the magnolia collective @ the station

What do you do when you see the same band, every month, at the same venue? And they’re a band you love, but there’s only so many photos of Mimi’s fantastic shoes that you can take? A dedication to local music pushes me as a photographer; I have to find a way to get new…

acrylics — lives and treasure

I saw Acrylics open for the Morning Benders just over a year ago; if fellow tour partner and opener the Miniature Tigers were the Morning Benders’ rock and roll side, Acrylics’ performance and their lovely debut album, Lives and Treasure, are much more closely aligned to the electronic, hollowly delicate side of last year’s stellar…

slingshot cash @ the nightlight

The Cowboy and his band released their new album last night, with Gambling the Muse and Jeremy Blair opening. It was a lovely night; full photo set is here. This is my favorite track from the record: [Slingshot Cash — “We’ve Come Undone”] It’s about Patti Smith and making art and, well. It’s gorgeous.

there was a band playin’ in my head

Another good friend, Michael Cooper, I used to hang with a lot. Great photographer. He could hang and hang; he could take so much stuff. He was the only photographer I ever knew who actually had a tremor when he was taking pictures, and yet they’d come out right. “How did you do that? Your…

slingshot cash @ the open eye

The Cowboy has a band. They’re called Slingshot Cash and I’m terrifically fond of them. They’re good, he’s a great songwriter, and if you live in the Triangle, you should go see them when they play out. For reasons that don’t need exploring at this juncture but should be pretty obvious, I won’t be writing about…

worth getting up for: january

Worth getting up for in January: oh my god, a million shows; two great covers shows, one of Townes and Hank covers, one of Neil and Bruce covers; watching the video of the crowd at the Avetts’ show starting Paranoia in B-flat Major without Seth and Scotty; Part 5 of Frank Turner’s US Social D/Lucero…

holy ghost tent revival @ local 506

my heart is yours, honey what’s mine is yours, honey but only for a little while So almost exactly two years ago, on a Thursday night, when I was just getting to know Glenn, I leaned across the bar at the 506 between a Holy Ghost Tent Revival set and a New Familiars set, and…

fret sounds

Last Friday I drove out to Graham, with the Cowboy in tow, to take photos at Fret Sounds, a custom guitar building and repair shop run by local musician Brian Haran. Brian, in addition to playing in the excellent Filthybird with his wife Renee, specializes in restoring vintage instruments and building custom pieces from scratch;…

for all those with broken hearts

Lost in the Trees wraps up their incredibly (and well-deservedly) successful 2010 with a show at Motorco Music Hall in Durham tonight; locals Veelee and (LITT’s Trekky labelmates) Butterflies open. 9PM, $15 at the door. This week, the Indy gives Ari some equally well-deserved local loving and the Anti- reissue of All Alone In An Empty House is…