Oak City Hustle
DJ SPCLGST

Spclgst’s willingness to explore has made him a DJ in demand. Having held down residencies in New York and Philadelphia, he’s become well-known in Raleigh with weekly shindigs at both The Hive at Busy Bee and Five Star. But such success is not enough for him. He’s constantly looking to push his skills to the next level.

RALEIGH JOURNEYMAN SPCLGST

If you’ve attended any local hip hop shows in recent years, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen Joe Giampino, aka DJ SPCLGST, at...

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Eric Fuller / Puzzled

Have you ever run into someone or something that just blows your mind? That eccentric uniqueness that totally inspires you and just stops...

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Raleigh Renaissance Man / Napoleon Wright II

Raleigh is at a unique stage in its development as a city. We’re still small enough to have a closely-forged sense of community; however,...

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Jack the Radio Jacks your Eardrums

SPCLGST sat down to get to know one of Raleigh’s freshest blues/rock bands, Jack the Radio. Let’s take a listen and make sure...

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Getting the Job Done w/ Taylor McAdams & Crew

Flash your wristband and pass through the barricades. You’re on Taylor McAdams’ turf now. McAdams has volunteered for Raleigh’s...

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Donna Orr: Main Stage Style

“The horrible rain year. When was that? The year with The Roots.” Donna Orr, co-owner of the eclectic style shop, Dear Hearts, in...

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Death Metal Paint Slinger: Will Goodyear

This September is a milestone for Will Goodyear. It will be his fifth year as venue manager for Hopscotch Music Festival. Brought on board...

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Q&A with Dana Hunter Rosa of Alter EGO

Alter EGO is Raleigh’s premiere downtown salon, an urban loft hair studio and art gallery. As a full service salon, Alter EGO...

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Oak City Ascending

I went through something of a SimCity phase. SimCity is a world-building video game in which the player is tasked with founding and...

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Kurt Zehneder Can Beat Galaga!

Growing up in the 80’s you most likely chased a high score at your local burger joint like The Haledon Grill, at a roller skating rink...

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The Fellowship of Vanness

Tucked in a corner of City Market, on the cusp of Moore Square, Van Ness and Fellows Tattoo Boutique boasts a covered porch where you might...

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Iron and Art. The Work of Horn & Heel.

A short science lesson… Every little spark in the night sky is working toward generating iron, and they’ll die violently for the...

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Don’t Call It A Comeback, I’ve Been Here For Years

In 1983 when former Raleigh Mayor, Avery C, Upchurch came home after a long day of ...mayoring (or whatever it is that mayors do), I’m...

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Anytime is a Goodtime for Clockwork!

Named Clockwork after the infamous film by Stanley Kurbick, this place is by far one of the coolest spots I've ever been to. So last week...

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Savior Guitars

“When people come here, I want them to feel valued and cared for. I want them to leave here feeling confident with the information that I...

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When God Created Shnitzel, He Said “Let There Be Jake Wolf!”

This past week my right hand man Joe Bruno and myself headed down to Capital Club to grab a bite. We were thinking about just doing a light...

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An Interview with Lauren Ramirez with Quercus Studios

Sometimes you meet people that are just plain-out inspiring. They inspire you with their experiences, their travel, the people they know,...

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FIVE STAR Gets Two Snaps, a Twist, and Twirl

Five Star has not only hosted top tier musical artisans such as Dj Premier, Spinderella, Pete Rock, Ztrip, Dj Klever, Erykah Badu, and many...

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The Uniquities of Little Leviathan

Alas, The Little Leviathan missed its true calling by eighty years. Instead, you can find it in 2014 in a light industrial park nestled off...

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Sherif Fouad & Leslie Woods are Really Raleigh Raw.

Companies pasteurize juice so they can add weeks to the shelf life to increase profit. It is not for the customers benefit. This process...

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Accumulate: PEZ with Joei Fiteny

Spclgst's recent search brought him to Joei Fiteny and an awesome collection of PEZ Dispensers. Hell. YES!

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If Magic Exists in the World, it Resides Behind the Walls of The Carolina Ballet

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...

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Rumslingin’ Guitar Playin’ Singin’ Attention Starved Circus Freak AKA Richard Bacchus

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...

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Bedowyn x Hopscotch 2014

Our main man, SPCLGST, caught up with Bedowyn to get some background before their upcoming Hopscotch performances. Peep the interview

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