Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle


Dec
8 Tue
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Andy Shauf

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
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ADVANCED: $18.00
DAY OF: $20.00

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ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 20, 2020 4:08 PM to December 8, 2020 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: December 8, 2020 12:00 AM to December 8, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This show has been rescheduled from May 5th.

Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician's songs unfold like short fiction: they're densely layered with colorful characters and a rich emotional depth. On his new album The Neon Skyline (out January 24 via ANTI-), he sets a familiar scene of inviting a friend for beers on the opening title track: "I said, 'Come to the Skyline, I'll be washing my sins away.' He just laughed, said 'I'll be late, you know how I can be.'" The LP's 11 interconnected tracks follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighborhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up. While its overarching narrative is riveting, the real thrill of the album comes from how Shauf finds the humanity and humor in a typical night out and the ashes of a past relationship.

His last full-length 2016's The Party was an impressive collection of ornate and affecting songs that followed different attendees of a house party. Shauf's attention-to-detail in his writing evoked Randy Newman and his unorthodox, flowing lyrical phrasing recalled Joni Mitchell. Though that album was his breakthrough, his undeniable songwriting talent has been long evident. Raised in Bienfait, Saskatchewan, he cut his teeth in the nearby Regina music community. His 2012 LP The Bearer of Bad News documented his already-formed musical ambition and showcased Shauf's burgeoning voice as a narrative songwriter with songs like "Hometown Hero," "Wendell Walker," and "My Dear Helen" feeling like standalone, self-contained worlds. In 2018, his band Foxwarren, formed over 10 years ago with childhood friends, released a self-titled album where Pitchfork recognized how "Shauf has diligently refined his storytelling during the last decade."

The Party earned a spot on the Polaris Music Prize 2016 shortlist and launched Shauf to an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden as well as glowing accolades from NPR, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and more. "That LP was a concept record and it really made me want to do a better album. I wanted to have a more cohesive story," says Shauf. Where the concept of The Party revealed itself midway through the writing process, he knew the story he wanted to tell on The Neon Skyline from the start. "I kept coming back to the same situation of one guy going to a bar, which was basically exactly what I was doing at the time. These songs are fictional but it's not too far off from where my life was," Shauf explains.

For The Neon Skyline, Shauf chose to start each composition on guitar instead of his usual piano. He says, "I wanted to be able to sit down and play each song with just a guitar without having to rely on some sort of a clever arrangement to make it whole." The resulting album finds its immediacy in simplicity. While the arrangements on folksy "The Moon" are unfussy and song-centered like the best Gordon Lightfoot offerings, his drive to experiment is still obvious. This is especially so on the unmoored relationship autopsy "Thirteen Hours," which boasts an arrangement that's both jazzy and adventurous.
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Feb
19 Fri
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We Came As Romans, with The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, Dayseeker

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $25.00
DAY OF: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 8, 2020 12:00 PM to February 19, 2021 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: February 19, 2021 12:00 AM to February 19, 2021 5:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Brotherhood lasts forever.

No matter what happens, those bonds endure in memories and moments. We Came As Romans hold a similar link between them. After nearly 15 years together, countless sold out shows, critical acclaim, and over 250 million streams, the Michigan quintet-Joshua Moore [guitar], Dave Stephens [vocals], Lou Cotton [guitar], Andy Glass [bass], and David Puckett [drums]-weather their darkest time and emerge stronger in the name of a fallen brother and member: Kyle Pavone.

The group soldier ahead with a sixth full-length opus befitting of his memory.

"When Kyle passed away, it changed everything for us personally and, as a byproduct, everything for the band," says Joshua. "An earth-shattering event puts a lot of things in perspective. We've spent so much time together. We've been doing this since we were kids. The one thing that won't change is the way Kyle affected my life. Before we were bandmates, we were essentially brothers. In order to be genuine to our fans and ourselves, we had to write about what we dealt with losing him. At the same time, this isn't just a bunch of songs soaking in depression. We want to celebrate what we built."

Together, We Came As Romans built a burgeoning empire. Merging chugging metallic force, skyscraping melodies, off-kilter electronic experimentation, and hardcore spirit, the group quietly claimed a place at the forefront of modern heavy music. They put up unbelievable numbers with the likes of "Hope" [17 million streams], and "The World I Used To Know" [15 million Spotify streams] as well as multiple top ten records on the Billboard Top 200. Meanwhile, 2017's Cold Like War represented a career peak. The title track "Cold Like War" and "Wasted Age" both surpassed 9 million Spotify streams as the band received its best career reviews to date. Alternative Press cited the album as "a milestone," and Metal Hammer praised their penchant for unpredictability by affirming, "This record is never boring." Beyond tours with everyone from A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, I Prevail, The Used, Sleeping With Sirens, Parkway Drive, and more, they packed houses on headline dates around the world.

After Kyle's death in 2018, they made a careful decision to push forward, returning to the road with Bullet For My Valentine before gathering themselves in the studio with longtime collaborator Nick Sampson [Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris] and seeking perspective from Drew Fulk [Motionless In White, Lil Peep].

"Nick has been part of the family forever, because he was an engineer on our first record," Joshua continues. "We also had to involve Drew. He produced Cold Like War, and it was Kyle's favorite record. It felt like it needed to happen, since that was the last great memory Kyle made with us. Everyone was a big part of the process."

We Came As Romans introduce this next chapter with a pair of singles, "Carry The Weight" and "From The First Note." Evocative clean guitar echoes at the beginning of "Carry The Weight" before giving way to a hammering groove and cathartic screams that culminate on a hypnotic chant-one of the band's most irresistible.
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Mar
10 Wed
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Stephen Malkmus, with Qais Essar & the Magik Carpet

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $20.00
DAY OF: $23.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: September 15, 2020 10:00 AM to March 10, 2021 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: March 10, 2021 12:00 AM to March 10, 2021 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Stephen Malkmus, Traditional Techniques

Is that a goddamn bouzouki? you may ask. A pedal steel guitar? What kind of Stephen Malkmus album is this, anyway?

It's called folk music, and it's taking the country by storm. Stephen Malkmus is only the latest popular artist to apply this old new approach to their rock and roll sounds.

Take the name Traditional Techniques with as much salt as you'd like or dig the Adorno reference, Malkmus's third solo LP without the Jicks (or Pavement) is as organic as they come. It's packed with handmade arrangements, modern folklore, and 10 songs written and performed in Malkmus's singular voice. An adventurous new album in an instantly familiar mode, Traditional Techniques creates a serendipitous trilogy with the loose fuzz of the Jicks' Sparkle Hard (Matador, 2018) and the solo bedroom experiments of Groove Denied (Matador, 2019). Taken together, these three very different full-lengths in three years highlight an ever-curious songwriter committed to finding untouched territory. Perhaps some of these "folk" musicians could take a lesson or two.

Created in the spontaneous west coast style adopted so infectiously by young American musicians in this time of global turmoil, Malkmus took on Traditional Techniques as a kind of self-dare. Conceived while recording Sparkle Hard with the Jicks at Portland's Halfling Studio, Malkmus had observed the variety of acoustic instruments available for use. The idea escalated within a matter of weeks into a full set of songs and shortly thereafter into a realized and fully committed album. When he returned to Halfling, Malkmus drew from a whole new musical palette--including a variety of Afghani instruments--to support an ache both quizzical and contemporary. Stephen Malkmus isn't one of those "hung up" musicians one reads about so frequently these days, sequestered in a jungle room of the heart. The jukebox in Malkmus's private grotto remains fully updated. Not only is the artist present, but he's on Twitter.

Traditional Techniques is new phase folk music for new phase folks, with Malkmus as attuned as ever to the rhythms of the ever-evolving lingual slipstream. Instead of roses, briars, and long black veils, prepare for owns, cracked emojis, and shadowbans. Centered around the songwriter's 12-string acoustic guitar, and informed by a half-century of folk-rock reference points, Traditional Techniques is the product of Malkmus and Halfling engineer/arranger-in-residence Chris Funk (The Decemberists). Playing guitar is friend-to-all-heads Matt Sweeney (Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Chavez, and too many other to count), who'd previously crossed paths with Malkmus on the opposite end of the longhairs' map of the world, most lately gnarling out together back east in the jam conglomerate Endless Boogie.

But, buyer beware, no matter how these recordings might be tagged by your nearest algorithm, the expansive and thrilling folk-rock sounds of Traditional Techniques aren't SM Unplugged. One might even question his commitment to acoustic instruments, but we'll leave that for somebody else's hot take. All we're saying is watch your head. Because alongside all that gorgeous folk music ("The Greatest Own in Legal History," "Cash Up"), there are also occasional bursts of flute-laced swagger ("Shadowbanned"), straight-up commune rock ("Xian Man"), and mind-bending fuzz in places you least expect it ("Brainwashed").

- Jesse Jarnow

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Apr
10 Sat
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An Evening with Jill Andrews

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $14.00
DAY OF: $17.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: April 10, 2021 12:00 AM to April 10, 2021 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 23, 2020 10:00 AM to April 10, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The stories of a woman often go untold. Her struggles are kept as secrets. Her victories, discreet. Her pain, polite and unobtrusive. History records the ones who break her heart and the ones who mend it, yet it forgets the life and truth born in between. On Thirties, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Jill Andrews gives these unsung moments the voice they have always deserved.

From her days fronting lauded Americana group, the everbodyfields, to her successful solo career as a writer and performer, Andrews' music has taken her far from her East Tennessee home. She has collaborated and shared the stage with countless celebrated artists including the Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and the Secret Sisters, and her music has been featured on Grey's Anatomy, The Good Wife, Nashville, Wynonna Earp and American Idol. Featuring emotional melodies, intimate storytelling and vocals that soar even at a whisper, Thirties is a deviation, it resists contemplating the big, loud questions of the world, and rather, invites listeners to look inward, keeping us closer to home than ever before.

Tenderly, hauntingly and without fear, Thirties chronicles Andrews' journey through a decade rife with both beauty and brutality. She explores the isolation and joy of motherhood, the loss not of a lover, but a partner, the experience of growing older in a world that expects you to stay young forever. With co-producer Lucas Morton and help from friends including Grammy winning songwriting duo Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, Natlie Hemby and Andrews' Hush Kids bandmate Peter Groenwald, Thirties is at once profoundly intimate and artfully infectious, evocative of greats Lucinda Williams, Chrissie Hynde and Brandi Carlile.

Andrews lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her children Nico, Falcon, and husband, Jerred. Along with a full-color, hard-cover companion book, Thirties is slated for release on March 27.

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Apr
22 Thu
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JoJo - Good To Know Tour

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $155.00
ADVANCED: $30.00
DAY OF: $33.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: April 22, 2021 12:00 AM to April 22, 2021 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 27, 2020 10:00 AM to April 22, 2021 12:00 AM
VIP Public Onsale: March 27, 2020 10:00 AM to April 8, 2021 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Every ticket purchased online for JoJo includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of the new album, Good To Know, released in spring 2020. You'll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album within 7 days of your ticket purchase. US/CAN residents only, offer not valid on resale tickets.

JoJo [born Joanna Levesque] is a chart-topping, award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress who, at just 28 years old, is already a veteran of the music industry - but she is ready to write her next chapter. Now signed to Warner Records through a joint venture with her own Clover Music, JoJo has begun with new releases "Joanna" and the Doc McKinney-produced "Sabotage (feat. CHIKA)," and is looking ahead to her new album to come in spring 2020. Having released her self-titled debut album when she was just 13, JoJo's breakout smash "Leave (Get Out)" made JoJo the youngest-ever solo artist to have a debut #1 single in the U.S. and to be nominated for "Best New Artist" at the MTV Video Music Awards. The album went on to sell over four million copies and became the singer's first Platinum record, which she followed with a string of additional hits, most notably the Top 3 single "Too Little Too Late" from sophomore album The High Road. In 2016, JoJo made a heralded return to music with her first new album in 10 years, Mad Love. - debuting Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 and earning her unanimous critical acclaim from the likes of TIME, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Cosmo, Entertainment Weekly and more. Last year, JoJo re-recorded and re-released her first two albums (JoJo and The High Road) under her own label Clover Music, after years of legal battles with her former label that prevented the albums from existing on digital platforms. She has also pushed herself outside the confines of genre, recently collaborating with artists ranging from PJ Morton [on the GRAMMY-winning R&B hit "Say So"] and Jacob Collier [lending her vocal stylings to the jazzy "It Don't Matter"] to Tank on his latest "Somebody Else."

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$30.00 - $155.00
Apr
28 Wed
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White Reaper

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00
DAY OF: $17.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: April 28, 2021 12:00 AM to April 28, 2021 5:30 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 9, 2020 12:00 PM to April 28, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Nurturing arena-sized ambitions, Louisville, KY's White Reaper remind us that "fun as hell" is a primary purpose of music. Equal parts glam and grit, White Reaper's forthcoming Elektra Records debut finds the band packing classic rock with grinning twin guitar leads into masterly crafted pop songs. Out October 18th, the album will follow 2017's critically acclaimed The World's Best American Band, which was praised by Pitchfork for having "more riffs than you can fit into the trunk of a Camaro". From their forthcoming album, White Reaper have released three singles: "1F," "Real Long Time," and lead single, "Might Be Right," which is currently sitting at #20 on the alt radio chart and growing. As described by Stereogum, White Reaper are "bringing burnout abandon and arena strobe lights into the modern era."

Tony Esposito (guitar/vocals), Ryan Hater (keyboards), Sam Wilkerson (bass), Nick Wilkerson (drums), and Hunter Thompson (guitar) have been living on the road, performing headline shows and supporting some of their idols - The Killers, Spoon, and Weezer. The band has also been making rounds in the festival circuit with stops at Lollapalooza, ACL, and CalJam. This summer, the Kentucky boys did a run of U.S. headline dates and performed their inaugural sets at the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals. In the fall, the band will hit the road on their largest U.S. headline tour to date, and make stops at their hometown festivals, Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life, and end hit the Eddie Vedder curated, Ohana Festival, as well.

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Apr
28 Wed
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The Texas Gentlemen

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: April 28, 2021 12:00 AM to April 28, 2021 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 17, 2020 11:00 AM to April 28, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Pop on Floor It!!!, the new and second full-length effort from the Texas Gentlemen, and prepare your eardrums to be hit with everything from woozy, brass-fueled Dixieland-style jazz ("Veal Cutlass"), to slinky, chicken-scratch country funk ("Bare Maximum") to lushly orchestrated pop-soul balladry ("Ain't Nothin' New")-and that's all in just the first 10 minutes of play time.

While the Gentlemen's sound is clearly steeped in the classic roots, rock and pop music of the '60s and '70s, there's a dreamy (the lilting "Sing Me to Sleep"), spacey ("Skyway Streetcar") and occasionally progressive ("Dark at the End of the Tunnel") element to what they do that seems to detach the music from belonging to any particular place and time. Add in elements of funk, soul, country, r&b, southern rock, gospel and essentially any other style that catches their musically omnivorous ears; an expansive and detailed approach to arrangement that sees the songs adorned with all manner of horns, strings and heavenly background vocals ("Hard Road") and you have a collection of tunes that is more than just a mere album. Rather, Floor It!!! is a rich and righteous ride.
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May
1 Sat
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Tennis, with Molly Burch

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $18.00
DAY OF: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 8, 2020 12:00 PM to May 1, 2021 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: May 1, 2021 12:00 AM to May 1, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
I never learned how to swim.

​In years of sailing, I never let the water touch me. The ocean was an abstract dread, an obliterating void as untenable as outer space.

​In January 2018 we went on tour. After years of scraping by, we found our footing with our fourth record Yours Conditionally. It was a commercial success that set us up to to play the biggest rooms of our career. But three shows in, I developed a raging case of influenza. Each night I dragged myself onstage and croaked out the set in a delirium. After a particularly bad soundcheck, Patrick asked me if we should cancel the show. I couldn't imagine giving up the thing we'd work so hard to achieve. "I'll be on stage even if you have to mic my coffin," I joked.

​​The next morning I fainted and had a seizure while grocery shopping for breakfast. Patrick carried me through the check-out lanes screaming for a doctor. I woke later in a hospital bed. Patrick leaned over me, crying. "That's it," he said. "I'm canceling the tour. I thought you were dead. We're quitting the band. I'm going to be an accountant." But I was on the mend. We missed two shows and pressed on.

​​During sound check at the 930 club, Patrick stepped out to take a phone call. His father had been in the hospital all week, but he had cancer and brief hospitalizations were routine. Back at the hotel that night, Patrick poured two shots of whiskey and handed me one. "I'd like to toast my dad." He said. "The doctors offered to put him on life-support to give me a chance to fly out there, but I didn't want him to suffer. Instead I said goodbye."

​​Patrick went home to grieve with his family and rejoined us on the road two days later. I couldn't believe how quickly our lives had unraveled in the midst of what was supposed to be a milestone in our career. As the tour continued, we found refuge in playing music together. Songwriting had always been an extension of our inner-world. Now we retreated to that world every time we stepped onstage.

​After the final show of our tour in Austin, we received another phone call. Patrick's mother Karen was in the hospital on the brink of a stroke. We got on a plane and went straight to her bedside. Her recovery took weeks. In the hospital waiting room, I wrote the opening line of "Matrimony II": I only have certainty when you hold my hand.

​On a hot July day, after Karen's return to good health, we sailed as a family into the Pacific and scattered Edward's ashes at sea. I marked our position on the chart with a small x. The album was already well under way. In that moment, I realized what I wanted to call it.

​Swimmer is a tour of the darkest time in our lives. But it is not a dark record. Named for the feeling of suspension and upendedness that characterized this period, it is the story of deep-rooted companionship strengthened by pain and loss. These songs carried us through our grief. It is us at our most vulnerable, so we kept a small footprint, recording everything ourselves in our home studio. I set out to describe the love I have come to know after ten years of marriage, when you can no longer remember your life before that person, when the spark of early attraction has been replaced by a gravitational pull.

Swimmer is available everywhere February 14, 2020.

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May
2 Sun
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Lauren Sanderson - Midwest Kids Can Make It Big Tour

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00
DAY OF: $17.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: August 6, 2020 12:00 PM to May 2, 2021 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: May 2, 2021 12:00 AM to May 2, 2021 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Lauren Sanderson is a rebel with a cause. Ringing in the new year with her debut album, Midwest Kids Can Make It Big, this Indiana teaches us all a little something about believing in yourself and following your dreams. From sensual bops like "But I Like It" to cathartic apologies like "To The People I Hurt", she has seen praise from Zane Lowe's Beats 1, created an incredibly loyal cult fan base, nailed numerous placements on Spotify's New Music Friday, and trust me... she's just getting started.

Having gone from being her own manager, booking her own first tour and recording music in her bedroom closet to opening for FINNEAS on tour last fall and releasing her debut, the DIY mogul is an exemplary case of dedication, passion and self-assurance. Lauren's dominant voice takes charges and as a savant with words, she showcases her songwriting capabilities with her ability to inspire and release to the masses. Cut from the same cloth as Mac Miller and Lorde, this girl is real, unstoppable, and it's only going up from here.

VIP Information:

  • Meet & Greet will be scheduled BEFORE doors open unless delayed due to unforeseen circumstances

  • Exact time and details will be emailed 3-5 days before

  • Contact info@future-beat.com for any VIP package questions



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May
4 Tue
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The Airborne Toxic Event

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $25.00
DAY OF: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: May 4, 2021 12:00 AM to May 4, 2021 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 15, 2020 1:00 PM to May 4, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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May
5 Wed
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John Moreland, with S.G. Goodman

Saxapahaw, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00
DAY OF: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 7, 2020 12:00 PM to May 5, 2021 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: May 5, 2021 12:00 AM to May 5, 2021 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This is a seated show.

Over the last half a dozen years or so, John Moreland's honesty has stunned us--and stung. As he put hurts we didn't even realize we had or shared into his songs, we sang along. And we felt better. But there has always been far more to Moreland than sad songs. Today, his earthbound poetry remains potent, but in addition to his world-weary candor, Moreland's music smolders with gentle wisdom, flashes of wit and joy, and compassion. And once again, as we listen, we feel better.

"I can't dress myself up and be some folk singer character that I'm not really," Moreland says. "I figured, I can't dress up these songs and try to sell them that way. All I can do is be me."

Out February 2020, his latest album LP5 proves John Moreland has gotten really good at being John Moreland--thank God. A masterful display of songwriting by one of today's best young practitioners of the art form, LP5 is Moreland's finest record to date. The album's experimentations with instrumentation and sounds capture an artist whose confidence has grown, all without abandoning the hardy roots rock bed and the lyrics-first approach Moreland's work demands. "I feel like just this year, in the past few months, I've reached a point where I feel like I know what I'm doing here now," he says. "And I feel comfortable with it."

There was a time when Moreland thought LP5 may not happen. Wary of expectations and his cemented status as a writer's writer and critical darling, the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Moreland found writing difficult at best--and completely undesirable at worst. "I'm hesitant to talk about it because I know people don't want to hear some dude complaining that his dream of being a successful musician came true, but there are things about it that you don't expect that can mess you up," Moreland says. "One of the results of that was I really didn't want to write songs for a couple of years." He pauses and sighs. "One of the ways I got back into liking music again was to let go of the idea that every time I'd go mess around with an instrument, I'd have to be writing a really good song. I just gave myself the freedom to go into my little music room every day and mess around with different instruments and different sounds. It doesn't have to be anything. It doesn't have to result in anything."

Moreland points to that liberating rediscovery as a major influence on the sonic choices that shape LP5. There is no grand or alarming stylistic departure here--just different textures and background layers that add muscly new dimensions to Moreland's heretofore instrumentally sparse recordings. The record also marks Moreland's first time working with a producer. He chose Matt Pence. "I wouldn't say that he pushed me into trying anything that I didn't already want to do, but I think I came in with a lot of ideas that I found interesting but didn't know how to execute. Matt was great at expanding on those things," Moreland says.

For Moreland, falling back in love with music also coincided with an even more personal change. "This past year, I've been getting into mindfulness and being kinder to myself," he says. "I was really on that wave when I started writing these songs. I guess it shows."

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May
16 Sun
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The Residents

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $30.00
DAY OF: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: May 16, 2021 12:00 AM to May 16, 2021 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 31, 2020 11:00 AM to May 16, 2021 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Constantly defying classification, THE RESIDENTS have been regarded as icons in the world of experimental music for almost fifty years. In addition to their groundbreaking work in the areas of trance, world fusion, electronica, punk, industrial and lounge music, the group has also been credited with being among the originators of performance art and music video, with their videos included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Their lengthy career has also taken them into the world of film and television music, having scored numerous films and TV series as well as several projects for MTV. In addition, the group is also thriving in the world of digital media having released ten DVDs, and two internet series.

Currently, in collaboration with noted video artist, John Sanborn, The Residents are creating a major multimedia event to be performed at the Museum of Modern Art on Jan 24 & 25, 2020. In addition, based on the recently discovered recordings of Alvin Snow, aka Dyin' Dog, the group is completing their 49th studio album, METAL, MEAT & BONE. Then, in the spring, The Residents will embark on another world tour, again featuring the music of Alvin Snow while also revisiting Duck Stab, one of the band's most popular albums.

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Jul
25 Sun
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Built to Spill

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $25.00
DAY OF: $29.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: February 28, 2020 1:00 PM to July 25, 2021 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: July 25, 2021 12:00 AM to July 25, 2021 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
New Built to Spill lineup features Melanie Radford and Teresa Esguerra.

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Sep
26 Sun
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Hoodoo Gurus

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $25.00
DAY OF: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 13, 2019 10:00 AM to September 26, 2021 12:00 AM
DAY OF Public Onsale: September 26, 2021 12:00 AM to September 26, 2021 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The legendary Hoodoo Gurus. By any measure, one of Australia's greatest, best loved, most enduring rock bands of all time. 2012 marks an extraordinary milestone for the Hoodoo Gurus; 30 years since the release of the band's debut single, "Leilani". To celebrate, the Gurus have compiled all their biggest hits and fan favourites onto a brand new best-of set, aptly-titled GOLD WATCH: 20 GOLDEN GREATS. "What's My Scene?", "I Want You Back", "Miss Freelove '69", "Like Wow - Wipeout!", "The Right Time", "Bittersweet", "Come Anytime", "My Girl", "1000 Miles Away", "Waking Up Tired" - these tracks represent the unmistakable sound of the irrepressible Hoodoo Gurus, but it's merely a sample from their canon of instantly identifiable songs that have helped provide a soundtrack to Australian life going all the way back to the 1980s. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, exactly where it's been for much of their career, GOLD WATCH also features a brand new single, a thumping and grinding rocker entitled "Use-By Date". GOLD WATCH? "Use-By Date"? Is there a hidden message here? Is this truly the end of the road for the Gurus? Don't bet on it. "We're kind of playing with the idea of being veterans and giving ourselves a gold watch, retirement age," explains head Gurus, Dave Faulkner. "I guess it's a case pointing out your flaws before someone else does it for you. "We always like to have a slight edge. It's unknown territory, bands being as vintage as us, even though there's a couple of examples in the international world, like AC/DC and the Rolling Stones. There's a reason why there's so few of us, because it's damn difficult to do. We've basically been to the new ice age and we remember the days of the old jungle." Hoodoo Gurus learned the hard way exactly how difficult it is to keep the old band together. Back in 1998, still at the peak of their prowess and popularity, Faulkner and his fellow Gurus - guitarist Brad Shepherd, bassist Rick Grossman and drummer Mark Kingsmill - decided it was time to call it a day and broke up the band. They all went off to perform and record with other people, but soon missed each other so much that they formed a new band together, the Persian Rugs, which they insisted for years had nothing to do with the Hoodoo Gurus, except that the two bands coincidentally shared exactly the same line-up for a time. Thankfully, in 2003, they put an end to that charade and reformed as the Hoodoo Gurus. "The real wake up call for me was when the band broke up for six years," says singer Dave Faulkner. "I had never questioned what it was like being in the Hoodoo Gurus because I always was. After about four years, we did a one-off show at the Homebake festival in Sydney. We went up on stage and played and there was that exact same chemistry there - a more powerful entity than just the four of us on stage, a shared identity that was larger than all of us. The champion team versus the team of champions. None of us are the greatest musicians on Earth individually. It's just when we get together, we add something to each other and harmonise in certain ways." Since reforming, the Gurus have recorded two more critically-acclaimed studio albums, Mach Schau [2004] and Purity Of Essence [2010], which now sit seamlessly alongside the band's pre-split classic recordings: Stoneage Romeos [1984]; Mars Needs Guitars! [1985]; Blow Your Cool! [1987]; Magnum Cum Louder [1989]; Kinky [1991]; Crank [1994] and In Blue Cave [1996]. And now comes this brilliant all-new summary of an extraordinary career thus far, the best-of companion, GOLD WATCH.

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Nov
11 Thu 2021
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Bikini Kill, with H.C. McEntire

Carrboro, NC
United States
Doors at Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:00 PM, Show at Thursday, November 11, 2021 8:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997. Kathleen Hanna sang, Tobi Vail played drums, Billy Karren (a.k.a. Billy Boredom) played guitar and Kathi Wilcox played bass. Sometimes they switched instruments. Bikini Kill is credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early 90's via their political lyrics, zines and confrontational live show.

The band started touring in June 1991. In addition to touring the US several times, they also toured Europe, Australia and Japan. Bikini Kill recorded and released a demo tape, two EP's, two LP's and three singles. Their demo tape was self-released,while their first two records came out as a full length CD/Tape and their singles were posthumously collected on CD.

Bikini Kill believed that if all girls started bands the world would change. They actively encouraged women and girls to start bands as a means of cultural resistance. Bikini Kill was inspired by seeing Babes in Toyland play live and attempted to incite female participation and build feminist community via the punk scene. They used touring as a way to create an underground network between girls who played music, put on shows and made fanzines. This independent media making and informal network created a forum for multiple female voices to be heard.

Ticket delivery will be delayed to arrive one week before the show. This is to prevent scalpers, resellers, and other forms of ticket fraud.

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 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
Nov 11, 2021

Cat's Cradle

300 E. Main St.
CARRBORO, NC
United States