With three successful albums under their belt and their latest album “Beautiful people will ruin your life” available for pre-order now, The Wombats have plenty of music to showcase for the new year.
This UK-based indie-rock group has continued to redefine new wave sounds since 2003. However, the group consistently stays true to their alternative rock roots with slow head-bangs and surreal sounds in tunes like “1996” and “Greek Tragedy.”
Cat’s Cradle Backroom
Jan. 20, Doors: 7:30 p.m., Show: 8:30 p.m.
$12 advance/ $15 day of
For a laid-back, acoustic sound with poignant lyrics, look no further than the country-pop mixture that is Charlie Mars.
This Mississippi native consistently supplies warm vocals and rhythms that carry earthy vibes, and songs like “The Money” and “How I Roll” maintain a high level of relatability with audiences.
Jan. 20, Doors: 8 p.m., Show: 9 p.m.
$8 advance/ $10 day of
OHMME introduced its unique approach to alternative rock in 2014 when musicians Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart decided to pursue their shared passion of experimenting with voice and sound. They attribute their original musical techniques and style to the influence of avant-garde rock and the improvisational music culture of Chicago.
This concert will showcase OHMME’s impressive musical creations, such as “Woman,” “Fingerprints” and other pieces featured on their self-titled EP, which was produced by Fox Hall Records and debuted in 2017.
OHMME has been compared to alternative rock legends such as Nirvana and their music hints at indie pop themes found within artists like Lorde, so this concert promises a distinctive musical experience.
The Old Ceremony
Jan. 26, Doors: 7:30 p.m., Show: 8 p.m.
$10 advance/ $12 day of
The Old Ceremony has deep roots within the Chapel Hill community dating back to 2004, but the rock band has proven to have long-term success with multiple international tours and six album releases.
Their meaningful and emotion-filled pieces like “Til My Voice Is Gone” and "Go Dark” often have ominous undertones, but they have proven their versatility with more carefree songs, such as “Papers in Order.”
Neptune's Parlour (21+)
Jan. 29, Doors: 8 p.m., Show: 9:30 p.m.
Lomelda is an up-and-coming artist based out of Texas, and her first album “4E” was released in April 2016.
Her most recent album entitled “Thx” was just released in September 2017, and her soft-spoken style and acoustic features offer an alluring and unique sound. Her peaceful tunes are sure to create a laid-back concert experience.
Jan. 30, Doors: 7 p.m., Show: 8 p.m.
American rapper Mario Mims, whose stage name is Yo Gotti, recently reached the Billboard Top 10 in October 2017 with his hit “Rake It Up” featuring Nicki Minaj. He has consistently topped charts with other rap and R&B stars such as Kanye West, Chris Brown and Kodak Black.
Trap fans love Yo Gotti’s passionate bars and impressive live performances full of explicit language and gestures.