5 Nights of FREE Music in Durham (and great pizza, too!)
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Mon Feb 8 09:30:59 EST 2010
Wednesday February 10
=95 7:30P Open Mic Night
Open Mic is arranged to enable anyone to perform, so all you have to
do is turn up early and get your name down to perform. Originals and
cover music of every style and genre are welcome! Open mic is a great
way to practice your art and can also can be a proving ground for new
talent and material. The audience consists of singers, poets,
songwriters and music lovers so the atmosphere should be warm and
encouraging for everybody.
Thursday February 11
=95 8P Workbook (jazz w/ Brad Newell)
A jazz duo with a large repertoire of music ranging from laid back to
funky to standards. Thelonious Monk to Led Zeppelin.
=95 10P Robbie Hazen & The Riot (indie/acoustic/pop)
With a bright voice and sharp music sensibility, singer-songwriter
Robbie Hazen knows it takes just three to start a riot. Hazen=92s trio
records and performs compositions that blend acoustic college rock,
alt pop, and indie folk with an invigorating sense of fun, cleverness,
and confidence. A recent Notre Dame graduate, the 23-year-old
Floridian is a veteran songwriter and performer who got his start as a
young teenager, playing carnivals, festivals, and church events and
building on those experiences, recording, putting out demos, learning
the business side of music-making and production and attracting the
attention of recording-industry movers and shakers.
Primed to be an indie/college radio darling, Hazen appeals to
mainstream tastes as well as to hipster music hounds, thanks to his
lyrical sincerity, catchy melodies, and solid tune-making. This
talented vocalist is also an accomplished guitarist, and he is backed
and grounded by the Riot, consisting of gritty Renaissance man G.I. Jo
on bass and passionate percussion from classically trained Brandon
=93I want not only the music and melody to move people, but the lyrics
and story as well,=94 says Hazen. His buoyant songs deal with the
connections between people, our relationships, the ties that survive
and the ones that don=92t. More recently he=92s exploring the themes of
politics, social issues, and what unites us in the wider world.
Friday February 12
=95 8P Spencer Sholes (alt/folk rock/funk)
Lifelong musician, songwriter. Specializing in guitar and vocals.
Playing original music wherever I can get in the door.
=95 10P Sequoya (acoustic/rock/folk)
Sequoya was formed in 1999. We have just released our third record,
Sleep and Dream of Fire.
=95 11P Jeremy Blair from Effingham (folk rock)
Drawing influence from the likes of Wilco, Built to Spill, and The
Pixies, Jeremy Blair From Effingham is a folk rock band formed by
friends and among friends in the thrivingly independent music culture
of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill where inspiration to create and
perform original music over flows.
Saturday February 13
=95 8P Patrick Phelan (Luego)
Fresh off the release of his debut LP Taped-together Stories and a
European tour, Patrick Phelan of Durham-based Luego will perform songs
off his upcoming album, Ocho, with local rocker - and new member of
the luego family - Brett Harris accompanying him.
=95 10P The Fustics (americana/rock)
With members originally hailing from all over the United States, this
North Carolina-based band draws from diverse backgrounds and
experiences to create a sound that is truly American. Singer /
songwriter Brad Heller brings his southwestern roots to the forefront
with politically and socially-charged songs about life, love,
injustice, and the state-of-things. Calloway Ritch's gritty and bluesy
guitar work adds a distinct texture and sophisticated humbleness. Add
the dynamic rhythm section of Paul Castagno and Ron Pifer to the mix,
and you have a sound that is as indefinable as it is intriguing. With
the release of their new record, "Beyond This Life", the band has
reached new heights sonically with an array of musical styles
interwoven throughout the album. Voted Wilmington's "Best Original
Rock Band" The Fustics continue to expand their audience with
incessant regional touring.
Sunday February 14
=95 7:30P Aaron Mills Project - Sunday Night Jazz Jam
Starting at 7:30, Open Jam at 9
If you are in any way a fan of jazz, this is not to be missed !!!
Aaron Mills, best known as the audacious bassist of classic funk act
Cameo, has inspired a generation of groovy musicians, but his long
time love affair with jazz has inspired The Aaron Mills Project.
Aaron has been playing at the Cafe for a few months now, along with
Wayne Kee, Bobby Hinton, Warren Fraizer and others. Aaron has brought
Sunday night jazz back to the Cafe in a format that includes a cast of
regulars as well as featured guest musicians every week. Towards the
end of the evening, the night becomes an open jam, so, if anyone wants
to come blow their horn....
The Broad Street Cafe
1116 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705
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