Tonight: Help Hopeline help the Triangle | Music
INDY Week's music blog

Archives | RSS

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tonight: Help Hopeline help the Triangle

Posted by on Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 3:24 PM

click to enlarge unknown.jpg

Sure, there are plenty of great shows you could catch around the Triangle tonight, but none deserve your attendance more than a five-deep bill of top-notch local indie rock at Tir Na Nog. It’s more than just another great line-up trotted out by the downtown Raleigh pub that has become known for its weekly Local Band-Local Beer series: all proceeds from the $5 cover charge—totally a bargain for this stacked roster—benefit HopeLine of North Carolina, a twenty-four hour crisis line that fields calls on suicide, child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and substance abuse, amongst other issues. The non-profit also lends an ear to teenagers through a round-the-clock hotline and makes daily check-in calls to senior citizens who live alone.

Tir Na Nog’s Chris Tamplin explains the non-profit’s urgent need for funds: “Hopeline relies on public funding as well as private donations, and with the economy the way it is, a lot of people aren’t opening up their wallets to charities.” Tamplin added that Hopeline representatives will be in attendance to provide information about the organization’s programs, answer questions, and collect donations above and beyond the five-spot collected at the door. “Hopeline really needs the help. They’ve been around since 1970, and to lose an organization like this would be devastating to our community.”

Even if it wasn’t a benefit, this event would still deserve your attention. In the second spot, bouncy pro-pop/anti-folk scene leaders The Future Kings of Nowhere plays its last full-band show in the area before frontman Shayne O’Neill moves to New York City. They’re bookended by a pair of indie pop sets: synth-centric Terpsikhore noobs On Photon bats leadoff at 9:30 p.m., while Chapel Hill’s power-pop princes (and princess) I Was Totally Destroying It follows the Future Kings. Durham’s Hammer No More The Fingers are in the penultimate slot, pulverizing its pogo rhythms with power trio crunch, while Lonnie Walker wraps the night up, blending ramshackle Americana with raring indie rock.

Tags: , , , , ,

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Music

Twitter Activity


I was proud to call him Uncle Willy cousin with the same birthday

by Blackfoot on Proud to call him Lumbee: Willie French Lowery, 1944-2012 (Music)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Most Recent Comments

I was proud to call him Uncle Willy cousin with the same birthday

by Blackfoot on Proud to call him Lumbee: Willie French Lowery, 1944-2012 (Music)

Revive is my people. If folks were offended by this, I can assure you it wasn't intentional. Revive Music was …

by Matthew Allen on Art of Cool Festival, Night One: Revive Big Band's Music-History Concert Leaves Out Women to an Absurd Degree (Music)

Small crowds like the one in Utrecht The Netherlands where I was with my 7 year young daughter may be …

by George Hendriks on The blues of Randall Bramblett's career-long cult status—and the promise of his new Devil Music (Music)

Wow! I am speechless. Skylar that was amazing! You are very talented. I love your vocal range and passion. Thank …

by Rita Romaine Rakestraw on Video Premiere: Phil Cook and Skylar Gudasz Nod to Alice Gerrard in New Tribute Clips (Music)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation