Julien Baker was stellar at the Cradle last week; photos are up on Speakers. Openers Gracie & Rachel were a little Tori Amos, a little Vienna Teng, a lot themselves, and a whole lot of spectacular harmonies. The keyboard / violin combo is fantastic, the music is reserved without being shy or retiring, and their…
Category: opinions about concerts
concerts: magnolia collective, jphono1, mark holland
A farewell show of sorts for MagCo, long among my local favorites, as drummer Jon Truesdale and his wife Jo are moving out of the country — a wonderful live goodbye to this lineup of a band that started as a fun covers side project and has produced some of my favorite music in the…
concerts: slingshot cash @ local 506
The 506 has launched a new series, where 3 locals play sets at 3pm on a Sunday; this is a great idea, and this past Sunday Slingshot Cash played (with Smoothrays and the Stray Owls), and it was great. Also Trav finally identified specifically what it is that I am disliking when I say that…
slingshot cash house show
House shows can mean different things; on Saturday night, it meant a real stage on a lovely back patio, great food, good company. Obviously I’ve been watching Slingshot Cash play in various iterations for years now, but damn, y’all, I’m not just saying this because I’m fond of those dudes: they are sounding really, really…
house show: jameson elder & hanna rae
We had a house show. It was a lot of fun, and you should have come. Even more photos on Flickr.
concerts: joanna gruesome @ cat’s cradle backroom
Joanna Gruesome photos are up at Speakers. You can check out the rest, from openers Aye Nako, Kings of Cats, and Museum Mouth, on Flickr.
concerts: slingshot cash @ the speakeasy
Slingshot Cash, latest lineup, played their first show at the Speakeasy in Carrboro last Thursday. They’re sounding damn good these days, and it was a pleasure to hear the way old songs get made new with new contributors, and all the new stuff, as well. You should go see them. Full set here.
carrboro music festival 2015
Trav and I wandered around on Sunday and listened to music and caught up with people and bought vinyl and ate things. Stuff we like, you know. Full set is here.
concerts: pokey lafarge, escondido, and ellis dyson & the shambles
Pokey and Escondido photos — both great sets — up on Speakers. Ellis Dyson and the Shambles are a local band, with the kind of sharp songwriting and energy and stage makeup who really, really remind me of Holy Ghost Tent Revival about five years ago. I’m very much into them, and they might very…
concerts: langhorne slim @ cat’s cradle
Langhorne photos from two weekends ago are up on Speakers. I’m lazy posting lately, my bad. The Spirit Moves, Langhorne Slim & the Law’s 2015 release, is excellent. Hope to review it sooner than later.