In 2003 one local musician and college radio host (Andrew Webster) put together an eight disc compilation of Charlotte music. I was just thinking the other day what a great tool that was as an introduction to Charlotte's local music scene as well as a reference tool for people like me. That was before an endless amount of local music was available online. But I still appreciate someone taking the effort to sort through it all.
Plaza-Midwood Community Radio is revisiting that idea, releasing a handful of songs by local artists every Tuesday in November. The four EPs will be compiled at the end of the month as "Don't Touch That Dial!" - an 18-track compilation. The first installment features Bo White (which you can preview above), Your Fuzzy Friends, It Looks Sad, Replicas, and Modern Primitives.
The release also serves as a fundraising tool for the fledgling internet radio station which focuses a lot of its airtime on local music, local artists, and local hosts. The EPs are free for one week - until the next one is released. Then the entire 18-track collection will be available for a small donation to the station. Donations are also encouraged for the weekly installments as the station is entirely non-profit and community funded. Download and donate here and listen to PMCR online here. .