Events for February 25, 2014
The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties will sponsor a program on public education in North Carolina. The program will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014, from 7 to 8:30pm at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliot Road, Chapel Hill. The program is open to the public. Admission and parking are free. Dr. […]Find out more »
Robert Ellis is the kind of songwriter who only comes along once in a great while. With his first two albums, a promise was made. With his new record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, that promise has been delivered and fully realized. The music, like the artist, refuses to accept the confines of a box, and burns white-hot from the inside out. But what seems even more striking about this record, this musician, even at a first glance, is that feeling of unyielding authenticity.Find out more »
The Doug Largent Trio featuring Brad Maiani on guitar and Tyler Leak on drums will play organ trio jazz at 2nd Wind in downtown Carrboro.Find out more »
Käfig’s sensational double bill Correria and Agwa derives from an encounter between Artistic Director Mourad Merzouki and 11 young male dancers from Rio de Janeiro at the Lyon Dance Biennial in 2006. Their stories about life in the favelas—Brazilian shanty towns—and their determination to make something of themselves struck a profound chord with Merzouki and […]Find out more »
Daniel Bachman is a 22 year old musician born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been playing what he describes as "psychedelic appalachia" since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of 'Luck In The Valley'. His newest effort is the full length LP 'Seven Pines', sprung from a year living and working in the city of Philadelphia. The sound results in a combination of homesick worried blues and the ecstatic buzz of fresh experience and a new life in unknown territory. Familiar and known, but also seeking to access memories from lives past, dead and gone.Find out more »
After a major label career, numerous TV appearances and the limiting musical peg of “singer-songwriter,” Colton has gone through a complete reinvention on his new album Lonely Ones.
Credit his reinvention to a few things: Colton’s return to the Oklahoma music scene; a budding friendship with the Flaming Lips; and for his new record, an entirely new approach to songwriting.
Colton’s return to Oklahoma may come as a surprise. The singer admits he initially had to leave his home state to find his footing as a musician. “My dad was in a cover band, but besides that and some open mic nights, I wasn’t exposed to any sort of ‘scene,’” he admits. “I’d just sit around writing songs in my bedroom. It wasn’t until I moved to Dallas that my professional career in music started.”Find out more »