Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This week's cool shows: IWTD U2 and more!

Thursday, June 18:
Read Scott's article for New Raleigh on this show.

Friday, June 19:
Yes, you read that right. They're doing all U2 covers for the evening. Read my interview with the band for New Raleigh.

Sourwood Mountain, Seaboard Music on the Porch

Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20:
"A concert to end mountaintop removal and create a clean energy future." With Kathy Mattea and more.

Saturday, June 20:

Rock & Shop with Bright Young Things and Wembly, Tir na Nog
From the organizers: 1-5pm at the Tir Na Nog in Downtown Raleigh. Bright Young Things and Wembley will be playing live plus over 30 emerging & local vendors will be selling their wares: silk-screened apparel, band posters, handbags, jewelry, dog collars and more. This is the 9th biannual Rock & Shop Market and is produced by indieNC a hip online boutique & blog that features North Carolina designers & doers ( & Admission is $3, first 50 attendees get a free tote.

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.

Sunday, June 21:

The Duhks w/ Sam & Ruby, Berkeley Cafe

Tuesday, June 23:
Yarn, The Pour House

Wednesday, June 24:

Alina Simone, Duke Gardens

Thursday, June 25:
Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Pour House

Friday, June 26:
All-star local metal show.

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

Thursday, July 2:
Marianne's birthday celebration

Saturday, July 4:
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

Sunday, July 5:

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.

After living in Los Angeles for a few years, Jolly has chosen to make the music she adores the most. Growing up cultivating her voice she says she “always loved country, bluegrass, Americana, folk, honky tonk, rock, and roots music”. Within her initial five country songs - now accessible online but later part of an album - Jolly shares a piece of her conscience and the experience of a broken heart, maybe a heart that was smashed to smithereens, and quite possibly a reawakening into a fulfilling existence. “Desert of my Mind” draws from a truly solemn and forlorn place in her memory, while “Don’t Say I’m Sorry” assures us that she won’t be licking her wounds for long. But, it’s not Hank Williams. It has a rock likeability which certainly leans toward the alternative country genre.

Jeanne will be backed an all-star band of Greg Humphreys, John Teer, Roger Gupton, and David Burke.

Friday, July 10:

The Future Kings of Nowhere


Nathan Oliver

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