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Collection Number: 20326

Collection Title: David Lawrence Menconi Collection, 1984-2000

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Size About 50 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract San Antonio, Tex., native David Menconi became a professional music critic in 1985. He joined the News and Observer newspaper in Raleigh, N.C., in 1991, just as the area was being touted as an up-and-coming music scene. In 2000, Menconi published his first novel, Off the Record. The collection includes interview notes, correspondence, press releases, and biographies, 1984-2000, relating to interviews Menconi conducted with alt-country, folk-rock, and rock and roll musicians from North Carolina and other parts of the South. Among those represented are Whiskeytown, Arrogance, the Backsliders, the Connells, Cracker, Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey, Peter Holsapple, Flat Duo Jets, Kevn Kinney, Tift Merritt, and Southern Culture on the Skids.
Creator Menconi, David Lawrence.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
Permission for published use of interview materials must be granted by the donor.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from David Menconi of Raleigh, N.C., on 26 October 2000 (Acc. 98779). Websites harvested using Archive-It, beginning in December 2013 (Acc. 101924, Acc. 101946).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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San Antonio, Tex., native David Menconi became a professional music critic in 1985. He received his Masters Degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. His thesis examined the discovery and demolition of the Armadillo World Headquarters, a 1970s concert hall.

Menconi joined the News and Observer newspaper in Raleigh, N.C., in 1991 just as the Research Triangle area was being touted as an up-and-coming music scene. In 2000, Menconi published his first novel, Off the Record.

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Music criticDavid Menconi's collection includes interview notes, correspondence, press releases, and biographies, 1984-2000, relating to interviews Menconi conducted with alt-country, folk-rock, and rock and rollmusicians from North Carolina and other parts of the South. Among those represented are Whiskeytown, Arrogance, the Backsliders, the Connells, Cracker, Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey, Peter Holsapple, Flat Duo Jets, Kevn Kinney, Tift Merritt, and Southern Culture on the Skids.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Artist Files, 1984-2000.

12 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Music criticDavid Menconi's collection includes interview notes, correspondence, press releases, and biographies, 1984-2000, relating to interviews Menconi conducted with alt-country, folk-rock, and rock and rollmusicians from North Carolina and other parts of the South. Among those represented are Whiskeytown, Arrogance, the Backsliders, the Connells, Cracker, Mitch Easter, Chris Stamey, Peter Holsapple, Flat Duo Jets, Kevn Kinney, Tift Merritt, and Southern Culture on the Skids.

Folder 1

Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 1

Folder 2

Arrogance #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 2

Folder 3

The Backsliders #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 3

Folder 4

The Connells #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 4

Folder 5

Cracker/Camper Van Beethovan #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 5

Folder 6

Mitch Easter/Chris Stamey/Peter Holsapple #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 6

Folder 7

Flat Duo Jets #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 7

Folder 8

Kevn Kinney/Drivin' and Cryin' #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 8

Folder 9

Tift Merritt/Two Dollar Pistols #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 9

Folder 10

Mojo Nixon #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 10

Folder 11

R.E.M. #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 11

Folder 12

Southern Culture on the Skids #20326, Series: "1. Artist Files, 1984-2000." Folder 12

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1 item.

Digital Item DI-20326/1

Website (blogs.newsobserver.com/beat) #20326, Series: "Addition of February 2014: David Menconi Websites." DI-20326/1

"On the Beat: David Menconi on Music," Raleigh News and Observer blog of music critic David Menconi, discussing North Carolina music and culture. Website was harvested using Archive-It, beginning in December 2013.

Digital Item DI-20326/2

Website (loseringbook.wordpress.com) #20326, Series: "Addition of February 2014: David Menconi Websites." DI-20326/2

"LoseringBook," website contains information about the biography Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown, by David Menconi. Website was harvested using Archive-It, beginning in December 2013.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Steven Weiss, February 2001

Encoded by: Steven Weiss, February 2001

Finding aid updated by Amanda Loeb in February 2014 because of addition.

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