Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Cool shows for the week


(I Was Totally Destroying It by Enid Valu)

Wednesday, April 2: Berkeley Blues Jam
I've been planning for a while to check out the open-mic blues jam at the Berkeley Cafe, and it looks like this is the week to do it. From what I have heard, something particularly fun might be happening. Plus, it's free, and for those of us with day jobs, it's fairly early. Get there around 9:30.

Thursday, April 3: I Was Totally Destroying It, Tir na Nog
Chapel Hill pop sensation will be at Tir na nOg with Hammer No More the Fingers, as part of the Local Band, Local Beer night. Free entry and tastings of Big Boss beer.

Dirty Little Heaters, Local 506, Chapel Hill

I've only seen Dirty Little Heaters once, several years back when they played half time at a Carolina Rollergirls bout, but from what I've heard online, they're still just as powerful and impressive.

Friday, April 4: Sir Arthur & the Royal Knights and Rocket Cottage with artwork by Chris Plankers, Slim's
Sir Arthur & the Royal Knights play revved up Nuggets-style garage rock. Rocket Cottage is the latest project by Russ DeSena, which means it's disjointed and jarring, and occasionally kind of melodic. I have no idea what Chris' artwork is like.

Night Prowler, Lincoln Theatre
No, this is not an April Fool's joke. I have a soft spot for tribute bands. I haven't seen these guys but have heard they're really good.

Vetiver, Cat's Cradle
Vetiver played an amazing set at Kings in July of 2006, and their CD "To Find Me Gone" was one of my favorites of that year. Check out the video from that show.

Polynya, Nightlight
Check out my previous post on Polynya

Saturday, April 5: Hearts & Daggers, Pour House
Blood-and-guts country with lots of lyrics about floods and killin'.

The Curtains of Night, Slims
Two girls from Chapel Hill playing really heavy rock. That's about all I know about them. Seems like Chapel Hill is the new local hot spot for heavy bands.

Sunday, April 6: Neu Romance, Tir na nOg
DJs Castro, Madcow, Drew and others spin dance music, soul and old school hip hop. Free.

COMING UP NEXT WEEK
Friday, April 11: Burley Time Records release show, Broad Street Cafe
Part of the Independent Weekly's 25th anniversary celebration. This show will feature Megafaun, Nick Schillace, Horseback and Eric Carbonara

Friday, April 11: Shake It Like a Caveman, Papa Mojo's Roadhouse
Shake It Like a Caveman is sometimes a one-man band, sometimes a full band. This show will be the one-man band variety. I thought he was awesome when I caught him at Sadlacks last December. Hoping to catch him again.


UPCOMING IN GENERAL
Sunday, May 18: RebusFest, Rebusworks in Raleigh
Here's info sent out by Rebus gallery in Raleigh: RebusFest, a one-day event featuring art, music, and food, will be held on Sunday, May 18. Bands include The Loners, Kickin' Grass, Starmount, Monologue Bombs, The T's, and Edmund II. Participating artists include Julie Armbruster, Casey Porn, Betty McKim, Staci Sawyer, Clifton May and Lauren Turner. Artist spaces are still available, if interested, please call 919-754-8452.
We are also looking for volunteers, if you'd like to help for a shift (11:30 until 3:30 or 3:30 until 7:30), please let us know by email or phone.

Tuesday, May 20: The Sword with Stinking Lizaveta
Austin's The Sword are one of my favorite heavy bands, though I admit their new CD is a bit over the top with Stonehenge/gnome imagery. watch the video for "Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians" (see what I mean?) off Gods Of the Earth here.

I saw Stiking Lizaveta waaaaay back in 2003 and thought they were absolutely amazing. Can't wait to see them again.

1 comment:

Caid said...

Thursday night at Local Beer Local Band is going to be awesome for another week in a row.