Local Band, Local Beer: Jon Lindsay Band, Brett Harris, Amigo | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Local Band, Local Beer: Jon Lindsay Band, Brett Harris, Amigo 

When: Thu., Nov. 19, 9:30 p.m. 2015
Price: free

LOCAL BAND LOCAL BEER

TIR NA NOG, RALEIGH | THURSDAY, NOV. 19

In 2007, Raleigh needed another stage for local music. The sheetrock walls and shin-high stage of Kings—an area anchor on McDowell Street—had just been destroyed during a debauched final night so that the building could be demolished for the construction of a parking deck. So Tir Na Nog employee Chris Tamplin pitched his boss on a partnership with N.C. State's WKNC-FM that would pair free shows by local bands with cheap beers from local brewers. In the subsequent eight years, Local Band Local Beer has changed booking hands but stayed at the same Irish pub, giving both established acts and upstarts a place to play with a built-in audience. Tir Na Nog will close with its own bacchanal on Sunday, following 18 years in one spot. Before the end, though, and before Local Band Local Beer relocates to The Pour House, three fine bands raise a final toast to a bar named for a land of Irish wonder. Jon Lindsay, a recent Raleigh transplant from Charlotte, is a true pop chameleon, able to add accents of folk and soul, electro and rock in an instant. Brett Harris brings a proverbially cool verve to his own elegant songs, themselves careful reflections constructed with a thoughtful harmonic vocabulary. And Amigo shambles up from Charlotte, bringing thoughts of Dr. Dog and Badfinger, The Byrds and Wilco with each rollicking number. 9:30 p.m., free, 218 S. Blount St., Raleigh, 919-833-7795, www.tnnirishpub.com. —Grayson Haver Currin

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