Thursday, February 26, 2015

Brandi Carlile announces spring/summer 2015 tour

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile will release her fifth full-length studio album this Tuesday, March 3, titled The Firewatcher's Daughter and she'll hit the road on a big big this spring and summer in support of it.

Carlile will play the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh on Friday, June 12. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, via Etix for $45 (reserved seats) or $32 (general admission). A presale will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 27.

For a limited time you can stream Carlile's entire new album, The Firewatcher's Daughtervia Amazon.

Old Crow Medicine Show & Sturgill Simpson announce spring 2015 tour

String band Old Crow Medicine Show will team up with rising star Sturgill Simpson for a short string of spring tour dates that will bring the pair to the Triangle for a big show in May.

They will play Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Saturday, May 2. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 27, via Etix for $35 or $40.

Simpson was scheduled to play a sold-out show at the Lincoln Theatre on February 26 but it has been canceled due to illness. Those with tickets to the show will get a refund as well as access to a special pre-sale for the Cary show.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Frank Black coming to Durham for 'Brazil' screening

The new Film Acoustic film series just kicked off a couple of months ago at the Carolina Theatre in Durham and they've managed to bring in an amazing batch of artists thus far with Wayne Coyne, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case coming to town to discuss some of their favorite films.

The series shows no signs of slowing with the announcement of the March event that will feature Pixies' frontman Frank Black. The film that will be screened and discussed is 1985 Terry Gilliam film Brazil.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 19. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $15.

The Tallest Man on Earth announces new album 'Dark Bird Is Home,' full band tour

Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, better known as The Tallest Man on Earth, will release a new album on May 12 titled Dark Bird Is Home and he'll hit the road this fall on a tour support of it with a full band.

The tour will come to the Durham Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 29. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Friday, February 27, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $28 to $35.

Check out the song "Sagres" from Dark Bird Is Home below.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Album Review: Daddy Issues - Double Loser EP

If you had just 10 minutes to impress somebody, could you do it? Greensboro quartet Daddy Issues does on their new Double Loser EP.

In four songs, Lo Davy (vocals, guitar), Lindsey Sprague (lead guitar), Maddie Putney (bass), and Amethyst White (percussion) assert themselves as a one of the best new North Carolina bands and hint at some range as well.

Few bands pull off surf rock as well as Daddy Issues. The style’s signature bounce is prevalent, but not over emphasized or cartoonish. The bright tones add color and draw the listener in. Davy lulls them for a bit with slacker-esque vocals before smacking listeners up side the head with joyful and mischievous shouts.

Lake Street Dive announces 2015 tour, coming to Raleigh

Photo by Jarrod McCabe
Boston based jazz pop group Lake Street Dive are continuing to tour in 2015 in support of the breakthrough album Bad Self Portraits an they will return to the Triangle this spring for another big show.

The band will kick off the North Carolina Museum of Art's summer concert series in Raleigh on Saturday, May 23. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, via Etix for $20 (general admission) or $30 (reserved). A presale will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 27.

Check out Lake Street Dive performing the song "Stop Your Crying" on Conan last August below.