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Step It Up and GoThe Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk$
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David Menconi

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469659350

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659350.001.0001

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Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill

The “Next Seattle” Era

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(p.160) 10 Chapel Hill
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Step It Up and Go
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David Menconi

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659350.003.0011

During the 1990s, record companies were looking for the next big alternative rock breakout and focused a lot of attention on Chapel Hill, where bands like Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, and Polvo resided. Two Chapel Hill bands would hit it big, but they were the last two anyone would have expected -- the hot-jazz band Squirrel Nut Zippers and piano-pop trio Ben Folds Five.

Keywords:   Alternative rock, Archers of Loaf, Ben Folds Five, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Superchunk, Polvo, Chapel Hill

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