Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Cool shows this week: Caltrop, Love Language, Bowerbirds/Megafaun
OK, this is going to be an amazing weekend for live, local music. Too amazing, unfortunately, particularly on Friday night when the calendar is just plain jammed up with great music.
Thursday's big show is an early, free show with The Love Language and Lost in the Trees at Wallace Plaza in Chapel Hill. Wallace Plaza is the amphitheater space on top of the parking deck off of Rosemary Street. Gates (so to speak) open at 6, and the music starts at 7.
Friday, as I've noted, is full of music, but if you're in Raleigh and you like your rock heavy, you need to see Caltrop and Decoration Ghost at Slim's. Decoration Ghost includes Scott Hicks who has been in a bunch of Greensboro bands, including Taija Rae. See my Five Questions interview with Caltrop here.
If you're in Chapel Hill on Friday, and your tastes run more toward alt-country, you should check out the Benefit for the Goathouse Cat Sanctuary, with Tres Chicas, Luego and Gambling the Muse at Cat's Cradle. It's for a great cause, and the music will be stellar.
Finally on Saturday, the big show (and in fact the show of the week) is Bowerbirds and Megafaun at the ArtsCenter. Check out stories and some really nice photos from the bands' co-tour here.