Wednesday, June 03, 2009

This week's cool shows: Righteous Fool and more!

Righteous Fool is a new band with Reed Mullin and Mike Dean of COC and Jason Browning of HR's solo project. Read the interview I did with Mike on New Raleigh.

Thad Cockrell, Duke Gardens

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)

Anvil! The Story of Anvil opens at Colony Theatre in Raleigh and Carolina in Durham
OK, not a show, and not local, but from what I hear it's worth going to see, even if you don't even like metal.

Saturday, June 6:
For fans of British blues. A rare treat because they don't play out very often.

Early show. Celebrating guitar player Andrew Snee's 40th b-day

TGWY, The Great White Jenkins, Phil Cool of Megafaun, Bull 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!

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.


Wednesday, June 10:

Saturday June 13:
Great local music fest way out in Pittsboro on the Piedmont Biofuels campus. Learn about converting your diesel engine in the process.
with: Megafaun
Lost in the Trees
Ivan Rosebud
Embarrassing Fruits
Hammer No More The Fingers
Des Ark
Midtown Dickens
The Never
The Strugglers
Mount Moriah
Vibrant Green
Crazy, shamanistic Athens, Ga., collective that has to be seen to be believed.

Wednesday June 17:
Sex Slaves with Left Outlet and Phoebe's Carousel, Pour House


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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