In an online interview last month, "Eastbound & Down" creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill gave a nice shoutout to the Triangle music scene. Asked their favorite bands, they listed Black Keys, Avett Brothers, Jesus and Mary Chain, Bob Seger, MC5 -- plus Dynamite Brothers and Lonnie Walker, two groups that call the Triangle home.
McBride and Hill come by their Tarheelia honestly, since they studied film at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. So it's no surprise that Sunday's episode of the HBO series will include a Lonnie Walker song, "Heartbreakin' Ball," which you can hear playing over the concluding synopsis and end credits. Tune in at 10 p.m. Sunday.
Dynamite Brothers have had songs on the show, too, and drummer Scott Nurkin even appeared in an episode this season, playing in an onscreen band.