30th April 2008

Asheville nicely drawn in NYT

I love the graphic novel form as a documentary or news-reporting tool, as perfected by Joe Sacco.  The New York Times has turned its pre-primary pen on Asheville, and, while it isn’t as rich as it might have been (mostly, ahem, social “caricatures” parroting the same old lines 24-hour-news-cycle lines), it’s entertaining and not unflattering.  Making appearances were: Gordon Smith (of Scrutiny Hooligans and Drinking Liberally…whatup, DL!), fmr mayor Leni Sitnick, Asheville Pizza, and Namaste yoga.

Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/04/30/us/politics/20080430_ASHEVILLE_SLIDESHOW_index.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

And for a very readable graphic-novel-as-documentary, read Ronald Reagan: A Graphic Biography online at Slate.com.

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30th April 2008

TONIGHT …Thread.Art Matters Fundraiser at the Satellite Gallery!

THREAD. Art Matters fundraiser at the satellite gallery from 8-12. music, eats & art

There will be a LIVE AUCTION supporting both the artists and the cause - a well manicured magazine meant to inspire and inform.

The music: Franklin Keel (cellist extraordinaire)
Ashes in Order (a spicy kind of tango)
Seth Kauffman (a bit pop, a lot good)

There will be food brought to your mouth by :
Mela Indian Restaurant
Bar 100 - the new “100 mile radius or bust”
Heiwa Shokudo
The Green Sage - also celebrating local and seasonal foods

Limited tix available, so pick yours up at Harvest Records or Minx Boutique for a mere ten dollars.

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29th April 2008

May 3 at the Rocket Club: Bootstraps Burlesque and Sirius.B Record Release

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28th April 2008

Arcade Fire / Superchunk FREE SHOW FOR OBAMA in Greensboro May 1st!

Change Rocks with ARCADE FIRE and SUPERCHUNK
Join the Obama campaign in North Carolina at the GreensboroChange Rocks” concert and One-Stop Early Voting drive. Featuring Arcade Fire and Superchunk, the “Change Rocks” concert will also highlight the One-Stop Early Voting process that is taking place all over North Carolina.

Go here to RSVP and get your Free TICKET!
http://nc. barackobama. com/changerocks

Thursday, May 1st

Greensboro Coliseum Complex Pavilion Parking Lot

1921 W Lee Street

Greensboro, NC

Gates open: 1:00 pm

For more information, call 336-332-0028

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27th April 2008

Chad McRorie assures us he will be topless…… TONIGHT at Broadway’s!

This show was previously scheduled for the Joli Rouge …such is no longer the case.

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26th April 2008

Greg Cartwright/May 7th & Mark Sultan (BBQ)/May 19th …at the Admiral!

 Go get your tickets NOW!  (Harvest Records/Static Age/The Admiral).

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25th April 2008

Destroyer at the Grey Eagle Saturday, April 26th!

After the 3pm to 6pm Barack-B-Cue (Reigning Sound/Obama Support/at the Joli Rouge) …take a little nap. You will want to be well rested for the Destroyer show at the Grey Eagle.  Andre Ethier (Deadly Snakes) opens along with Sin Ropas. 

Show starts at 9 pm.  Advance tickets are 10 bucks …day of show, 12 bucks. 

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24th April 2008

Friday, April 25 Trainwreks and Seth Kauffman at the Grey Eagle

The Trainwreks CD release party is THIS Friday, April 25th.  There will be motion at 9:00 pm with Seth Kauffman opening the evening. 

7 Bucks!  Grey Eagle!  Dirty-Tonk!

Be sure to check out The Trainwreks at 1:00 pm on WNCW (yes, Friday, April 25th).

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21st April 2008

Spread the word! Barack-B-Cue THIS Saturday (4/26/08) Free Food/Show with Reigning Sound!!!!


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17th April 2008

Barack The Vote …TONIGHT at the Orange Peel

Soundspretty has a FREE TICKET to the first caller!  242-5595

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