Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This week's cool shows: Heaviness at the Pour House, plus the Bee Ball


Wednesday, May 27: Man Will Destroy Himself, with Rotten Sound, Maruta and Bile Nephresis Slim's

Wednesday, May 27: Colossus with Caltrop and Black Skies, Pour House
A dream show for fans of heavy, sludgy music. Read my Five Questions article with Colossus on New Raleigh.

Thursday, May 28: The National, Lincoln Theatre

Friday, May 29: The Bee Ball with Atomic Rhythm All-Stars, Berkeley Cafe
What would you do if you could go back and have a prom the way you REALLY want it? Likely you'd have a good band, cool people and alcohol that wasn't chugged in the back seat of a car before going in the venue. The Beehive presents a grown-up version of the prom complete with a great band, alcohol and the knowledge that your cash is going to local organizations that are making a difference in the lives of others. Full disclosure: I am a member of the Beehive. Come see me, because I will be working the door during the first part of the evening.

Friday, May 29: Pin Projekt 2009: A fundraiser for the Troika Music Festival, with Cool John Ferguson, Pinhook

Friday, May 29: Black Skies with Pride Parade and Dirty Little Heaters, Reservoir Bar

Friday, May 29: Viper with ,Doom Syndicate Volume 11

Friday, May 29: Tin Djinn, The Last Tallboy and The Revolutionary Sweethearts, Slim's
The Last Tallboy is a new band with the following local folks: Bill McKelvey, Bass: Joey Chorley (Trousers, Savage Nights, Formerly Another Toomstone Dreem.), Drums: Terry Ford (Savage Nights, formerly Another Toomstone Dreem) and Bart Tomlin, (A Rooster for the Masses) vocals.

Bart also sent me the following info on the other two bands:

A Tin Djinn is riffy, 70s-esque glam pop rock (think Marc Bolan, David Bowie).

The Revolutionary Sweethearts Vocals and Guitar: Brandy Tanner (Bright Boy), Bass Guitar: Rich Flickinger and Drums: Rob Lackey (A Rooster For The Masses, occasionally The Rosebuds).

Saturday, May 30: "The Voltaic Festival version 1.0 with 6 bands and a hot fashion show,"Volume 11

Saturday, May 30: Impossible Arms, Schooner, Woody Sullender, Actual Persons (Living or Dead) at Nightlight
Triangle Music event page.

Saturday, May 30: Kennebec, Pour House

Saturday, May 30: Lonnie Walker CD-release party at Ahpeele Warehouse
The band will also play an in-store at Schoolkids at 5 p.m. Read about the show and the AWESOME new Raleigh tees being made by Ahpeele.

Sunday, May 31: RebusFest
Rescheduled from when it was rained out a couple of weeks ago. Let's hope that doesn't happen again! This year's fest includes The Loners, Dirty Little Heaters, Kenny Roby's Mercy Filter, The Magic Babies, Tin Star and DJ Midnight Cowboy.

Wednesday, June 3:Thad Cockrell, Duke Gardens

Thursday, June 4: Hammer No More the Fingers, The Station

Saturday, June 6: Band Together concert, Lincoln Theatre

9th annual concert to benefit the Lucy Daniels Center with Rusted Root, The Rosebuds, Chatham County Line, and Hobex will play. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show.

Friday, June 5: CPSFC's Save Our Arts benefit
Starts at 6 p.m.: Trotter Building (410 West Geer St, Bull City)
Phil Cook (Megafaun) and His Feet Tin Star (Durham) Tender Fruit (Christy Smith of Nola) Sweet By and By (Durham) The Great White Jenkins (Richmond, VA) The Never (Chapel Hill) with NC Dance Institute Dancers Language Arts (Durham)

Saturday, June 6:TGWY, The Great White Jenkins, Phil Cool of MegafaunBull City Headquarters
From the Facebook events page: Richmond's TGWY specialize in a beautifully ramshackle, indie-rock take on blue-eyed soul. The ingredients include cathartic organ, plaintive melodies, stirring arrangements, subtle exotica, even a healthy blast of skronky noise. With able backing from the Hollywood Cemetery Horns, the groups new EP is lo-fi delight.
-Virginia Living Magazine

The Great White Jenkins of Richmond, Virginia
Phil Cook of Megafaun (and his feet)
and another rad band (for real.)...tba!


June 13: Dark Meat, Local 506
Crazy, shamanistic Athens, Ga., collective that has to be seen to be believed.

June 20: John Dee Holman, Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park, Cary
3 p.m. show, Free!
From the PineCone press release
Born in Orange County, North Carolina in 1929 and celebrating his 80th birthday this year, John Dee Holeman grew up on a small farm and began playing the blues at the age of 14. Though he never met Blind Boy Fuller, Holeman credits Fuller with teaching him to play guitar. He says he learned to play by listening to Fuller's records and by playing with musicians who had learned directly from Fuller. Holeman uses both the Piedmont and Texas guitar styles in his playing.

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