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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 twentieth 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 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, Johnson, 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).

COVID-19 POLICIES UPDATE: Per the request of Three Lobed, we are now requiring masks for entry into all Three Lobed Recordings 21st Anniversary Festival performances this weekend. We appreciate your cooperation in helping keep everyone safe!

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DAY 1
Thursday, April 14 | 6pm
Duke Coffeehouse
Featuring: Chuck Johnson, Marisa Anderson & William Tyler, Danny Paul Grody
$20 / $10 Duke students

Thursday, April 14 | 9pm
Duke Coffeehouse
Featuring: Chuck Johnson, Marisa Anderson & William Tyler, Danny Paul Grody
$20 / $10 Duke students

DAY 2
Friday, April 15 | 8pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center
Featuring: Steve Gunn (solo), Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore, Sunburned Hand of the Man
$25 / $10 Duke students

DAY 3 | 12pm
Saturday, April 16
Karsh Alumni Center
Featuring: Mary Lattimore & Bill Nace, 500mg, Wet Tuna, more to be announced later
$25 / $10 Duke students

DAY 3 – Evening Session
Saturday, April 16 | 6pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater, Rubenstein Arts Center
Featuring: Body/Dilloway/Head, Gunn-Truscinski Duo, Lee Ranaldo with films from Leah Singer, Pelt, Bill Orcutt & Chris Corsano
$25 / $10 Duke students

  • $20Thursday evening (early) at Duke Coffeehouse
  • $20Thursday evening (late) at Duke Coffeehouse
  • $25Friday evening at von der Heyden
  • $25Saturday afternoon at Karsh Alumni Center
  • $25Saturday evening at von der Heyden
  • $10Duke Students
When
  • Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 6:00pm
  • Thu, Apr 14, 2022 at 9:00pm
  • Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 8:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 6:00pm
  • Sun, Apr 17, 2022 at 12:00am
Where
Karsh Alumni Center