embarrassing fruits — frontier justice

Embarrassing Fruits — Frontier Justice. Out 9/21, Trekky Records. Last fall, I heard Joe and Lee of the Fruits do a cover of Big Star’s “September Gurls”, acoustic and imbued with an obvious deep affection for both the song and the band they were covering. It was at the Trekky Milltown showcase, and I remember…

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….

the big picture @ nightlight

the big picture @ nightlight, originally uploaded by minervacat. Minor victories: I routinely bitch and moan about the Nightlight, because I love seeing shows there but loathe shooting them, simply because three red lightbulbs and a string of Christmas lights doesn’t cut it for decent lighting. But last night I found the one sweet spot…

trkfest 2010

More photos behind the jump. Kudos as usual to the Trekky kids, especially Will, Martin and Emma, who once again ran a fantastic festival.

embarrassing fruits @ TRKfest 2009

embarrassing fruits @ TRKfest 2009, originally uploaded by minervacat. TRKFest was a highlight of 2009 for me; tomorrow, after the US soccer game, we’ll do it all over again in 2010. Read about the festival here and then get your butt out to Pittsboro tomorrow to catch the whole thing. I recommend bringing sunscreen, water,…

the never @ unc union cabaret

the never @ unc union cabaret, originally uploaded by minervacat. Sometimes it’s hard for me to go see people I count as friends play shows; most of the time not, because they all play in bands I objectively as well as subjectively love and so it’s good music and usually it’s easy, but sometimes it’s…

lost in the trees @ cat’s cradle

lost in the trees @ cat’s cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. I don’t often cover straight-up “music news”, because there are plenty of bloggers out there who do that primarily and much, much better than I ever could, but I figured that I owed it to Ari Picker, the crew at Trekky, and the Lost…

TRKfest 2009

TRKfest 2009, originally uploaded by minervacat. There’s a move in music blogging toward blogs producing unqiue and exclusive content, be it audio or video, and I totally dig it. Today, a list of some of the best of the best: La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows. Along with the Black Cab Sessions, the granddaddies of weird…

trekky records christmas at the cradle: dex romweber

trekky records christmas at the cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. A couple of months ago, I watched Moulin Rouge for the 57th time, because I stumbled across a discussion somewhere on the internets about the cinematography and art design of the film; it’s a movie I love desperately and have always thought was lovely from…