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Upcoming Shows.
August 9, 2008, 6:13 pm
Filed under: Shows

Hey guys! Got two great shows coming up this week, so we hope to see some of you all out!!

[Sunday, August 10th, 2008]
@ BCHQ (723 N. Mangum, Durham). 8pm. 5 bucks.
All ages, No alcohol.

Great melodic DIY indie punk outta St. Augustine, Florida. If you’re missing that positive energy punk outta the early 90s DC area, this is your chance to get another dose. They play Rites of Spring influenced indie punk. They played the space of few months back and floored us. Rich, the singer/guitarist, runs the label the released the Des Ark LP among other fine albums.

Fun, Florida punk with members of Tubers and Environmental Youth Crunch. I just got the CD into the shop and all the songs are about lizards! Just good ol’ feel good summer punk! Gotta love the humor of those laidback, jean short-wearin’ FLA kids.

This will be some form of the Midtown Dickens. It’s definitely Kym and Catherine with Mike on…washboard?? Bird calls?? Probably pretty acoustic hootenanny based. Rumors of some other special guests on board too.

[Thursday, August 14th, 2008.]
@ BCHQ (723 N. Mangum, Durham). 8pm. 6 bucks.
All ages. No Alcohol.

In the middle of a national tour playing Local 506 size venues, Titus very graciously decides to swing through BCHQ in our little town for the night. Recently tossed into a media stir after being named in Pitchforks ‘Best New Music’ section, the boys are kickin’ up dirt and bringing a rawk ruckus into every little town they touch. They’ve played Ringside (Future Kings’ CD release) and they’ve played Dain’s Place and they keep coming back for more. Come out and see what all the hoopla is about!! It’s definitely deserved and it’s one of those rare cases that I am in complete agreement with the hipzine.

With a full length coming out on In the Red in the fall and a handful of 7″s behind them, the Vivian Girls are also creating a bit of stir in the modern music world. They’re an all woman force to be reckoned with and create a punk, indie and shoegaze blend of greatness. Each time they release something it seems to sell out before I can listen to it or even track down a copy for myself!

Noisey, psychedelic country garage superstars outta Chapel Hill. They’ve got a full length out on Birdman Records and are in the process of getting more stuff out there. Always a blisterin’ set with lots of guitar and shout alongs.

C’mon, you already know and love these Durham natives. Come out and see ’em again. And if you have yet to see them, well, I’d suggest you best get up and get out here. Psychedelic campfire music, that’s what we’ll call it. They blend psychy Appalachian folk with melodic drone, feedback and pedal-magic. Definitely a must see!!

Also surprisingly heralded by Pitchfork Music (8.3!!). Poppy garage with great post punk tendencies outta Brooklyn. Think late 70s, early 80s UK post punk. The type of stuff that the Messthetics label compiles. Angular, fun and catchy.


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