Concert Review

Javelin Fly High at Kings

Local label Denmark Records brought Brooklyn electro-pop duo Javelin to town this past Thursday, November 11, for their third Raleigh show in four months at the recently re-opened Kings. I unfortunately missed the Panda-Bear-but-less-weird sounds of local act It Is Rain In My Face, but arrived right in time to catch the start of Athens, Georgia’s Reptar. With bassist Ryan Engelberger M.I.A., the band still managed to put on an energetic show, keeping the crowd dancing with synth-pop reminiscent of Passion Pit, sans the obnoxious vocals. Dressed in a choir robe and multi-colored sunglasses, keyboard player William Kennedy bounced around with singer/guitarist Graham Ulicny like two kids hopped on Red Bull and Pixie Stix, their boundless energy clearly rubbing off on the crowd.

After a brief set break, Javelin kicked off their set of sample-heavy party jams. Mixing in older tracks such as “Radio” and “Soda Popinski” with newer cuts, including personal favorite “C Town”, the duo of George Langford and Tom van Buskirk never once let their set go into non-danceable territory during their nearly hour-long set. The duo also managed to drop in a few verses from songs other than their own, including Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.” With a much larger turnout than the nearly-empty Small Black show a couple weeks before, the show proved to be a success for everyone—for Denmark, for Kings, for the fans, and especially for Javelin, who went so far as to ask, “Why haven’t we moved here yet?”

Music News and Interviews

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get a giveaway.

We’ve got some giveaways going down for you all this week, November 8-12.

11/10: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti at Cat’s Cradle

The Jackets at the Pour House

11/11: Javelin at King’s

Modern Skirts at Casbah

The Hotwires at the Pour House

11/12: Scott Biram at Casbah

We also have a few Bob Dylan CDs to give away as well!

This list is not an entire list of shows in the Triangle this week—check out our rock report for a more complete list!

And remember, you have to listen to win!

Weekly Charts

5/31 Afterhours Weekly Chart Toppers

ARTIST     Album     (Song)

1. GORILLAZ Plastic Beach     (Virgin)

2. BASSNECTAR Time Stretch     (Amorphous)

3. HOT CHIP One Life Stand     (Astralwerks)

4. RUSKO O.M.G.! (Mad Decent)

5. SLEIGH BELLS Treats     (Mom and Pop)

6. TORO Y MOI Causers of This     (Carpark)

7. JAVELIN No Mas     (Luaka Bop)

8. SUGAR AND GOLD Get Wet!     (Antenna Farm)

9. VARIOUS ARTISTS     Bustin’ Loose     (T&A)

10. CROOKERS Tons of Friends

Weekly Charts

5/25 Top Afterhours/RPM ablums on WKNC

1. GORILLAZ     Plastic Beach     (Virgin)

2. HOT CHIP     One Life Stand     (Astralwerks)

3. TORO Y MOI     Causers of This     (Carpark)

4. SUGAR AND GOLD     Get Wet!     (Antenna Farm)

5. FOUR TET     There is Love in You     (Domino)

6. BASSNECTAR     Cozza Frenzy     (Amorphous-Child’s Play)

7. NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB     The Optimist     (The Numbers)

8. JAVELIN     No Mas     (Luaka Bop)

9. VARIOUS ARTISTS     Best of 80s Dance     (Capp)

10. SLEIGH BELLS     Treats     (Mom and Pop)

Weekly Charts

Top 10 Afterhours/RPM albums on WKNC

# Artist Album Label
#1 HOT CHIP One Life Stand Astralwerks
#2 GORILLAZ Plastic Beach Virgin
#3 NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB The Optimist The Numbers
#4 FOUR TET There Is Love In You Domino
#5 VARIOUS ARTISTS Five Years Of Dirtybird Dirtybird
#6 JAVELIN No Más Luaka Bop
#7 TOBACCO Maniac Meat Anticon
#8 SUGAR AND GOLD Get Wet! Antenna Farm
#9 FELIX CARTAL Popular Music Dim Mak
#10 JES High Glow Ultra