Wednesday, May 21, 2008
This week's can't miss shows: Dropsonic, Caltrop and more!
Thursday, May 22: Kylesa with Black Skies, Volume 11 Tavern:
Kylesa is experimental thrash metal from Savannah with a bad-ass girl guitar player. Black Skies is straight-up heaviness from Chapel Hill with a bad-ass girl bass player. Go see this show.
Friday, May 23: Caltrop at Reservoir
I enjoyed Caltrop so much when I saw them for the first time last week that I'm planning to go see them again this Friday.
Thursday - Monday, May 22 - 26: WE Fest, Wilmington
Since this is Memorial Day, there's a good chance some of you folks could be down at the beach. If you're in Wilmington, hit up the WE Fest, which is going on 12 years! This year's festival includes Red Collar, Hammer No More the Fingers, Clang Quartet and much more, and tickets are only $1 per day!
SHOW OF THE WEEK!
Saturday, May 24: Dropsonic with The Needles, Slim's
From Atlanta. I don't know much about them but I'm liking what I've heard so far. However I DO know The Needles, and I know they're awesome, Hellacopters-style RAWK. Could be a great show.
Saturday, May 24: Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands, American Tobacco Complex, Durham
This is a battle of the bands featuring folks who all work together. Here are the bands scheduled to play: Capitol Broadcasting Co. Inc (Transmit This! Band From Beyond), Cisco (The Platform), Fidelity Investments (INFidelity), McKinney (Dream Journal) and SportsMEDIA Technology Corp. (Augmented Reality). It's early (7 p.m.) and proceeds go to a the Center for Child & Family Health (CCFH).
Sunday, May 25: Erica's birthday with Richard Bacchus& the Luckiest Girls and The Sugar, Slim's
I understand The Sugar has a drum machine now. I don't know if he will sing Happy Birthday to Erica, but if he does, I'm sure it will be the nastiest version of that song anyone has ever heard.
Tuesday, May 27: X, Cat's Cradle
Hard to believe, but this is the band's 31st anniversary tour. Now I feel old.
COMING UP NEXT WEEK
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.
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:
Hammer No More the Fingers
The Future Kings of Nowhere
Wil Donegan and the Americans
Sweet By and By
UPCOMING IN GENERAL
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.