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.
Excellent, an honest journalistic assessment of the band, without the usual dismissal of a band which fits uncomfortably in two often dismissed genres, heavy metal and progressive rock. One thing about Iron Maiden is they have evolved (I'd suggest they are more prog-metal than metal-prog these days), yet still are instantly recognizable as, well Iron Maiden.
We here at Arizona Heavy Metal http://arizonaheavymetal.com/ have been long time Madien fans. For me personally it was about the 5th grade when I first heard of them (along with King Diamond) from my much older neighbor. My real first memories of Maiden was watching Headbanger Ball on MTV and listening and watching Steve Harris. He has to be the greatest bassist ever. My wife just a few weeks ago found out about EDDIE being on stage (she claims to be a maiden fan). Because of this our house has all but become a shire to the band. Great article is all I have to say \m/✪\m/
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.
Whoever authorized this review to be contracted to someone not only out of town, but out of state, should be ashamed. I'm not suggesting the entire editorial board is to blame, but to Mr. Klein's position that it only takes “a pair of ears and the ability to write” to review an album, I'd say that's putting it a bit too simply. Sure, a kindergartner could write an album review, but how would that reflect on the credibility of the publication as a whole? It might be cute, which this is not, but does it accurately inform the constituency? This reviewer is not only out of touch with Raleigh's local music scene, he is out of touch with music generally and possibly with reality as well. A bad review is one thing. A review that misstates facts and presents a wildly flawed analysis is another thing entirely. I won’t get into a subjective debate of what constitutes “dead-inspired guitar noodles”, “frat-boy sophistication”, or “Southern rock”, but a few objective comments I noted:
1) Not a septet. They’re a quintet.
2) Advertised as an LP, not an EP. I’ll admit it’s a short LP, but at over 30 minutes and 7 tracks it’s better defined as an LP.
3) Gray really isn’t a frontman. Gray and Reaves are co-writers, and possibly co-frontmen, but the band performs without anyone truly taking over the role of a frontman. I’m also confused as to how a set of “ears” that didn’t read the liner notes (see #1 above) could decipher who was singing “Elephant”, and the personal attack comes off as unprofessional and spiteful (maybe Gray fucked his girlfriend?).
I don’t think we, the readers of the Independent Weekly, have to worry about seeing Mr. Parker’s reviews in Rolling Stone anytime soon, and I encourage you to go see this band perform and decide for yourself whether they pass muster. I hope that the Indy editorial staff will consider employing local next time, be the review positive or negative.
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"
I completely agree with the previous two comments. As a recent college graduate, it's great to have an organization that provides access to a genre of music whose shows often come with large price tags. I've been to a number shows hosted by the AOC Project, and all of them have been affordable and the artists have been amazing.
As mentioned before, this is Durham. It's disingenuous not to mention the significant presence of black audiences at the AOC Project's shows, especially considering jazz's roots in African American culture.
Dear Concerned Reader,
I understand that you did not like what the writer said, or the way he said it, but as a member of the Indy editing staff who you feel should be ashamed of the above article, I'd like to point out that a writer's physical location has no bearing on his or her ability to write a 270-word review about a collection of songs. All that's required is a pair of ears and the ability to write. Also, why should the Indy editing staff be ashamed about what one writer wrote? No one took a vow to protect and defend the Raleigh music scene from sarcastic reviews. Were we supposed to get up on our desks in protest? We cover a lot of local music. Some of it our reviewers like more than others. This was an especially harsh takedown--I get that, and a lot of the previous comments make strong points, but let's not indict the whole editorial staff because of one nasty review.
Shame on you, Grayson Currin and the rest of the Indy editing staff, for allowing the Independent, a local Raleigh publication, to become a forum for Midwestern internet trolls to trash independent music written, recorded, promoted, and performed in YOUR town. Nuclear Honey is a band of five (not seven – check your facts) Raleigh natives with true, organic Raleigh influence – something about which your “staff writer” Chris Parker has much to learn. Parker, a self-proclaimed “music scribe” residing in Cleveland, Ohio -- yes, Ohio -- has proven through this review that he spends much more time thinking about reasons why “Cleveland Rocks” than he does about Raleigh music and its local influences. Please keep the Independent what it was meant to be, a local editorial on local music, art, and culture. And please don’t outsource your reviews to the out-of-state low bidder with little feel for what the triangle scene is all about.
Douche bag, check. Cliche writing, check. Repressed homoerotic undertones, check. Thesaurus bookmarked on desktop, check. Hackneyed and trite metaphors check, check and check.
Hey Chris, the only thing in this column worse than your smarmy demeanor was your nonsensical and seemingly random use of the "Thesaurus" button when trying to insult people with actual talent and who also lost their virginity before 25 (obviously unlike yourself, a point of jealousy for you I'm sure). This steaming pile of shit article is a great argument against the first amendment - jealous, smug pricks who use the Counting Crows, Allman Brothers, and John Mayer as comparisons FOR THE SAME BAND should not be allowed to display their utter lack of musical knowledge or literary talent to the general public. I found a more intruiging, insightful article scribbled on the side of a bathroom wall - where, coincidentally, your mother's phone number was available for "a good, toothless time". Here's some free advice, unlike that child pyschologist you were sent to because you were as well liked as Hitler growing up - quit journalism entirely, you're awful and extremely petty and having shit smeared across a computer screen is better than reading your articles..
Who the fuck is Chris Parker? Keeps dictionary close at hand. Check. Uses big words to sound intellectual (mimesis- fuck you). Check. Has stick firmly lodged in ass. Check. Pull that stick out of your ass and quit shitting in your own backyard.
One of the best of all time, Hands down!
DUANE PITRI WAS, IS
& WILL ALWAYS BE THE
I'VE GOT NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!!
RECOGNIZE & APPRECIATE NOW!!!
Did someone hurt your feelings? What's the problem with self writte, self promoted, self produced local music? Not enough tattoos or tight pants? I encourage everyone to see this band, and make their own conclusions
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