Tag: Tir Na nOg
by Audity on May.04, 2011, under Local
This week, Tir Na nOg and WKNC have turned Local Band Local Beer into something less local to us, but equally awesome. Athens, Georgia’s Modern Skirts perform and Terrapin Beer Company of Athens Georgia is our beer special.
And just to keep our Super Music Triangle involved, Digg Up Tapes artist Oulipo will open the show. Sooo rad, I know.
Come enjoy what local means to Athens, right here in Raleigh this Thursday!
For years, Tir Na nOg Irish Pub has hosted events to benefit local organizations like Hopeline, The Haven animal shelter, InterAct and countless others. Just Thursday they collected donations of food and $960 in cash for the Triangle chapter of the American Red Cross to help those affected by the tornadoes that ravaged Raleigh and other parts of the state April 16. The nOg Run Club also raised $600 on April 18 for the Triangle Red Cross.
Ten musicians/bands will grace the Tir Na nOg stage Tuesday to help raise money for burial costs and other necessities for the families of four children who were killed after a tornado hit the Stony Brook North Mobile Home Park – just five miles from the Pub. There is no cover charge for the event, but donations are strongly encouraged. According to a statement on the Tir Na nOg Web site, the restaurant will also be honoring storm victims and volunteers with free hamburgers (donations encouraged for all others).
The event begins at 5 p.m., with music to start at 5:30 and follow this schedule:
5:30 p.m. – Stella Lively
6:00 p.m. – Brett Harris
6:30 p.m. – Richard Bacchus
7:10 p.m. – This House on Fire
7:50 p.m. – Jack The Radio
8:30 p.m. – Maldora
9:10 p.m. – Anitbubbles
9:50 p.m. – The Olympic-Ass Kickin Team
10:30 p.m. – A Rooster for the Masses
11:10 p.m. – Hank Sinatra
If you are unable to attend this event, there are a number of other way to help tornado victims. From now until May 20, IndieNC is sponsoring an online fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County. The Pour House has scheduled a two-night “We Are Raleigh” benefit for the Triangle Red Cross May 25 and 26, with details and performers to be announced. If you know of any additional benefit efforts, please post them in the comments below. You can also visit the City of Raleigh Web site for information on where to give and get help.
Full disclosure: WKNC and Tir Na nOg have been partners since March 2007 to present the weekly Local Beer Local Band free concert series.
by Audity on Apr.19, 2011, under Local
by Audity on Apr.11, 2011, under Local
Lots of fun stuff to do this week thanks to WKNC and Tir Na nOg and New Raleigh. First of all there is the awesome line-up, second, there will be awesome delicious local beer. In particular Craggie Brewing Company from Asheville, NC will be there with THREE beers to choose from:
Burning Barrel- a bourbon chipotle porter
Antebellum Ale- an 1840s North Carolina beer recipe
Cask of the Battery Hill- an English style rye ale
Can’t wait to get my hands on all of these. There is a different brewery at the pub every month on the second Thursday so be sure to mark your calendars! Oh, and the music. Goodbye, Titan is always a great band to see live. I haven’t seen Minor Stars yet but they’ve gotten awesome reviews in the Independent and a lot of other places, so I’m absolutely excited for that one. And Monsonia I’ve heard once through the door at the Nightlight. We didn’t feel like paying to get in (so used to free shows at Tir Na nOg , I guess) so I stood outside to listen, and I can tell you right now that they kind of sound like Arcade Fire.
As always it starts at 10 p.m., 21 and up, and FREE. See you there, friends.
by alexsanchez on Apr.08, 2011, under Local
by Audity on Apr.04, 2011, under Local
Welcome to April friends! To kick off the month, and hopefully the warmer weather, WKNC and Tir Na nOg are happy to bring you North Elementary and Organos! Music starts at 10 p.m., 21 and up, FREE, and it is the cool thing to do.
Both of these bands are local music favorites and I have not seen them enough. I am also super excited because they are putting out a 7″ Split together. Will this show be a preview of the awesomeness ahead? Guess you’ll have to show up to find out! Waiting to hear back to see if these two bands will talk to me LIVE ON AIR from 7-8 p.m. this Thursday.
ALSO there are very yummy burgers at the pub as well as yummy yummy beers. Drink it upppp
I will see you at the pub.
by Audity on Mar.30, 2011, under Local
WKNC & TNN Present: White Cascade, Mutant League, and No Eyes. As always the show is FREE, 21 and up, and starts at 10 p.m.!! The cheeseburgers are cheap and so are the local brews on tap. Come get heavy with us! YAY
White Cascade is a shoegaze band. Mutant League is happier than Old Bricks. And No Eyes you’ll have to check out for yourself. Very epic show ahead!!
ALSO> Tune in for an interview Thursday from 7-8pm. White Cascade will be joining me!
by Audity on Mar.22, 2011, under Local
WKNC & TNN Present: I Was Totally Destroying It and The Future Is Me. As always the show is FREE, 21 and up, and starts at 10 p.m.!! The cheeseburgers are cheap and so are the local brews on tap. Come get heavy with us! YAY
I Was Totally Destroying It is deliciously pop punk. If you haven’t heard them, check their website to listen to their 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 Future Is Me will be opening up for this awesome show!
by Audity on Mar.09, 2011, under Local
I have never NEVER been disappointed by a Loners show. Rock Duo. Plain and simple. ”The Loners have a unique history in the Raleigh music scene. They can be considered the diamond in the rough (the rough being the closing of Kings Barcade in downtown Raleigh in the spring of 2007). After reuniting to play the last show at Kings, the band decided to stay together because of the outpouring of support they receive from the show. ” – B Berry of WKNC
The Huguenots are “invitingly familiar, as warm and fuzzy as your favorite sweater or treasured vinyl crackling underneath a needle’s touch. Part of that familiarity comes from the band’s thirst for short, accessible, guitar-driven gems—the 3.5-minute pop song, naturally. The band’s quick bursts of energy give it plenty of charm. They’ve got tightly coiled energy to offer, too: A little like big city bands The Strokes and The Libertines, The Huguenots’ spring-loaded riffs and artful come-ons translate into well-played, sonic sloppiness that turns those pop sing-alongs into would-be riots.” —Kathy Justice of Independent Weekly
Also at the pub this Thursday is the brewer series. Held every Thursday, the Tir Na nOg Brewer Series features great North Carolina craft beer, authentic music from the Triangle, and highlights other local businesses that makes Raleigh unique!
WKNC and Tir Na nOg are happy to bring you this FREE, 21 and up event. Meet the brewers at 9 p.m. Music starts at 10 p.m. Grab yourself a tasty local brew (they’re on special!) and enjoy some local live music.
by alexsanchez on Mar.01, 2011, under Local
by Audity on Feb.28, 2011, under Local
WKNC & TNN Present: Troubel, The Charming Youngsters, & Wind & Willow! As always the show is FREE, 21 and up, and starts at 10 p.m.!! The cheeseburgers are cheap and so are the local brews on tap. Come get heavy with us! YAY!
“That’s right, Troubel. I interviewed Adam a couple of weeks back, and if you missed out, here’s a little background information to fill you in. Adam has been creating music for the better part of his life, though is probably most well known for his participation in the group “Carolina Roadkill,” an eclectic assortment of instruments and amazing people that make folk fun. This summer Adam had the chance to develop his own tastes further through his new one man group, named Troubel, out in Boone. Using the mountains as his inspiration, an album was born, which is due to come out December 7. Full of banjo and guitar, happy yet powerful lyrics “The Mountains. The Broken.” is a side that I hadn’t seen in Adam before. Though we discussed the challenges of working alone, it appears that it has allowed him to branch out and create something different and refreshing, something we can all appreciate.” -Will Lampe – 88.1 WKNC DJ
I met Nolan from The Charming Youngsters at the Tipsy Teapot. They had this to say about themselves… “Hey. Remember that movie Bill and Ted, when Bill and Ted travel to the future and they find out their garage band has become, like, the official band of the country and that their music brings, like, peace and happiness to all who live. Yeah… that’s going to be us.” – The Charming Youngsters
“Wind and Willow,” or Mark Tillman and Sarah Peters are getting married this month, a fact that is hard not to see when they’re performing live. While boy/girl duos are nothing new, “Wind and Willow” has a story that’s pretty unique. Divided by two countries, it’s only been within the past few months that Sarah could move to Raleigh. Since then the duo has been able to really develop a mature sound, with each member contributing a vital, but incomplete part without the other. Sarah’s powerful voice can give a song its intensity at times, and it’s sweetness in others. Mark’s impressive assortment of instruments gives each song it’s unique character that Mark exhibits himself, both on and offstage. Both”Wind and Willow” as well as Mark and Sarah, have a lot to look forward to.”— DJ Chaz – WKNC 88.1
by Audity on Feb.20, 2011, under Local
Tir Na nOg and WKNC are proud to present Local Beer Local Band this Thursday, which will feature music from River City Ransom, IAMDYNAMITE, and Rocket Surgeon!!! Show starts at 10 p.m., 21 and up, and FREE FREE FREE! Special deals on Local BEER and Tir Na nOg’s mega delicious burgers will be on special as well!
Rocket Surgeon focuses their energy on a fun show filled with audience favorites heavily featuring the 80’s as well as today’s hits with a few wacky twists thrown in to keep everyone on their feet.
by alexsanchez on Feb.18, 2011, under Local
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