1228 GORDON Street
10:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
Naked Gods, formed during the third millennium, are a five piece rock and roll band hailing from Boone, an otherwise sleepy town in western North Carolina’s mountains. Don’t let that geography mislead you; as a unit the band combines the influences of big, noisy guitar indie rock, abstract bass warbling, frenzied drum bursts & vocals capturing the sensitivity & sentimentality of youth lost & found, delivered with swagger by one of the burliest guys you’ve ever seen. Its like the pizza delivery boy stole all their instruments, re-tuned them with some logic heretofore tonally unknown, returned them, & set them loose together in search of melody. The band has been on a musical journey for years now, tirelessly experimenting with song craft, structures, textures, moods & home recording techniques, all the while garnering a growing reputation for their wild stage shows in & around the region. In 2012 the band released its second full length, No Jams, through Funny/ Not Funny Records. So check them out, live or on record, somewhere vaguely near you, as Naked Gods continue to evolve, write & record new songs, mutter bad jokes from stage, & try to forward their music with all the harmony &/or dissonance of friendship, community, & experimentation intrinsic to rock and roll. Some Army
"Some Army's songs are sprawling, spacious things that bear impressive emotional weight. With a tantalizing 10 minutes of music on its January 7-inch, Some Army anticipates releasing an LP this year or so. Let's hope it's soon." -- Corbie Hill, THE INDEPENDENT Schooner
Schooner is from Durham, NC. We like staring into space and rolling over bumpy roads. We enjoy experimenting with simple song structures and sounds and aesthetically tend to go for understatement. We play disheveled pop that moves from mellow sad-eyed tunes to erratic rock numbers highlighted by boy-girl harmonies and existential lyrics. Schooner began as a 4-track project by Reid Johnson, and currently features bassist Maria Albani (Organos), drummer Joshua Carpenter (Floating Action), and a rotating cast of characters. Schooner will be releasing a Split EP with our friend Wesley Wolfe on April 17, 2012, and is currently finishing up a new LP at Arbor Ridge Studios in Chapel Hill, NC.