Tonight, as in three hours from now, is going to be awesome. It is night two of the Double Barrel Benefit, and keeping with tradition, the second night is rockin with one of my favorite Raleigh groups, Birds of Avalon. BoA, as locals refer to them, are a full force, guitar ripping orgastic, Tecate drinking five piece on Volcom Entertainment Records. I was lucky enough to catch up with these guys back in March of 2008 during South By South West at a warehouse party. The party took a good five minutes to find, but after cruising a strip of warehouses I spotted the beacon of BoA-on-the-road—their white high-top conversion van. It was amazing show, one of the best of my life. Inside was a half pipe with skaters, stacks of Marshall speakers, coolers of Keystone Light, Jennifer Herrera of RTX, Jay Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and Witch, and lots and lots of hearing-loss rock’n roll.
Pre-sale tickets for tonight are sold out. However, there will be a LIMITED amount of tickets for sale at the door at 8pm. My advice is to show up at 7:45, pay to get in, and don’t leave once you enter the Pour House.