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.

John Densmore of The Doors signing books in Raleigh tonight

The Doors' drummer John Densmore is coming to town tonight to sign copies of his book The Doors Unhinged, which is about his legal battle with fellow Doors members Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger about the continued use of the band name for tours as well as other artistic integrity conflicts.

Densmore will appear at Schoolkids Records in Raleigh at 7 p.m. tonight, September 15. In addition to signing copies of The Doors Unhinged, he will also be signing one copy of a Doors' record for each person. The store has stocked up on copies of the book as well as Doors' albums.

Check out a video of Densmore playing The Doors' classic "Riders on the Storm" with some faculty from Bergen Community College in New Jersey earlier this year below.