This week, Friends of the Rant is joined by Chapel Hill band Heat Preacher, who combine alternative rock, soul, and indie sounds to create their own brand of modern pop rock music, as well as Durham’s Shirlette Ammons, a poet and storyteller who uses a wide variety of genres as tools for her work.

Heat Preacher plays Carolina Indie Fest on Friday, Sept. 29 at 6:15, and Ammons takes the stage Saturday, Sept. 30 at 4:15 p.m.