concerts: the fresh & onlys w/ the shilohs and estrangers @ local 506

Wrote about the Shilohs’ set for Speakers. The Fresh & Onlys, whose latest release House of Spirits is one I’m pretty crazy about, finished out the night, and, god, you guys, I just love well-done indie pop so so so much.  The whole night was just jangle shimmer hand claps sort of delightful. Winston-Salem’s Estrangers, the project of…

concert: carolina still @ local 506

It has been a damn long while since I saw a band that mostly did covers — and mostly did covers by knocking them out of the fucking park. Saturday night I took Trav to see Carolina Still headline the 506, on the strength of the two openers (Texoma and Campfires & Constellations), and he…

concerts: the gaslight anthem & cory branan @ cat’s cradle

Setlist: ’59 Sound / Old White Lincoln / Biloxi Parish / Howl / Stay Lucky / Film Noir / The Patient Ferris Wheel / 45 / The Queen Of Lower Chelsea / Boxer / Too Much Blood / Wooderson / Drive / American Slang // Encore: National Anthem / Handwritten / Great Expectations / House…

concerts: rhett miller @ cat’s cradle backroom

In one of the most hilarious, slightly obscene, and totally unplanned live music moments I have ever experienced Saturday night when Rhett Miller walked onto the stage, before he’d even played a note, you could — audibly — hear every woman in the Cradle sigh out loud. Like, this perfect moment of oh holy God…

a new old 97’s song (& also i love rhett miller’s face)

I was writing about the new 97s single for Speakers In Code yesterday (it’s NEXT week’s JOTD), and I ended up looking a whole bunch of my photos of Rhett Miller, who plays the Cradle Back Room tomorrow night with Sarah Shook. You guys, he is so tasty. Still. Forever. I never get tired of…

concert: dave hause @ local 506

Yesterday in the course of my evening, the following things occurred: I saw a woman walking a ferret. While I was talking to Trav on the phone between sets, I saw a dude dressed all in black, hood up, big black combat boots, denim vest with the Misfits logo sewn on the back, walking down Franklin Street…

concert: rogue band of youth LP release show @ nightlight

Rogue Band Of Youth are part of the Pot Luck Foundation, a loose collective of Triangle musicians who all play in each other’s projects, loosely. They celebrated at the Nightlight last for the release of their debut self-titled LP, and they were fantastic, all melancholy folk ache and echo. Beautiful music, lovely night. Openers were…