Finding good music in Chapel Hill
bullcityrocks at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 04:53:03 EDT 2008
i don't think we're frequenting the same area or seeing the same bands
for some reason.
most of us are not attractive. nor do we have charisma. nor do we know
where to find it. i can't think of too many of us that could be
classified as 'cute' either. unless you're referring to the teen-pop
i would say we mostly border on geekdom and nerdocity.
also listen to CALTROP and HAZERAI.
maybe the Carolina Chocolate Drops?
Rank & File is one of my favorite bands ever too.
On Jul 29, 12:39 pm, chapelhillshred... at hotmail.com wrote:
> funny you should ask.
> we had a convo last night about the dearth of good musicians in the
> local music flora. if you just look at what the popular bands are in
> our area you quickly see that hardly any of them can play very well.
> what they can do is (well some of them) connect to the audience in
> ways having nothing to do with music. i.e. charisma, gimicks, etc.
> if you want to see a decent crowd of musicians that can play (usually)
> go to mansion 462 on wed night for their open mic. there are a lot of
> local greats that frequent that place on wed. george sheppard, willie
> ratch, the great simon and many others.
> the problem you mention is not new. it is always like this because
> the majority of the people who go to clubs around here care very
> little about decent musicinship but are more likely to respond to the
> stupid stuff like cuteness, or the gimmicks i mentioned earlier. i
> think people who like the better musicians out there hold their art to
> a higher standard so you get frequently disappointed with the banal
> common in the rank and file bands.
> check out the mansion and chime in later to tell us how it goes.
> peace out!
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