Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Red Collar: Photo by Jason Arthurs for The N&O

Wednesday, April 23: Megafaun, Local 506
Here's what the band sent out on Myspace. I'm going to guess that DJ Currincy is Grayson:
Friends!
We are leaving for a while tomorrow, so come hang with us and some of our oldest friends in the world, Mystery Palace!
Mystery Palace is going to blow your mind. They do circuit bent keyboard pop tunes and it is completely unreal.

Bells is the solo outfit for Chapel Hill 2005 18-22 year old bench press champion, Jon Mackey. Jon is the shit.

DJ Currincy will be handling the in-between set deck work.

Show starts at 9:30. It is at the Local 506 in Chapel Hill.



Thursday, April 24: A Rooster for the Masses, Tir na nOg
Part of the WKNC Local Band, Local Beer night. ARFTM has an almost entirely new line-up, including an amazing Danish guitarist. Last time I saw them, they were a little less dancey, and reminded me more of early U2. Free! Plus beer samples.


Friday, April 25: Dreamscapes of the Perverse at Berkeley Cafe
Symphonic Black Metal from Raleigh, without the church burning or corpse paint. According to powerhouse drummer John Snead, they've been doing a lot of writing for the new album, so maybe you'll hear some new stuff at the show.


The Nein, French Kicks, Local 506: The Nein includes former members of Steel Pole Bathtub, Spatula and The White Octave. Check out the video I shot of them a couple of years ago.



Kenny Roby, Capital City Grocery.

Kenny was in the absolutely amazing Six String Drag back in the mid-90s and now performs with his band The Mercy Filter. This is a solo show for him, and should run from 7-9 p.m.


Red Collar and more at N.C. State Earth Day Celebration
Here's some info from Red Collar about this show:
"Smells Like Green Spirit": Rock Benefit for Renewable Energy on NCSU's campus at North Talley Plaza. There MIGHT be a bit of a surprise as well, so you're going to want to stick around for this one.

Here's the lineup:
11 pm Red Collar
10 PM Hammer No More the Fingers
9 pm Maple Stave
8 pm The Tourist
7 pm jew(s) and catholic(s)
6 pm Embarassing Fruits


Goner, The Loners, Patty Hurst Shifter, Tir na nOg
Here are the details from Chris at Tir na nOg: We are doing another "Local" night of sorts with THREE great bands for you! This Friday we have for you GONER, THE LONERS, & PATTY HURST SHIFTER playing on the same stage on the same night. If you want to go this to this show you will need a ticket otherwise it is a $3 cover to get in. If you don't have a ticket and want to go send me a message or come by the pub and I will give them to you for FREE! The show starts at 10pm so get there early.

Winston-Salem's Foothills Brewery will be there with great brew and will be our featured beer of the night with specials on all their pints!



Saturday, April 26: Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls, Landmark Tavern:
5 p.m. I was wondering when the Landmark was going to start hosting shows. Their back patio is perfect for it. Richard recently spent some time in Europe, so this is a homecoming show of sorts. I'm still waiting to see the video that Mike Spence and Johnny Pontiac shot for "Terrible Love" back in February.


Sunday, April 27: The Sugar, Sadlack's
Like a cross between Blowfly and Ray Manzarek, one-man-band The Sugar is not to be missed. Check out the video I shot of him in his local debut appearance. 5 p.m. FREE!


Monday, April 28: Lou Reed, Carolina Theatre.
IMPORTANT INFO: This came from the ticketing agent. Melt Banana is no longer on the bill, so Lou starts at 7:30 p.m.

We are just writing to inform you that there will NO longer be ANY opening acts for Lou Reed at his show at the Carolina Theatre on April 28, 2008. Therefore, Lou and his band are planning to take the stage at 7:30 PM, and doors will open at 6:30 PM to ensure everyone makes it inside in time!


COMING UP NEXT WEEK
Friday, May 2: Superchunk and Arcade Fire, Carrboro Town Commons
Carrboro is THE place to be on this date. Local legends Superchunk and their Merge labelmates Arcade Fire will play at a rally for Barack Obama at 2 p.m. at the Carrboro Town Commons. This show is FREE, but is likely to be packed, so, stake your place now. More info on David Menconi's blog!


Fri & Sat, May 2 & 3: Pressure Boys, Cat's Cradle
This show is near and dear to my heart because I remember seeing The Pressure Boys many, many times during my college years, and somewhere I have a warped copy of the Hell Tape. They mixes indie rock and ska before it was cool to do so, and played an awesome cover of Radar Love. Original trumpeter Stacey Guess, who died several years ago, will be missed at this show, but it's still sure to be a great trip down memory lane. This is a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (John Plymale's daughter has the disease). ALSO, Check out www.newsobserver.com on Sunday for a cool audio slide show on the band, with current and archive photos.

Saturday, May 3: Earth, Downtown Events Center
Here's the info from Mike Dillon:

Hey everybody,
I am still going to do some massive belated flyering, but I had a band drop off the bill, so I have to make some new flyers w/ the new special guest.....but on to more important matters!

EARTH IS COMING TO D.E.C. ON SAT, MAY 3RD. W/ U.S. CHRISTMAS!


BOTH OF THESE BANDS ARE AWESOME BUT EARTH IS LEGENDARY. THEY HAVE A NEW ALBUM OUT ON SOUTHERN LORD AND IT RULES. I ASK YOU ALL TO PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD UNTIL I GET PROPER FLYERING UP AND REPOST AND WHATNOT! THIS SHOW HAS TO BE SEEN.THE TICKETS ARE 10$, IT'S ALL AGES, DOORS @ 9:30 pm, SHOW @ 10:15 ish... D.E.C.


(located above ALIBI BAR on 14 W. Martin St) (Btw/ Salisbury and Fayetteville St.look for the red door)
any questions call 1-919-649-5588
For those of you who don't know about EARTH, here's the link to their wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_(band)

www.myspace.com/earthofficial www.uschristmas.net

UPCOMING IN GENERAL
Saturday, May 10: Polvo, Cat's Cradle
One of the most innovative bands ever to emerge from this area starts a series of reunion shows.

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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, checked, everything seems ok and the show is happening. Not sad.

Mark said...

Anybody excited about Josh Ritter headlining Cat's Cradle on Wednesday, April 30th?

His live show is phenomenal...I'm pumped about having his show and Arcade Fire/Superchunk in the same week.