Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle


Jul
26 Sun
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Built to Spill

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $25.00
DAY OF: $29.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: July 26, 2020 12:00 AM to July 26, 2020 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: February 28, 2020 1:00 PM to July 26, 2020 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
New Built to Spill lineup features Melanie Radford and Teresa Esguerra.

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Aug
6 Thu
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Rebirth Brass Band

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $20.00
DAY OF: $23.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 17, 2020 10:00 AM to August 6, 2020 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: August 6, 2020 12:00 AM to August 6, 2020 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Rescheduled from March 26th.

Whether seen on HBO's Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they've also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. "Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to," says The New York Times, "but it's more like a party than a machine. It's a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they're doing, anyone can cut loose." In the wake of the sometimes- stringent competition amongst New Orleans brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.

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Aug
10 Mon
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Aterciopelados & Los Amigos Invisibles

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $32.00
DAY OF: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 13, 2020 12:00 PM to August 10, 2020 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: August 10, 2020 12:00 AM to August 10, 2020 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The band´s name comes from the television show "Human Values" by Venezuelan historian Arturo Uslar Pietri, which remained in the air for two decades, where he always dedicated the show to his "Invisible Friends" refering to the audience.

His record debut came in 1995 with the release of "A Typical and Autoctonal Venezuelan Dance Band". Little by little, the band consolidated its local fame by staying on tour until 1996.

It is in this year that David Byrne, while shopping at a record store in New York, accidentally finds one of the copies left by Los Amigos on consignment and immediately begins the process of conversations that led to signing them for his record label "Luaka Bop". After months of conversations, pre-production and production, in 1998 they released their first album for the label of the former Talking Heads, "The New Sound of the Venezuelan Gozadera", produced by Andrés Levín, which had hits like "Ponerte en Cuatro", "Sexy" and "Disco Anal".

Two years later the band moves to the city of San Francisco for 2 months to record their next album and it is at this time that the band is considering the possibility of moving permanently to the United States to continue their career.

At the end of 2000 they put on sale their third album "Arepa 3000: A Venezuelan Journey Into Space" produced by Phillip Steir which is nominated for a Grammy Award and a Latin Grammy. Of this disc they leave subjects like "Cuchi Cuchi" and "The Neighbor".

After almost a year of planning, the band decided to move to New York City on January 23, 2001. During their first year in the city, Los Amigos began a friendly and working relationship with the legends of the dance world "Masters At Work" which leads them to enter the studio in early 2002 to record what would be their fourth album.
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Aterciopelados, the pioneer Latin-American folk-rock group, returns after 8 years with their first long and live project entitled "Reluciente, Rechinante y Aterciopelado." This CD+DVD is a compilation of the most representative songs of their repertoire that celebrates over two decades of their existence as a band. It features the participation of big names, such as Macaco, León Larregui (vocals for the Mexican group Zoé), Goyo (Chocquibtown) and Catalina García (Monsieur Periné).

The group's members, Andrea Echeverri and Héctor Buitrago, founded Aterciopelados in 1992 and achieved great success, both locally and internationally, thanks to a sound that was absolutely unique and innovative, free of prejudices, mixing rock with the roots of Colombian folklore and even with salsa and bossa nova.

Aterciopelados have grown and evolved with each production, making history in Latin America and the rest of the world. They have released seven studio and one compilation album, selling over ten million copies of their records. Their album Río has been mentioned by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 10 best Latin rock albums of all times.

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Aug
22 Sat
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Bob Schneider (solo), with Lauren Calve

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $20.00
DAY OF: $23.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: August 22, 2020 12:00 AM to August 22, 2020 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 14, 2020 2:00 PM to August 22, 2020 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This is a seated show.

Blood and Bones

One of Austin's most celebrated musicians, Bob Schneider, released his 2018 album, "Blood and Bones" - his 7th studio album since his 2001 solo debut Lonelyland - via his Shockorama Records imprint. "Blood and Bones" captures Schneider at a unique, and distinct place. "Most of the songs are about this phase of my life," he admits. "I'm re-married, I have a 2-year-old baby daughter who was born over two months premature because my wife had life threatening preeclampsia. So dealing with that traumatic event while getting older and looking at death in a realistic, matter of fact way, experiencing the most joy I've ever experienced along with feelings of utter despondency in a way that would have been impossible to experience earlier in my life, all comes out in the songs. My relationship with my wife is the longest committed relationship I've ever been in, so there was a lot of unchartered territory there to write about."

The songs on "Blood and Bones" reflect this. Recorded quickly with producer Dwight Baker, who has worked with Schneider on 6 of his previous releases, the album highlights the chemistry that Schneider and his backing band of Austin's very best musicians have developed while relentlessly playing live, most notably at the monthly residency Schneider has held at Austin's Saxon Pub for the last 19 years. "I didn't want to overthink the songs," Schneider says. "I really respect Dwight's ability to make great calls when it comes to what works and isn't working when we are recording the songs. I felt pretty good about the quality of the songwriting, so I figured that would come through in the end if we just went in and played them the way I do live."

While the performance and production are stellar, the songwriting finds Schneider in a particularly reflective mode. Sure, there are live favorites like "Make Drugs Get Money" and "Texaco" that will get even the most reserved crowds dancing. But more often the album finds Schneider reflecting on marriage, parenthood, and mortality. "I wish I could make you see how wonderful everything is most of the time, but I'm only blood and bones," he sings on the title track, a meditation on the beauty and the limits of marriage. Later, on "Easy," he tells his daughter "it's always been a scary thing to do, to let my heart fall down into the endless blue, but it's easy with you." Through it all, there is a clear sense of mortality, of just how fleeting all of this is. "The hours and days stack up in the mirror," he sings on "Hours and Days". "We're just snowmen waiting for the summer" he sings on "Snowmen", before adding "we can't bring them back, can't bring nothing back."

One thing Schneider has excelled at in his career is bringing audiences back. Though he has received little national press or major label support, he has managed to become one of the biggest acts in Austin, if not in Texas. His fans, who often discover him from being brought to his shows by their friends, are fiercely loyal. Many have attended dozens or even hundreds of shows. Thanks to these fans, Schneider has won more Austin Music Awards than any other musician, including Best Album, Best Songwriter, Best Musician, and Best Male Vocals, rounding in at 59 total awards to date.

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Sep
18 Fri
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Bikini Kill

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997. Kathleen Hanna sang, Tobi Vail played drums, Billy Karren (a.k.a. Billy Boredom) played guitar and Kathi Wilcox played bass. Sometimes they switched instruments. Bikini Kill is credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early 90's via their political lyrics, zines and confrontational live show.

The band started touring in June 1991. In addition to touring the US several times, they also toured Europe, Australia and Japan. Bikini Kill recorded and released a demo tape, two EP's, two LP's and three singles. Their demo tape was self-released,while their first two records came out as a full length CD/Tape and their singles were posthumously collected on CD.

Bikini Kill believed that if all girls started bands the world would change. They actively encouraged women and girls to start bands as a means of cultural resistance. Bikini Kill was inspired by seeing Babes in Toyland play live and attempted to incite female participation and build feminist community via the punk scene. They used touring as a way to create an underground network between girls who played music, put on shows and made fanzines. This independent media making and informal network created a forum for multiple female voices to be heard.

Ticket delivery will be delayed to arrive one week before the show. This is to prevent scalpers, resellers, and other forms of ticket fraud.

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Not On Sale
Sep
21 Mon
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Oh Sees, with Mr. Elevator

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $25.00
DAY OF: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: February 14, 2020 12:00 PM to September 21, 2020 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: September 21, 2020 12:00 AM to September 21, 2020 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Psych-punk psychic warrior, ear worm-farmer, and possessor of many stamped passport pages John Dwyer does not let up. His group Oh Sees (aka Thee Oh Sees, OCS, The Oh Sees, etc) have transmogrified to fit many a moment - from hushed druggy folk to groovy demonic pop chants to science fictional krautrock expanse and beyond - to suit his omnivorous whims.

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Sep
30 Wed
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Greg Dulli, with Joseph Arthur

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $133.00
ADVANCED: $33.00
DAY OF: $38.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: September 30, 2020 12:00 AM to September 30, 2020 6:30 PM
VIP Public Onsale: April 22, 2020 10:00 AM to September 25, 2020 8:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 22, 2020 10:00 AM to September 30, 2020 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Without desire, most of the world's problems would be solved and it would be a miserable place to live. For the last 30 years, Greg Dulli has been the poet laureate of the bizarre whims and cruel tangents of desire. A foremost authority on the sell-your-soul rewards of carnal lust, the high voltage epiphanies of chemical enhancement, and the serotonin lows left in their wake. The front man of the Afghan Whigs has long been on a first-name basis with his demons, most of whom eventually relented and let him pour them a shot. But then there are the known unknowns at the heart of our nature, the intractable difficulties of love and death, and the recurring human desire for survival and rebirth.

Therein lies Random Desire, the first solo album under Dulli's own name, following canonized stints at the helm of The Afghan Whigs and The Twilight Singers. The title is a play on "random selection," which refers to a process that researchers use to pick participants for a study. When using this method, every single member of a population has an "equal chance of being chosen as a subject." Recontextualized, it allows us to realize the randomness of existence, the odd alchemy of emotions, chemistry, and circumstance that baffle us to no end. The reasons why artists write songs and why listeners need them. And even if the answers are evasive, that's no excuse to quit searching.

Random Desire started in the aftermath of the last Whigs record, 2017's In Spades, which Pitchfork named one of the best rock records of the year, hailing it as a "heavy, menacing work of indie rock majesty...thrilling and unsettling." Drummer Patrick Keeler was about to take a short sabbatical to record and tour with his other band, The Raconteurs. Dulli's longtime collaborator, bassist John Curley went back to school, and there was the tragic death of the band's guitarist, Dave Rosser.

In response, Dulli returned to his teenage bedroom roots, finding musical inspiration via the model of one-man-band visionaries Prince and Todd Rundgren. The Los Angeles-by-way-of-Hamilton Ohio native wrote nearly every part of the record from piano lines to drums to bass riffs. As always, the music came first and the lyrics were completed later. Recording and writing way stations included his home in Silver Lake, the village of Crestline high up in mountains above San Bernardino, and New Orleans. But the bulk was finished amidst the arid beauty and stark isolation of Joshua Tree at the studio of engineer Christopher Thorn. Dulli handled most instrumentation, but an all-star cast of characters appear across the track-listing including The Whigs' guitarist Jon Skibic and multi-instrumentalist Rick G. Nelson, Mathias Schneeberger (Twilight Singers), Mark McGuire (Emeralds), pedal steel wizard, upright bassist, and physician Dr. Stephen Patt, and drummer Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stone Age, The Mars Volta).

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$33.00 - $133.00
Oct
2 Fri
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Sleaford Mods

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $23.00
DAY OF: $26.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: October 2, 2020 12:00 AM to October 2, 2020 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: February 28, 2020 10:00 AM to October 2, 2020 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
As one of the most important, politically charged and thought-provoking bands in music today, Sleaford Mods have been running crass but clever commentary on The People's discontent, combining the revolutionary fury of punk and hip-hop with the bleakness of austerity-era Britain, their five critically acclaimed albums a pre-Boris crystal ball of impending doom.

On paper it shouldn't work. Andrew Fearn's clever minimalistic beats, post-punk bass, intentionally cheap sounding keyboard riffs and wafts of guitar underpin lyricist Jason Williamson as he rants against stagnation, injustice and pop culture with outrage and scathing humour, capturing the spirit of their time with a blunt eloquence.

On stage there is no pretence. An antithesis to the approach of many electronic artists, Andrew simply presses play on his laptop and steps back to bob his head, drink his beer and watch as the spectacle of Jason moving from angry to hypnotic unfolds.

Stumbling into the music scene in 2013, their breakthrough album Austerity Dogs caught the moment. Described by The Quietus as 'a brutally brilliant slice of working-class culture... soaked in the impossible realities of the everyday', their surprise success spearheaded a punk renaissance, paving the way for a generation of new artists to follow.

More success followed with 2014's critically acclaimed Divide & Exit and interspersed with Prodigy and Leftfield collaborations, subsequent albums, 2015's Key Markets and 2017's English Tapas charted top 20 in the Official UK Album Charts. 2019's Eton Alive finally saw the band gain a top 10 hit, offering a more sombre soundscape and underscoring the reality of Sleaford Mods' subject matter. The result is exhilarating, cathartic and brutally brilliant proving time and time again that Sleaford Mods are as vital politically as they are artistically.

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Oct
8 Thu
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Emancipator Ensemble

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $23.00
DAY OF: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 20, 2020 10:00 AM to October 8, 2020 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: October 8, 2020 12:00 AM to October 8, 2020 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
A sleeping giant of the electronic music world, Douglas Appling -- more commonly known as Emancipator -- has quietly established himself as a mainstay in the electronic music scene since the release of his debut album, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough in 2006. Classically-trained as a violinist from an early age, Appling's organic approach to electronic music production draws inspiration from a wide range of international cultures and musical genres, culminating in a refreshingly authentic brand of electronic music that has infiltrated global consciousness. 2015 was a busy year having released Live In Athens in June, and Dusk to Dawn Remixes -- a remix album featuring massively-popular contributions from the likes of ODESZA, Little People, Eliot Lipp, and more -- in July, 2015 and now his first full length album in three years, Seven Seas. Seven Seas is the product of over two years of work, collaborations, experiences, and live performances all culminating in a cohesive collection of songs that solidifies that Emancipator is only getting better with age.

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Oct
10 Sat
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Guided By Voices

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $30.00
DAY OF: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 16, 2020 11:00 AM to October 10, 2020 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: October 10, 2020 12:00 AM to October 10, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Guided By Voices, Space Gun: Robert Pollard is the greatest rock songwriter of the last thirty years, an uninhibited explorer of the four Ps: pop, punk, psych, and prog. It's easy to take him for granted when he's releasing multiple records a year with various projects, as he has pretty steadily since disbanding GBV the first time in 2004. So it really meant something that Space Gun was the only GBV release of the year, and boy was it a great one -- another sign that the current lineup, along with producer Travis Harrison, might be the strongest band Pollard has ever played with. They unleash anthemic classic rock that harkens back to the best of mid-period GBV ("Space Gun," "See My Field"), impossibly catchy and sleazy '70s riffs ("Colonel Paper," "Daily Get Ups"), majestic reverb-drenched curios ("That's Good," "Blink Blank"), Kiwi Rock pop gems ("Ark Technician," "I Love Kangaroos") and heavier prog rock ("Sport Component National," "Evolution Circus"). If you haven't seen them live, I can't recommend it enough -- they hit you with one would-be smash hit after another on a Miller Lite-fueled high, which can ensnare even on-the-fence observers.

- Ben Yakas, Gothamist, "The Best Albums Of 2018"

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Oct
23 Fri
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24-7 Spyz

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: June 6, 2020 1:00 PM to October 23, 2020 6:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Rolling Stone Magazine said it best when it referred to 24-7 Spyz new album The Soundtrack to the Innermost Galaxy as "a musical ride that keeps on giving something new".
Yes, 24-7 Spyz are back with their first album in over 13 years and an ambitious tour schedule that includes dates in both the US and Europe.

Formed in South Bronx, NY in 1986, the band is best known for mixing R&B, soul, funk and reggae with heavy metal and hardcore punk. The fact that they are African Americans playing variations of heavy metal led critics to compare them to bands such as Living Colour, Fishbone, and Bad Brains. They were early pioneers in the fusion of these particular music styles, influencing many artists and finding their own commercial success along the way. In the midst of creating music that was true to themselves, 24-7 Spyz also helped to shatter the stereotypes and dispel the myth that "Black Bands Don't Rock" by releasing eight groundbreaking albums.

In late 2018, the crew returned to the studio to record The Soundtrack to the Innermost Galaxy full length album with plans to release it to their fans through Pledge Music. Unfortunately, the band was never made aware of the financial problems that Pledge was experiencing behind the scenes until it was too late, ultimately grounding the release of the record and sending the band scrambling to find a new way to get the new music the public. 24-7 did all they could do at that point and self-released with very little publicity. "It was a nightmare, stated Jimi Hazel, we couldn't believe it when Pledge closed their doors right in the middle of our release. It set us back months."

In October of 2019, 24-7 signed a management deal with Los Angeles based, Angel City Artist Management allowing them to hit the restart button and implement their aggressive come back plan. The group will begin a US tour in late April and play Europe in the mid-summer months. " We are super excited, state Hazel. I finally feel like we are back on track and ready to rock!"

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Oct
26 Mon
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WAVVES King of the Beach 10 Year Anniversary USA Tour, with SadGirl

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $22.00
DAY OF: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 30, 2020 1:00 PM to October 26, 2020 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: October 26, 2020 12:00 AM to October 26, 2020 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The word 'brat' has followed Nathan Williams around for almost a decade, but at the age of 30, with a fully-fledged business to his name, as well as the ongoing success of band Wavves, his rebellious streak has proven not just purposeful but pretty damn inspiring. The San Diego native knows how to play the system, so when the major labels came knocking a few years ago looking to turn Wavves into the next so-called saviours of radio rock'n'roll, Williams and bassist Stephen Pope made sure they used it to their advantage.

"We were just trying to go to eat at nice places in LA," he laughs. "There were a few people from majors who would not stop reaching out to us. They were obsessed. They thought we had heat and they needed an edgy big rock band like they used to have in the '90s. Me and Stephen were in our shitty apartments, Googling 'nicest restaurants in LA'. We went to eight or nine dinners. At the end we'd say, 'not interested'."

When Warners came along and offered them a cash advance too good to refuse, they accepted while being shrewdly aware of what they were getting themselves into. "We still owned all of our shit, which was the most important part for us. For them it was a shot in the dark." The day to day of being signed to a major, however, was unpredictable and beyond their wildest nightmares. "I figured it would run the same as [prior label] Fat Possum, just with more people. I was wrong." By the time they were readying to release their second Warners album - 2015's 'V' - shots were fired. Williams released single 'Way Too Much' on Soundcloud before the label had approved it, the label forgot to sign off on the artwork and, in the end, Wavves felt swept under the rug. Ultimately it felt like a career step backwards.

"I'd never come in contact with such a poorly run company in my life," says Williams. "It was anarchy. Nobody knew what they were doing. Turnover rate was like an American Apparel. It was really all cons - unless you're a cash cow. For everyone else, major labels can't help you. Maybe at one time they could, but that time is dead." The birds-eye view on Warners' inner mess wound up pushing Williams to legitimize his own business - Ghostramp. "I figured if these idiots could get by, we could do it a hundred times better."

With that fighting spirit, Williams took back control and realized his own teenage dreams. Today, during a Monday lunchtime hour, he's making time between meetings to talk about forthcoming sixth Wavves record 'You're Welcome' in the stock room at Ghostramp's Chinatown-based LA skate shop. Opening in October 2016, Ghostramp is the physical embodiment of a vision that harks back to before Williams made the first Wavves' albums in his parents' garage. It's a merchandise store, it's a label, it's a tangible community in a time when the digital age has taken the confidence out of physical product. And - what's more - it's working. 'You're Welcome' is the soundtrack to this new lease of freedom. It's Williams' tongue-in-cheek rebirth as a self-released, self-actualized, self-promoting punk kingpin, and despite putting his money where his uncensored mouth is, he's emerged not just unscathed but with the upper hand. "I'm my own boss and that feels great," he smiles.

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Nov
20 Fri
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JoJo - Good To Know Tour

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $155.00
ADVANCED: $30.00
DAY OF: $33.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 27, 2020 10:00 AM to November 20, 2020 12:00 AM
VIP Public Onsale: March 27, 2020 10:00 AM to November 6, 2020 8:00 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: November 20, 2020 12:00 AM to November 20, 2020 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Every ticket purchased online for JoJo includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of the new album, Good To Know, released in spring 2020. You'll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album within 7 days of your ticket purchase. US/CAN residents only, offer not valid on resale tickets.

JoJo [born Joanna Levesque] is a chart-topping, award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress who, at just 28 years old, is already a veteran of the music industry - but she is ready to write her next chapter. Now signed to Warner Records through a joint venture with her own Clover Music, JoJo has begun with new releases "Joanna" and the Doc McKinney-produced "Sabotage (feat. CHIKA)," and is looking ahead to her new album to come in spring 2020. Having released her self-titled debut album when she was just 13, JoJo's breakout smash "Leave (Get Out)" made JoJo the youngest-ever solo artist to have a debut #1 single in the U.S. and to be nominated for "Best New Artist" at the MTV Video Music Awards. The album went on to sell over four million copies and became the singer's first Platinum record, which she followed with a string of additional hits, most notably the Top 3 single "Too Little Too Late" from sophomore album The High Road. In 2016, JoJo made a heralded return to music with her first new album in 10 years, Mad Love. - debuting Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 and earning her unanimous critical acclaim from the likes of TIME, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Cosmo, Entertainment Weekly and more. Last year, JoJo re-recorded and re-released her first two albums (JoJo and The High Road) under her own label Clover Music, after years of legal battles with her former label that prevented the albums from existing on digital platforms. She has also pushed herself outside the confines of genre, recently collaborating with artists ranging from PJ Morton [on the GRAMMY-winning R&B hit "Say So"] and Jacob Collier [lending her vocal stylings to the jazzy "It Don't Matter"] to Tank on his latest "Somebody Else."

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$30.00 - $155.00
Dec
8 Tue
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Andy Shauf

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $18.00
DAY OF: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 20, 2020 4:08 PM to December 8, 2020 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 8, 2020 12:00 AM to December 8, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This show has been rescheduled from May 5th.

Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician's songs unfold like short fiction: they're densely layered with colorful characters and a rich emotional depth. On his new album The Neon Skyline (out January 24 via ANTI-), he sets a familiar scene of inviting a friend for beers on the opening title track: "I said, 'Come to the Skyline, I'll be washing my sins away.' He just laughed, said 'I'll be late, you know how I can be.'" The LP's 11 interconnected tracks follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighborhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up. While its overarching narrative is riveting, the real thrill of the album comes from how Shauf finds the humanity and humor in a typical night out and the ashes of a past relationship.

His last full-length 2016's The Party was an impressive collection of ornate and affecting songs that followed different attendees of a house party. Shauf's attention-to-detail in his writing evoked Randy Newman and his unorthodox, flowing lyrical phrasing recalled Joni Mitchell. Though that album was his breakthrough, his undeniable songwriting talent has been long evident. Raised in Bienfait, Saskatchewan, he cut his teeth in the nearby Regina music community. His 2012 LP The Bearer of Bad News documented his already-formed musical ambition and showcased Shauf's burgeoning voice as a narrative songwriter with songs like "Hometown Hero," "Wendell Walker," and "My Dear Helen" feeling like standalone, self-contained worlds. In 2018, his band Foxwarren, formed over 10 years ago with childhood friends, released a self-titled album where Pitchfork recognized how "Shauf has diligently refined his storytelling during the last decade."

The Party earned a spot on the Polaris Music Prize 2016 shortlist and launched Shauf to an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden as well as glowing accolades from NPR, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and more. "That LP was a concept record and it really made me want to do a better album. I wanted to have a more cohesive story," says Shauf. Where the concept of The Party revealed itself midway through the writing process, he knew the story he wanted to tell on The Neon Skyline from the start. "I kept coming back to the same situation of one guy going to a bar, which was basically exactly what I was doing at the time. These songs are fictional but it's not too far off from where my life was," Shauf explains.

For The Neon Skyline, Shauf chose to start each composition on guitar instead of his usual piano. He says, "I wanted to be able to sit down and play each song with just a guitar without having to rely on some sort of a clever arrangement to make it whole." The resulting album finds its immediacy in simplicity. While the arrangements on folksy "The Moon" are unfussy and song-centered like the best Gordon Lightfoot offerings, his drive to experiment is still obvious. This is especially so on the unmoored relationship autopsy "Thirteen Hours," which boasts an arrangement that's both jazzy and adventurous.
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Jan
15 Fri
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Shovels & Rope, with Indianola

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $99.00
ADVANCED: $25.00
DAY OF: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: January 15, 2021 12:00 AM to January 15, 2021 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 20, 2020 12:00 PM to January 15, 2021 12:00 AM
VIP Public Onsale: March 20, 2020 12:15 PM to January 10, 2021 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
As the Brontë sister wrote, "The ties that bind us to life are tougher than you imagine." Shovels & Rope, the musical duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, embody that bond. Married for a decade, their covenant extends to blood and beyond: as parents, bandmates, and creative collaborators who can now add the pursuits of festival curators, film subjects, and children's book authors to that mighty list. Having released four studio albums and two collaborative projects (Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1 & 2) since 2008, Trent and Hearst have built their reputation on skill, sweat, and, yes, blood. Now, with the tough and elegant new record By Blood, as well as their High Water Festival in their hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, "Shovels & Rope: The Movie", and the picture book "C'mon Utah!", Shovels & Rope are primed for their biggest year yet.

Accomplished musicians in their own right prior to dedicating themselves full time to Shovels & Rope in 2011, Trent and Hearst have made a career together by seizing opportunities and never resting on their laurels or being complacent in doing something just because. Carving out a niche in the music world with strong, roots/indie/folk/rock-inspired efforts like 2012's O' Be Joyful, 2014's Swimmin' Time, and 2016's inward-looking Little Seeds, as well as their powerful live show, far-reaching tours, and myriad TV and festival appearances, Shovels & Rope have earned the right to follow their own muse. And so, in an effort to satisfy their numerous creative interests and adapt to a changing industry, Trent and Hearst have firmly planted their flag in realms beyond recording and releasing albums.

The third annual High Water Festival curated by the band will be held over a weekend in April and will bring 10,000 fans to a park in North Charleston to witness a lineup of artists comparable to some of the best in the country-including Leon Bridges, The Head & The Heart, Lord Huron, Jenny Lewis, Mitski, and Shovels & Rope themselves. High Water benefits select organizations and water conservation charities in Charleston and aims to avoid the feeling of corporate inundation and discomfort that plagues many big-name music events. Trent and Hearst work with production companies and agencies to book acts, then serve as on-site hosts in addition to performing throughout the weekend.

"Shovels & Rope: The Movie" is a performance film that has been expanded into feature-length with an external narrative weaving through and connecting the live performances. Directed by their frequent visual collaborator, Curtis Millard, the 'live show' portion of the filming took place over two nights at The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina, during the tour for Little Seeds. The rest of the film was shot in various locations in and around the Southeast. The result can be described as a David Lynch meets John Hughes (a fun, silly, and tongue-in-cheek film for fans to enjoy that also represents the band at the peak of their live power.)

'By Blood' Pre-Show Experience with Shovels & Rope

  • One general admission ticket -or- premium reserved seat located in the first 10 rows

  • Early entry into the venue

  • Meet Shovels & Rope. Say hello and snap a photo with Michael and Cary before the show

  • Pre-show performance and Q&A by Shovels & Rope

  • Limited-edition tour poster signed by Shovels & Rope

  • Official 'By Blood' laminate

  • Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors



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$25.00 - $99.00
May
4 Tue
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The Airborne Toxic Event

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $25.00
DAY OF: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: May 4, 2021 12:00 AM to May 4, 2021 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 15, 2020 1:00 PM to May 4, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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May
16 Sun
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The Residents

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $30.00
DAY OF: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: May 16, 2021 12:00 AM to May 16, 2021 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 31, 2020 11:00 AM to May 16, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Constantly defying classification, THE RESIDENTS have been regarded as icons in the world of experimental music for almost fifty years. In addition to their groundbreaking work in the areas of trance, world fusion, electronica, punk, industrial and lounge music, the group has also been credited with being among the originators of performance art and music video, with their videos included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Their lengthy career has also taken them into the world of film and television music, having scored numerous films and TV series as well as several projects for MTV. In addition, the group is also thriving in the world of digital media having released ten DVDs, and two internet series.

Currently, in collaboration with noted video artist, John Sanborn, The Residents are creating a major multimedia event to be performed at the Museum of Modern Art on Jan 24 & 25, 2020. In addition, based on the recently discovered recordings of Alvin Snow, aka Dyin' Dog, the group is completing their 49th studio album, METAL, MEAT & BONE. Then, in the spring, The Residents will embark on another world tour, again featuring the music of Alvin Snow while also revisiting Duck Stab, one of the band's most popular albums.

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Sep
26 Sun 2021
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Hoodoo Gurus

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at Sunday, September 26, 2021 7:00 PM, Show at Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $25.00
DAY OF: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 13, 2019 10:00 AM to September 26, 2021 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: September 26, 2021 12:00 AM to September 26, 2021 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The legendary Hoodoo Gurus. By any measure, one of Australia's greatest, best loved, most enduring rock bands of all time. 2012 marks an extraordinary milestone for the Hoodoo Gurus; 30 years since the release of the band's debut single, "Leilani". To celebrate, the Gurus have compiled all their biggest hits and fan favourites onto a brand new best-of set, aptly-titled GOLD WATCH: 20 GOLDEN GREATS. "What's My Scene?", "I Want You Back", "Miss Freelove '69", "Like Wow - Wipeout!", "The Right Time", "Bittersweet", "Come Anytime", "My Girl", "1000 Miles Away", "Waking Up Tired" - these tracks represent the unmistakable sound of the irrepressible Hoodoo Gurus, but it's merely a sample from their canon of instantly identifiable songs that have helped provide a soundtrack to Australian life going all the way back to the 1980s. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, exactly where it's been for much of their career, GOLD WATCH also features a brand new single, a thumping and grinding rocker entitled "Use-By Date". GOLD WATCH? "Use-By Date"? Is there a hidden message here? Is this truly the end of the road for the Gurus? Don't bet on it. "We're kind of playing with the idea of being veterans and giving ourselves a gold watch, retirement age," explains head Gurus, Dave Faulkner. "I guess it's a case pointing out your flaws before someone else does it for you. "We always like to have a slight edge. It's unknown territory, bands being as vintage as us, even though there's a couple of examples in the international world, like AC/DC and the Rolling Stones. There's a reason why there's so few of us, because it's damn difficult to do. We've basically been to the new ice age and we remember the days of the old jungle." Hoodoo Gurus learned the hard way exactly how difficult it is to keep the old band together. Back in 1998, still at the peak of their prowess and popularity, Faulkner and his fellow Gurus - guitarist Brad Shepherd, bassist Rick Grossman and drummer Mark Kingsmill - decided it was time to call it a day and broke up the band. They all went off to perform and record with other people, but soon missed each other so much that they formed a new band together, the Persian Rugs, which they insisted for years had nothing to do with the Hoodoo Gurus, except that the two bands coincidentally shared exactly the same line-up for a time. Thankfully, in 2003, they put an end to that charade and reformed as the Hoodoo Gurus. "The real wake up call for me was when the band broke up for six years," says singer Dave Faulkner. "I had never questioned what it was like being in the Hoodoo Gurus because I always was. After about four years, we did a one-off show at the Homebake festival in Sydney. We went up on stage and played and there was that exact same chemistry there - a more powerful entity than just the four of us on stage, a shared identity that was larger than all of us. The champion team versus the team of champions. None of us are the greatest musicians on Earth individually. It's just when we get together, we add something to each other and harmonise in certain ways." Since reforming, the Gurus have recorded two more critically-acclaimed studio albums, Mach Schau [2004] and Purity Of Essence [2010], which now sit seamlessly alongside the band's pre-split classic recordings: Stoneage Romeos [1984]; Mars Needs Guitars! [1985]; Blow Your Cool! [1987]; Magnum Cum Louder [1989]; Kinky [1991]; Crank [1994] and In Blue Cave [1996]. And now comes this brilliant all-new summary of an extraordinary career thus far, the best-of companion, GOLD WATCH.

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300 E. Main St.
Carrboro, NC
United States