Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This week's cool shows: Caltrop, Dropsonic and more!

(Caltrop Saturday at Local 506)

Wednesday, July 16: Future Kings of Nowhere, Slim's
Let's see how Durham's semi-acoustic, angsty punk-pop Kings go over at the home of jaded Raleigh rawk.

Wednesday, July 16: Nomo with Polynya, Local 506
I don't know anything about Nomo, but Polynya put out an amazing pop album this year. Here's what I had to say about it, along with an .mp3.

Thursday, July 17: Dirty Little Heaters, Tir na nOg

Part of the Local Band, Local Beer series. Free!


Friday, July 18: Caltrop CD-release party with The Curtains of Night, Local 506

Amazing heavy band from Chapel Hill. Check out the videos here and here.

Friday, July 18: Dropsonic, Slim's
If you missed their May show, you owe it to yourself to see this one. Here's the video I got of them back then.

Friday, July 18:
Blag'ard, Dive Bar

Here's what I had to say about Blag'ard earlier this week:

Saturday, July 19: The Cartridge Family with Kennebec, Pour House

The Cartridge Family always rocks. Kennebec doesn't play as often as they should, so you should check them out.

Monday, July 21: Man Will Destroy Himself, Slim's
A heavy show to rock you on a Monday night.

Tuesday, July 22: Colossus, Reservoir
Old-school NWOBHM-style metal from Raleigh. Check out the video.


Friday, July 25: I was Totally Destroying It with Hammer No More the Fingers, Max & The Marginalized, Sleepsound, at the IWTDI House, 5804 Crescent Dr, Chapel Hill.
A good chance to see IWTDI before they head out on tour with Conor Oberst .

Friday, July 25: The Loners with The Heavy Pets, Slim's

Friday, July 25: Bobzilla birthday celebration with the OAK Team and the Infamous Sugar, The Pour House
Bob is the tour manager who gives an insiders look at the rock 'n' roll life via his blog:

Saturday, July 26: Avett Brothers, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary


Old 97s at Moore Square, Raleigh FREE!

This unfortunate bit of scheduling pits two bands with similar audiences against each other in different cities on the same day. Old 97s have the advantage of being free and within stumbling distance of several bars. And, the Connells, Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls, and The Poonhounds all open. But the Avett Brothers really could not be hotter right now, and this will be a couple of days after the release of their new CD. Avett Brothers start at 7 p.m. with an opener, and Old 97s start at 9:30, so theoretically you might be able to catch most of both.


July 29: Valient Thorr with Early Man, Monotonix and H.O.W., Volume 11
Hometown hard rock kings return with a who's who of heavy rockers supporting them. Monotonix put on a helluva show at Slim's back in May. Here's video from that show.

July 29: The Armed Forces with The Virgo 9 and the Nondenoms, Pour House
I don't know anything about The Armed Forces or the Nondenoms, but Virgo 9 is an angsty girl rock duo who put on a good show at Rockin' the Park. Here's the video.

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