Posts Tagged ‘the black cat’

Mosh Pic: Stories and Tips from Four Local Music Photographers

Rule No. 1: Easy on the flash.

What Did You Expect?: Archers of Loaf at the Black Cat, Discussed

Alongside bands like Polvo and Superchunk, Chapel Hill, N.C.’s Archers of Loaf helped popularize a geo-specific sound during the early '90s that blended buzzy guitars with a healthy dose of melody. It’s a formula that’s since become common in indie rock, but you rarely hear it replicated with the Archers of Loaf same spark. It [...]

Nuclear War on The Dance Floor: Living Things and Electric Six

Last night's show at The Black Cat featured heavy dance rock from two bands: one that was amusing for all the wrong reasons, and one that was amusing for all the right ones.
I had never listened to Living Things before this show, so I was not certain what I was in for. "Living Things": I [...]

Electric Six @ The Black Cat (w/ Living Things)

Electric Six is the type of band that illustrates the exceptional relationship between irony and music. Sporting names like Dick Valentine, Tait Nucleus?, The Colonel, and Smorgasbord, the band is basically the Spinal Tap of new wave metal, except that they're for real–sort of. As for-real as you can get while having an album titled [...]

Black Cat Baroques Out: Cloud Cult and Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s

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January 23: Junior League Band at the Black Cat

Just heard that Junior League Band's playing with Hoots & Hellmouth tomorrow night at the Black Cat. Mr. Zebulon Bowles, a rootsy chap from Atlanta, will join the band on (ahem) second fiddle. All of it sounds promising.
Here's what we said before the last JLB concert:
Junior League Band has forged something rare among city-living [...]