-poster art by Daniel Snyder
1/21 THR (Secret Pirate Bar ) Oyster Destroyster - for those not privi to OD, this is a swaying and chanting period-costume wearing sing-a-long collective of Durham rockers who perform ship-board work songs from the days of sail. 10 PM
1/21 THR (the Reservoir) Where the Buffalo Roamed, Gray Young, Irata - Where the Buffalo Roamed CD release party: A Wolf In the Works 10 PM
1/21 THR (Broad Street Cafe) Birds and Arrows, Shakermaker, Not Dead Yet- Birds and Arrows are fraking awesome. 10 PM
1/21 THR (Slims) Gross Ghost, Veelee - Lest I forget about Raleigh in the Thursday rock line-up. Gross Ghost is a straight up indy outfit fronted by the dynamic and multi-dimensional what's-his-face. Veelee is the new word for cool in Chapel Hill.
1/22 FRI (Broad Street Cafe) Jon Shain Trio, The Grandsons, The Gravy Boys - This will be the Americana/roots destination for Friday night.
1/22 FRI (Black Flower) Pasadena - This will be the face rock pants-off-dance-off destination for Friday night. 9 PM
I dub this Saturday 1/23/2010 Holy Shit Saturday...FOUR benefit shows...let's walk through this;
1/23 SAT (Cat's Cradle) The Moaners, New Town Drunks, Puritan Rodeo, The Bipolar Bears, Kick The Future, HWYL, Kitty Box and the Johnnys - This is our Hope for Haiti Benefit and the first bands play at 6:00 PM.$10 at the door.
1/23 SAT (Pinhook) Beloved Binge, Trouble, River City Ransom, Up the Down Escalator - Ta Ta to the Ta Ta's Benefit Show, benefiting Durham scene fixture Colin Mauger and the doctor bills. $7-$10, at the door, 10 PM
1/23 SAT (Bull McCabe's) Karaoke for Cy - Don't forget that Cy Rawls Has a Posse, and they are wicked Jedi Karaoke killers. $5 per song which funnels through the Cy Rawls team to the Tisch Brain Cancer Center. Be ready to sing at 8 PM.
1/23 SAT (Duke Coffeehouse) Heart of Glass (Blondie Tribute Band), Princess and the Criminals, Scientific Superstar - This is a benefit show for the Girls Rock Camp Alliance which is the ying to the girl scouts yang. 8 PM.
sneak peak at next week:
Max Indian, Light Pines, Ryan Gustafson 1/29 - Duke Coffee House
The Pneurotics 1/28 - Baily's (this is the beginning of a new music series featuring local bands and micro brews from around the state)