Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This week's cool shows: Cherry Bounce Festival!

This week's big event is undoubtedly the Cherry Bounce festival, which actually started a couple of days ago at Deep South and Raleigh Times, but is continuing throughout the week.

Tonight's (Tuesday's) big show is Gray Young, Americans in France, NAPS and Veelee, sponsored by http://music.mync.com/ at Slim's. Wednesday there's Mount Weather at the Busy Bee Cafe. Thursday brings Electric Free State, The Poles and Gross Ghost (sponsored by WKNC) to Tir na Nog, and Friday is the New Raleigh showcase with The T's, A Rooster for the Masses, Colossus and The Infamous Sugar at Berkeley Cafe. I was involved with booking the New Raleigh show, and I can tell you to look for a special yet-to-be announced surprise among the lineup.This will be the first time I've seen The T's without original drummer Gary Poole (Dave Bartholomew is filling in until they find a permanent replacement). 

Cherry Bounce culminates with a free Saturday show in front of Raleigh Times with Man Man, The Hood Internet, Fin Fang Foom, Old Avenue, Sky Larkin, Schooner and Peggy Sue. All of this is part of Raleigh Wide Open, which I guess is going to celebrate the fact that we're finally getting SOME kind of art downtown. 

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