stuff to do, week of February 28, 2009

Lisa Bachelder lisa at fuzzsonic.com
Sat Feb 28 13:50:33 EST 2009


Yeah, it makes me crazy, too. 

 From what I understand, The Loners release is vinyl only.

grady wrote:
> Why oh why can't Tir Na nOg keep their fucking website up to date? It's 
> like they touch it once a month, and that's usually on like the 6th, but 
> they only post through the end of the month.
>
> Been a lot of talk lately about how they're sorta morphing into an 
> actual rockclub, which lord knows Raleigh needs, but they still approach 
> Teh Internets like a lazy Irish pub.
>
> Lisa Bachelder wrote:
>   
>> 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
>>>   
>>>       
>> -- ch-scene: the list that mirrors alt.music.chapel-hill --
>> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/ch-scene
>>
>>     
> -- ch-scene: the list that mirrors alt.music.chapel-hill --
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/ch-scene
>   



More information about the Ch-scene mailing list