Finding good music in Chapel Hill
dvmurrell at nc.rr.com
Wed Jul 30 06:58:09 EDT 2008
I suggest going to check out the shows at The Bellagio. I hear that's
a nice place to stay/live forever.
I'd like to know which local Vegas bands had the mad skillz so that I
may listen to them for comparison. Wayne Newton does not count, nor
any travelling acts. Eddie Van Halen came through this area not so
long ago, and though I believe he was the first musician with
"skillz" (and married to VBert, not fair!), we do not claim him.
In one day last week, I saw Eric Peterson play guitar in Southpaw, and
Jerry Stuart (to be profiled in upcoming Bluegrass Unlimited magazine,
Sept. issue) play his old mandolin Red.
I would like to add, without comment, the following local musicians
and bands with "skillz":
Brian and Mike Aldridge
The Old Ceremony
Chatham County Line
The Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Red Clay Ramblers
On Jul 30, 2008, at 4:45 AM, chaz <bullcityrocks at gmail.com> wrote:
> oh wait, sorry, i had my counting crows cd on too loud, i think i
> missed this post from a couple hours ago. i was rocking out hard. in
> fact i was just re-dreading my hair and planning where exactly that
> fiery skull tattoo should go.
> i agree. music is lacking around here.
> when not jamming out air-guitar style to G3, i listen exclusively to
> Hem of His Garment. they play a lot of notes. a whole lot.
> i apologize roger, i'm just playing. i'm on vacation this week and yes
> there is some beer involved, but i still find myself drawn to this
> blast email addiction.
> to tell you the honest truth, it's all just hidden underneath the
> surface. give it a second and you'll start uncovering some solid,
> local talent. most of it does not present itself in the more
> mainstream venues, it tends to hide along the alleyways. that's the
> beauty of our area. if you poke around a bit, you'll find that we're a
> rich area for music. we have two strange things happening. the below-
> the-surface music is top notch and or local "pop" music is also
> phenomenal. what you'll also find is that all these bands share
> members and get along ridiculously well, thus enriching our "scene"
> even more. each musician has the ability to explore his or her own
> outlet without feeling self-conscious or limited to something they
> feel an audience wants to hear.
> spend some time walking around. walk into the bar you wouldn't have
> otherwise walked into, drive over to durham for a second and get lost,
> head over to the local music and beer showcase at tir na nog on
> thursday night in raleigh. borrow a hangover. go even if you didn't
> dig the bands' music on their webpage. they're different live.
> i can promise you we have some bands that will knock you over, you
> just have to seek them out, they will not be handed to you.
> have you listened to Cantwell Gomez & Jordan yet?
> the Maple Stave?
> Grappling Hook?
> All Your Science?
> Un Deux Trois?
> Jenks Miller?
> Whatever Brains?
> maybe if we concentrate loud enough we'll manifest a RAZZLE reunion
> have you listened to WXDU? WKNC?
> there are a lot of skillz here.
> you will find them. welcome to the area!!!!
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