This reviewer is totally off base. Delicious cuisine at a reasonable price. I always get the seafood and it is fabulous. The bread is like a tender, cakey biscuit. I think Bella's is the best kept secret in the foodie world of Durham!
Very well said. I will do my part and whenever need be!
I couldn't agree more with Mr. Woods' praise for Julie Fishell's performance as Fraulein Schneider. Brava!
I find this review silly. This band is awesome, everyone is entitled to their own opinions but I think calling Lila a Bro band is ridiculous, do you know what a bro band means? And considering the fact that Lila has sold out every venue they've played in Durham I doubt we will be 'outgrowing' the awesome sounds and shows they put on.
Best column in months, Bob. I wish it weren't true.
Thanks to Bob Geary and the Independent Weekly for this helpful report. I agree that the climate movement is still searching for effective strategies and tactics. I do have the sense, however, that our movement is making substantial progress. While this past weekend's Climate Convergence on Raleigh may not have attracted the massive participation that many of us were hoping for, I think it's fair to say that it was a useful and productive gathering that has taken the climate movement another step forward.
Many thanks to everyone fighting for a healthy environment and a liveable future.
The criticism was of the review not of the opener. The Small Ponds are a great band with wonderful songs and beautiful voices. Caitlin has had a number of solo albums of her own (released, in fact, on the very same Yep Roc that Kim Richey's new album is on) and Tres Chicas and is incredibly respected by artists and songwriters both locally and around the world. Matt Douglas is one of the most purely musical people I've ever met, plays jazz with The Hot at NIghts, and tours with Josh Ritter. Small Ponds are perfectly suited and an incredibly complementary choice to Kim Richey. There are way, way more relevant reasons that make them a "fitting opener" (their music, perhaps?) besides someone peripherally connected to someone in the band who used to be on a lousy label with the headliner. Its like saying that Neil Young would be a good opener for Bob Dylan because Neil used to be in a band with Stephen Stills who was once on Columbia Records with Bob.
Raleigh is pretty cool, yes. But Cary? We have nothing in common.
Most of Raleigh---particularly downtown and the rest of ITB--would rather be lumped in with Durham and Chapel Hill/Carrboro. You know, the original three points of The Triangle.
But Cary and the rest of Wake County is about as embarrassing as it gets. Conservative, right-winged, and sprawling suburbia. They have more in common with Johnston County than the rest of the Triangle, in my view.
For god's sake don't put us in the same article as them.
Raleigh, for all it's positive points, will always have the disadvantage of being in Wake County---but we'd really like to distance ourselves from it if we could, thankyouverymuch.
Yes, Patricia. Climate change trumps all other stories when it comes to importance. Yet you can peruse all the big newspapers and watch all the news shows today and there will probably be no mention.
Some say this is because day by day and week by week there is nothing new to report in global warming. That is not true. New articles come out all the time in the science journals about predictions and new alarming data about warming, links to terrible weather events, new solar and wind breakthroughs, bills presented and plans for decreasing fossil fues, campaigns and protests to pipelines and mountaintop removal and tar sand extraction, and on and on. There should be at least one headline every day concerning climate change in the New York Times, and one story every night on the evening news. But there isn't. Corporate media is purposely sidelining the issue. Too controversial? That's crazy. Our media. is controlled by powerful interests, connected in many ways to the fossil fuel interests and related industries and financial companies. They criminally are ensuring that the people of the US stay misinformed, confused, and lethargic about global warming. There is a lot of money to be made in the future burning coal, gas and oil. So we will cook the planet and destroy life on earth for their profits. Can you think of any worse crimes going on than journalists being complicit in this?
So, our movement on climate change gets sidelined and largely ignored by the general population. But we will not stop fighting to spread the alarm. What else can we do? And maybe journalists and editors will begin look at their own kids and grand kids and begin to see what role they can play to ensure a livable future for them, and come and join the movement.
The opener was selected because they're great musicians and they were psyched to play with Kim Richey. Come out and see them! The Concert Promoter
I am just now reading about this issue, as I have wondered for years about the crabtree creek trail. It is sad and pathetic that the city allowed a few rich land rapers like the Alverez's to keep us all from having a beautiful trail and waterfall and quarry to run through every day. UNBELIEVABLE the horrid decision making that goes on this nation in the name of personal freedom for the rich. The ones who live in that neighborhood are like the top .1% of all humanity. OH BOO HOO, the quarry will make a little noise. Give me a break. Im dumbfounded the city buckled to those folks. This is perfect microexample of the kind of thinking that has caused our nation to slip over last 30 years. NONE OF THESE YUPPIES EVER COMPROMISE! Those rich houses will be full of california and NY transplants. Nice move Raleigh. morons.
The best reason the opener was selected that you can come up with is the fact that someone in the band was once in a band with a guy who was on the same label as the the headliner? Really?
I hate being "that person" but FYI it's SaraH Jessica Parker
The song is "Hollywood Nights", not "Hollywood Hills"... Sigh.
The Bronzed Chorus rawk!!! They're gonna be the next Aerosmith!!!
Better this fella was allowed to run off than killed by the police. Fuck mental health training, if someone is noncompliant after 3 shocks from a 10,000 volt battery, you need to wait for more backup and do it the old fashioned way, not kill someone with the weapon that's supposed to save you both.....no police officer should be allowed to use a taser unless normal force doesn't work. They're police for a reason, and they should be protecting EVERYONE including the perps, from themselves, if necessary. The way I hear it, they like to pull up next to drug dealers these days and just hit them, right from the car, hog tie and release after questioning. It's getting a little out of hand to say the least.
I admit the Boston bombing is a tragedy, BUT, so is the climate change. WHERE will people run when there is no where left to run, when there is No Clean Water, No Clean Air, No Contaminated Food? Time is running out for all of us and The Gas & Oil Companies are only making it worse due to their greed for $$$$$ and Power. I believe and will always believe the HUMAN RACE is the most important Race. PLEASE Go and learn get educated on what these companies are doing to our EARTH, Our Home, To Us.
Thank you for taking the time to review LiLa's new album. I don't think you quite grasp who these guys are, especially when you refer to them as a "six-man bro band". These guys are great at what they do and put all their heart and soul into the music. If you want a better rendition, please come out to the release party at the Cradle on Friday so you can hear these songs with the energy and passion that LiLa brings to the stage.
Thanks for review-- LiLa has without a doubt some of the hyp-est concerts in Durham, and I don't think IV is going to change any of that. Partially agree with some of production critique but that has never been the reason to listen to LiLa-- I don't think they will stop giving Durham (or Chapel Hill, Friday) or anywhere else a packed and pulsing show, and that's what it has always been about for me and plenty of other folks. IV doesn't lack any of the thoughtful lyrics or jamming beats that we love from LiLa and I find it hard to believe Durham's going to outgrow those guys anytime soon
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