Happy holiday season readers! I took a bit of a break after exam periods to enjoy the festivities but alas we're back to the blogosphere to keep spreading the good word. 2011 is winding down quickly and looking back through the year it's clear to see how blessed we are as North Carolinians to have such a flourishing music scene. From the phenomenal acts brought to the state thanks to swiftly rising festivals like Moogfest and Hopscotch, which have been drawing more national attention to the state, to the incredible shows in tiny clubs, packed amphitheaters, and everywhere in between, North Carolina had one hell of a year for shows. Agatha and I have both rounded up our Top 5 shows of the year, so let's get to it!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
|Beirut at The Cat's Cradle on December 8, 2011|
Exciting shows are rounding out 2011 in the Triangle, some of which find themselves being the highlight of the year for some showgoers. Beirut was just one of these highly anticipated shows that popped up late in the year and the annual American Aquarium set at The Pour House proved to be just as incredible as usual. Agatha was out shooting both Beirut and American Aquarium, as well as Jon Lindsay with Wiley Hunter and The Cazadores. On top of all of this photo goodness we've got video shots from The Sea and Cake at Local 506 back in November. Check out our captures from Around The Triangle after the jump!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
|David Thompson by Kooley High was released on|
Fat Beats on December 6, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Gross Ghost was kind enough to invite me out to their cabin outside of Carrboro to film our session, upon driving through the dirt roads and passing the "No Trespassing Signs" with an ominous "wrong turn" type of feel to it, Aggie and I came to the end of the path and pretty much dropped our jaws at how incredible this place looked. Mike later informed us of his gun-toting neighbor being basically harmless, then gave us the grand cabin tour so to speak. Mike, Tre, Rob, and TJ are all incredibly endearing individuals and upon finding out that they'd planned to film full band inside of the cabin I basically had an inner fanboy freakout over the fact that I'd get to see my own private Gross Ghost set inside of an empty cabin in the woods. It was as awesome as it sounds.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Around The Triangle: Bottom String Session #16, Local Beer Local Band, Hammer No More The Fingers, Architecture in Helsinki
|Photo Credit: Agatha Donkar|
Also after the jump is our Bottom String Session with Sinful Savage Tigers from the backyard of Andrew Marlin. A stellar set of songs from an excellent upcoming folk band from Carrboro, Sinful Savage Tigers performed "Natural Ghost" from their debut release as well as "Ballad of John Grove" off of their latest album, "The Last Night Of The Revels".