“I, ROY COOPER, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim July 24–27, 2019, as ‘MRG30 WEEK’ in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.”
MRG30 is underway, with a North Carolina packed evening at the Carolina Theatre in Durham last night, featuring H.C McEntire, Hiss Golden Messenger, and the Mountain Goats. The rest of the festival will take place at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro and highlight Merge Records artists from near and far. Even if you didn't get tickets to the sold out shows, that's no reason not to celebrate 30 years of groundbreaking indie rock from the North Carolina label.
Check out Merge Records co-founder and Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan discussing the first 25 years of Merge Records below, and be sure to keep an eye on Come Hear North Carolina for coverage of their 30th birthday celebration!