Wednesday, April 09, 2008

This week's cool shows: April 9

Wednesday, April 9: Berkeley Blues Jam
Last week I vaguely mentioned something cool happening at the open mic. This week I can confirm that bawdy keyboard player The Sugar plans to be there. If you didn't see his show a couple of weeks ago at Slim's, you owe it to yourself to be there. Plus, it's free!

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.

Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12: Signalfest, Cat's Cradle

Two-day electronic music festival.

Saturday, April 12: Masala Beat Club, Talulla's Chapel Hill -- $3

Here's what DJ Marco has to say about the Masala Beat Club on his page: Since 2003 Masala Beat Club has been NC's only monthly desi party, playing a wide variety of Indian sounds such as bollywood, bhangra, hiphop, dancehall, reggaeton, disco and beyond! Founded by DJs Marco Hammond and DJ Mogambo, new residents DJ Turbanator and DJ Raj join Marco to continue keeping it live twice a month in Chapel Hill and Durham!

Friday, April 18: The Strugglers CD-release party, Local 506
Take a listen to "Redeployment," off The Struggers' new CD. Pop geniuses The Never open up.

The T's with Suburban Sweethearts, Sadlack's
Two of my favorite local bands playing at one of my favorite drinking spots. It's early (around 7 p.m.) and free.

Saturday, April 19: WCOM benefit at Cat's Cradle
Featuring, among others, Prayers And Tears Of Arthur Digby Sellers, and Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies

Bellafea CD-release party, Local 506
With Curtains of Night and Robo Sapien. Free show!

Poonhounds with Delta Drift, Slim's
Check out my videos of the Poonhounds.

Tuesday, April 15: Monotonix with Dark Meat, Slim's
Monotonix is heavy rawk from Israel, of all places, and Dark Meat is a crazy-ass freakout collective from Athens, Ga. Check out my video of Dark Meat from 2006!

Friday, April 25: Dreamscapes of the Perverse at Berkeley Cafe

Friday, April 25: Red Collar at N.C. State Earth Day Celebration

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.

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