Edward McKay Used Books & More Hosts Event for The 2012 Cultural Series at Hopscotch Music Festival

Panelists to Discuss Connectivity of Musicians Via the Internet at Third Annual Event in Downtown Raleigh

Raleigh, NC, September 08, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Edward McKay Used Books & More (http://www.edmckay.com), North Carolina’s leading independent retailer of books, movies, CDs, vinyl records, electronics, video games, audio books, textbooks and related items, has announced it will host a panel on “World Wide Weirdness: The Internet, and Taking Music Further” on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Raleigh City Museum at 220 Fayetteville St.

The event will include a DJ set performed by Brandon Stosuy, a discussion among panelist members and an interactive question-and-answer session with the audience. Monitoring the panel will be Grayson Currin, music editor for Independent Weekly, co-director of the Hopscotch Music Festival and contributing editor to Pitchfork. Panelists will include Arnold Dreyblatt, a media artist and composer based in Berlin; Kid Milions, drummer and vocalist for Onieda, a rock band from Brooklyn, N.Y.; Brandon Stosuy of Pitchfork Media; and Ricky Ivey, frontman and lead vocalist for Whatever Brains.

The panel is free and open to the public; however, admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information on the series and Hopscotch Music Festival, visit http://www.hopscotchmusicfest.com.

“We are honored to host the event on Sept. 8, as we are set to address a timely discussion in the music and art industry,” said Jennifer Keys, general manager of Edward McKay Used Books & More in Raleigh, N.C. “The great depth and breadth of expertise among the featured panel will provide attendees with an enlightening and informative discussion on critical musical trends.”

Previous years’ participants in the Edward McKay Used Books & More Cultural Series have included musicians such as Chuck D of Public Enemy, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips and Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, as well as writers such as Christopher Weingarten, Mark Richardson and Mark Anthony Neal. They have explored topics from the place of hip-hop in politics and social struggles to the power of the well-written song.

About Edward McKay Used Books & More:
Started in 1974 by an ex-Army officer in Fayetteville, N.C., Edward McKay Used Books & More has grown to four stores across North Carolina in Raleigh, Greensboro, Fayetteville and Winston-Salem. The independent retailer is one of the largest suppliers in the state of used books, CDs, DVDs, videos, video games, vinyl records, textbooks, electronics and related items. Open seven days a week, the stores buy, sell and trade from individuals. For more information, visit http://www.edmckay.com.

About Hopscotch Music Festival :
Now in its third year, The Independent Weekly’s Hopscotch Music Festival brings 175 bands to 15 venues in downtown Raleigh. Intended to highlight the Triangle’s music scene by pairing exciting local talent with notable national and international artists, Hopscotch offers choices in just about every genre imaginable—rock, hip-hop, alt-country, metal, dance, punk, classical, noise, drone, folk and more. It is a festival that thrives on the variety and quality of its lineup, and with roughly 35 percent of the musicians hailing from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and other nearby locales this year, it is a testament to both this region’s musical diversity and its national relevance. Featuring bands at night, day parties, the Edward McKay Used Books & More Cultural Series, charity activities, a poster exhibition, and more, Hopscotch takes place Sept. 6-8. For more information, visit http://www.hopscotchmusicfest.com.

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