Music | Indy Week
Music
INDY Week's music blog

Archives | RSS

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Live: Bombadil previews Tarpits and Canyonlands

Posted By on Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:33 PM

Bombadil, Benji Hughes, Lost in the Trees Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh Friday, April 10 After spending many of the last few years on tour, Durham's Bombadil took some time off from the road in early 2009 to rest and record Tarpits and Canyonlands, the successor to last year's wildly imaginative A Buzz, A Buzz. The album's due July 7 on Ramseur Records. The band's show Friday at Lincoln Theatre was its first of the new year and one it had planned and promoted for months. It's unfortunate, then, that the group's work and anticipation was somewhat spoiled by untimely circumstances....

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tift Merritt reveals Raleigh photography show

Posted By on Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 6:10 PM

While writing her last studio album in Paris, New York-via-North Carolina songstress Tift Merritt began taking photographs to maintain her flow of creativity and help convey what her music couldn’t when she ran out words. For the first time, the companion images to her 2008 album, Another Country, will be available to the public in an exhibition called Other Countries at Raleigh’s The Mahler art gallery....

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Horseback's back: two releases, approaches, premieres

Posted By on Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Listen up! If you cannot see the music player below, download the free Flash Player. --> Never content to stick to any one sound for too long, Jenks Miller—returning to his Horseback alias—has announced two new releases. Neither sound at all like his masterful debut, Impale Golden Horn. Yes, for all you keeping track at home on your handy little conflict-of-interest scorecards, that was released by Miller's Holidays For Quince label and Burly Time Records, the label formerly run in part by Indy music editor Grayson Currin. Nor do these two releases find their soul in the meandering...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Did Terry Anderson & the OAK Team rip Black Angels off?

Posted By on Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Yesterday, ripz, a commenter at www.indyweek.com, suggested that Raleigh band Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass Kickin Team lifted the cover design for its latest LP, National Champions, from a 2006 seven-inch by the derivative-as-all-hell Austin, Texas band The Black Angels. And, as you can see, the covers do feature several similarities, including several black vertical stripes (one of which is offset below the rest) and a black-and-orange color scheme. After reader D a v e asked, "Did they mean to rip off the cover art?," we decided it'd be best to let the band respond. Bassist Jack Cornell's...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dynamite Brothers Return, featured on Eastbound and Down

Posted By on Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 2:22 PM

If you're getting your Triangle music news from Raleigh Downtowner, who reviewed the Dynamite Brothers' rockin lil' debut last November, or five years after its release (Hey man, those Hendrix comparisons have to sit a minute...), the second record from the Chapel Hill boys may not seem long overdue. But it's been 2003 since the band gave us new material, and via the new Breakfast in Bed...with the Dynamite Brothers, it seems that they've taken their time to make it right, at least. Recorded in pieces by Hobex's Greg Humphreys, The Old Ceremony's Mark Simonsen and Dynamite bassist Shane...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Fast action: Merge anniversary passes sell out in 30 minutes

Posted By on Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 11:09 AM

If you were hoping to snag one of the five-day passes for Merge's epic 20th anniversary celebration July 22-26 in Carrboro/Chapel Hill, N.C., you're out of luck: The passes went on sale  to the general public at 10 a.m. this morning, and they were gone in 30 minutes. Wednesday's public sale follows a Monday offer to "Friends of Merge" and a Tuesday sale to those who subscribed to Merge's 20th anniversary Score! package. No word as to how many five-day passes were sold, but remember that the Cat's Cradle's capacity hovers around 600 and that a whole slew of band...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Monday, April 6, 2009

Live: Manchild 4

Posted By on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Manchild 4 Release (Double Negative, Des Ark, The Loners, Goner) Tir Na Nog, Raleigh Saturday, April 4 To celebrate the release of Brian Walsby's fourth comic book, Manchild 4, Bifocal Media one-upped their Manchild 3 party—a doubleheader of Double Negative and The Loners at Tir Na Nog—by adding Goner and Des Ark to a stacked line-up, again at the downtown Irish pub. Though the event was competing directly with the second night of Viking Storm and a UNC/Villanova Final Four showdown, well over 200 local music backers, Raleigh barflies, and yes, Tar Heel faithful, passed through the green double doors...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Live: Viking Storm, pt. II: Prayers answered

Posted By on Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 10:40 AM

Viking Storm, pt. II (Hammer No More The Fingers, The Future Kings of Nowhere, The Dry Heathens, Deleted Scenes, The Beast) Duke Coffeehouse, Durham Saturday, April 4 Hammer No More The Fingers could have been upstaged. There was the matter of the 16-foot Viking warship—resting across the Duke Coffeehouse stage, adorned with shields representing each of the nine bands that comprised the Viking Storm lineup. Then there were the Future Kings of Nowhere, resurrected as a team of lanky (Minnesota) Vikings, purple jerseys and crisp white football pants included. And, of course, a Final Four victory for the Tar...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Live: Viking Storm, pt. I: Tooth leaves an impression

Posted By on Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Viking Storm, pt. I (Tooth, Caverns, The Bronzed Chorus, Pink Flag) The Pinhook, Durham Friday, April 3 Mere observation be damned. As Durham powerhouse Tooth packed itself onto the cramped Pinhook stage—rightfully headlining night one of Viking Storm—the band's charged gallop churned every body, mine included, in the front half of the room to a flailing froth. It's a testament to the band's intensity and deep, cutting grooves that they could drive a room full of people to hurtle themselves at one another at a show where moshing had no precedent prior to the headliner's set. Mere observation was impossible....

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Artsplosure 2009 schedule (sort of) released

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 3:24 PM

While Artsplosure has yet to officially release its lineup musical performers for this year's 30th incarnation of the annual Raleigh street festival (scheduled for May 16 and 17), a slight tweak to the URL for last year's fest yields a not-quite-live site for this year, schedule included. Internet sleuthing, y'all. Amongst Saturday's highlights are Bayou accordion slinger Buckwheat Zydeco, Terpsikhore indie rockers Lonnie Walker, and Eve Cornelious and pianist husband Chip Crawford's swinging jazz. Sunday's choice picks include swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Annuals alter-ego Sunfold, and the alternately silky and gritty rhythm & blues of The Soul...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

INTERVIEW: The Avett Brothers reveal new details about Rick Rubin-helmed album

Posted By on Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 10:56 AM

The door that seals the back lounge of The Avett Brothers' long, shining tour bus slides open silently. At once, the quartet's members—brothers Scott and Seth Avett, bassist Bob Crawford, cellist Joe Kwon—pause and glance up, smiling to their longtime manager, Dolph Ramseur, as he steps across the threshold: "NPR wants to know how many new songs you're playing tonight," Ramseur says, his inflection kindly implying an apology for the interruption. Scott reaches for the setlist. The band exchanges some final thoughts. Scott makes the pronouncement: "Two, but if there's a real serious need for another new song, we...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

HNMTF Tour Diary #12: Detroit, MI

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Tuesday, March 24 Detroit, Mich. We're driving to Chicago right now. We've just finished listening to Stephen Colbert's audiobook I Am America & So Can You for the second time. It's 5 a.m. in our world, but we just crossed into the Central time zone, so technically it's 4 a.m.. We decided to leave Detroit after the show tonight so we could make it to Chicago for an 11:00 a.m. interview with Heave Media. We thought about staying in Detroit, but we were afraid we might hit rush-hour traffic in the morning and miss the interview....

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

HNMTF Tour Diary #11: Pittsburgh, PA

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 11:57 AM

Monday, March 23 Pittsburgh, Penn. We woke up around noon on Monday morning, still in Johnstown. We had only an hour and a half drive to Pittsburgh, our shortest drive yet. We left our equipment set up the night before at 709 Railroad, so we had a little band practice before packing everything into our Honda CR-V. It was fun playing new songs that we haven't yet had the balls to play live on tour. We then drove to Pittsburgh, passing a huge (nuclear?) power plant....

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

HNMTF Tour Diary #10: Johnstown, PA

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Sunday, March 22 Johnstown, Penn. Tonight is our ninth show of the tour. So begins what we consider the "second leg" of our 15-date quest. We're leaving the east coast and heading to part of the country where none of us has spent much time, let alone played music....

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

HNMTF Tour Diary #9: Manhattan, N.Y.

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Saturday, March 21 Manhattan, N.Y. I (Joe Hall, guitarist) woke up at my cousin's apartment at a less than respectable 1 p.m. He lives right in the heart of the Lower East Side on Houston at Avenue A. I only had to walk out of his building to get right where I wanted to be for the day. My band mates were still in Brooklyn, so I had the afternoon to myself, a rare thing when you're on tour....

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

HNMTF Tour Diary #8: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Posted By on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Friday March 20 Brooklyn, N.Y. As we approached New York City, we decided to drive through Staten Island instead of fighting Friday evening Manhattan traffic. We crossed the Verazzano-Narrows Bridge, which offers the most radical view of the entire city of New York as you head into Brooklyn. You forget how dense and crazy this place is. We drove on to the Brookyln-Queens Expressway, which whizzed us straight to Brooklyn's hipster haven, Williamsburg....

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Calendar



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

Thanks so much for giving me a platform to share this video far and wide. I appreciate everything the IndyWeek …

by Louis Landry on Video Premiere: Louis Landry's "I Know a Guy" Updates the Bible (Music)

It was an editing error. It has been fixed. Thanks for pointing it out.

by David Klein on Corrosion of Conformity, Superchunk Top the State Fair's Concerts This Year (Music)

Why does this piece call Maceo Parker a master funk bass man when he plays saxophone?

by sonikrock on Corrosion of Conformity, Superchunk Top the State Fair's Concerts This Year (Music)

Last paragraph is just more proof there is a double standard when it comes to justice.

by aburtch on Live: Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa Puff Puff Pass in Raleigh (Music)

Comments

Thanks so much for giving me a platform to share this video far and wide. I appreciate everything the IndyWeek …

by Louis Landry on Video Premiere: Louis Landry's "I Know a Guy" Updates the Bible (Music)

Most Read

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation