the last bison @ motorco music hall

The Last Bison are about to blow up; mark it down. Their sophomore LP, Inheritance, is out Tuesday, and it’s going to be a doozy. They absolutely filled the space at Motorco last night in a gorgeous way. An excellent show, and glad I got to see and shoot them before they’re too important for me….

new track from lost in the trees

Yesterday NPR debuted the first track from Chapel Hill’s own Lost in the Trees, off their upcoming second album for Anti- Records, A Church That Fits Our Needs, due out 3/20. (Happy birthday to me.) The track is “Red”, and you can hear it here. LITT has been gaining buzz and admirers since Anti- re-released…

the magnolia collective @ the station, may 2011

One of my favorite things about MagCo’s ongoing Thursday residency at the Station, besides the facts that they’re fantastic, I’ve gotten to meet a bunch of amazing people hanging out there, and the always excellent challenge of shooting the same band over and over again, is their rotating cast of local opens — I haven’t…

the avett brothers @ cat’s cradle

The trouble is: I have been spoiled for all other Avett Brothers shows ever. I had never seen them live, after all. And tonight we could have driven to Asheville — but we didn’t; dinner with my parents — and seen them at the Civic Center with 7,000 other people, and it would have been…

locally grown: lost in the trees @ wallace plaza

If you’re lucky — if you have a good local scene — if you support that scene — if you get to be friends with people who are not just talented, but pretty close to genius — if all those things happen in a perfect confluence, sometimes you get to watch your friends get famous….

dylan vs petty: birds & arrows

dylan vs petty: birds & arrows, originally uploaded by minervacat. Since we are — *gulp* — in the back half of 2010, early contenders for my end-of-2010 top five albums: The Black Keys — Brothers Woodpigeon — Die Stadt Musikanten Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed & the True Loves — Come And Get It Gaslight Anthem —…

woodpigeon — die stadt muzikanten

lost in the trees @ gerrard hall, originally uploaded by minervacat. Woodpigeon — Die Stadt Muzikanten.  Out 1/12/2010, Boompa Records. Ah, the first mystery album of 2010 in my iTunes. Where did this come from? Why did I acquire it? Did I read a review of it somewhere? Did someone put a track on a…