Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Birds and Arrows announce new album 'Edge of Everything'

Local folk rock duo Birds and Arrows are returning this fall with their seventh album titled Edge of Everything. The album will feature ten new songs from the group and will be released on October 30.

The album will feature a number of guest musicians including Ben Folds Five bassist Robert Sledge and singer and flutist Skylar Gudasz, among others. Check out the trailer for the album below.

The band will hit the road in support of the album this fall. They have a number of local shows coming up in Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Pittsboro. Check out their full tour schedule below.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Tori Kelly announces 'Where I Belong' 2015 fall tour

Fresh off of her breakout performance on the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, singer-songwriter Tori Kelly has announced a new fall tour in support of her debut album Unbreakable Smile that was released a few months ago.

Kelly will play The Ritz in Raleigh on Thursday, October 29, as part of NC State's homecoming festivities. Tickets will be $10 to $25, likely $10 for NC State students and $25 for the public, but on sale dates are not yet available.

Check out the aforementioned performance of "Should've Been Us" from the VMAs below.

Friday, August 28, 2015

New old music from Superchunk - "Born to Run" (Bruce Springsteen cover)

The 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's classic 1975 album Born to Run was earlier this week and local indie rock icons Superchunk dug up a live cover of the album's title track to mark the occasion.

Their version of "Born to Run" was recorded in 2000 when Superchunk was on tour with ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead and Crooked Fingers. They closed each show with everyone on stage covering the song, including Eric Bachmann playing Clarence Clemons' classic saxophone solo. Check out it below.

Mac McCaughan of Superchunk will be playing the Hopscotch Music Festival in a couple of weeks. His set will be at the Lincoln Theatre at 9:30 on Thursday, September 10.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Justin Townes Earle announces 'Absent Fathers' fall tour

Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle released his sixth full-length album Absent Fathers earlier this year and he his heading out this fall on a big U.S. tour in support of it that will bring him back to the Triangle.

He will play the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw on Monday, October 12. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $25.

Check out the music video for the song "Call Ya Momma" from Absent Fathers below.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Made of Oak announces debut EP & local release show

Nick Sanborn, best known as half of the breakout duo Sylvan Esso and a touring member of Megafaun, will release the debut EP of his solo project Made of Oak this fall on Partisan Records.

The EP is titled Penumbra and will be out on November 6. Check out a teaser video for the EP below.

Made of Oak will play the Friend Island day party at the Pour House during the Hopscotch Music Festival on Saturday, September 12.