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Three Lobed Recordings 21st Anniversary Festival

Three Lobed Records founder and director Cory Rayborn characterized the seven new releases that mark the label's twenty-year anniversary as leaning "into the slightly weirder side of what you may expect" (Indy Week). It's also an apt descriptor for the overall aim of Three Lobed, the vinyl-centric boutique record label that Rayborn, a Duke alumnus and practicing lawyer, has run entirely part-time from his home in Jamestown, NC, for the last two decades. Making space for a variety of artists experimenting with sonic psychedelia, Three Lobed counts among its cadre Sonic Youth's and Body/Head's Kim Gordon, pioneering Philadelphia psych-rock group Bardo Bond, harpist Mary Lattimore, virtuosic guitarists Daniel Bachman, William Tyler, and Chuck Johnson, and singer-songwriters Steve Gunn and Kurt Vile.

Originally scheduled for fall 2020, this Three Lobed anniversary festival - an unprecedented collaboration between Three Lobed, WXDU 88.7 FM, Duke Coffeehouse, Duke Arts, and Duke Performances - will finally find its intended form as an impressive set of label artists take up residence at indoor and outdoor venues around campus. Across the three-day festival, expect to see solo and collaborative configurations of Gordon, Gunn, Lattimore, Bachman, and Tyler, in addition to the likes of Meg Baird, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Pelt, Lee Ranaldo, and many more (including some to be announced later).


More details will be announced later; keep an eye on this page and social media for updates.

Thursday, April 14
Duke Coffeehouse
Featuring: Daniel Bachman, Marisa Anderson & William Tyler, Danny Paul Grody
$20 / $10 Duke students

Friday, April 15
von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center
Featuring: Steve Gunn (solo), Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore, 500mg
$25 / $10 Duke students

DAY 3 - Afternoon Session
Saturday, April 16
Karsh Alumni Center
Featuring: Mary Lattimore & guest, Pelt, Wet Tuna, more to be announced later
$25 / $10 Duke students

DAY 3 - Evening Session
Saturday, April 16
von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center
Featuring: Body/Dilloway/Head, Gunn-Truscinski Duo, Lee Ranaldo with films from Leah Singer, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano
$25 / $10 Duke students

Contact: Sibyl Kemp