Chatham County Line + The Midatlantic
The Cape Fear Pirate Club Present:
2016 Cape Fear Cannon Ball - Suits & Strings featuring THE MIDATLANTIC and CHATHAM COUNTY LINE.
Toss on your fancy duds and join us as we welcome to the stage The Midatlantic and Chatham County Line. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm!
General admission - $23 in advance/$25 at the door
VIP admission - $33 in advance/$35 at the door
This is an all ages event!
About Chatham County Line:
Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County Line bring a deep reverence for traditional American roots music and timeless bluegrass instrumentation to insightful, poetic original songs that are powerfully contemporary yet rich with the complex resonance of their southern heritage. Over the course of six studio albums and performances around the world, they have pursued a singular style that is entirely their own, yet connects with audiences from all walks.
Dynamic and captivating, Chatham County Line are equally capable of classically hard-driving bluegrass and sparse, haunting ballads. The key to their sound lays in the close collaboration of the band's four members: Dave Wilson (guitar), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass). This partnership enriches their latest album Tightrope (Yep Roc), which was forged over a year's worth of intensive rehearsals where they put every element under the microscope.
"At the end of the day," explains Wilson, "you want to write songs that have a reason for existing. For Tightrope, there was a lot of scrutinizing. We wanted every song to make the future Greatest Hits."
In person, the band is a marvel of rugged soulfulness, veering from winningly loose to thrillingly tight. It's readily apparent that these four men share a profound friendship, and love what they do. "With this band," Wilson says, "you can't just rotate a guy out and replace him. It's something larger than that. It's a big train we're riding on, and everybody's enjoying the ride."
About The Midatlantic:
The Midatlantic began to take shape on the Cape Fear coast of NC in 2013. After a hiatus from his solo singer songwriting, frontman Jason Andre began working with friends on collaboration projects and took up the mandolin. A new season of songwriting began and the collaborations came together. Steve Schroeder, long time friend and fellow surfer/surf instructor/world travel adventurer, provided guitar and traded harmonies as they spent evenings on tropical back porches and bonfires. From another short lived project came another old friend, Jesse Bond, who provided bass, keys, cello and cellotar for a time. Fellow surfer/surf instructor and friend Ben Sciance began providing the rhythms on drums and occasionally picks up the banjo. After their first performance in early 2013 at the tiny backyard concert, Jesse gave up the bass to Allan Upham, who made his first appearance at the tiny front yard concert in the fall of 2013. The first 5 song self titled EP was released in February of 2014. Then in the summer of 2014, Jason discovered a young violinist named WIll Maxwell at Wilmington’s famed Satellite Bluegrass night one Sunday and invited him to come try out as the sixth and final element. Early in 2015 Jesse & his wife welcomed a baby girl into the world and took a leave of absence to take on fatherhood full time.
Work on their first full length album began in January of 2015 at Hourglass Studios, and finished recording in Jason’s home in September. Jesse contributed his keys parts to the album in between diaper changes and a young and talented celloist named Preston Luce filled in on cello for the recordings.
2015 was an ambitious first year for The Midatlantic as a full band. A few highlights included opening for nationally recognized bands such as The Steep Canyon Rangers, playing for Blue Moon Brewing’s 20th Anniversary party, and receiving runner-up at Floydfest’s On-The-Rise competition earning multiple standing ovations, hundreds of new fans, and an invitation to go back next year. Their local following in the Wilmington and Raleigh, NC areas over their short time together has also been overwhelmingly supportive. Major events such as The 2014 Lighthouse Beer Fest, Wilmington Brewing Company’s Grand Opening, Encore Magazine’s Best Of Party, Quintiles Marathon, and countless other festivals and private events have all welcomed The Midatlantic with open arms and cheering crowds. The Midatlantic is set to release their first full length album “Sound Over Water” on November 20th, 2015 and continue their ambitious push to spread their sounds across every mountain and every ocean.
Brett Dennen + Firekid
Huka Entertainment & 98.3 The Penguin Present:
Brett Dennen with Firekid at the BAC!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Doors at 6PM, Show starts at 6:30PM
This is an all ages event!
After the overwhelming success of his 2011 release Loverboy, Brett Dennen retreated to his mountain house in Northern California, where he found inspiration in his surroundings and the simplicity of nature. The result is his latest studio album, Smoke and Mirrors—the culmination of his transition from a coffeehouse folk singer to a celebrated and critically acclaimed front man. Dennen's earnest and honest lyrics, sweet melodies, and pure vocals make him a "folk-rock revelation" (Washington Post).
Born out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, firekid is the brainchild of virtuouso guitarist and singer Dillon Hodges. A child prodigy at guitar, Dillon won the National Guitar Championship at the age of 17, the 2nd youngest person to ever win the competion. After attending college in Alabama, Dillon moved to Nashville to work on music that could help him grow from the confines of the Bluegrass world to hitting a bigger audience, and firekid was born. Returning to his roots, firekid recorded the debut album in Muscle Shoals with the help of producer and songrwiter Sam Hollander (The Fray, Train), who took Dillon's natural musicality and helped shape a record that combined the country roots that Dillon knew and the bigger record he knew the band had in them. firekid has since signed to Atlantic Records and has been touring nonstop, building a headlining level base in the south and working to release the first full length album in April. The first song off that album, Magic Mountain, is now streaming on Soundcloud.
The Brooklyn Arts Center (516 North 4th Street—the corner of Campbell and North 4th streets) and Kelly Starbuck Photography are thrilled to announce "Southern Exposure: A Photographic Arts Show" on Sunday, May 15, from 12-6 p.m.
The BAC has partnered with Kelly Starbuck Photography to create and present what we fully intend to be the coolest photographic arts show in the Southeast. We are seeking creative and innovative photographers to display and sell their beautiful work in our church.
Kelly Starbuck Photography offers a wide range of photo services from commercial photography to portraiture and curatorial services for photo events. Kelly Starbuck made her mark in the Wilmington art community by curating fine art photography shows at her gallery, SALT Studio Photography, in the Brooklyn Arts District. Starbuck’s gallery featured national and local photographers during the Fourth Friday Gallery night openings from 2013 through 2015.
BAC shows are renowned for being exceptional, full-scale, community events, with food trucks, coffee shop, and the BAC cash bar. Attendance at our events, locally and regionally, is outstanding.
Admission to the event is $5 at the door—and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in our North Fourth neighborhood is free.
For more information about Southern Exposure, please contact BAC Event Coordinator Jessica Pham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Truck: Catch the Food Truck
Huka Entertainment Presents:
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Doors at 7:30PM, Show starts at 8PM
This is an all ages event!
Buckethead is back after a brief hiatus from the road! His last show was New Years Eve 2012 in San Francisco. During his live appearance absence, Buckethead has released more than 200 pieces of product referred to as "pikes".
Buckethead is virtuoso guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist who encompasses several genres of music. He has released 256 studio albums, 4 special releases and an EP. He has performed on over 50 more albums by other artists. His music spans such diverse areas as progressive metal, rock, funk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, and avant-garde music.
When performing in his theatrical persona, Buckethead used to wear a KFC bucket on his head, emblazoned with an orange bumper sticker that reads "FUNERAL" in capital black block letters, and an expressionless plain white costume mask. More recently, he has switched to a plain white bucket no longer bearing the KFC logo. He also incorporates nun chucks, robot dancing, and toy trading into his stage performances. Buckethead's persona represents a character that was "raised by chickens" and has made it his "mission in life to alert the world to the ongoing chicken holocaust in fast-food joints around the globe."
Buckethead is best known for his electric guitar playing and is considered one of today's more innovative guitarists. He has been voted number 8 on a list in GuitarOne magazine of the "Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time" as well as being included in Guitar World's lists of the "25 all-time weirdest guitarists" and is also known for being in the "50 fastest guitarists of all time list".
He performs primarily as a solo artist, though he has collaborated extensively with a wide variety of high profile artists such as Iggy Pop, Les Claypool, Bill Laswell, Bootsy Collins, Serj Tankian, Brain, Mike Patton, Viggo Mortensen, and was a member of several big bands such as Guns N' Roses, Col. Claypool Bucket of Bernie Brains, and Praxis.BUY TICKETS
Huka Entertainment & Modern Rock 98.7 Present:
Bear Hands + Black Mantis
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show starts at 8PM
This is an all ages event!
Bear Hands are a textbook example of contrasting personalities uniting to craft something more than the sum of their parts. Vocalist/guitarist Dylan Rau, the Brooklyn-based quartet's self-confessed musical Luddite ("I can't read music, but that's ok because I'm more of an ideas man,") peppers his supersonic chatter with an infectious collection of witticisms. By contrast his songwriting partner, guitarist Ted Feldman, grew up playing the cello and carefully selects his answers, admitting to being "a bit of a control freak."
Together, these contradictory characters have combined their strengths to deliver their sophomore album Distraction – a collection in which their love of pop hooks is filtered cohesively through an eclectic collection of genre elements ranging from psychedelic to punk. "Giants" is perhaps the track that best encapsulates everything that makes Bear Hands special, as it flows from a manic verse full of hollered stream-of-consciousness lyrics into an infectious chorus, in which the universal emotion of "I'm loving you more" is set to a cascading riff.
Rau and Feldman first met as film students at Connecticut's Wesleyan University, an institution that has become well known for turning out a steady stream of talented musicians due to its focus on the arts. They became fast friends, bonding over a pot brownie and a shared taste in music. However, as Feldman was already in another band at the time, it would be several months before the two would begin to collaborate musically.
After going through an unpleasant breakup, Dylan discovered that his ex-girlfriend had taken up with one of Ted's bandmates. When he found out that the band had also been offered a record deal, Dylan decided that they would not ride off into the sunset with both his ex-girlfriend and the guitarist he wanted to join forces with. "I said, 'this isn't how I'm going to go down.' I confronted Ted and said, 'Alright, that's it – we're starting a band!'" Once Ted had been convinced to abandon his previous band and form a new one with Dylan, it was time to complete the lineup.
Rau quickly identified the ideal rhythm section for his new band: bassist Val Loper and drummer TJ Orscher of Glastonbury, CT's In Pieces. "TJ was definitely one of the best drummers in the area," explains Rau. "I remember Val playing a show at my school, and him spinning around really, really fast and getting his bass stuck in the ground, and then he tripped over it and knocked over a PA speaker. It was super boss."
Knowing that he'd need to recruit them as a team, Rau used some mini-Machiavellian tricks to convince each member that the other was already interested. Once they'd come around to the idea, the first session together displayed an almost telepathic connection. As Feldman remembers: "Everyone was pretty surprised at how easily it came together. We put four songs together in the first two rehearsals. In retrospect, it was our honeymoon period."
After Rau's master plan came together ("You've got to poach people from other bands – you scout them and pick people off like weak antelope"), Bear Hands signed to indie label Cantora Records. Bear Hands' debut album Burning Bush Supper Club was released in 2010, but their progress faltered due to legal complications and daily distractions. This, combined with some inspiration from Jonathan Lethem's novel Chronic City, led to the band naming their new album Distraction. "It's about losing touch with reality," states Rau. "Many things distract us: doing drugs; drinking; reality television; good food; the Internet."
Frustrated by this protracted hiatus, Bear Hands decided to take the initiative and fund the making of Distraction themselves. Working on a tight budget meant that Feldman, already the director of the band's videos, would also take the role of producer, with engineering assistance courtesy of their friends Yale Yng-Wong and Jake Aron. To record the drums and the basic tracks, they headed to Feldman's parents' house, which was transformed into a makeshift studio for a week. "Luckily my parents weren't there because they probably would've freaked out. It looked awesome to me, but maybe not their style," laughs Feldman. Overdubs and vocals were completed at Yng-Wong's studio, Doctor Wu's, in Brooklyn.
Numerous songs on the album are based on real life experiences. "Agora" addresses Rau's experiences with agoraphobia. "Mixed with a couple of other mental health issues, it was pretty bad," he admits. "I still have trouble and I have to force myself to leave the house. Socializing and exercise are the two things that I'm trying to work on improving. Sometimes I have little interest in either."
Another common theme is failing romance. "Thought Wrong" is based upon a time when two of the band members were simultaneously involved in intense break-ups, while "Vile Iowa" reflects Rau's experiences visiting his ex-girlfriend's family – conservative, teetotaller Mormons. "I don't think they really liked me and I don't think they trusted me," he sighs. "I have a history of dating girls from the Midwest whose families don't like me. It's a habit I need to get over."
With character, creativity and pure songmanship in abundance, the global appeal of Distraction should ensure that Rau will have a new chance to broaden his horizons way beyond the Midwest. "We've always aimed to write pop songs because that's just what we like, but we also like all sorts of different styles," affirms Feldman. "There hasn't been a huge paradigm shift in genres. I think it's been an evolution of quality."BUY TICKETS
Carolina Pine Music Festival
Carolina Pine Productions Presents:
Carolina Pine Music Festival
Brooklyn Arts Center
Friday, May 27, 2016
Doors at 6PM
This is an all ages event!
This is the 3rd bi-annual Carolina Pine Music Festival! Day 1 will be at The Brooklyn Arts Center, day 2 will be at Satellite Bar and Lounge, and day 3 will be at Waterline Brewing Company. This festival supports local musicians, artists, and businesses. Here's the lineup!
BROOKLYN ARTS CENTER
Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey * The Phantom Playboys * The Coastal Collective * Randy McQuay Trio
SATELLITE BAR AND LOUNGE
Elephant Convoy * Matt Phillips and the Philharmonic * The Umphs * Max Levy and the Hawaiian Shirts * Stray Local * Slippery Jake and the Bad Brakes * Justin Lacy and the Swimming Machine * Chris Frisina * Dylan Drake * Fuzz Jaxx w/ Mac and Juice
WATERLINE BREWING CO.
Secret Set Guest (Gotta show up to find out who it is) * David Dixon Trio * Tim Koehler Project * Jason Thompson * Folkstar * Downtown Darlin' * Chasing Opal
Rebekah Todd and The Odyssey
Rebekah Todd is a folk/blues artist from the small town of Benson, NC and has been singing since she learned to walk. After pursuing her art degree at East Carolina University, she toured hundreds of shows around the states as a solo artist. She currently works as Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey which consists of a 5 piece including:
William Seymour- Bass
Daniel Fields- Electric Guitar
Joe Macphail- Keys
Dru Cannady- Drums
In 2014, Rebekah released her first full length album, “Roots Bury Deep” and played over 130 shows up and down the east coast of the U.S. She recently moved to Wilmington where she has been focusing on writing, painting and conjuring up new lyrics for her next album to be released in late 2016.
Rebekah’s influences range from Lauryn Hill to Susan Tedeschi allowing her to create smooth melodies dipped in a raspy energy that tends to swallow the crowd whole.
Rebekah Todd is raising funds for her second album. You can support by going to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...
The Phantom Playboys
The swingingest, sultriest, suavest rockabilly band in Wilmington, NC! The Phantom Playboys bring the sounds of Rock-a-billy and 50's Rock-n-Roll with a splash of surf and flying jump-kick of raw energy!
The Phantom - Front man extraordinaire, lead vocals, saxophone
Henry "Hank" Blanton - Blazing gee-tar and smooth vocals
Jones "Jonesy" Smith (Woodwork Roadshow) - Slappin' dog-house bass and weird dancer
"Jungle Jim" Kaylis (Cashmere Jungle Lords, Chrome Daddy Disco) - Drums, backing vocals
Maaike "Maaikebilly" Brender à Brandis - Trombone and vocals
The Coastal Collective
The Coastal Collective is a group of many styles and influences that brings unconventionality to live Hip Hop. The Coastal Collective began in Wilmington North Carolina, but it's members came from many different regions: California, Virginia, Florida and other parts of NC to study at UNCW. Working on original compositions and live sets takes up most of their time when not studying music at UNCW. Seizing great opportunities to play in North Carolina as well as out proves their potential as new artists looking to further record & tour.
Jared Sales- Lyricist/Rapper
Cameron Tinklenberg- Keys
Andrew Kranstover- Drums
Tristan Burns (sax)
Tom Mcdonald (guitar/vocals)
Randy McQuay Trio
The RootSoul Project is a collection of talented and educated players based out of Wilmington, North Carolina that blends the soulful aspects of numerous genres from rock and blues, to reggae and hip-hop. The band has been together since Spring of 2004, and has performed alongside names like Widespread Panic, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Matisyahu, Corey Smith, Tim Reynolds, Culture, Victor Wooten, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Badfish, Old School Freight Train, Bob Margolin, Terrance Howard and Nappy Roots. The RootSoul Project is just what the name says it is. It started as a project to fuse the styles of roots music that the band loved with the styles of rock & roll, hip-hop, and soul that they grew up listening to. The result is a sound that pays homage to their musical role-models, while staying fresh in its high-energy approach and delivery.BUY TICKETS
Spring Flea at BAC
The Brooklyn Arts Center (516 North 4th Street—the corner of Campbell and North 4th streets) is thrilled to announce "The Spring Flea at BAC" on Friday, June 3, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 5, from noon to 5 p.m
Renowned as the “ultimate vintage flea” and attended by more than 1,500 shoppers and dozens of vintage vendors from around the region, The Spring Flea is a three-day event that will again be the go-to shopping experience of the season—with a wide array of vintage, retro, antique, and upcycled treasures—and tons of fun, with Wilmington’s finest food trucks feeding the crowds, a coffee shop in the courtyard, and the BAC cash bar serving liquid refreshments.
Admission to The Spring Flea is $5 at the door—good for all three days—and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in our North Fourth neighborhood is free.
For more information about The Spring Flea, please contact BAC Event Coordinator Jessica Pham at email@example.com.
Food Truck Schedule:
Friday: T'Geaux Boys Food Truck
Saturday: Catch the Food Truck
Sunday: Steviemack's International Food Co.
Want to be a vendor? Click HERE to apply.
Concerts & Events
Brooklyn Arts Center is the most stunning and spectacular small-market, multi-use event venue in the region. We host weddings, concerts, fundraisers, art shows, upscale vintage flea markets, and other community-driven events.
There is abundant free parking in our neighborhood on North 4th Street or you can park in Historic Downtown Wilmington, two minutes away, and take the free trolley, which stops on North 4th Street in front of the church.
BAC is available to outside promoters. We offer state-of-the-art house sound and lighting systems and the finest event support service in the Southeast. If you'd like to bring an event to the Brooklyn Arts Center, contact Executive Director Richard Leder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unless otherwise stated, BAC is a standing-room-only venue. For some concerts, there is limited, first-come/first-served seating on the balcony, with the purchase of a balcony ticket.
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