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  • Portastatic - Part of Merge 25, a Celebration of Merge Records' 25th Anniversary

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    2014 Music in the Gardens


    Duke Performances

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    $13/$10 Duke students/employees/Free for 12 & under. Tickets available online, at Duke University Box Office, and at the door.





    Portastatic began as a solo project for Mac McCaughan, lead singer and guitarist of Superchunk and co-founder of Merge Records. Since then, it has evolved into a full-fledged band, which sometimes includes Superchunk guitarist Jim Wilbur and McCaughan's brother Matthew. Since 1993, McCaughan has recorded several records as Portastatic drawing on a number of genres, including rock, instrumental soundtracks, and Brazilian music. Shows take place rain or shine on the lawn behind the Duke Gardens Visitor Center. Lawn chairs, picnics & blankets encouraged. Food and drink available for purchase. Dogs are not allowed. Parking at Duke Gardens lots free after 5PM. Restrooms on site. Wheelchair accessible. Onsite box office open 6PM, doors at 6:30.

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