Picks of the Week
The Archbishops of Blount Street – Tir Na Nog (Funk/Ska) – 10 p.m. | Free
This is/was rescheduled from last week and Part of the Local Beer, Local Band Series. The Triangle’s only Funk/Ska band is going to blow the doors off the place! Mixing some of their own songs in with old favorites, this band is brass heavy and reminds me of a Cross between Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes and the Pietasters. Bottom line – these guys are amazing.
Oh No Fiasco! – Berkeley Café (Indie) – 9 p.m. | $8
This Knoxville-based Indie/Dance Rock band has been touring extensively, and is well-known for explosive shows and an incredible stage presence. This will be a high-energy, hard driving show punctuated by the piercing vocals of Lindsey Stamey. If you like Owl City, you will most certainly like this band. Local Faves Knockout Roses and Mumu Tutu will be opening the show.
Bong Hits for Jesus – Dive Bar (Funk/Rock) – 10 p.m. | $5
This Philly-based band has deep and driving funk sounds and will funk up the Dive Bar for the start of the weekend. This show is for the funk lovers in the area. It’s the perfect show on a Friday to experience these guys as they toy with funk and rock and jam out the night.
Clay Pigeons, Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band – The Pour House (Funk/Folk) – 10 p.m. | $12
An interesting combination of two different bands in the same evening. But in a strange way, they share a similar energy and it creates a night of music with a little something for everyone. New York City’s Clay Pigeons have a indie sound that has a bit of a retro feel. Maybe it’s the echo vocals. Whatever it is, it’s a great hook and thankfully it doesn’t stop there. Solid driving guitars round out the sound and it will make for a great set of music. Asheville’s Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band bring a Western NC funk sound infused with psychedelic jam rock. They are stalwarts on the Funk scene in Western NC and they have a loyal and large following – be prepared for some serious music and dancing!
Mary Selvidge, Porter Hall, Steve Howell & The Lonesome Teardrops (Country/Americana) – 10 p.m. | $10
This is the closest Raleigh will come to a good ole Honky Tonk this week. Not to worry — the award-winning musical talents of North Carolina native Mary Selvidge will amaze and astound. In what is already a crowded market of female vocal talent, Mary is able to offer belting power as well as soft lullaby vocals to match the song and the tone. The result is an entertaining evening of music. This is likely the best female vocal music that you will hear in the Raleigh market this week. If you like Allison Kraus or Jeanne Jolly – this is the show for you! Porter Hall and Steve Howell w/ The Lonesome Teardrops open the evening.
Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet – North Carolina Museum of Art (Cajun) – 8 p.m. | $15-$25
In what is billed as “The World’s Best Cajun Band,” these Grammy Winners from Lafayette, Louisiana are the second part of the 2011 “Louisiana Dance Party at NCMA. This band has been through a few changes over the years with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter and Michael Doucet and have had a few top 20 hits along the way to boot. Through out their 30+ year existence they have kept true to one thing – the truly unique Cajun music experience – blending elements on New Orleans Jazz, Zydeco, Country and Blues into their Louisiana Folk sound. The result is a masterful sound that encourages easy listening and of course, Dancing avec the Cajun Deux-step. These guys are a true treasure and this is NOT a show to be missed.
Luego, The Annuals, Jenna & The Jintlemen – Kings Barcade (Indie) – 9:30 p.m. | $8
Three great local indie bands come to Kings for a great night of music! Luego, The Annuals and Jenna & The Jintlemen all have different styles, but they are all variations of a theme: solid Indie Rock. Expect great vocals and indie/folk from Luego, a little more intense Rock theme from Annuals and then a little of both from Jenna and her boys.
Heavy Pets, Bubonik Funk – Southland Ballroom (Funk/Jam) – 10 p.m. | $10
THE place in town to be for Jam/Funk for tonight, especially for the Phish afterparty. Ft. Lauderdale based Heavy Pets is on an extended East Coast tour that thus far has been extremely successful, including a gig at Bonnaroo. Come jam out with their contagious, sing-along, dance-along style. It’s certainly the basis for a great party and will serve to warm up the crowd for the funky grooves of Charlotte-based Bubonik Funk.
Sunday – 6/19
Miracle Fortress, Motor Skills – Kings Barcade (House/Electronica) – 9:30 p.m. | $6
Two great acts that will stretch the limits of House/Electronica. Montreal-based Miracle Fortress is back on tour promoting a second album after their very successful debut. They mix elements of house, trace and simple electronica that creates and easy listening sound. I listen to this and it brings me back to my days of being in a Montreal bookstore or the boutiques on Blvd St. Laurent. This is great stuff and is not to be missed if you have any interest in this style of music. If you like The Hood Internet you will love this sound, although it’s a little more laid back. Local band Motor Skills will open the evening.
Borgore – Lincoln Theatre (Dance/Electronica) – 8 p.m. | $16
Certainly one the Elite artists of the turntable, this Israeli from Tel Aviv is on a World Tour and is ready to blow out the doors of the Lincoln Theatre. If you love Archnemisis, Pretty Lights or Girl Talk, you will love this show. Blending elements of house, techno and hip-hop – along with a global vibe – this is what the masses are listening to in the best clubs of Global hotspots: Ibiza, Corfu, Paris, Miami, New York, Montreal, Moscow, Shanghai, ect. Raleigh is truly lucky to land a show of this magnitude.
Wednesday, June 8
Amra’s – 106 Glenwood Ave. – Chris Suiter (Jazz) — 9:30 p.m.
Big Easy – 222 Fayetteville St. – Cecil Johnson (Jazz) — 6 p.m.
Bone Daddy’s – 605 Creekside Drive – Tommy Redd & The All-Star Jam Band (Blues) — 9 p.m.
The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – Chase Coy, Rival Summers, More (Rock) — 7 p.m.
Buku – 110 East Davie St. – All Star Blues Jam w/ Josh Presslar (Blues) — 8:30 p.m.
Busy Bee – 225 South Wilmington St. – DJ WAX (Electronica) — 10 p.m.
Humble Pie – Harrington, St. – Peter Lamb & The Wolves (Jazz) — 9:30 p.m.
Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – City Folk (Country/Bluegrass) — 6:30 p.m.
PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. – Ugly Radio Rebellion (Rock) — 9:30 p.m.
Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – Dub Sessions (Electronica) – 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 9
Amra’s – 106 Glenwood Ave. – Mike Mickxer (Blues/Rock) — 9:30 p.m.
Berkeley Café – 217 West Martin St. – Oh No Fiasco (Indie) — 9 p.m.
Big Easy – 222 Fayetteville St. – Cecil Johnson (Jazz) — 6 p.m.
Bone Daddy’s – 605 Creekside Drive – Triangle Blues Jam (Blues) — 9 p.m.
The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – Floral Terrace (Rock) — 8 p.m.
Busy Bee – 225 South Wilmington St. – Bumble w/ DJ Thein (Electronica) —10 p.m.
Deep South The Bar – 430 South Dawson – Exit Stage Right, Heron, Gringo (Covers, Rock) — 10 p.m.
Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – Lou Padro (Jazz) — 6:30 p.m.
King’s Barcade – 14 West Martin St. – Phil Mancuso, Troubel, Wind and Willow (Folk/Indie) — 9:30 p.m.
PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. – Visions to Fruition, David Titchener (Indie) — 10 p.m.
Sadlacks – 2116 Hillsborough St. – Open Mic Night — 8 p.m.
Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – Ladies Gun Club, Grass Pistols, Onward Soldiers (Indie) — 9 p.m.
The Point – 1626 Glenwood Ave. – Brickhouse (Covers) — 9 p.m.
Tir Na Nog – 218 South Blount St. – Local Beer Local Band Feat. The ArchBishops of Blount Street (Brass Funk/Ska) — 10 p.m.
Friday, June 10
Amra’s – 106 Glenwood Ave. – Al Williams (Covers) – 10 p.m.
Berkeley Café – 217 West Martin St. – Killing the Catalyst, Attracting the Fall, More (Rock) — 9 p.m.
Big Easy – 222 Fayetteville St. – Early: Cecil Johnson (Jazz) — 6 p.m. Late: Mike Mickxer (Covers) — 10 p.m.
Bone Daddy’s – 605 Creekside Drive – Tommy Thunderfoot (Covers) — 9 p.m.
The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – NHBRS, Gabriele the Maniac, More (Rock) — 8 p.m.
Deep South The Bar – 430 South Dawson – Mary Selvidge, Porter Hall, Steve Harrell (Folk) — 10 p.m.
Dive Bar – 3 Glenwood Ave. – Bong Hits for Jesus (Funk) — 10 p.m.
Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – Lola and Dave Youngman (Jazz) — 6:30 p.m.
King’s Barcade – 14 West Martin St. – Chris Mills, TypeFighter, Brett Harris (Indie) — 9:30 p.m.
Lincoln Theatre – 126 East Cabarrus St. — Shoot to Thrill, Mostly Crue (Covers/Tribute) — 9 p.m.
PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. – Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band, Clay Pigeons (Folk/Funk) — 10 p.m.
Shakedown Street – 2500 Hillsborough St. – Mecanikill, 180 Degrees, Shadowbunnys, Orgavin (Rock) — 10 p.m.
Slim’s Bar – 227 South Wilmington St. – Bobby’s Fever, More (Indie) — 10 p.m.
Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – Tinsley Ellis (Rock/Blues) — 9:30 p.m.
The Oxford – 319 Fayetteville St. – Old Avenue (Covers) — 10 p.m.
Tir Na Nog – 218 South Blount St. – The Plaids (Irish Covers) — 10 p.m.
42nd Street Oyster Bar – 508 W. Jones St. – Cherry (Covers) — 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 11
Amra’s – 106 Glenwood Ave. – Lawn Darts (Covers) – 10 p.m.
Berkeley Café – 217 West Martin St. – Greensky Bluegrass (Bluegrass) — 9 p.m.
Big Easy – 222 Fayetteville St. – Early: Cecil Johnson (Jazz) — 6 p.m., Late: EG Madd Elaine (Covers) — 10 p.m.
Bone Daddy’s – 605 Creekside Drive – Donnha Station (Covers) — 9 p.m.
The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – When Forever Comes, See it Rising, More (Rock) — 10 p.m.
Deep South The Bar – 430 South Dawson – Spiralfire, The Long Drive (Indie) — 10 p.m.
Dive Bar – 3 Glenwood Ave. – Blood Red River, The Speed Kings (Rock) — 10 p.m.
Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – Moon and Stars Dance Band (Jazz/Swing) — 6:30 p.m.
King’s Barcade – 14 West Martin St. – Luego, The Annuals, Jenna & The Jintlemen (Indie) — 10 p.m.
Napper Tandy’s – 126 North West St. – Joystick (Covers) — 9 p.m.
PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. – The Mantras, Chasing Edison (Indie) — 10 p.m.
Shakedown Street – 2500 Hillsborough St. – George Preston, Lactos Quervo (Indie) —10 p.m.
Slim’s Bar – 227 South Wilmington St. – Mumu Tuttu, Styvesant (Indie) — 9 p.m.
Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – Heavy Pets, Bubonik Funk (Funk/Jam) — 10 p.m.
The Oxford – 319 Fayetteville St. – New Sweat (Covers) — 10 p.m.
Tir Na Nog – 218 South Blount St. – Paddy Gibney (Covers) — 9 p.m.
42nd Street Oyster Bar – 508 W. Jones St. – Screaming Wilhelms (Covers) — 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 12
Bone Daddy’s – 605 Creekside Drive – Bernie Lamb & Friends (Blues) — 2 p.m.
The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – The Last 10 Seconds of Life, Demolisher, More (Rock) — 6 p.m.
Five Star – 511 West Hargett St – Neu Romance (Dance/Electronica) — 10 p.m.
Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – Gene O’Neil (Jazz) — 10 a.m.
King’s Barcade – 14 West Martin St. – Miracle Fortress,Motor Skills (Shoegaze/Indie) —9 p.m.
Lincoln Theatre – 126 East Cabarrus St. – Bagare (Dance Electronica) — 9 p.m.
Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – Tetrarch, Omelas, A Light Divided, Shallow Side, The Plow (Rock) — 8 p.m.