You guys know I love and support local bands. I am also pretty passionate about several local non-profit organizations, including the Coalition to Unchain Dogs. This group builds fences for dogs whose owners can't afford to buy a fence on their own, saving them from an unhappy life on a chain. This Saturday (Aug. 28) the coalition will hold it's fundraiser, Music for Fences, at Durham Central Park. The Mountain Goats, Countown Quartet and Birds and Arrows are on the bill, so it's going to be a great show. And if you go you will probably see me out there volunteering, so make sure to say hello and support this great cause.
The other big news of the week is Kings Barcade's impending opening. Friday The Spring Collection and Royal Nites are scheduled, making this the venue's inaugural show. On Saturday, the legendary Bandway is scheduled to perform. Now, I've heard, as I'm sure you have, doubts about whether the club will be ready for this weekend. Until I hear otherwise, I'm going to assume that the Facebook invites I've gotten so far are accurate and that these shows are indeed happening.
Also this weekend: Experimental improv group Boat Burning will be at Fuse on Sunday (check out their performance on Sessions at Studio B) and "The Record: Contemporary Vinyl and Art" will open at the Nasher in Durham with a DJ party on Thursday.
Finally, also on Sunday, Neu Romance will host an unofficial kick-off party and fish fry at the Landmark starting at 5 p.m. The last DJ event/fish fry the Landmark held (for Ricky Bacchus' birthday) was off the chain, so you do not want to miss this!