Dude, not sure what you're talking about. Could you show me a "liberal chick" on this thread?
Whoah, Dude, are you serious? Even the liberal chicks on the thread condemn him for being a poseur? Point made! You must feel incredibly victorious.
This whole article is just narcissistic status-whoring on the part of Brian Shaw, (owner of Nice Price books in Raleigh . . . get your used reads elsewhere!), who in typical Indy fashion, has to broadcast his moral superiority and feminist creds to the Triangle. His holier-than-thou attitude is less abrasive then Sorgie's or Bobby Geary's, and truth be told it's not condemning of those who don't fit his liberal SWPL pretensions, so he's not as bad as your typical Indy author, but still, the article is everything that's wrong with today's beta male. My guess is he's cried more than once reading the comments.
What's interesting is how I, a libertarian/conservative, have been a fan of Sarah McLachlan, the Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson, and other vagina-having musicians for a long time, and never have been questioned about it, nor have I felt the need to tell people how special I am because of how much I like these artists.
I would lay off Brian, but it's clear he's written this to try and get in the pants of someone and broadcast his liberal feminist creds. His point is that there's something unusual with a man liking female musical artists, which is not the case, and never has been the case. He's trying to create an issue where none exists. Doing so show's he hip. What's funny is how even the liberal chicks on the thread condemn him for being a poseur.
I'm half tempted to go the concert and scout him out and see him cry.
What's it like to be a grown woman who enjoys music even though the bulk of it has been made, produced, and performed by men?
I have a vagina! How could I possibly relate to anything Joey Ramone, R.L. Burnside, Brian Eno, JJ Cale, Tupac, or Garth Brooks have to say?
God isn't it amazing that I am able to even listen to music at all, considering that sometimes all the band members have penises?
Oh wait. I like music because I have ears and gender is irrelevant and making a point about how weird and interesting you are because you enjoy music made by the opposite sex is sexist and unnecessary.
White, pasty skin signaling never having done a day's labor outside in the sun at least once in his life . . .
Soft, pudgy body, indicative of a man with a low-T count who avoids the gym and doesn't take seriously the importance of staying fit, trim and healthy . . .
Faux-tough guy pose with porcine-like squint and wannabe gang-banger hand signs directed toward ironic, sexist, hipster shirt . . .
Proudly displays his delayed adolescence via repeated references to his own crying and "dancing harder than kids half my age" when a girl band plays . . .
Ladies and gentlemen, what we have is a contender for the Triangle's "Mangina of the Year" Award, sometimes known as the annual "Beta Male Award," and given to Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area's most proudly effeminate man.
Last year it was won by Indy columnist Bobby Geary. This year is seems that Brian Shaw is a lock. But we have until November 15th before nominations occur and voting begins. Still plenty of time for another wuss to take the lead.
That said, Brian, while identity-checking his "straight white male" status and repeatedly referencing "gender," avoid for the most part mentioning feminism and bending over forward for them, so his position as Bob Geary's heir apparent is not as solid as it may seem.
Still plenty of time for a local male Renfield of the feminist movement to take the lead.
this article makes me want to die, without exaggeration.
WHY IS THIS CONSIDERED RELEVANT.
The icing on this bit of autofellatio is the "SHOW ME YOUR RIFFS" t-shirt, because ironic sexism is really best juxtaposed with naïvety.
Is this a delayed April fools article? The web title reads like an Onion headline. Men enjoying music made by women wasn't worthy of self-congratulation in 1995, let alone 2015.
Paging Indy Weekly: 1974 is calling: it wants this article back.
so much wit...... you should pat yourself on the back. really really hard.
I get it. I love a few bands that have all dudes. It's about the music, not about the gender. Their stories don't necessarily speak to me, they aren't my typical role models, but their music, the rock n roll, it calls to me. I don't have to defend it to other fans, but the rest of my female peers don't get it. It's certainly a conundrum. Poor guy.
Great article Tina!
Absolutely love Garland - both the food and the atmosphere. Kings is also a fave of mine personally and professionally - they are great at supporting the local community. And a possible tour with Birds of Avalon and Future Islands? That would be fantastic! Congrats to Cheetie on her successes and I hope that she does find a way to work less and still achieve her dreams in the future.
blah blah blah. So, where does musical integrity enter into this equation?
I am a long time local. In fact, I will tell you that the first time I visited the Cat's Cradle, it's home was on Rosemary Street and I was 16 years old. That was in 1976. Now my 17 year old son attends concerts at "The Cradle"...and knowing the staff gives me comfort when the shows are a bit edgier than I may be comfortable with. When I returned to NC after a hiatus of a few decades - Carrboro (and Chapel Hill) were the only consideration - Cat's Cradle was one of the reasons!
But Cat's Cradle is a defining element of our town. At it's most basic, it brings in music. But along with the music we also get the other creative demographics that make our town so desirable. The Cat's Cradle helps give us a sense of place - please, lets help keep that - otherwise Carrboro will look more and more like Cary or Raleigh. Do you really want that?
A central reason that my husband and I chose to move to Carrboro/Chapel Hill in 2000 from NYC with our three children was because this area has such a strong music scene, and the Cat's Cradle has played and continues to play a pivotal role ensuring that this area is a hub for music. It was possible to leave a music centre like NYC or London and still see major touring bands and newer, important musicians. This was long before we came to know what a community role Frank Heath also holds, as he partners with organizations like Sophie Be Loud, or the recent Public Justice Foundation benefit to honor Vivian Connell that screened an REM documentary (yes - REM thought of Chapel Hill as a "home away from home" for a long time in no small part because of Frank Heath). Get it together, citizens and government. Know and cherish the unique jewels of our community; the organizations and people that make it special and national recognized, and then acknowledge that 5-story hotels that look like cookie cutter shopping malls, anonymous architectural filth, do not enhance our town. We do not need two. We must have the wit and intelligence as a community to find a way to protect and expand the Cat's Cradle, while also helping the ArtsCenter expand and thrive. Along with the Weaver Street Market cooperative, I would argue that the Cradle and the ArtsCenter are the heart and the lungs of Carrboro. We must take care of our unique town, and the treasures within it. Lauren Hodge
This weekend's gonna be SO MUCH FUN!!!
This is an excellent story (any small errors aside) about a fascinating and inspiring quest that needed some length to be told well. Good for you, Indy editors, for giving Tom Maxwell the space he needed in your print edition and here.
He's from the Yay!!! If you know us...you would know we don't give a fuck what you are, where you from as long as you from the Bay Aaaarea! G-Eazy holdin it down for us and he better than 95 percent of these rappers out here! He got bars all day...Stop with all this bull shit gentrification and appropriation argument it's 2015. Write this article about buffoons like Riff Raff not G-Eazy. The Dude makes his own beats, writes his own lyrics and has his own swag. The West specifically the Bay is back you beezies! Iamsu and G-Eazy takin' over!
Underrated rapper for sure. I wish I could find out what he is up to now
Sounds personal, Robbie. Top notch trollin' there, bud.
Cheetie is a wonderful person, great chef, has great style, and is a kick ass guitarist. I'm envious of her skills.
The band is one of the most inventive to come out of the area in the 27 years I've lived here.
Quite simply, she (and Paul, Steve and Ben) have made The Triangle a better place. Anyone who leaves the house is the beneficiary of people like them.
What are the rest of us doing to put the place on the map?
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