014 and asked them a few questions.
55,000 people partied along Hillsborough Street as they celebrated Packapalooza 2014. This all-day block party and street festival capped off Wolfpack Welcome Week to the start of the academic year.
Could there be anything cooler than a fresh grocery and grill serving their local Raleigh community built within the painted framework of the oldest running grocery store in Wake County? I'll give you a hint. No.
AaronWatch 2014 comes to an end! Find out the disturbing truth of his disappearance. The Whatcha Drink’n contest continues while you learn more about some tips and tools the Boys of DAM use in their studios. Finish this episode off …
The more I consume the mass media coverage of the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the more frustrated and helpless I feel. As tensions continue to rise and Americans express an outpouring of a range of emotions, most notably sadness and anger, I can't help but see this wide circle of fighting while the root causes of the discontent stand unattended.
Redbird Screenprinting is the official screen printer for Oak City Hustle for three reasons. They kick ass, they're good people and they know the definition of hustle. Stay tuned as we launch our official web store featuring the freshest in Oak City Hustle gear. Until then, drop us a line if you would like a shirt from our inaugural (and crispy classic) t-shirt run.
Posted on August 19th, by Tane Addington in ART
Notes from @ChooChooTane on the never-ending boxcar art show rolling through NC. Make sure you stop by www.benchedgoods.bigcartel.com to stay up on what's good with bringing some of the freight yard to your spot.
City Soul Café at the Smokin Grooves Bar & Grill is where new voices have an opportunity to express themselves in an open and welcoming environment and established voices have a chance to share their ongoing work with an attentive audience.
All hail King Mez! He killed it at the Lincoln Theater a couple days ago and Mr. Bruno was on set to capture the moment. King Mez has released a banger of a new album called, "Long Live the King". You can download it by clicking here or stream it at the bottom of the post. King Mez is Oak City official so make sure you support this young talent whenever you can.
Meredith, Dudders, and Adam introduce the first Whatch’a Drink’n Contest. They find out what’s the (fecal) matter over in London, why folks are jealous of the tortoises’ new tech, and who the heck is Meredith Tozzer anyway as AaronWatch 2014 …
OH SNAP! Look who is giving away free tickets for the Jamie Kennedy show this weekend. Oak City Hustle and Goodnights Comedy Club have teamed up to give YOU, the loyal fans of Oak City Hustle, FREE tickets to see one of the funniest comics alive.First shows start TONIGHT! First come first serve so move fast! CLICK HERE and thank us later!
When this North Raleigh estate went on the market in 2007 the asking price was a whopping 23 milly establishing it as one of the most expensive houses in Raleigh. The housing market has since bottomed out (selling in 2012 for 4.2 mil) and has been slowly rising. I would buy this crib but I was saving up for a Harrier Jump Jet.
Dudders combs through craigslist looking for the best missed connections. Adam posed another Arthetical situation. Then Adam tries to better understand the legend that is James ‘Dudders’ Dudley.…
The 2014 Crape Myrtle Festival Grand Gala returned to the Contemporary Art Museum in spectacular fashion. This years theme this was intended to remind everyone where we have come from in the battle against AIDS and/or HIV infection, shine light on where we are now, and to move us in a direction that allows us to do the greatest good.
Posted on August 1st, by Joe Bruno in BLOG
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Raleigh celebrates the 'M.A.I.N. Event' in September with Mayor Nancy McFarlane offering a preview of each of the 20 events that will bring more than 400,000 people Downtown in September. September has become a major month for events in Downtown Raleigh, and this years line-up is showing signs of being the busiest yet.
Located on a sleepy corner of St. Augustine's College campus on State Street and Oakwood Avenue, the crumbling ruins of St. Agnes Hospital rest quietly. This Raleigh Historical Landmark served as the largest hospital for blacks between Atlanta and Washington. It was in this location that Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world, lost his life from injuries sustained from a car accident.
Comic lovers ASSEMBLE! Adam Buccafusco host a round table discussion with animator Jacob Corum, comic creator Gabe Dunston, and comic proprietor Sequoyah Winston as they have a round table discussion about San Diego Comic Con. They discuss the highlights and …
A reminder that Grammy award winner singer/songwriter John Legend will be performing at Red Hat on Wednesday. Last I checked tickets were still available. Get yours.
This week is chock full of listener submitted topics! Find out what drugs look like under a microscope, and why a baby dino replica cost $10k, all while the mural war ranges on.…
The Carolina Hurricanes will host the second annual Hurricanes Summerfest – a mid-summer celebration of Canes hockey – from July 23-26 at PNC Arena. These are always a fun time and a fantastic way to spend the afternoon with the kids. For more information click here.
The Hopscotch Design Fest, taking place September 3rd & 4th is being heralded as a premiere gathering of thinkers, makers, storytellers, and inventors shaping what's next right now. They recently announced the full list of speakers which can be found here. Oak City Hustle will be in the house and we encourage every creative in the Triangle to follow suit.