Monday, October 10, 2011

Prevue: Carter Tanton, The War On Drugs - Kings Barcade 10/11

Carter Tanton carrying on like he ain't got a care in the world, and who knows...maybe he don't.

When Kings Barcade reopened last year in the fabled Martin Street upstairs space, the skeptics voiced concern over the spot's lack luster history as a rock venue, having opened and closed under three different names since 2004...but the wise voiced reason that Kings' ability to attract solid out of town headliners will be the difference that stops the name game for 14 West Martin Street. Tomorrow's line-up stands as evidence that the wise were right. Ex-Tulsa front man Carter Tanton tours through town in support of his first solo album Freeclouds which gives us plenty of reasons to make it out on a Tuesday night. Tanton's is a refreshingly talented voice and this performance will be a excellent option for the bar hopping acoustic singer-songwriter crowd who is ready for something more upbeat and original. Freeclouds possesses a David Gray softness with delicate and sophisticated instrumental refrains, but the powerful harmonies are the album's real show. The War on Drugs headline with their signature stripped-naked indy rock loosely covered by a fuzzy ambient blanket. --Carrboro Ninja

Per King's; admission is twelve dollars the day of the show, or ten dollars in advance. Doors are at 9:00 pm, show at 9:30. buy print-at-home tickets: etix

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