Tag: Local Band Local Beer
by Audity on Feb.15, 2011, under Local
WKNC and Tir Na nOg are happy to bring you a fantastic show this Thursday. We’ve got NAPS, Jenna and the Jintlemen, and Nests to tease our ears to delight. Music starts at 10 p.m.! 21 and up. Local drafts are on the cheap cheap. And grab your $5 dollar cheeseburgers! YUMM.
Is Daniel Michael. Blew my mind with the electronic/drum machine based songs at the DiggUp Tapes Cassingles release party. Not sure if this show will go that route or their more rock noise guitar based version. They’re loud with whispers. This is one of my favorite local bands (actually, all three of the bands playing this week are some of my favorites).
Jenna and the Jintlemen
I fell in love with Jenna at a party. Invited her with me to a place on the water. She played her guitar. Now she is playing shows all over Raleigh—although none of that really had anything to do with me. This Boone babe has handsome gentlemen (or Jintlemen) to join her on stage and emphasize her amazing singing and songwriting. The gorgeous men include a Zack, Adam, and Nick from Annuals, Local cutie/musician Johnny Hobbs, and lastly, her brother Shane from the Windsor Oaks Band.
Anything with a singing saw is awesome to me. Caught these guys at Market Restaurant for some brunch music with Jenna and the Jintlemen. If I remember correctly it was their first show, and impressive it was. Watch out local music scene! “In September of 2010, Jeremy Walton began a project called Nests. Simple and raw, it would be Jeremy’s first foray into songwriting. The end result finds the music residing somewhere between post-country and shoegaze. These sometimes eerie, always intimate songs capture the imagination of the listener with the help of collaborators and friends, Benjamin Eales, Raymond Finn, Nathan Price and Brian Corum.” -Taken from DiggUp Tapes
by alexsanchez on Feb.11, 2011, under Local
by Audity on Feb.06, 2011, under Local
Remember all those promises I made to you the first week of the new year? Such as “more emphasis on beer”? Well we are kicking off the Brewer Series. The brewer series is a way that we can focus on the great craft beer that is created in North Carolina. On the second Thursday of each month a NC brewery is going to release a limited series or their seasonal draft. We are also working to feature other local businesses within our community. This month’s feature: Fullsteam Brewery’s Raleigh release of First Frost featuring hand-picked NC persimmons plus confections from South Durham Confection Company that will complement the brews. As always, this is a FREE SHOW!! 21+
The Big Picture
One of the newer local bands, The Big Picture is absolutely a band to be reckoned with! The band “Started up about two years ago between the Tunnell brothers (Johnny and Joah) The Big Picture remained completely unknown until [around May 2010]. Adding some new members to the band, Heather Tunnell, Nick Radford (Annuals), Leah Gibson (Lost in the Trees), and Alec Ferrell.” – DJ Caid
“Raleigh’s Gray Young (who, for the record, use vocals, but in a largely textural way) makes its anthems say a lot in very little time, and such careful editing and composition amps the intensity.” -The Independent
Their myspace page says that their music sounds like “a train leaving a station.” I like these guys.
Can’t wait for Thursday. I’m going to drink yummy First Frost and chow down on delicious savory biscuits from South Durham Confection Company and devour a $5 cheeseburger from the pub. I get mine medium rare with all vegetables possible, including carrots, and goat cheese. Thanks New Raleigh, Fullsteam, and Tir Na nOg! See you soon!
**No interview this Thursday due to a Women’s Basketball game. GO PACK!
by Audity on Feb.01, 2011, under Local
Time for a metal show. There is nothing like cold weather and metal music. Don’t know why, but the mix is amazing. WKNC and Tir Na nOg are proud to present a loud night at the pub featuring Shards, RBT, Squall, and Thieves. The bands will be battling each other for metal glory. Don’t expect a set order… multiple bands will be on stage at once. Scream from those you love the most.
Don’t forget! $5 cheeseburgers at the pub and all local brews on special. 21 and up, FREE, and starts at 10 p.m.
See you there!
by alexsanchez on Jan.28, 2011, under Local
by Audity on Jan.24, 2011, under Local
“If pop music is a wild animal, then this Chapel Hill trio’s domesticated it, teaching it to sit up, roll over and lay in their lap. Their songs amble with unhurried grace and purr with ineffable charm. Frontman Patrick O’Neill has a gift for vocal melodies that insinuate themselves into your confidences so completely that, after a couple of listens, you’re ready to buy them a round of drinks. The songs boast a woozy ebb and flow fueled by a vibrant rhythm section that’s capable of unspooling the sound with the measured skill of a master angler loosening and locking his reel.” - Hopscotch Music Festival
Wylie Hunter & the Cazadores
“Chapel Hill-based band… reminiscent of early Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers… Triangle’s Independent Weekly has said the band’s ‘excitability and wanderlust are worth watching.’”- Taken from the Wylie Hunter & The Cazadores MySpace Page.
Lastly, let me just say that since Mark Connor has become the bookers for the Local Beer Local Band series I have not stopped being impressed by the bands he has brought us. Crystal Bright & The Silver Hand is possibly the most unique and interesting band I’ve seen in a while. Also, last week’s Naked Gods gave such a lively, dance-able show. I cannot wait to see either of these bands again!
**There will be no live interview this week due to the broadcast of a Women’s Basketball game.
by alexsanchez on Jan.22, 2011, under Local
by Audity on Jan.17, 2011, under Local
Naked Gods—Mountaineer rockers of “hapless burly-pop prog-punk” from Boone, NC. The same place where Jenna of Jenna and the Jintlemen hails from. They’ve done a split 7″ with the Invisible Hand. A great start to your Thursday evening.
The Tomahawks—If you remember, the Tomahawks played and outstanding Fridays on the Lawn show with the Tender Fruit in November. The band features a mishmash of members from other local favorites Max Indian and Bright Young Things. The Tomahawks will finish up the night with their southern indie roots rock.
Interview with Naked Gods on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the night of the show. Tune in for awesomeness!
by alexsanchez on Jan.14, 2011, under Local
by Audity on Jan.11, 2011, under Local
This week at Tir Na nOg we have two darling bands to delight us. WKNC is proud to present The Revolutionary Sweethearts of Raleigh and Crystal Bright & the Silver Hand of Greensboro. The show is FREE, 21 and up, and starts at 10 p.m.
The Revolutionary Sweethearts
I’ve seen this band twice… once on Thanksgiving with Felix the Drum Machine and again with The Loners. I must say I fell in love with these two the first time I heard them. The band “draws inspiration from indie-rock projects like Fugazi to singer-songwriters such as Neko Case. Filled with catchy melodies and curious harmonies, the music is simple yet dynamic… The Revolutionary Sweethearts continue to write and play music, and eagerly look forward to recording their first album in the upcoming year.” (quote found on their Myspace page)
I will have the Revolutionary Sweethearts at the station on Thursday at 7 p.m. so be sure to tune in! They promise some live music!
Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands
“Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands have a maddeningly eclectic sound. This band is truly difficult to put a label on. Depending on the song being played, one could describe them using a variety of descriptions ranging from circus nightmare theme to Spanish traditional song to experimental noise. The band is composed of Crystal Bright playing accordion, keyboard, saw, and whatever other little toy she decides to pick up (There’s one instrument that looks like a big hamburger that she hits with mallets.), Pete Lewis on the drums, Charles Kurtz on upright bass, and Diego Diaz on guitar, toothbrush, and electric lapsteel. Definitely a hell of a wall of sound. Crystal Bright is an amazing multi-instrumentalist Badass with the voice of a damn banshee.” -Taylor Bays (before his badass joined the band)
by Audity on Jan.05, 2011, under Local
Sorry for the confusion everyone!!
Although we’d love to see IWTDI play this Thursday we’ll have to wait and see them another time.
It will be eventful for sure. 10 p.m. 21 and up. FREE.
by Audity on Jan.05, 2011, under Local
And… We’re Back!
On January 6, Tir Na nOg and WKNC bring you the first show of the New Year. I Was Totally Destroying It and special guests that are TBA. This week’s band is deliciously pop punk. If you haven’t heard them, check their website listen to the songs. “My Favorite Haunt” has always been a favorite of mine. I Was Totally Destroying It is also an old time friend of Tir Na nOg. They’ve even done special tribute nights at the pub doing U2 covers (I Was Totally Destroying U2).
[The above has been corrected in another post. We extend our apologies for this miscommunication.]
The show is 21 and up, FREE, and music starts at 10 p.m.
As for other news… Between semesters Local Beer Local Band Night has been going through some changes. Now the event is bound to be better than ever. What to expect for the new year:
- Our new booker Mark Connor to bring you the best in local music,
- More emphasis on beer with samples and “learning stations” set up at the events by local breweries,
- Heavier involvement with the surrounding community.
Love you all! See you this Thursday. I’ve missed you!
by Audity on Dec.13, 2010, under Local
Your favorite Thursday activity brought to you by WKNC and Tir Na nOg has returned again to present Jack the Radio and Debonzo Brothers! Local Beer Local Band Night is a FREE event, 21 and up, and starts at 10 p.m.
Jack the Radio—A more bluesy-rock feel. You can check this video of them playing at Tir Na nOg last month.
Debonzo Brothers —I’ve had a listen to their songs and they should complement Jack the Radio wonderfully.
by Audity on Dec.07, 2010, under Local
WKNC and Tir Na nOg are presenting Double Negative, Devour, and Nine Fingered Thug this week for Local Band Local Beer Night. The show is FREE, 21 and up, and starts at 10 p.m. DELICIOUS local beers are on tap, though for some reason listening to hardcore always makes me want to drink PBR. I cannot explain this. Then I want to smash the can…
by alexsanchez on Dec.03, 2010, under Local