In this edition: One local, one regional, two nationally touring acts. All four are excellent onstage. Welcome back to live music.
Artist: Floyd Philharmonic
Venue: Isis Music Hall
Date: Thursday, March 3, 8:30 p.m.
Though the band’s lineup has seen some changes, this tribute band certainly delivers the sound and style of Pink Floyd. Focusing on the better-known material, they present classic songs in a manner that’s equal parts faithful and thrilling. I interviewed leader and guitarist Bill Atman about other stuff here.
Artist: Chatham Rabbits
Venue: 185 King St., Brevard
Date: Saturday, March 5, 8 p.m.
An adorable folk-indie due wife-and-husband duo, Chatham Rabbits have a musical character that represents their North Carolina roots. Good songs, too. Their recent “Stay at Home” tour was a lovely gesture for fans and others alike. My story on Chatham Rabbits is in this month’s Bold Life magazine.
Artist: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
Venue: The Orange Peel
Date: Monday, March 7, 8 p.m.
Remember Black Sabbath? Remember Wolfmother? Put ’em together and add a tiny but of Guns’n’Roses, and you’ll end up with something not miles away from this British band. Like Alice Cooper (whom they also resemble a bit), their namesake was originally the lead singer, but now the band is Uncle Acid. Oddly enough, other than the singer (Kevin Starrs) the band lineup has changed completely, and repeatedly, almost with each album release. Yet their sound somehow remains consistent and focused. King Buffalo opens.
Artist: Greyboy Allstars
Venue: Salvage Station
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 8 p.m.
Door: $30 advance / $35 day of show
Soul revival, intsro boogaloo,.. call ’em what you want but definitely go. Wordless music has rarely been this expressive, this funky, this kinetically booty-shakifying. If I didn’t have other commitments, this would be my number one stop for live music during these thirty days. I have previously written about their first and their most recent albums; a new one’s due soon, and I expect great things.
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