Wednesday, July 01, 2009

This week's cool shows: Weese Fest and more!


Folks, I'm doing something different with the calendar now. Instead of putting a big long list of shows in a blog entry, I'm going to write a few words about the best show (s) of the week, then direct your attention to the handy Google calendar over in that left-hand rail. There you can click on a show to learn more about it, and even add it to your own Google calendar. I all about getting rid of stress in my life these days, and the calendar had become more stressful for me than it needed to be. This is a lot easier on me, and hopefully a lot easier on you.

In the meantime I'd like to take the opportunity to plug Ross Grady's blog, Triangle Rock, which is a lot more in depth than mine, and also covers Chapel Hill and Durham more extensively than I do. Even though Mann's World is a Triangle-wide blog, it is Raleigh-centric. Ross is there to balance things out.

Now, for the shows of the week!

Since this is Fourth of July weekend, you have quite a bit to choose from. First off is the 30th Annual Festival for the Eno, which features a bevy of local bands in a family-friendly environment.

If you're in Raleigh, you probably already have plans to go to Weese Fest, which is the annual birthday party for Pour House doorman Benton Weese. Birds of Avalon, the T's and Skullbuckle are on the bill, with headliners American Aquarium replacing Patty Hurst Shifter, who were originally on the bill. Make sure to get there early because there will be no advance ticket sales, and this one WILL sell out early. Apparently there's also food involved.

Finally, on the Fourth itself, hit up the Let Feedback Ring Fest at Sadlacks, starting at 1 p.m. and featuring The Virgo Nine, Free Electric State and more. This show ends at 9 so everyone can head downtown for Red Collar at Tir na Nog.

1 comment:

Once and Future Kings said...

word. if you happen to be letting feedback ring at 4pm, feel free to take photos or videos.