stuff to do, week of February 28, 2009

Lisa Bachelder lisa at fuzzsonic.com
Sat Feb 28 13:39:23 EST 2009


Also waaaay over here in Raleigh:

Local Band-Local Beer
The T's w/ Static Minds (http://www.thestaticminds.blogspot.com/, 
http://www.myspace.com/thestaticminds)
Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 10:00pm
Tir na nOg, 218 S. Blount St., Raleigh

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:30pm
*The Loners Record Release Party*, w/ The Dirty Little Heaters and 
Pinche Gringo
Tir na nOg, 218 S. Blount St., Raleigh

 From the Facebook announcement: "The Loners are throwing a party to 
celebrate their new Vinyl LP! They are not alone. Special guests The 
Dirty Little Heaters and Pinche Gringo will open up for The Loners who 
close out the night with their massive Two piece fury! $6 cover or $10 
cover gets you in and the new album."

lb

grady wrote:
> Saturday, February 28
> In the Year of the Pig    (http://www.southernloveprod.com/ityotp.htm)
> Jamie Stewart    (http://www.myspace.com/xiuxiuforlife)
> Duke Coffeehouse, Durham
>
> In the Year of the Pig = SO HUGE. Two drummers (and not just any 
> drummers, but rather the mighty Dave Cantwell and brilliant 
> multi-instrumentalist Jenks Miller), guitar, bass, and Aaron Smithers' 
> two-string bass-derived fuzz machine. Massive grooves, like one of those 
> drilling machines they used to build the Chunnel.
>
>
>
> Saturday, February 28
> Blue Dogs    (http://www.bluedogs.com/)
> John Howie, Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff 
> (http://www.myspace.com/twodollarpistols)
> Berkeley Cafe, Raleigh
>
> Former $2 Pistols John Howie Jr climbs back into the saddle with his new 
> band, The Rosewood Bluff.
>
>
>
> Saturday, February 28
> Billy Sugarfix    (http://www.soundclick.com/bands/8/billysugarfix.htm)
> Waumiss    (http://www.myspace.com/waumiss)
> JaGhetto
> Dave Walker
> Nightlight, Chapel Hill
>
>
>
> Saturday, February 28
> Resist Not    (http://myspace.com/resistnot)
> Run Dan Run    (http://www.myspace.com/rundanrun)
> The Kodiak Farm Boys
> The Pinhook, Durham
>
>
>
> Saturday, February 28
> North Elementary    (http://www.northelementary.com)
> Whale Watchers    (http://www.myspace.com/thewhalewatchers)
> Sir Arthur and His Royal Knights 
> (http://mannsworld.blogspot.com/2007/08/sir-arthur-his-royal-knights.html)
> The Popular Kids
> Pour House, Raleigh
>
> This is a CD-release party for the new North Elementary CD, Not For 
> Everyone, Just For You, which is far-and-away their best album yet.
>
>
>
> Saturday, February 28
> Brett Harris
> Oscar Begat    (http://www.reverbnation.com/oscarbegat)
> Bright Young Things
> Jack Sprat Cafe, Chapel Hill
>
>
>
> Saturday, February 28
> Lonnie Walker    (http://www.myspace.com/lonniewalker)
> Motor Skills
> Gospel Years
> Slim's Downtown, Raleigh
>
> Lonnie Walker were one of 8 bands feted in the 2009 News & Observer 
> "Great 8" feature. They're a sorta-wordy, sorta-countryish rockband, who 
> remind me [a little bit] of certain aspects of Pavement or Bob Dylan.
>
>
>
> Sunday, March 1
> Yardwork    (http://www.myspace.com/wetdigitalredstorm)
> WXDU 88.7 FM, Durham
>
> This one's an 85% certainty, because when you've gotta corral 7 or 8 
> people and truck them over from Charlotte, nothing's ever 100%. (though 
> they're playing at Nightlight later in the evening, so they'll have to 
> come through town at some point).
>
> Yardwork feature members of multiple Charlotte bands, including Calabi 
> Yau and Control; they've got 7+ members, including multiple drummers, 
> guitars, glockenspiel, banjo, jumping around & singing, etc. It's highly 
> ecstatic but without all the creepy christofascism of bands like 
> Polyphonic Spree. Much more anarchovegan ecstasy.
>
> I have no earthly idea how we're going to fit them all in the station, 
> let alone mic them up & get them on the air, but they're one of the best 
> bands I've ever seen, so I'm just gonna close my eyes & go for it. 4:00 
> p.m. 88.7 FM or wxdu.org
>
>
>
> Sunday, March 1
> The Watson Twins    (http://www.thewatsontwins.com/)
> Ben Kweller    (http://www.kweller.net)
> Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
>
>
>
> Sunday, March 1
> des_ark    (http://www.des-ark.org)
> Yardwork    (http://www.myspace.com/wetdigitalredstorm)
> Register
> Nightlight, Chapel Hill
>
> Show of the month. des_ark you know about, although if you haven't seen 
> them lately, you might *not* know that they're a monster three-piece, 
> featuring Durham drummer Evan Rowe (Maple Stave, Grappling Hook) and 
> Greensboro guitarist Noah Howard (Strunken White, TigerBearWolf) in 
> addition to Aimee Argote.
>
> Yardwork are from Charlotte; they're an 8-piece (or so) band of freaks 
> who put out my favorite release of 2008. Multiple drummers, glorious 
> chiming guitars, glockenspiel, banjo, anything else they can find lying 
> around, and everyone in the band singing at the top of their lungs. 
> Their show at BCHQ was phenomenal.
>
>
>
> Monday, March 2
> Tapes'N'Tapes    (http://www.tapesntapes.com/)
> Wild Light    (http://www.myspace.com/wildlight)
> Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
>
>
>
> Monday, March 2
> Turbo Fruits    (http://www.myspace.com/turbofruits)
> Bass Drum of Death    (http://www.myspace.com/johnbarrettmusic)
> Local 506, Chapel Hill
>
> Times are tough; the Bass Drum of Death is one guy, John Barret, who 
> plays guitar, sings, and yes, stomps on a big ol' bass drum. He's on Fat 
> Possum.
>
>
>
> Monday, March 2
> 2 Drumkits, 4 Drummers
> Nightlight, Chapel Hill
>
> Rob K. put this together. The lowdown is, loosely:
>
> John Crouch (Caltrop) Robert Biggers (Le Weekend) Dave Cantwell (In the 
> Year of the Pig) Rob Koegler (_____)
>
> If you (really) like drums:
>
> Improvised beats (pretty informal...beats you don't need to wear a tie for).
>
> John and Rob will start about 9:30, and then mix things up with Robert 
> and Dave around 10 or so. You will want ear plugs (Nightlight sells them).
>
> This is planned to be a regular monthly event at the Nightlight, but not 
> always drum-oriented. Different groupings of musicians will be invited 
> to come out, play together, and make up stuff in whatever genre feels 
> appropriate. The goal is to inspire new sounds, approaches, bands, 
> marriages, etc. Informal vibe. People are invited to come and listen. 
> It's free.
>
>
>
> Tuesday, March 3
> Rosewood Thieves
> The Whisky Smugglers
> Jordan & the Sphinx    (http://www.myspace.com/servant4good)
> Local 506, Chapel Hill
>
>
>
> Wednesday, March 4
> The Moaners    (http://www.themoaners.com/)
> The Black Lips    (http://www.bomp.com/BlackLips.html)
> Gentleman Jesse    (http://www.myspace.com/gentlemanjesse)
> Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
>
>
>
> Wednesday, March 4
> Death to the Details    (http://www.reverbnation.com/deathtothedetails)
> Pistil    (http://myspace.com/pistilband)
> The Cave, Chapel Hill
>
>
>
> Wednesday, March 4
> No Ground To Give    (http://myspace.com/nogroundtogivenc)
> One Shot One Kill    (http://purevolume.com/osok2)
> Scarred Remembrance    (http://myspace.com/scarredremembrance)
> Marvell Building, Durham
>
>
>
> Thursday, March 5
> The Music Tapes    (http://www.orbitinghumancircus.org/)
> Nana Grizol    (http://www.myspace.com/nanagrizol)
> Supercluster    (http://www.myspace.com/supercluster1)
> Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
>
>
>
> Thursday, March 5
> Spider Bags    (http://www.myspace.com/spiderbags)
> The Scott Waite Debacle    (http://myspace.com/scottwaiteisbenevolent)
> Jail    (http://www.myspace.com/jailjailjailjail)
> The Pinhook, Durham
>
> 12:00 - Spider Bags
> 11:00 - Jail
> 10:00 - The Scott Waite Debacle
>
> Two boozy freaky locals, plus a band from Milwaukee called Jail, so you 
> can kinda see where the evening's heading . . .
>
>
>
> Thursday, March 5
> Brett Harris
> Strange Faces    (http://www.myspace.com/strangefacestheband)
> Bright Young Things
> Pour House, Raleigh
>
>
>
> Thursday, March 5
> The Houstons
> Mark Holland's Rhythm Force    (http://www.myspace.com/mhollandsrhythmforce)
> Evenfield    (http://www.myspace.com/evenfieldmusic)
> Nightlight, Chapel Hill
>
> Mark Holland disbanded his long-running band Jule Brown, and assembled a 
> new/refocused outfit he's calling the Rhythm Force. I'd expect even 
> deeper weirder backwoods grooves.
>
>
>
> Friday, March 6
> Neil Diamond All-Stars
> David Spencer Band
> Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
>
>
>
> Friday, March 6
> Caitlin Cary
> Thad Cockrell    (http://www.thadcockrell.com/)
> Ivan Howard    (http://www.therosebuds.com)
> Pour House, Raleigh
>
> Thad Cockrell and Caitlin Cary put out an album of duets a few years 
> ago, "Begonias," and to this day I think it's the best thing either of 
> them have done (which is saying a lot, as they're some damn talented 
> people). One can only assume that this evening will feature some duet 
> action, either "Begonias" material or other stuff, so if you like 
> gorgeous wistful male/female country duets . . .
>
>
>
> Friday, March 6
> Sleepsound    (http://www.sleepsound.org/)
> Cinemasophia    (http://www.myspace.com/cinemasophia)
> Clothing and Shoes    (http://www.myspace.com/clothingandshoesmusic)
> The Pinhook, Durham
>
> 12:00 - Sleepsound
> 11:00 - Cinemasophia
> 10:00 - Clothing and Shoes
>
>
>
> Friday, March 6
> Goner    (http://www.gonertheband.com/)
> Future Islands    (http://www.myspace.com/futureislands)
> Berkeley Cafe, Raleigh
>
> Future Islands moved to Baltimore last year, after stints in Greenville 
> & the Triangle. They make crazy bleaty-synthy sweet dance-pop. Goner are 
> a grizzled bitter old rockband; so bitter that they continue to 
> steadfastly refuse to admit to being a grizzled bitter old rockband, and 
> hold up as proof the fact that their lineup is synth/bass/drums.
>
>
>
> Friday, March 6
> Fin Fang Foom    (http://www.lovitt.com/artists/finfangfoom.html)
> Maserati    (http://www.kindercore.com/maserati.html)
> Monsonia    (http://www.monsonia.com)
> Local 506, Chapel Hill
>
> Atmospheric postpunk from two local masters & an outta-town peer.
>
>
>
> Friday, March 6
> Remora    (http://www.silbermedia.com/remora/)
> Andrew Weathers
> Beautiful Bells    (http://www.myspace.com/beautifulbellsmusic)
> Caledonia    (http://www.myspace.com/caledoniatheband)
> Nightlight, Chapel Hill
>
>
>
> Saturday, March 7
> Rhymes With Opera    (http://www.rhymeswithopera.org)
> Broad Street Cafe, Durham
>
> RHYMES WITH OPERA and the AM/PM SAXOPHONE QUARTET present an evening of 
> new chamber music and opera, featuring music by Kathleen Bader, Mattias 
> Sköld, and the premiere of two new works written for RWO.
>
> THOMAS LIMBERT (RWO commission)
> Numbers/Dates
> (Anxiety Leading to Panic)
>
> Skeleton
> Libretto by THIMBLE WIT
> Music by RUBY FULTON and GEORGE LAM
>
> With Elisabeth Halliday, soprano, Bonnie Lander, soprano, Robert Maril, 
> baritone, and the AM/PM Saxophone Quartet
>
> Rhymes With Opera will be collaborating with the AM/PM saxophone quartet 
> to present a concert of new works, including a premiere by pulsoptional 
> composer Thom Limbert. The piece, Numbers/Dates (Anxiety Leading to 
> Panic), a Rhymes With Opera commission, uses voice samples from 
> University of Pennsylvania's research on "emotional prosody," creating 
> and interweaving natural speech in different emotional states with 
> singers and saxophones. In addition to the Limbert premiere, Rhymes With 
> Opera will present Skeleton, a new opera by Thimble Wit, Ruby Fulton and 
> George Lam, where three strangers meet by chance on a train and one of 
> them begins to tell the story of a betrayed lover and his disturbing 
> revenge.
>
>
>
> Saturday, March 7
> Filthybird    (http://www.myspace.com/filthybird)
> Anathallo    (http://www.anathallo.com/)
> Sam Amidon    (http://www.samamidon.com/)
> Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
>
>
>
> Saturday, March 7
> Wigg Report    (http://www.synchronizedswim.org)
> Blood Red River    (http://www.myspace.com/bloodredriver)
> Virgo 9    (http://www.myspace.com/thevirgonine)
> The Pinhook, Durham
>
> 12:00 - Virgo 9
> 11:00 - The Wigg Report
> 10:00 - Blood Red River
>
> Heavy screamy woman-fronted rock from the Virgo 9; punk-inflected surf 
> from Blood Red River; classic New Soundz of Durham from the Wigg Report, 
> whose "Like Blammo Fast" was one of my fave releases of 2008.
>
>
>
> Saturday, March 7
> Schooner    (http://www.schoonermusic.com)
> Nathan Oliver    (http://www.nathan-oliver.com)
> The Proclivities    (http://www.myspace.com/theproclivities)
> Local 506, Chapel Hill
>
> This is a CD-release party for the new Nathan Oliver CD, their first in 
> a couple of years. Their debut was a mix of catchy indie-pop and 
> Pixies-inflenced screech; I haven't seen them in ages, so I couldn't say 
> whether they've veered more one direction or the other.
>
>
>
> Saturday, March 7
> Keegan DeWitt    (http://www.keegandewitt.com/)
> The Tomahawks    (http://www.myspace.com/jeffcrawfordmusic)
> Gabriel Kelley    (http://www.myspace.com/gabrielkelleymusic)
> The Cave, Chapel Hill
>
>
>
> Saturday, March 7
> Thank You    (http://www.thrilljockey.com/artists/?id=11346)
> Mi Ami    (http://www.myspace.com/miamiamiami)
> bETAVEG
> Nightlight, Chapel Hill
>
> It must be SXSW time, because random hot outtatown bands of the moment 
> are blitzing through. This night is still nominally FrequeNC Records 
> night, but a chunk of the evening is given over to Thrill Jockey's Thank 
> You, and Quarterstick's Mi Ami. The former are a 
> fuzz-synth/drone/tribal-drumming trio from Baltimore. The latter, which 
> contain some ex-members of Black Eyes, are from San Francisco, and they 
> sound like alternate-universe dub where the drug of choice is PCP. Lots 
> of echo bass, deep grooves, and high-pitched tweaker screeching/ranting 
> over the top of it. It's kinda fun, and definitely fucked-up.
>
>
>
> Saturday, March 7
> Hank Sinatra    (http://www.hank-sinatra.com/)
> Slim's Downtown, Raleigh
>
>
>
> Saturday, March 7
> Ruscha    (http://www.myspace.com/ruscha)
> The Curtains of Night    (http://myspace.com/thecurtainsofnight)
> Trophy Wife    (http://trophywifetheband.blogspot.com/)
> Reservoir, Carrboro
>
> It's a gtr/drums duofest of sorts, with locals Ruscha and Curtains of 
> Night (both heavy as all-get-out) and DC's Trophy Wife.
>
>
>
> Sunday, March 8
> Future Islands    (http://www.myspace.com/futureislands)
> Lonnie Walker    (http://www.myspace.com/lonniewalker)
> Ed Schrader    (http://www.myspace.com/edwardhenryschraderiii)
> Nightlight, Chapel Hill
>
> Greenville-to-Baltimore transplants Future Islands join their former 
> Greenville homies Lonnie Walker, who were recently showcased in the News 
> & Observer's Great 8 (bands to watch in 2009).
>
>
>
> Sunday, March 8
> The Homewreckers    (http://www.myspace.com/jackandjillhomewrecker)
> Pink Flag    (http://www.myspace.com/pinkflagnc)
> The Middlemen    (http://themiddlemenmusic.com)
> The Cave, Chapel Hill
>
>
>
> Sunday, March 8
> The Hymns    (http://www.hymnsband.com)
> The Bridges    (http://www.thebridgesmusic.net)
> Death on Two Wheels
> Slim's Downtown, Raleigh
>
>
>
> Monday, March 9
> William Elliott Whitmore    (http://www.southern.net/southern/band/WILEW)
> Samantha Crain & the Morning Shivers 
> (http://www.myspace.com/samanthacrain)
> Ben Weaver    (http://www.myspace.com/benweavermusic)
> Local 506, Chapel Hill
>
>
>
> Monday, March 9
> Chiaroscuro
> Mouthbreather
> Bridge and Tunnel
> Nightlight, Chapel Hill
>
>
>
> Monday, March 9
> The Taylor Texas Corrugators    (http://www.myspace.com/txcorrugators)
> Veelee    (http://www.myspace.com/seeveelee)
> The Cave, Chapel Hill
>
> As in "Greg Ginn and the Taylor Texas Corrugators," which is Greg's 
> Texas-boogie/western swing band. Or something like that. The heckling 
> opportunities are endless, obviously, but there are few men in the 
> history of American rock who've been heckled more than Greg Ginn, so 
> it's A-game or no game.
>
>
>
> Tuesday, March 10
> Lydia    (http://www.myspace.com/lydia)
> Black Gold    (http://profile.myspace.com/blackgold)
> All Get Out    (http://www.myspace.com/allgetout)
> Local 506, Chapel Hill
>
>
>
> Tuesday, March 10
> Blag'ard    (http://www.blagard.com/)
> Lost Hands Found Fingers    (http://www.myspace.com/losthandsfoundfingers)
> Reservoir, Carrboro
>   



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