Small correction: Kiran Sande is not editor of FACT magazine! He left journalism in January 2013
Moral Mondays have been happening throughout the state since the last big one in Raleigh at the end of the Legislative session. There have also been petitions delivered, news conferences held, lawsuits files, and hundreds of Moral Monday arrestees have been slowly dealing with their court cases. There will also be another big Moral Monday on Halifax Mall on December 23rd. Please reconsider the headline "Four months after the last Moral Monday..."
It's been 20 years since WXYC was a "college rock" station.
I owe a lot of my music tastes and collection to college radio - most specifically to WXYC, but also in part to XDU (AND XPN in Philly). They were an important source for new music that I'm always seeking. But it has been years since I've listened to either of them. At some point, XYC went from new and interesting to extremely obscure and bizarre. It was as if the DJs were having a contest to see who could play the strangest, hardest-to-find song. Most of it was not to my tastes. And even if I were interested in Bulgarian acid-house folk music, it wouldn't have mattered, because the DJ would often be unable to pronounce the name of the band or song. It wasn't educational, it was unlistenable. Fortunately, the decline of local college radio coincided with the advent of internet radio. I still listen to college and independent stations (like XPN) to get my fix of who and what is new to the music scene. They're just farther away. Those stations continue to do what the local stations once did: blend new and old in a mix that will keep people tuned in.
To Steve's comment, I listen to Satellite Radio where I can also get NPR. If it wasn't around I'd be more apt to listen to college radio and local public radio stations.
What 'competition'? What 'fight for relevance'?
It's not all about rock all the time - the only local radio show I consistently tune in to is Sarah Ovenall's Divaville Lounge on Sundays to get all the 20's, 30's, and early 40's jazz that our other local jazz format stations tend to ignore. There's something to be said for a DJ's selection and collection of music, as opposed to online services who have no idea how to format this music I love (i.e. Pandora always pushing towards post-war jazz, when I specifically want a pre-war mix).
Sorry State is my favorite record label. Very happy for Dan's new venture.
This sounds great, but did I miss an announcement at some point? For YEARS I heard (and even read in the pages of the INDY) that the Cradle's days were numbered in it's current location because the owners had a long-range plan to redevelop the property. Is that no longer the case? Is the Cradle staying put? This story sure sounds like it...
Hooray for Frank and the Back Bar at the Cradle. I can't wait to get a liquor drink at the Cradle. It reminds me of when the Cradle was next to Tijuana Fats and at set breaks we would all go next door and do shots of tequila. Best of luck Frank. You know you will have my business.
"I'll Find a Way" is truly something amazing it drops 9/30! The message flows deep throughout the entire album and the music is great! http://smarturl.it/BBAPitchfork
Has Hooters really put in a bid??? Once Mellow Mushroom comes in...the sister compamy is soon to follow
I saw Superchunk at El Rey two days ago and was really surprised and sad to not see my favorite member jumping around onstage. Aside from the sound and the energy there's just really something utterly adorable about watching these two small figures bounce around ballanced (hehe) against Jim Wilbur's towering, fluid figure. Thanks for a great article! This made me appreciate Laura so much more.
Thanks for the insight!
There is a large community of builders and players of cigar box guitars. You can find lots of info, lessons, photos, videos, groups, forums and even live chat at the Handmade Music Clubhouse http://HandmadeMusicClubhouse.com. There’s also info on all types of homemade instruments and music.
I applaud Laura for consistently trying to remove gender from the conversation over the years when it's all anyone wanted to talk to her about. They'd ask Mac all the band questions and then ask Laura the girl-in-a-band questions. I see her storyline more as a triumph for shy people and misfits learning to express themselves and find their place in the world--even creating their own piece of that world. She is a truly inspiring figure to me and--gasp!--I'm a guy.
Remo, there's a new parking deck that has been built right beside Cat's Cradle.
What Carrboro and Chapel Hill needs are parking garages. I rarely go there because it's a bit of a distance for me but the main reason is you never know if or where you're going to be able to park.
Raleigh is literally seething with people nearly every night and it's fostered an explosion of venues and restaurants that apparently survive all because of the multiple parking garages. In nearly all it's free after 7pm which is when you would go to a show or restaurant and the result is a vibrant scene. Everyone in CH would triple their business if there are places to put their cars for free. Cat's Cradle perfect example..there's like 3 parking spots for a place that holds several hundred.
One of the best music venues in CH by far. Definitely an intimate setting and a wide variety of acts.
I really hope if this place sells it goes to someone who keeps to its roots.
More details -- including full list of participating musicians -- from the Facebook event (see https://www.facebook.com/events/4882515245… ):
"...On SATURDAY AUGUST 24th, the third-ever performance of TRIANGLE RHYSING: MUSIC FOR MASSED GUITARS arrives at MOTORCO with over 50+ electric guitarists, for a triumphant evening of thunderous, shimmering music for multiple amplified guitar mobs, cello, percussion, voice and chance. BRYCE CLAYTON EIMAN opens.
A unique and truly *massive* local event, VANILLA TRAINWRECK * FREE ELECTRIC STATE * I WAS TOTALLY DESTROYING IT * NORTH ELEMENTARY * ORGANOS * GOODBYE TITAN * BELOVED BINGE * PINK FLAG * MINOR STARS * HOG * SCHOONER * CANTWELL GOMEZ & JORDAN * MAPLE STAVE * HORSEBACK * ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS * FAN MODINE * SOFT COMPANY * THE WHITE CASCADE * WICHITA FALLS * AIRSTRIP * BOAT BURNING * STARMOUNT * LUD * WOOL * FANTASTICO! * REGINA HEXAPHONE * ALPHA COP * JENNY BESETZT * WRECKLESS ERIC * TWILIGHTER * IN THE YEAR OF THE PIG * SAVAGE KNIGHTS * WEMBLEY * HEM OF HIS GARMENT * MONSONIA * THE FLUTE FLIES * LILAC SHADOWS * ANTIBUBBLES * THE SPACEMEN * THE NEW ROMANS * THEE DIRTYBEATS * FONTANA * PRISMS * THIRD OF NEVER * LOST TRAIL * SHIPWRECKER * DOM CASUAL * VIOLET VECTOR & THE LOVELY LOVELIES * BLUE-GREEN GODS * REMORA * BIR STROBINO & ZASLOW * BUTTER * HOSPITAL SMOKERS * GENTLE ROBOT * EL MIRAGE * NEUROVINE * VERONIQUE DIABOLIQUE * CLOUDLINES * STUDIO 713 * and more.
Ticket proceeds for TR III will be donated to 919 NOISE, for its ongoing mission of fostering new music in the Triangle.
Music starts 8:30 pm, with NC soundscape artist and 919 Noise founder BRYCE CLAYTON EYMAN.
Venue: MOTORCO, 23 Rigsbee Ave, Durham NC USA 27701
MAP, DIRECTIONS: http://goo.gl/maps/DvUyt
More about TRIANGLE RHYSING:MUSIC FOR MASSED GUITARS:
An original suite for multiple groups of electric guitars, TRIANGLE RHYSING was created as a way for local musicians to collaborate on a massive scale. First performed in 2011 with twenty-two musicians, the 2012 reprise of TR included an ensemble of nearly three dozen. For this third outing, TR will feature more than 50 guitarists + drums + cello and, for the first time, vocals -- nearly 60 musicians in all. TR is composed and conducted by Andras Fekete and Matthew Guess.
"...When Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca or any other composer gathers several guitaristsófrom three to 1,000óin one space, the generally accepted term is "massed guitar symphony." But that phrase puts the guitarists in an unnecessary and incorrect box of polity and high society; indeed, though Chatham and Branca make precisely composed and arranged music, the same impulse that drives a teenager to buy a cheap six-string and plug into a cheap Peavey amplifier isn't so far removed from the impulse behind letting dozens of guitarists do the same. It's catharsis by volume, victory by overtone, glory by sound. To wit, the idea first occurred to Chatham after he saw The Ramones play in New York in the late '70s. Triangle Rhysing explores this idea... Get ready to feel the sound." óGrayson Currin, THE INDEPENDENT WEEKLY
More about BRYCE CLAYTON EIMAN:
"...a fugue for chainsaws, magnetic interference and electrocuted elephants, [Eiman] locates a surprising diversity of hue... Chaotic bass waves and richly textured distortion build until they scream like rending sheet metal, actual chords dropping out like sprung rivets... On the whole, it evokes one of Richard Serra's massive metal sculptures ó not the calm, elegant final shapes, but the brutally physical process that creates them." óBrian Howe, THE INDEPENDENT WEEKLY
Aaron Smithers (Hem Of His Garment, In The Year Of The Pig)
Alec Ferrell (Hog, Steve Shiffman & the Land of No, The Big Picture) http://hoggnogg.bandcamp.com/track/the-fou…
Alex Maiolo (Fan Modine, Violet Vector & The Lovely Lovelies, Tara Busch, Tim Sommer, Soft Company)
Allen Palmer (Goodbye Titan) http://goodbyetitan.bandcamp.com/album/rea…
Andy Shull (Fontana, Dom Casual) http://fontana.bandcamp.com/
Anne Gomez (Blue-Green Gods, HMS Cervix, Cantwell Gomez & Jordan, Gates of Beauty, Scene of the Crime Rovers, Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra) https://www.facebook.com/cantwellgomezandj…
Arlene Sparacia (Neurovine, , HR-lexy) http://www.soundcloud.com/arlenethethird
Betsy Shane (Pink Flag, LAM! LAM!) http://pinkflag.bandcamp.com/album/king-of…
Brad Newell (Butter, Workbook, Jafar, 8 Eyes)
Brian John Mitchell (Remora) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kdXyojmk7M
Brian Shaw (The Mark Tobeys, Felix the Drum Machine)
Bruce Stevens (Bruce Stevens, The Billion) http://bstevens.bandcamp.com/
Chris Williams (Maple Stave, Natural Gallerie, Heather Loves Silkworm!) http://maplestave.bandcamp.com/album/like-…
Crowmeat Bob Pence (Savage Knights, The New Romans) http://crowmeatbob.bandcamp.com/
Daniel Kelo (Nodsense, Kelo) http://vimeo.com/32933130
Dave Yarwood (Antibubbles, No Love) http://noloveraleigh.bandcamp.com/
Deborah Aronin (Boat Burning)
Desmond Mullen (Gentle Robot) http://www.gentlerobot.com/
E. Matthew Cash (The White Cascade) http://thewhitecascade.bandcamp.com/album/…
Fikri Yucel (Veronique Diabolique)
Greg Elkins (Vanilla Trainwreck, Starmount, Orifice, Pershing Hill Sound) http://goner.bandcamp.com/
Guy Taylor (Engage)
Holden Richards (Holden Richards)
Jamie McLendon (El Mirage, Dom Casual, Thee Dirtybeats) http://www.reverbnation.com/domcasual
Jess Edison (Once & Future Kings) http://onceandfuturekings.bandcamp.com/alb…
Jim Dennis (The Music Loft)
Jimmy Thompson (North Elementary, Debonzo Brothers) http://northelementary1.bandcamp.com/album…
Joe Mazzitelli (I Was Totally Destroying It, Minor Stars) http://iwastotallydestroyingit.bandcamp.co…
John Harrison (North Elementary) http://jphono1.bandcamp.com/album/know-you…
Jon Dawson (Third Of Never) http://www.jondawson.com/
Josh Zaslow (Bir Strobino & Zaslow, Tar Heel Sound Fest) http://www.reverbnation.com/bsz
Kaitlin Grady (Once and Future Kings, NC Music Love Army) http://onceandfuturekings.bandcamp.com/alb…
Ken Bowers (Vanilla Trainwreck, Spindale, Alias Smith & Jones, The New Awful) http://www.reverbnation.com/spindale
Kirk Ross (LUD)
Kyle Long (The Spacemen, Spacelab Studios)
Lalitree Darnielle (Cloudlines) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cloudlines/…
Margaret Moorefield (Alpha Cop) http://alphacop.bandcamp.com/
Maria Albani (Organos, Hospital Smokers, See Gulls) http://tinyurl.com/kf4pra3
Maria Brubeck (Jaguaro, Shipwrecker) http://shipwrecker.bandcamp.com/album/ship…
Mike Nicholson (Polyester Cowboys, Kung Fusion, Regatta 69)
Neven J Carswell (Wembley, Regina Hexaphone, The Claudes)
Nicholas Williams (Prisms, Free Electric State)
Nick Petersen (Airstrip, Monsonia, Horseback, Track and Field Recording)
Peter Aldrich (Solo artist, Silber Records)
Reed Benjamin (Jenny Besetzt, Lilac Shadows)
Reid Johnson (Schooner, Organos, The Flute Flies, Hospital Smokers) http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/08/list…
Rob Beloved (Beloved Binge, Joy in Red) http://belovedbinge.bandcamp.com/releases
Robin Diamond (Boat Burning, The Probes) http://www.boatburning.com/
Rush Enterline (Once & Future Kings) http://onceandfuturekings.bandcamp.com/alb…
Sonar Strange (Fantastico!, Twilighter) http://www.reverbnation.com/fantasticousa
Sue Edelberg (Cat Toy) http://www.reverbnation.com/cattoy
Ted Johnson (Studio 713, Dreamphonic, Red Pyramid, Tesla Recoils, National Holographic) http://www.dreamphonic.com/
Tilson (Goodbye Titan) http://goodbyetitan.bandcamp.com/album/rea…
Tim Carless (Wreckless Eric, Shoot Out The Lights, Boat Burning, The Mockin' Bird Recording Co)
Troy Hancock (Wool, The Winter Session)
Will Clinton (Wichita Falls) http://hopscotchmusicfest.com/band/wichita…
Vito Dibona (Strange Little Folk)
Zachary Corsa (Lost Trail) http://www.woundedwolfpress.co.uk/-lost-tr…
Andras Fekete, TR conductor / composer, is in BOAT BURNING
Matt Guess, TR conductor / composer, is in THE WHITE CASCADE and JAZZ TAPES
Video Davis Stillson https://www.youtube.com/user/davstill
Photography Willa Stein http://willastein.com/
TRIANGLE RHYSING proudly supports NC MUSIC LOVE ARMY and MORAL MONDAYS.
TRIANGLE RHYSING - Music for massed guitars
"Victory by overtone, glory by sound"
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