Saturday, April 05, 2008

A couple of non-Raleigh bands for a change

Hammer No More the Fingers from Mann's World on Vimeo.

The thing I love about Tir na nOg's Thursday Local Band Local Beer series (other than the free music and beer samples) is that it takes a bit of a risk and features bands from Chapel Hill and Durham. Thursday, I caught Durham's Hammer No More the Fingers (above), and Chapel Hill's I Was Totally Destroying It (below).

I Was Totally Destroying It from Mann's World on Vimeo.

Last night I went down to Slim's to see Sir Arthur & the Royal Knights and Rocket Cottage, but since it's a work weekend for me, I had to take off before the bands got started. I do have two late-breaking shows to tell you about for tonight.

1. Shake It Like a Caveman is playing tonight at Double Down, a club that's quickly becoming the only reason to go to Glenwood South.

2. Billy Warden & the Floating Children are reuniting this afternoon for the Goodbye Schoolkids bash over in Chapel Hill. Here are the details sent out earlier today by Cat's Cradle:

Hi Catlist... it's thecat here,
with some late breaking Cradle news!

Just wanted to let everyone know about an exciting addition to our
"So Long Schoolkids Records" show that's
taking place tomorrow, Saturday April 5th.

That will be a very special reunion performance
by Billy Warden And The Floating Children,
the band which actually played the very first
"in store" show at the last Schoolkids location
on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill!


Here is the updated schedule for Saturday's FREE show
( donations are strongly encouraged, with all going to benefit the
Orange Co. Elementary Music Program) :

Doors open at 4:30

5:00-5:30 Billy Warden And the Floating Children
5:45-6:15 Hammer No More the Fingers
6:30-7:00 The Heist & the Accomplice
7:15-7:45 Wil Donegan & the Apologies
8:00-8:30 Michael Rank & Mark E. Smith ( from Snatches Of Pink)
8:45-9:15 North Elementary
9:30-10:00 Schooner
10:15-11:00 Watch second half of Final Four
game at the bar or on the screen.
11:00-11:30 Ben Davis & the Jetts
11:30-on: celebration and rehash of Tar Heel victory

In order to fit in all the acts that have stepped up to Rock one
last time for Schoolkids and for the Orange County Elementary
Music Program, AND give everyone who cares a chance to
watch the Final Four UNC-Kansas game, as you can see we have arranged
an elaborate schedule for the show, and an equally elaborate
video setup to project the game near our stage, as it happens!
We will also have the big screen TV on in the bar area.

EVERYONE who can should do their best to show up early for Billy
and the FLoating Children at 5 PM, this will be a performance not to be

And bring an extra 10-spot to drop in the
donation basket, to help make sure kids in the local schools
keep their musical education coming.

ALSO don't forget tonight's show at Cat's Cradle with the
great Gary Louris from the Jayhawks, and opener Vetiver.

hope to see you all this weekend!


Finally, it looks like there's a new music blog in the area. Audio Jacket has just started with a nice review of Thursday's Red Collar show.

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