promo shoot: sinful savage tigers

I’ve been working with Seth Martin and his bandmates in Sinful Savage Tigers, Seth Barden and Andrew Marlin, since April, putting together the concepts for a promo shoot for SST’s upcoming release, The Last Night Of The Revels. It’s totally changed the way I think of promo shoots, because it was such a good time;…

sinful savage tigers @ local 506

The first half of last night’s double header was Chapel Hill’s own fierce folk and string band skuffle ensemble, Sinful Savage Tigers; they’re getting ready to release their second album of Seth Martin’s excellent songwriting, and they were in fine form last night. Seth, Seth and Andrew play and harmonize together so, so well, and…

mason’s apron @ nightlight

Everyone in the Triangle has a side project, or six. My buddy Dave plays in what seems to be about 14 bands, for example. Thursday’s Locally Grown after-party was lead by one of the side projects of Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin, the pure bluegrass band Mason’s Apron; it’s Andrew, two of the Big Fat Gap…

punch brothers @ cat’s cradle

I saw Nickel Creek just once, at the Vic in Chicago, almost — God — 8 years ago. I genuinely have no idea why I decided I wanted to see them back then, because while I always enjoyed them, I was never what you would call a huge fan; I suspect it was because it…

trekky records day-dream day party

There are definitely things that I’m sorry to have missed about Hopscotch; anything that big happens, something is bound to happen that you’re sorry to miss. But I got my money’s worth — ie just the cost of drinks — and far far more, at Trekky’s Day-Dream day party. The Triangle has a host of…

birds & arrows @ local 506

Out last night to catch Birds & Arrows playing the middle set on a three band bill; Andrea was nice enough to put me on the list and the 506 was nice enough to (accidentally, I think) leave two tiny white lights on during the sets, mitigating the red-and-pink of the usual scheme and neutralizing…

drive-by truckers @ the lincoln, night one

turn those speakers up full blast play it all night long Night one of two. Full review and set lists tomorrow. Or Monday. Probably Monday. More photos behind the jump. (Yeah, that’s an Epiphone electric mandolin that Patterson’s playing above. It was amazing.)