|Justin Lacy & The Swimming Machine|
With a raucous show from Spider Bags at Slim's kicking off the week and a sold out performance from Alt-J at Cat's Cradle, this week runs the gamut of musical genres. Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are getting equal amounts of lovin' from both touring acts and local favorites, so make your way out to a show this week!
Show of the Week: Onward, Soldiers w/ Wiley Hunter & The Cazadores and Justin Lacy & The Swimming Machine @ Kings Barcade on March 2
Thursday, February 28
Spider Bags w/ Flesh Wounds & DJ Suggadelic @ Slim's in Raleigh
- Two of the areas finest punk acts are going to be packed into one of the Triangle's finest clubs for gritty, high-energy shows. Needless to say this show is going to be incredible. Spider Bags solidified their spot in 2012 as one of the local powerhouses, receiving high acclaim from national publications like Pitchfork, Shake My Head was release that boosted Spider Bags to the glory that they deserve. I finally got to see their southern blend of punk rock at Double Barrel Benefit earlier this month and suddenly understood why this band has received the acclaim they have. The energy was bouncing across the stage, much like the band, as they powered through an engaging set filled with sing-a-longs and wild antics. Spider Bags' fans are a dedicated bunch, exerting just as much energy as the band when taking in their frenetic live performance. Flesh Wounds couldn't be a better opener either, I got the chance to see them in a crowded Berkley Cafe at Hopscotch last year and saw much of the same that I did at Spider Bags, but with far more grit. Flesh Wounds give fans exactly what they want, no frills balls-out punk rock with jaunting rhythms and fast-paced melodies. Slim's is at its finest when it's packed in tightly and filled with the brash tunes that we'll see on display on Thursday. A fantastic way to kick off this batch of shows.