Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Two 'The Ballad of Shovels & Rope' screenings scheduled for Raleigh

South Carolina duo Shovels and Rope are the subjects of a new documentary titled The Ballad of Shovels and Rope that documents the making of the album O' Be Joyful and their rise to popularity that followed the release.

Two screenings of the film have been set for Raleigh in the coming months. The first will be at the Colony Theater on Sunday, October 19, at 7 p.m. Tickets are only available at the box office.

The second screening will be at Regal North Hills Stadium 14 on Thursday, November 6, at 7 p.m. Advance tickets will be available soon HERE for $12.

Monday, September 29, 2014

T0W3RS announces two hometown release shows for 'TL;DR'

Photo by Reed Benjamin
After a triumphant set during the Hopscotch Music Festival a few weeks back (check out a review and a few photos HERE) T0W3RS, aka Derek Torres, is gearing up for the release of his new album TL;DR on November 11 and he has announced two big full band hometown release shows for the album.

The first show will be at the Cat's Cradle Back Room on Friday, November 21. Dad & Dad and Josh Moore will open. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $7.

The next night, Saturday, November 22, the band will play Kings in Raleigh. Ghostt Bllonde and Daddy Issues will open. Tickets will be $7 at the door.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Charlie Parr, Ryan Gustafson & Phil Cook to play special 'fingerpickers' show

Minnesota bluesman Charlie Parr will join local singer-songwriters and guitarists Ryan Gustafson and Phil Cook for a special fingerpickers show in a few weeks in the Triangle. The three musicians will play "round robin" style, meaning that they will be on stage at the same time and take turns playing songs.

The show will happen at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw on Friday, October 10. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $8.

Check out a clip of Parr and Cook performing the song "Just Like Today" together in Cleveland in 2010 below.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Shelby Lynne announces winter dates, coming to Durham

Singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne has just added some new winter tour dates to her tour schedule that will bring the seasoned performer to the Triangle early next year.

Lynne will play the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Friday, February 13. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 26, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $26 to $36.

Lynne recently signed with Rounder Records who will release a deluxe edition of her breakthrough album I Am Shelby Lynne on October 7 and will release her new album next year. Check out her full performance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic earlier this year below.

Kacey Musgraves, Montgomery Gentry, more playing Country for Kids concert

The annual Country for Kids concert benefiting is returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 15, and the event includes some big names in country music.

Topping the bill this year are country veterans Montgomery Gentry, but the act that grabbed our attention is second on the bill, rising star Kacey Musgraves. The Cadillac Three and North Carolina native Jason Michael Carroll will round out the bill.

Tickets will go on sale at noon on Friday, September 26, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $25 to $75. The Friends of DPAC pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. today, September 25. Proceeds from the even will benefit the North Carolina Children's Hospital.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ace Frehley announces fall tour, coming to Durham

Former Kiss guitarist and singer-songwriter Ace Frehley was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year with his old Kiss bandmates and he also released a new solo album titled Space Invader. He now plans to head out on a short fall tour in support of the album that will stop in the Triangle.

Frehley will play the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Monday, November 17. Ticket information is not available yet but VIP packages are available via Frehley's website that will set you back $325.

[UPDATE: Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 3, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $41 to $72.50. The venue pre-sale starts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1.]