Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cool shows this week: Trekky Record Music Fest, The Trousers and more!

(The Never -- at Trekky Music Fest on Saturday)

Thursday, May 29: The Trousers at Tir na nOg
I love this band so much, and they hardly ever play out, maybe because drummer Stephen Gardner is mighty busy with his duties as singer/guitarist with The T's. This band is fine British blues rock, and singer-guitarist Jim Pendergast plays with an understated elegance that must be heard live to be appreciated.

Thursday, May 29: Citified with Inspector and Tiny Meteors at Cat's Cradle

This is part of The Club is Open series, and it's free!

Friday, May 30: The Heavy Pets at Slim's
The Heavy Pets are the latest band from Art Jackson, who used to be in Mercury Birds and Allnight.

Friday, May 30: Rokker at Sam Ash
Rokker is John E. Rokker from Widow playing metal/hard rock's greatest hits. I understand they do a mean cover of Thin Lizzy's "Fighting." This is a 7 p.m. show, and I'm going to assume it's free.

Saturday, May 31: Trekky Record Music Fest, Piedmont Biofuels in Pittsboro
Damn! What a line-up! This is a daylong festival with great bands and local vendors to benefit the Trekky Music collective. According to the press release, they're having it at Piedmont Biofuels because it's apparently a really cool place that has a giant chess board. I haven't been there so I can't vouch for that.
Show starts at 2 p.m.; $10 suggested donation
The line up:

The Never
Endless Mic
Embarrassing Fruits
Hammer No More the Fingers
The Future Kings of Nowhere
Wil Donegan and the Americans
Vibrant Green
Sweet By and By

Tuesday, June 3: Oakley Hall at Local 506
If The Band abandoned Big Pink for Brooklyn and added a sweet-voiced female singer to their line-up, you'd have something close to Oakley Hall. Here's what I wrote about them in 2006.


Friday, June 6: Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls with The Hot Pursuit, Slim's

It's Ricky's birthday, so come drink some tequila with him to celebrate.

Friday, June 6: Swervedriver with The Nein, Cat's Cradle
English shoegaze band with locals The Nein, who have undergone a bit of a lineup change since I last saw them. See video of The Nein.

Tuesday, June 10: Mudhoney with Birds of Avalon, Cat's Cradle
Legendary grunge masters. Birds of Avalon tour so much now you'd do well to catch them while you can.


Friday, June 13: Goner CD-release party at Slim's

Friday, June 13: Killer Filler (CD-relase) with Dom Casual, Local 505
Hillsborough surf rockers with Pressure Boys guitar player Bryon Settle on guitar.

Saturday, June 14: Shake It Like a Caveman, Sadlack's (early! and free!)
Raw one-man blues machine. Check out the video from April.

Friday, June 20: Teenage Prayers with Hymns at Slim's
I saw both these bands back in March, mainly because Teenage Prayers had been talked up so much to me. I ended up liking Hymns more. Here's what I wrote about them back then.

Saturday, June 21: Milemarker with Fin Fang Foom and Bellefea, Local 506
Legendary semi-local band returns.

Saturday, June 21: the T's at Slim's

July 4-6: Heavy Rebel Weekend
If you love hot rods and rockabilly, you might want to take a road trip to Winston-Salem this weekend.

July 12 & 13: The Club is Open Festival, Cat's Cradle
Featuring, among others, Red Collar, Future Kings of Nowhere and I Was Totally Destroying It.

1 comment:

Carlo said...

Good Job! :)