Thursday, September 18, 2014

Delta Spirit brings down the house in Carrboro

While on tour for their fourth LP, Into the Wide (read our review HERE), California rockers Delta Spirit made a stop at Cat’s Cradle last night. And they absolutely brought down the house.

Although the band was touring for their new album, they kept a good balance of reaching back into their catalogue and playing songs from their three previous releases.

The sound at the show was second to none. No feedback, no static, no breaks. The band played loud and hard, shaking the floor of the venue and lead singer Matthew Vasquez screamed into the microphone with raw emotion.

Manchester Orchestra announces fall tour, coming to Durham

Georgia rockers Manchester Orchestra released their fourth studio album earlier this year titled Cope and the band is hitting the road on a fall tour that will bring them to a somewhat unconventional Triangle venue for a rock show.

Manchester Orchestra will play the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham on Friday, December 12. Chris Staples will open. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $26. Each ticket purchased comes with a digital download of the new album Cope.

Stream the album Cope in its entirety below.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thee Oh Sees announce fall tour, coming to Raleigh

San Francisco psychedelic rockers Thee Oh Sees released a new album earlier this year titled Drop and the band will be hitting the road again this fall in support of it.

The band will play Kings in Raleigh on Sunday, November 16. Jack Name will open. Tickets are on sale now via Etix for $14.

Check out the music video for the song "The Lens" from the album Drop below.

Generationals extend fall tour, coming to Chapel Hill

Indie rocker Generationals just released their fourth full-length album this week titled Alix and the band has just extended their fall tour plans into December when they'll make a stop in the Triangle.

The band will return to Local 506 in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, December 2. Lowell will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 19, via Ticketfly for $10.

Check out the song "Gold Silver Diamond" from Alix below.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Liam Finn joins Warpaint on fall tour, coming to Carrboro

Singer-songwriter Liam Finn released his third full-length solo album earlier this year via Yep Roc Records titled The Nihilist and he is coming back to the U.S. for a short tour this fall opening for Warpaint.

Finn will open Warpaint's show at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Saturday, October 18. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly for $17.

Check out Finn and his band performing "Burn Up the Road" from The Nihilist on WNYC earlier this year below.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Album Review: Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness of Dancers

Over the course of three records, MC Taylor’s Hiss Golden Messenger has questioned where we find God or — more broadly — Truth. Bad Debt looked for it in solitude, Poor Moon searched in ritual and his previous record, Haw, dug into the element of place, specifically North Carolina.

Lateness of Dancers, Taylor’s Merge Records debut, is still searching, but it’s more comfortable with not having complete answers. Taylor’s search for Truth hasn’t come up empty. “Yes, I’m learning now,” he sings on the title track and later in a song for his daughter Ione (“Chapter & Verse”), he admits that all he has are songs and experience and sings, “Ain’t that enough?” in such a way that the answer — yes — is implied.