Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle


Oct
5 Mon
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Sammy Rae & The Friends

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $12.00
DAY OF: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: October 5, 2020 12:00 AM to October 5, 2020 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 17, 2020 10:00 AM to October 5, 2020 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Singer/songwriter, bandleader, and human being Samantha Bowers was born in the small town of Derby, Connecticut. Sam first began writing songs at age 12 while taking piano lessons and listening to Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Freddie Mercury playing on the family stereo. By 16, Sam developed a love of jazz and began to study the great female vocalists of the century (mainly Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Sarah Vaughn) as she started to perform original compositions in local Connecticut and New Jersey venues. She would go on to write and release 3 LP records by the age of 18.

In 2013 at age 19, Sam packed up and moved to New York to pursue music and songwriting. In 2016, The Friends were born from a collection of talented musicians and friends. Sammy Rae & The Friends would play shows around the NY Metro area as Sam kept composing and sharpening her craft, culminating in the July 2018 release of the self-produced EP 'The Good Life', premiered to a sold-out crowd at C'Mon Everybody in Brooklyn. The release marked a fresh start for the seasoned vocalist showcasing her skills as a composer, arranger, lyricist, and bandleader on her fourth release. Since the release of their May single 'Saw It Coming', The Friends have enjoyed 6 sold-out shows in New York at well-known venues such as Knitting Factory, Bowery Electric, DROM, and Rockwood Music Hall. The lyrics focus on themes of coming-of-age, defiance, and self-expression. Her genre blending performances are high-energy, honest and quirky, influenced by the great performances of her childhood classic rock heroes.

In short, The Friends are the band. A rotating cast with some core all-the-time members. Their full band performances feature 9 pieces: a rhythm section, a horn section, keyboards, and two back up singers, all lead by Rae through high-energy vocals and an assortment of instruments. On a grander scale, The Friends is the community of followers, artists and creatives who help in the creation of the songs and the world. Merchandise item 'The Official Friends Membership Card' offers a goodie bag at every show, drink deals, discounted admission and invite-only after-parties. We don't have fans, we have Friends.

Appearances by SR&TF are fully conceptualized and contained shows with opening and closing themes offering the invitation 'I Wanna Be Friends With Ya', sung interludes, choreography, and the occasional costume change or skit. The community of the band is tangible and the energy is contagious. Performances are safe spaces for our audiences to make Friends, dress boldly and dance how they like. Described as 'a celebration, a revival, and an inclusive community all in a rock and roll performance.'

The mission statement of Sammy Rae & The Friends is made clear in the final remarks sung at every show: 'Go put a smile on somebody's face, go tell somebody they've got a place in this world, go tell somebody you wanna be Friends with them.'

Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify | YouTube
Apr
10 Sat
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An Evening with Jill Andrews

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $14.00
DAY OF: $17.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: April 10, 2021 12:00 AM to April 10, 2021 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 23, 2020 10:00 AM to April 10, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The stories of a woman often go untold. Her struggles are kept as secrets. Her victories, discreet. Her pain, polite and unobtrusive. History records the ones who break her heart and the ones who mend it, yet it forgets the life and truth born in between. On Thirties, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Jill Andrews gives these unsung moments the voice they have always deserved.

From her days fronting lauded Americana group, the everbodyfields, to her successful solo career as a writer and performer, Andrews' music has taken her far from her East Tennessee home. She has collaborated and shared the stage with countless celebrated artists including the Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and the Secret Sisters, and her music has been featured on Grey's Anatomy, The Good Wife, Nashville, Wynonna Earp and American Idol. Featuring emotional melodies, intimate storytelling and vocals that soar even at a whisper, Thirties is a deviation, it resists contemplating the big, loud questions of the world, and rather, invites listeners to look inward, keeping us closer to home than ever before.

Tenderly, hauntingly and without fear, Thirties chronicles Andrews' journey through a decade rife with both beauty and brutality. She explores the isolation and joy of motherhood, the loss not of a lover, but a partner, the experience of growing older in a world that expects you to stay young forever. With co-producer Lucas Morton and help from friends including Grammy winning songwriting duo Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, Natlie Hemby and Andrews' Hush Kids bandmate Peter Groenwald, Thirties is at once profoundly intimate and artfully infectious, evocative of greats Lucinda Williams, Chrissie Hynde and Brandi Carlile.

Andrews lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her children Nico, Falcon, and husband, Jerred. Along with a full-color, hard-cover companion book, Thirties is slated for release on March 27.

Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Apr
28 Wed
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The Texas Gentlemen

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: April 28, 2021 12:00 AM to April 28, 2021 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 17, 2020 11:00 AM to April 28, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Pop on Floor It!!!, the new and second full-length effort from the Texas Gentlemen, and prepare your eardrums to be hit with everything from woozy, brass-fueled Dixieland-style jazz ("Veal Cutlass"), to slinky, chicken-scratch country funk ("Bare Maximum") to lushly orchestrated pop-soul balladry ("Ain't Nothin' New")-and that's all in just the first 10 minutes of play time.

While the Gentlemen's sound is clearly steeped in the classic roots, rock and pop music of the '60s and '70s, there's a dreamy (the lilting "Sing Me to Sleep"), spacey ("Skyway Streetcar") and occasionally progressive ("Dark at the End of the Tunnel") element to what they do that seems to detach the music from belonging to any particular place and time. Add in elements of funk, soul, country, r&b, southern rock, gospel and essentially any other style that catches their musically omnivorous ears; an expansive and detailed approach to arrangement that sees the songs adorned with all manner of horns, strings and heavenly background vocals ("Hard Road") and you have a collection of tunes that is more than just a mere album. Rather, Floor It!!! is a rich and righteous ride.
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May
2 Sun
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Lauren Sanderson - Midwest Kids Can Make It Big Tour

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Lauren Sanderson is a rebel with a cause. Ringing in the new year with her debut album, Midwest Kids Can Make It Big, this Indiana teaches us all a little something about believing in yourself and following your dreams. From sensual bops like "But I Like It" to cathartic apologies like "To The People I Hurt", she has seen praise from Zane Lowe's Beats 1, created an incredibly loyal cult fan base, nailed numerous placements on Spotify's New Music Friday, and trust me... she's just getting started.

Having gone from being her own manager, booking her own first tour and recording music in her bedroom closet to opening for FINNEAS on tour last fall and releasing her debut, the DIY mogul is an exemplary case of dedication, passion and self-assurance. Lauren's dominant voice takes charges and as a savant with words, she showcases her songwriting capabilities with her ability to inspire and release to the masses. Cut from the same cloth as Mac Miller and Lorde, this girl is real, unstoppable, and it's only going up from here.

VIP Information:

  • Meet & Greet will be scheduled BEFORE doors open unless delayed due to unforeseen circumstances

  • Exact time and details will be emailed 3-5 days before

  • Contact info@future-beat.com for any VIP package questions



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 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
May 2, 2021

Cat's Cradle

300 E. Main St.
Carrboro, NC
United States