Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This week's cool shows: Carcass, The Bronzed Chorus and more!


Thursday, Sept. 11: The Bronzed Chorus, Tir na Nog

I can truthfully say this band was one of the most surprising bands I've seen all year. I still don't know what to make of them except to say that they're amazing and that you need to go see them. See the video from the show in April.


Thursday, Sept. 11: Carcass, Volume 11

Grindcore innovators reform (sort of -- drummer Ken Owen is still unable to play drums following a brain hemmorrage several years ago) and go on tour. This is where yours truly will be tomorrow night (will try to catch The Bronzed Chorus if they're still playing afterward). Wolf tells me that openers 1349 are spectacular Black Metal.

Friday, Sept. 12: The Old Ceremony, the Pour House

"Pop-noir" (I didn't come up with that, and don't really know who did, but it fits) in the vein of Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave. Actually they're probably a little less noir than that. Maybe pop-gris?

Sunday, Sept. 14: Witchcraft and Graveyard, Local 506

Pentagram-inspired stoner rock from Sweden

Sunday, Sept. 14: The Ex-Monkeys with Polynya, the Pour House

The Ex-Monkeys are an off-shoot of old favorites Friend Side Monkey; Polynya have beautiful pop melodies.

Monday, Sept. 15: Black Skies, Reservoir

They totally rocked last weekend at Slim's (check the video for proof). If you missed it you owe it to yourself to go to this show.

Sunday, Sept. 14: The Ex-Monkeys with Polynya, the Pour House

The Ex-Monkeys are a splinter of old favorites Friend Side Monkey. Polynya makes beautiful pop.


Sept. 18: Ben Folds 5, Memorial Auditorium, Chapel Hill

As much as I'm not a fan of Ben Folds, I wouldn't have minded seeing this show because they're going to be performing "The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner" -- an awesome and underrated album -- in its entirety. If you don't have a ticket you're out of luck because it's sold out.

Sept. 18-21: Sparkcon, venues throughout downtown.

I missed the last two Sparkcons because I was in Germany each year. This September I'll be in Raleigh, and I look forward to checking it out. I'm already looking forward to Shake It Like A Caveman and The Infamous Sugar at Slim's on Thursday night.


Sept. 26: Patty Hurst Shifter, Slim's

Sept. 27: Bombadil, Cat's Cradle

Paste calls them "international folk and mountain blues" and I can't really think of any better way to describe them. Catch them while they're still in the clubs.

Nov. 1: Bowerbirds, Slim's

Raleigh acoustic folkies return to Slim's after an extended European tour.

No comments: