Carrboro-based Dwarf Star Studios will present three local bands in a monthly virtual concert series at 7 p.m. Thursday. The free show will have most bands stream in from remote locations, with one using the Cat’s Cradle in Carborro as a performing space.
The Unsustainables, Fat Bastard Blues Band and Harbors will all participate in the virtual concert, with sounds ranging from ska to the blues and alternative music. While Fat Bastards Blues Band and Harbors will be playing from their own remote places, The Unsustainables will be utilizing the Cat’s Cradle as a performance space.
The series is meant to showcase rising local bands and musicians. John May, the owner of Dwarf Star Studios, said that streaming has opened doors for a number of bands that are looking to explore and increase the quality of virtual shows with in-person limitations.
“Throughout this six months, seven months, I've actually made more relationships with bands than in the previous two years before that,” May said. “COVID has kind of closed some doors with in-person stuff, but it also opened up some other doors with people reaching out further than they might normally be reaching out to try to find opportunities.”
Although the series is free to stream, audience members are able to give tips that the bands split up at the end of the performances.