Monday, April 27, 2009

Cool upcoming shows: The Love Language and more!


(The Love Language, by Stacy Peterson)


THIS WEEK'S SHOWS

Tuesday, April 28:
Tuesday, April 28:
The Kills with The Horrors, Cat's Cradle

The Kills have honestly never done much for me, but I actually like the Horrors quite a bit.

Wednesday, April 29: Amps do Furnish a Room, with Marquee Moon, Marvell Events Center
Marquee Moon is a Television tribute. And Amps Do Furnish a Room has two Television songs on their Myspace page, so if you don't like Television, you probably should skip this show.

Wednesday, April 29: Amon Amarth, Volume 11 Tavern
Swedish Viking metal.


Thursday, April 30: Valient Thorr and Double Negative, Local 506

Thursday, April 30: Hammer No More the Fingers, Tir na Nog

Thursday, April 30: Whatever Brains with Rocket Cottage, Slim's


Friday, May 1: Tift Merritt, Fletcher Theatre


Saturday, May 2: Festival for Wildlife, at Leigh Farm Park
A pretty diverse line-up, including John Howie Jr., Kickin' Grass and Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos, plus info on wildlife rehabilitation, storytelling, crafts, and animals (including an alligator). Very family friendly, but also alcohol free.

SHOW OF THE WEEK
Friday, May 1: The Love Language with The Huguenots
with Americans in France, Local 506

You need to catch The Love Language now, because if they keep getting as much national attention as they've gotten in the last couple of weeks, they won't be in the clubs much longer. The Huguenots are great enough to be seen on their own, but are a nice added bonus to this show.


Friday, May 1: Grappling Hook, The Reservoir
CD-release party.


Friday, May 1: Abe Quinn's birthday bash with The T's, and The Infamous Sugar, Slim's
If you hang out at Slim's even on a semi-regular basis, you know Abe, so this is sure to be a total throw-down. The Infamous Sugar and The T's are both set to premiere new material.

Saturday, May 2: Jeff Hart with The Cave

Saturday, May 2: New Romans with Fan Tan, the Pinhook
Fan Tan are from Brooklyn.

Sunday, May 3: Junior Boys, Cat's Cradle

Sunday, May 3: Kingsbury Manx, Mill Town
Kingsbury Manx just released their gorgeous new CD, "Ascenseur Ouvert!" last week.


NEXT WEEK'S SHOWS

Thursday, May 7: Hearts & Daggers, Pour House
Outlaw country


Thursday, May 7: Embarrassing Fruits, Tir na Nog


Friday, May 8: Battle Rockets with Gray Young, Slim's

Friday, May 8:
Bowerbirds with La Strada and Wes Phillips, Local 506

Saturday, May 9: Antiseen, Volume 11 Tavern

Saturday, May 9: Red Collar, Local 506

Saturday, May 9: The Love Language and Whatever Brains, Pour House

Saturday, May 9: Roman Candle, Cat's Cradle

Sunday, May 10: Dash Rip Rock, Pour House

Monday, May 11: Ghost, Local 506
Japanese psychedelic freak rock.

UPCOMING IN GENERAL

Wednesday, May 13: Durham Rangers Old Time String Band, Pinhook

Wednesday, May 13: Snoop Dogg, Lincoln Theatre

Friday, May 15: Holidays for Quince block party, Nightlight
With Screaming Females, Bellafea, Caltrop, The Curtains of Night, In the Year of the Pig, Liza Kate (cd release), Mount Moriah, and The Moaners. More bands and details TBA.

Friday, May 15: Old Habits, Pour House

Friday, May 15: Let's Get Small!: Ukulele Challenge and Benefit Concert, Pinhook
According to the Pinhook Website: Proceeds of Show (asking for suggested minimum donations of $5) go to Ukulele's for Peace.

Friday, May 15: KIFF with Dead Kings, Dive Bar

Saturday, May 16: Kreator with Exodus, Volume 11 Tavern


Saturday, May 16: Chatham County Line, Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park, Cary
3 p.m. show. Free

From the PineCone press release:

Formed in Raleigh 10 years ago, the home-grown Chatham County Line has traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe, winning awards in the bluegrass world and the singer-songwriter world. Dave Wilson, the band's lead singer and guitarist, does most of the group's songwriting. John Teer (guitar, fiddle, mandolin, back-up vocals), Chandler Holt (banjo, dobro, guitar), and Greg Readling (bass, pedal steel guitar, back-up vocals) provide the foundation for Wilson's creations while adding harmony and texture that make the music shine.



Saturday, May 16:
Metal from Brooklyn.

Tuesday, May 19:
Wizardry, The Reservoir
Brooklyn's Wizardry has songs with titles like "Drink from Thy Chalice" and "The Falconer" so you know I'll be at this one.

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