The Built to Spill show on Wednesday brought a crowd of all ages as fans old and new came to see the ’90s indie rock band play for the 75th time at the Cat’s Cradle. The show started with two opening bands, Genders and Slam Dunk.
There aren’t many radio shows that feature movie characters such as Captain Jack Sparrow, Darth Vader or Gollum, but on Matthew Massengale’s radio show, it’s all about the movies. Massengale hosts “M.H.M,” which airs on Carrboro-based station WCOM.
Souse. It’s such an innocent-sounding term. But peel back the layers — or rather, boil the bones and strip off every morsel of meat — and you’ll have the truth behind this Southern tradition.
King Khan & The Shrines Idle No More Rock After more than five years since its last record, King Khan & The Shrines is Idle No More. Named for the Canadian indigenous sovereignty movement, the album tells the story of bandleader Arish Ahmad Khan, better known as King Khan, and his personal struggles, triumphs and critiques of the world today.
Chris Forsyth Solar Motel Rock Guitarist Chris Forsyth’s new album Solar Motel does something most rock instrumental albums fail to achieve — lasting entertainment for the layman. Rather than steeping the four-part epic in showy noodling or overly complex structure, Forsyth reaches for Pink Floydian ideals by layering his guitars in simple melodies and keeping other instrumentation to simple, textural motifs. The album builds listener anticipation from the outset, with churning rhythm guitars egging the music forward to implied new heights.
“It was so nuts. I’ll never forget it.” Kym Register, owner of the Pinhook in downtown Durham, reminisced on the venue’s hugely successful opening night in 2008.