Author Archives: Pierce

Sampling I Was Totally Destroying It

Two weeks from today, The Beast performs at the release party for I Was Totally Destroying It‘s upcoming album Vexations (pre-order here). Last semester one of my students from the UNC Beat Making Lab, sampled the Destroying It song, Fight/Flight. It appeared on the Beat Making Lab instrumental album Tar Heel Tracks. Here’s the originalContinue Reading

The Beast + Big Band: Indy Weekly & Rehearsal Photos

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather Duke Performances has moved The Beast + BIG BAND to Motorco Music Hall (723 Rigsbee Ave Durham). Doors at 7PM show starts at 8PM. Next Wednesday, June 6th we kick off Duke Performance’s summer music series, “Music in the Gardens” at Duke Gardens Motorco Music Hall in Durham. We’re rocking with a localContinue Reading

Pierce x Apple Juice to Make Beats with Congolese Youth

I am raising money to bring beats to the Congo this summer with Apple Juice Kid. Donate here and read more at OkayAfrica. UPDATE (5/31): we met our 5k goal and will be traveling to Congo this July. Beforehand, Apple Juice and I will be performing at the Rio + Social conference in Rio, BrazilContinue Reading

NC Black Colleges x Spoken Word

KidEthnic and I traveled across NC to get a poetic perspective on voting at Historically Black Colleges. Check out Emmy winner Bluz, and Poet.She aka Kelly Rae live from the campuses of Bennett College to Johnson C. Smith:Continue Reading

Heart to Heart: a Durham anthem by LiLa

More dope work from LiLa. This track features Duncan from Hammer No More The Fingers. It’s a Durham party. And its awesome.Continue Reading