Thursday, March 19, 2009

This week's cool shows: Sorry About Dresden and more!


(Sorry About Dresden)

THIS WEEK'S SHOWS
Friday, March 20: American Aquarium, Lincoln Theatre

Friday, March 20: Steep Canyon Rangers, The Pour House
Old-time bluegrass from Asheville.


SHOW OF THE WEEK
Friday, March 20: Embarrassing Fruits with Sorry About Dresden and Blag'ard Local 506
Sorry About Dresden is the long-running other band from I Was Totally Destroying It drummer James Hepler. Blag'ard is a two-man Chapel Hill pop-rock freak show. I'm not that familiar with Embarrassing Fruits, but what little I've heard sounds like they would have been right at home playing a house party with Polvo in 1991.

Saturday, March 21: Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration, The Pinhook


Sunday, March 22: Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz,
Great Hall UNC Student Union

7 p.m. free show sponsored by the UNC Southern Folklife Collection. Tickets are required and will be available through the UNC Student Union Box Office.

NEXT WEEK'S SHOWS

Thursday, March 26: Whatever Brains with Pink Flag, Tir na Nog
Pink Flag manage to be angry and cute at the same time. They're the girls I wish I had been in high school. The Indy's recent review of Whatever Brains' cassette-only release and 7-inch record (which has been picked up for distribution by Matador) describes them as "hooky-and-hissy" and "jagged and noisy," which pretty much hits the nail on the head.



Friday, March 27: Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls, Slim's

Friday, March 27: ASG with Colossus, Black Skies and Power Pellut, Volume 11 Tavern
I liked ASG's "Win Us Over," even if it was more on the polished side than I usually enjoy. Colossus and Black Skies are easily two of the heaviest bands around here.


Friday, March 27: A Rooster for the Masses, Pour House

Saturday, March 28: Caltrop with Curtains of Night and Sled, The Pinhook
Caltrop is part of my personal trio of heavy favorites (along with Colossus and Black Skies). I'm hoping Curtains of Night will grow on me more after I see them live.


UPCOMING IN GENERAL
Thursday, April 2: North Elementary with I Was Totally Destroying It, Tir na Nog

Tuesday, April 7: Neko Case, Fletcher Theatre

Thursday, April 9: The Magpies, Tir na Nog


Wednesday, April 1: Langhorne Slim, Cat's Cradle

Friday, April 3: North Mississippi All-Stars, Lincoln Theatre

Saturday, April 4: Scott Phillips, Royal Bean
Scott from Goner. Early show (8 p.m.)


Saturday, April 4: Brian Walsby/Melvins double release show, Tir na Nog
With Double Negative, The Loners, Goner and Des Ark

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