Troika Music Festival at Joe & Jo's Downtown
jameshepler at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 25 10:31:24 EDT 2005
Tuesday night at Wetlands was fun. It started
ridiculously late due to technical difficulties. I
got there areound 9:50 to see Veronique Diabolique.
They sounded really good.
Initial reports about the wetlands had me ho-humming
about the venue. But when I actually got there for
the first time Tuesday night, I was very pleasantly
surprised. I thought it sounded good, it was
spacious, well lit, with a nice separation between the
house and the pool table/booth area.
The show was nowhere near full, which was slightly
disappointing. And since my work schedule has changed
for the worse due to my evil class schedule, I
couldn't stay long enough to see the bands that I went
there for. But it was a whole lot of fun.
I'm looking forward to tonight. Not sure if I'll be
at the coffeehouse or the J&J. Is the coffeehouse
--- grady <grady at ibiblio.org> wrote:
> Hey Lou, do you sit on your Honda Scooter while
> you're checking your AOL
> email account?
> You actually spelled Quarantines correctly. Guess
> all that stuff they
> say about Speed helping you use more of your brain
> must be the truth.
> I didn't make it to the first night (I suspect that,
> like me, many
> people were forced to admit that there's only so
> much sleep they can
> lose in one work-week, and have picked-and-chosen
> accordingly) but there
> was a decent crowd at Joe & Jo's last night. Half of
> them were in bands,
> but that's kinda par for the course in a town where
> half of *everybody*
> is in a band, or so it seems sometimes.
> Jaguaro & Hotel Motel rocked like they always do
> (best Hot-Mot set yet,
> I think, at least of the ones I've seen) but the
> standout for me was
> Maple Stave, who had to play a short set because
> their guitarist was
> jetting to Raleigh to play in another band (Port
> Huron Statement, maybe?
> I missed the details on that), so they crammed all
> their energy into
> those 3-4 songs in 20 minutes. They do this thing
> where one or the other
> of them will yell wordlessly, seemingly at random,
> and in other
> circumstances/bands it could seem contrived, but
> last night it seemed
> like they were just playing so hard they couldn't
> fucking help it.
> As far as Tuesday goes, I haven't heard anything
> about the turnout at
> Wetlands in Chapel Hill, but if I'd been going out I
> would've headed
> there rather than Joe & Jo's, and not just because
> Chapel Hill is closer
> to home, so maybe turnout was better over there . .
> Either way, y'all daren't miss Ricky Dollars tonight
> at J&J's, and then
> your 10-o-clock hour is gonna be fukt because you'll
> have to choose
> between the WiggRpt-> Prayers&Tears-> MtnGoats
> lineup at the
> coffeehouse, or my current (on CD, at least--haven't
> seen them) new
> obsession Opening Flower Happy Bird at J&J's, or the
> New Fall Season of
> Ticonderoga at Local 506.
> Lou Reed wrote:
> > Opening night of TROIKA in Durham was lame last
> eve. Nobody came out.
> > What a let down. The bands were ok. The
> Quarantines (probably spelled
> > wrong) were the standout act.
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