Thursday, December 18, 2014

Burt Bacharach announces 2015 dates, coming to Durham

Legendary singer-songwriter, composer and pianist Burt Bacharach has written 73 songs that have been top 40 hits in the U.S. and in early 2015 he'll be playing a lot of those hits when he hits the road.

Bacharach will play the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Wednesday, March 4. Tickets are on sale now via the venue box office and Ticketmaster for $47 to $210.

Check out the complete tribute to Bacharach at the White House when he received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize in 2011 below. It features performances by Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Lyle Lovett, Mike Myers, Michael Feinstein, Rumer, Arturo Sandoval and ShelĂ©a as well as Bacharach himself at the end performing his hit "What the World Needs Now."

Bombadil announces new album 'Hold On,' release show & share "Amy's Friend"

Local quirky pop band Bombadil have just announced that they will release a new album on March 24 via Ramseur Records titled Hold On and they will have a big album release show in the Triangle.

The band will celebrate Hold On at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Saturday, March 21. Sinners and Saints will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 19, via Ticketfly for $12.

Check out the second track from Hold On titled "Amy's Friend" below.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Peter Hook & The Light announce spring tour playing Joy Division albums

Bass player Peter Hook of Joy Division and formerly of New Order will hit the road on a U.S. tour in the spring with his band The Light and they will be playing the Joy Division albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer in their entirety and also opening the show with a set of New Order songs.

The tour will stop at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Friday, May 1. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 19, via Ticketfly for $25.

Check out a video Peter Hook and The Light performing the Joy Division classic "Love Will Tear Us Apart" in Mexico City two years ago bellow.

Spider Bags & Eternal Summers to headline Double Barrel Benefit XII

For the second year in 2015 the big WKNC Double Barrel benefit concert will split it's two nights of shows between Raleigh's Lincoln Theatre and Carrboro's Cat's Cradle. This year's headliners are Spider Bags and Eternal Summers.

Spider Bags will headline the first show at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, February 7. Eternal Summers will headline the second show at the Cat's Cradle on Saturday, February 14.

Two show passes are on sale now via Etix for $22. Tickets for just the Raleigh show are on sale now via Etix for $12. Tickets for just the Carrboro show are on sale now via Ticketfly for $12.

Kacey Musgraves announces winter tour, returning to Durham

Country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves was just in Durham last month to play the annual Country for Kids concert at DPAC and now she has announced a new winter tour that will bring her back to Durham for a proper headlining show.

Musgraves will play the Carolina Theatre in Durham on Friday, February 13. John and Jacob will open. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 19, via the venue box office and Ticketmaster starting at $35. The pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. today, December 16, via Tickemaster with the password PEARL.

Check out Musgraves performing the Loretta Lynn classic "You're Looking at Country" with the legend herself at the CMA Awards earlier this year below.