Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Experience Landlady at The Pinhook

Tonight, the Pinhook is hosting quite a musical treat.  Brooklyn-based band, Landlady, will be playing with Buke and Gase and Durham's own Eric + Erica.  The show begins at 9 and tickets are $12 at the door.  

Landlady released their debut album, Upright Behavior via Hometapes last July.  The album gained positive recognition from several music sources including Pitchfork.  They have also been noticed by some legendary artists, such as Wilco, who recently sent an encouraging email to their fans to purchase and support great music. They included a list of their recent favorite albums and Upright Behavior made the coveted list.  More recently, the band has released an EP titled, Heat.

Landlady played a set at last year's Hopscotch Festival and took the audience on a mystifying musical journey.  After a highly entertaining and comedic sound check, lead singer, Adam Schatz broke into "Under the Yard", singing of sheep, girls, and tomato seeds, and somehow it all made perfect sense.  The dramatically captivating lyrics meshed with the fierceness of the drums creating a show that was mesmerizing.  Few bands have the ability to reach  such an array of emotions, but Landlady exhibits every sentiment from laughter to sorrow to excitement.  Experiencing a Landlady show live is essential, no music bucket list is complete without it.

Check out Landlady's 2014 highlight reel from shows and festivals, including dates with Man Man, Rubblebucket, Sylvan Esso and more.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Dark Water Rising and Rebekah Todd at Southland Ballroom

Two powerhouse groups are joining forces tonight at Southland Ballroom. Dark Water Rising is a self-proclaimed "rocky soul" five-piece that never fails to impress.  Their in-depth harmonious sound comes from their Native roots with influences ranging from Sunday morning worship, to the Bee Gees, to Lynrd Skynrd. The band has released two albums to date, Dark Water Rising (2010) and Grace & Grit: Chapter 1 (2013).

Keeping on the soulful track, Rebekah Todd will be joining Dark Water Rising tonight.  Todd commands the deep and bluesy melodies of Susan Tedeschi. Her intelligent and accessible lyrics make her music identifiable to everyone. To gain more insight about Rebekah Todd, check out our previously posted interview and album review for Roots Bury Deep.

 Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.  Head over to the Southland Ballroom website for more details.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Catch KATIEE, Savage Knights and Wahyas at Slim's


New York based artist, KATIEE will be playing at Slim's Downtown this Friday, July 24.  KATIEE produces mysteriously hypnotic vocals layered on top of thoughtful and instinctive lyrics. "Passerby," her debut 7", is set for release on August 4 via Selfish Agenda, but you can take a listen below.

KATIEE, along with Wahyas, will be supporting the not-so-easily described, Savage Knights.  The local band seamlessly meshes jazz, post hardcore, and experimental music to create their own inventive style. Experience all three bands live this Friday at Slim's; the fun begins at 9.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Relax with Wind Down Wednesdays

Summer is moving along quickly, but basking in music is one surefire way to make it feel like it'll never end.  Wind Down Wednesdays is the perfect place to bask in such glory.  Taking place in Cary at Waverly Place, a variety of local talents are offered each Wednesday throughout summer from 6-9. Guests are encouraged to come early and explore all that Waverly Place has to offer.  Head over to the Waverly Place website and check out the schedule below for more details.

July 22 -    Hip Pocket
July 29 -    Rebekah Todd with Matt 
                 Phillips and Friends 
August 5 - Bull City Syndicate