Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This week's cool shows: Holy Ghost Tent Revival and more!

(Holy Ghost Tent Revival by flyingrooster.net)


Wednesday, June 24:

* Alina Simone, Duke Gardens

Thursday, June 25:

I haven't seen HGTR yet, but here's what I had to say about them back in January based on what I've heard so far.

Greensboro's Holy Ghost Tent Revival sound about like you'd expect a band with that name to sound: joyous, rollicking, antique and kind of mysterious.

If you love Bombadil or the Avetts, you need to check out HGTR. I'm planning to make up for lost time and record this show.

Black Hollies with Violet Vector & the Lovely Lovelies and The Huguenots,Local 506

Steve Jack Project, ArtsCenter
Cats Cradle, The ArtsCenter and Musical Roots Productions are teaming up to present the 300 East Main Summer Concert Series on the asphalt at 300 East Main Street, Carrboro every fourth Thursday, June though September. Gates open at 4:30. All ages. Admission is free but a $5 donation to The ArtsCenter buys a reusable wristband, which lets you purchase beer all Summer. Vendors include Q Shack, Amante Gourmet Pizza, and Carolina Brewery.

Friday, June 26:
Widow, with Here Lies and Hellrazor, Volume 11
All-star local metal show. This is also a CD-release show for Here Lies
I liked Sons of Bill when I saw them open for Shooter Jennings last year. The Shucks are apparently from Raleigh, but I don't know anything about them. Here's the Facebook event page description for Sons of Bill:

It starts with the music. A sound that's all too familiar, yet somehow resists an easy definition. Too edgy for Nashville, but too earnest for New York. Drawing comparisons to artists ranging from George Jones to the Gin Blossoms – Gram Parsons to Guns and Roses – Sons of Bill have been called "equal parts raucous and reflective." A sound which is revolutionary only in its simplicity.

Saturday, June 27:
* Raleigh Downtown Live with The Tubes, Moore Squre
Also playing:
Cracker, The Loners, Mosadi Music, Balsa Gliders, Acella Vega, Do It To Julia

* Left Outlet, Tir Na Nog
Left Outlet is apparently playing a bunch of covers in place of a cover band that cancelled. That might not sound appealing on the face of it, but these guys killed it as Queen for Raleigh Undercover, so this should be a really fun show.

CD-release show for Ear Pwr

Tuesday, June 30


Thursday, July 2:
Town Mountain, Berkeley Cafe
Marianne's birthday celebration. Here's her description of Town Mountain:

Town Mountain is monumentally fun to listen to. This is the hard-driving, no nonsense, slammin' bluegrass that makes you whoop and holler and stomp your feet. Yet it's mixed with just enough slow country crooning to keep it balanced. Just enough outlaw swagger to give it a honkytonk edge. Just enough contemporary, alt-whatever elements to make it equally appealing to non-bluegrass fans. And it's mostly original music. The variety offered, and the energy with which it's executed has audiences consistently cheering for more. In fact, it's not uncommon to hear new fans claiming that they didn't know they liked bluegrass until they heard Town Mountain.

Friday - Sunday, July 3 - 5
There are so many bands on this bill that I can't list them all here. Take a look at the festival schedule to learn about The Never, American Aquarium, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Holsapple & Stamey and much more.

Saturday, July 4:
Let Feedback Ring, Sadlack's
1:30 - Spy Satellite (Asheville)
2:00 - Once and Future Kings (Raleigh)
3:00 - Blag'ard (Chapel Hill)
4:00 - the Virgo Nine (Durham)
5:00 - Battle Rockets (Raleigh/Pittsboro)
6:00 - Free Electric State (Durham)
7:00 - the White Cascade (Raleigh)
8:00 - Irata (Greensboro)
9:00 - Goodbye, Titan (Raleigh)

4th of July Blowout w/ Red Collar, Caverns, & The Demon Beat, Tir na Nog

* 8th Annual Evil Wiener weiner Roast featuring Evil Weiner,the Cave

Wednesday, July 8
Butterflies with Morrow, Birds & Arrows, and Permanent Waves, Local 506

Multiples is a new band by Matt from Braille Party.

* Jeanne Jolly, Berkeley Cafe
From promoter Marianne Taylor: Jeanne Jolly has taken her golden voice down a road to a sound we haven’t heard yet - country. A Master of Vocal Performance in opera from the New England Conservatory in Boston and known to the public as a jazz artist, Jolly has taken a new and different direction entirely with her new EP – to us at least. Her performances as a guest singer with highly regarded trumpeter Chris Botti a few years ago proved that in a virtual sea of singers, she is more than a catch. But that was just jazz. .

* The Club is Open Festival, various clubs

Friday, July 10:

The Future Kings of Nowhere


Nathan Oliver

The Kinksmen with Some Girls, Local 506

* Bombadil listening party, Golden Belt Gallery, Durham
Bombadil won't be playing, but Luego and Tender Fruit will. There will also be an art show with art from the album, food and ping pong.

Sunday, July 12
Monday, July 13:
Handsome Furs with DRI and Cinnamon Band, Local 506

* Wells Acoustic, Black Flower

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