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As always, the Triangle hosts some amazing shows coming up this week including our annual Double Barrel Benefit. To see the full list of shows for this area check out the Rock Report. Here’s some of the best of the best.
The Music Tapes is the experimental brain child of Julian Koster of Neutral Milk Hotel and Elephant 6 and more recently Robbie Cucchiaro. The music features many non-traditional instruments including banjos and singing saws just to name a few. Their latest effort off Merge entitled “Mary’s Voice,” was recorded in a carnival tent which seems to infiltrate the music. The shows will be performed in a larger version of this tent. This show promises to be one of the more unique shows that you will ever see.
If you know anything about garage rock, chances are you have heard the name Ty Segall. He has been a very busy man this past year. He released a solo album, as well as an album with the Ty Segall Band, and a third album with White Fence. Their seems to be no end to this young mastermind’s creative genius. In addition to these endeavors, he also managed to produce Ex-Cult’s brilliant debut who also makes the bill for this night. With the always amazing local favorites Gross Ghost opening, this show promises to be one of the hardest rocking and most energetic shows so far this year.
If you have yet to see Jeff Mangum, this is your chance. You never know which tour will be his last. Although some accuse him of still riding on the coattails of his now 15 year old fame when “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” took the world by storm, seeing him live will change your mind. The pure, raw emotion he brings to the stage with just a guitar and his voice seems to breathe new life into these well aged songs. Make the drive, it will be well worth it.
Friday, February 1st- Double Barrel Benefit X Night 1: JKutcha and the Five Fifths, Lilac Shadows, Jenny Besetzt, The Lollipops at The Pour House , 10pm
Saturday, February 2nd- Double Barrel Benefit X Night 2: Spider Bags, Wesley Wolfe, Some Army, Oulipo at The Pour House , 10pm
Double Barrel Benefit speaks for itself. Over the past 10 years, Double Barrel has brought to Raleigh the best local music acts from across North Carolina. If the name doesn’t do enough for you just go ahead and check out more information on the line-up here. You don’t want to miss the 10th installment of Double Barrel Benefit.
This year’s Double Barrel features our second annual Day Party and Market. After its huge success last year at Tir na nOg, we decided to expand it next door to The Pour House as well. So come on out to check out some great local artisans and vendors selling their wares while enjoying some amazing local music.
This week is going to be a great one for shows in the Triangle, but it could involve some tough decisions on certain nights. Check out some of the best shows listed below and many more listed in the Rock Report.
These bands are two of the best acts in the area both live and on the record. Gross Ghost released their Grip Tapes’ debut “Brer Rabbit” in March of last year and showing that in their several years of existence they have already crafted a sound of their own. This diverse album features hints of lo-fi garage rock, 90′s era indie rock, as well as some influences 60′s pop-rock. Last year they were seen playing all over the Triangle, but most notably at WKNC’s 9th Double Barrel Benefit and the 3rd annual Hopscotch Music Festival where their music lit-up the audience. They are followed up by Spider Bags. Spider Bags are beginning to become a household name in the North Carolina. They are known for their incredibly energetic live shows that will leave your ears ringing for days. Their latest effort has been receiving a lot of national attention including an 8.1 review on Pitchfork as well as sitting number 1 atop PopMatters’ Top Overlooked Albums of 2012. This is a show that you don’t want to miss.
Katherine Whalen of Squirrel Nut Zippers fame is back at it again. Her solo work is often labeled under the title of “folk music,” but her new sound encompasses so much more. Her new album titled “Madly Love” has something there for everyone. Birds and Arrows are an incredible act that were seen at last year’s Double Barrel Benefit. The trio’s folky sound led by a cello appeals to every audience with their well-perfected live show. The trio has well stood the test of time in an area that has seen many folk acts come and go. It is amazing to see three people translate such intricate music perfectly to the stage. This is a show is a folk-lovers’ paradise and a great introduction to anyone else.
If you have yet to go to a show at Duke Coffeehouse, there is no better time. The atmosphere there always makes for the most energetic and intimate shows. Greensboro natives Jenny Besetzt open up the night. Jenny Besetzt are a brand new band who have exploded onto the local music scene. They turned many heads when they performed at last year’s Hopscotch Music Festival as well many different shows all around the Triangle. Their debut LP “Only” dropped this past October. Their sound is a fusion of dream-pop and shoegaze with a punch which they describe as “dream-punk.” The night ends with indie-pop quartet Bleeding Rainbow out of Philly. This band has only released a handful of 7 inches, but with their debut album due out at the end of this month their are bound to break big. With several different tracks being reviewed by Pitchfork and the like, they have created quite a buzz for themselves. This is bound to be an amazing show that you do not want to miss.
This night starts up with the great Greensboro husband-wife duo Eros and the Eshaton. Their sound falls somewhere between shoegaze and dream-pop. This new act has been turning heads opening for many different acts over the past year. They are followed up by The Lollipops. This lo-fi indie pop bedroom project of Iggy Cosky has expanded into a full band project and exploded onto the scene in the past year with their numerous recordings. Their live shows have proven themselves time and time again to be just as fun as their songs. The night ends with the always entertaining Annuals. Annuals’ name speak for themselves. This 6-piece indie pop group out of Raleigh have been a household name in the Triangle since the release of their critically acclaimed debut in 2006. They have been known for their energetic live shows. If you have not seen them yet, there is no better chance then with this great supporting cast.
by GRZA on Jan.31, 2012, under Local
Double Barrel Benefit 9 is coming up this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4, and oh my is it going to be something wonderful. Filled with an eclectic mix of local talent spanned across two nights, The Pour House is going to be housing one of the finest locally-grown lineups of the year, including The Kingsbury Manx, The Future Kings of Nowhere, Organos, MAKE and more. Night Two in particular boats some of the Triangle’s most exciting and swiftly rising bands, especially Gross Ghost.
Gross Ghost is a four-piece band based out of Chapel Hill with a mesmerizing sound. While the instrumentation is usually full of driving rhythms that are tinged with surf-punk vibes, the vocal melodies are infectious and perfectly contrast the fast-paced frenetic indie-punk soundscape. Gross Ghost took the state by storm last year with two incredible EP’s, Lip City and Wicked Game, leaving fans anxiously awaiting their upcoming LP Brer Rabbit, which is to be released early this year.
Gross Ghost’s Grip Tapes label mate Heads on Sticks will also be playing Double Barrel Benefit on Saturday night, along with Naked Gods and The Kingsbury Manx. Tickets for one night are $10 in advance while tickets for both nights are $15 in advance. Under 21 is subject to a $5 cover charge.
by Audity on Feb.08, 2011, under Local
Don’t stop now! I know you were out all last weekend at Double Barrel Benefit and the weekend before that at Moving Island but you CANNOT stop now! There will be a record release show for DiggUp Tapes on February 10 and 11 at Kings Barcade in Raleigh. Don’t miss the fun and there will be singles and box sets available!!
Thursday night lineup:
Arbor Myst (Multimedia set with help from Bubbly Mommy Gun from Athens, GA),
NAPS (Electronic Set),
Birds of Avalon (Experimental Set)
Whatever Brains (New Wave Set)
Friday Night line up:
Bubbly Mommy Gun (featuring a bunch of Athens dudes plus members of Quiet Hooves),
Fat Camp (from Charlotte),
Embarrassing Fruits and
Show is going to be awesome! DiggUp Tapes will be releasing DiggUp Tapes Cassingles Vol 1 on FEB 15! But remember, you can get your copy early at the Kings show!! Twelve of DiggUp’s favorite bands on 6 tape splits. Featuring Whatever Brains, NAPS, Lonnie Walker, Birds of Avalon, Veelee, Motor Skills, Gross Ghost, Yardwork, Embarrassing Fruits, Fat Camp, Arbor Myst (Ben Clack formerly of Dark Meat) and the Snails (Featuring Members of Future Islands). The label was created by the two most attractive men in Raleigh. And they’ve created the most attractive compilation of the year.
DiggUp Tapes itself is currently working with 5 artists: Lonnie Walker, NAPS, Arbor Myst, Nests, and Nieces and Nephews.
“Raleigh songwriter Brian Corum, who through his band Lonnie Walker will soon be, if there’s any justice, a bonafide Avett-level hero of independent music in the Old North State, created DiggUp Tapes last year with longtime friend Nathan Price. Their plan was simple: promote quality music in danger of being overlooked. Keep the focus local. Do it with rare but affordable tapes and vinyl LPs that have a keepsake quality.
DiggUp’s catalog thus far has featured bands in which Corum and Price are involved (Lonnie Walker, NAPS, Felix the Drum Machine), but the pair was ready to up the ante on an ambitious new project. The Cassingles collection is meant to be a document of North Carolina’s current underground music landscape, uniquely presented as a 12-song compilation divided over six two-band “split” cassettes. Each split has its own artwork, and the tapes can be purchased separately or as a set of six in special packaging.
The 12 artists who contribute exclusive tracks for Cassingles arrive at different stages of development and notoriety, but none is too far removed from humble origins or DIY spirit.
“Cassingles loudly declares that the Triangle’s independent music scene can stand up to any in the country. And while you don’t have to dig nearly as deep as before to find worthwhile music in North Carolina, sometimes having things wrapped up in a nice little package doesn’t hurt. “– Coby Mangum
you can listen here.
by bloggie on Jan.27, 2010, under Local
When you listen to Carrboro duo Veelee, you hear music inspired by a wide range of sources. For band mates Matt Park and Ginger Wagg, elements of music from bands such as Young People, Low, Lungfish, Stereolab and Pram went into creating Veelee’s unique sound. Also, according to Matt, Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 hit “Dream” has also served as a major influence on the way he and Ginger create music — everything happening in the song goes hand in hand its unchanging baseline.
Ginger, a first-time drummer, describes her percussion style as “simple and straightforward.” Veelee is the first band in which she has been a member. However, it seems doubtful the band’s success comes from beginner’s luck. Hard copies of its EP “Three Sides,” which came out in May 2009, are sold out. The release received local acclaim from sources such as the Independent Weekly.
Until recently, Veelee had performed primarily in Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham.
“We’ve gotten to play with all sorts of fantastic local bands. [Artists in the Triangle] are really supportive of one another,” Park and Wagg said. “They are very welcoming and inclusive.”
However, the band just embarked on its first tour, along with Raleigh’s Gross Ghost, which it said was a great success.
For the complete Double Barrel schedule and ticket information, click here.
by Stoville on Oct.20, 2009, under Local
Thursday, October 22 is WKNC and Tir Na Nog’s Local Beer Local Band Night, which is part of this week’s Cherry Bounce Music Festival. This week, bands Free Electric State, The Poles, and Gross Ghost are here to rock! Free Electric State is no stranger to Local Beer Local Band. Just two months ago they put on a show with fellow local musicians, A Rooster For The Masses. If you missed them last time around, thank Chris at Tir Na Nog for booking them again and with two well suited bands for a night full of rock and roll.
This is a FREE SHOW!!! Doors open at 10 p.m. Come and enjoy a great selection of local beer.
by bloggie on Oct.01, 2009, under Local
Beginning Sunday, October 18, the Cherry Bounce alternative music festival will return to downtown Raleigh. The main stage will be set up on Hargett St. in front of the Raleigh Times on Saturday, October 24.
Here is the schedule for the week-long event:
The Local Beat section of the WKNC blog has been keeping a low profile recently, in part because I’m a control freak and don’t want to tell someone else to do it instead, in part because I’ve been working on a research paper that’s due tomorrow, and in part because I’ve been moving out of a disgusting 6-person college student house all week.
But that doesn’t mean we’re not giving you more than your daily prescribed dose of local music tonight at 5pm. In fact, we’re ODing on it.
Then at 6:00 Jeff Crawford and Nick Jaeger of The Tomahawks–and every other band you’ve ever loved–will be playing some songs and chatting about the MS Open Eye Series. They’re playing tomorrow (Saturday 8/1) at the Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro at 8pm (suggested $5 donation to support Zach Terry’s MS Ride team).
And of course, in between all the chatter will be your favorite local music–and there’s so much good new local music right now it’s ridiculous. So tune in at 88.1 FM or wknc.org/listen. No, seriously: do it.
The Love Language will be in the studio today at 2pm to do an interview and a few live songs. They are playing in Raleigh tomorrow, Saturday May 9, at The Pour House along with other Raleigh bands Whatever Brains and Gross Ghost. The line-up features a lo-fi cloud of Raleigh, audible debauchery.
Quick facts about each act:
Gross Ghost- This is Mike Dillon’s new project. If you live in Raleigh or Chapel Hill you likely know who he is.
Whatever Brains- These guys recently played WKNC’s Local Beer Local Band in March and were recently, as I like to say, “shopped,” or as others, including The Indy, say kind of “picked up” by Matador Records.
The Love Languge- Remember the band The Capulets who graced Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill with their infectious pop lyrics and handsome faces about four summers ago? I do (eek, for being older than most other DJs). Stu McLamb, a Capulet, went on to form The Love Language with two other Capulets and now, well now The Love Language is infecting the music scene on a national level, including a bit in Spin magazine.
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