If you know local favorites The Avett Brothers, you probably know Paleface and his band Just About To Burn. If you don’t, tonight is your night. He has written various songs that The Avetts have covered and recorded (featuring Paleface) on their last two albums. He spent time with Daniel Johnston in the late 80s writing songs and then was roommates with Beck in NYC. More on the Paleface show Below the Fold
Pitchfork is reporting that Raleigh’s own Annuals signing with sony. Recently Raleigh has had a rash of good local bands as exemplified by previous posts. Annuals return home on October 27th to perform at Cat’s Cradle.
More More notions from under the radar. I’ll admit the first time I wrote something of this nature, I hadn’t done much research into it. It seemed to be casual knowledge to me. Also, most of the bands were on well-established labels (with the exception of The Men), so it was easier to write and garner attention for the casual blog-reader. This time, I did some field work and dug up some real gems. Read on.
PESTed, A/V Geeks, and Pink Beats (all female DJ crew) join forces for a Neu Romance Breast Cancer Benefit to remember at Tir Na Nog Sunday Night. More Below the Fold
Raleigh, get out your Rock n Roll Shoes. If it’s anything like last year’s Manchild 2 event, Friday’s Brian Walsby / Melvin’s Book/CD Release Party (Manchild 3 / Making Love Demos), hosted by Bifocal Media should be proof that Raleigh is in need of a replacement for Kings Barcade. More info on the release party below the fold.
Slim’s Downtown Distillery will hold a concert benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Local bands including The Motion, Dakota Darling, Silver and Man in the Shower are schedule to play at the event. More…
The Rosebuds, and The Love Language Saturday, Sept 1st @ Downtown Music Hall, 14. W. Martin St. Details Below the Fold
Lots of good bands deserve your support this weekend. Some places do, too.
Looks like The Bowerbirds have become a staple in the News Section of the online music magazine Pitchfork. The latest musing on the site announces The Bowerbirds fall tour with The Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice. The attention seems flattering for the birds and Raleigh’s music scene, except for the beginning and ending statements that PItchfork writer Paul Thompson throws in as an attempt at what in my best guess is his “southern humor”. The article starts with the line “North Carolina, come on and raise up!” and ends “Taking your shirt off and spinning it like a helicopter is, as always, optional.” Not sure what to think about this, but in any case, you can check out The Bowerbirds this Friday at Lump Gallery with Phon, for a benefit concert, money going towards “future exhibitions and projects that they organize around the country. Read the full Pitchfork article and check out tour dates HERE
Local label responsible for Bowerbirds release has some beef with a “champion” of Indie Rock.
Graffiti inspires words. Probably not the first time its happened. The full story below the fold
JUST ANNOUNCED For at least the third year in a row, Athens’ Of Montreal will return to Chapel Hill for a show at Cat’s Cradle. The last two shows have sold out fast, so get your tickets soon. These guys put on one of the best live shows you will see in this area for this price ($15). Lead singer Kevin Barnes is known for his flamboyant stage performances, elaborate outfits (or lack of), and Bowie-esque prancing. Listen to some samples of the band’s music HERE Interview with Kevin Barnes on NPR Insight into the band’s past and their influences: Guest List Video Below the Fold
As many of you may know, NC State has a great independent radio station, WKNC, that runs 24 hours a day at 88.1 on you FM dial, just to the left from WUNC, our local NPR station. Just recently, WKNC launched a new snazzy front page to their website. When you click on link, the previous website seems to still be present, but if the new front page is any indication, a completely new website is in store for the near future. WKNC is not NC State’s first radio station, but it has been around since 1966 playing lots of great independent music and features lots of in studio performances by a variety of local bands in the triangle. More below the fold
The music scene in Raleigh is as diverse as it is sorely under appreciated by the general public. People who pay attention to the spectrum of music scenes tend to gravitate to bigger, more well known spots like New York, Chicago, Detroit, the entire west coast and smaller hot spots like Athens, and our neighbor, Chapel Hill. Recently, Raleigh bands have been putting out records for the masses. See below the fold for more videos of Raleigh Bands
Our city’s very own Bowerbirds upcoming album is lauded in a recent Pitchfork review, recieving a top mark of 8.4. Pitchfork’s often harsh critical reviews are highly saught after for upcoming bands and this review should do much to support the Bowerbirds in their summer touring and album sales. Hats off to Beth Tacular, Phil Moore and Mark Paulson! Listen to 4 tracks off the new disc using the flash player on the Bowerbird’s site. Is it too much to ask for a downloadable mp3?
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