Tickets are $5 ($3 with college ID)
We have a scorcher of a Local Band-Local Beer for this holiday week! Three
> hometown bands bringing it to you with Debonzo Brothers, Happy Abandon, and Bruxes!
> Debonzo Brothers- “Varying degrees of twang”, “Ruminative folk”, and even “Commercial pop rock”, are a few of the ways the Debonzo Brothers’ dynamic sound has been described by local media in their hometown of Raleigh, NC.
> With the brothers having grown up on folk and bluegrass through their
> musician father, and also being compared to such early indie acts like The
> Psychedelic Furs, it begins to paint a picture of the genre-bending
> territory they inhabit.
Happy Abandon- Happy Abandon is an orchestral indie rock band based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, consisting of Peter Vance, Jake Waits, Justin
Ellis, and sometimes Alex Thompson. Although the members met as students at
UNC in 2010, Happy Abandon didn’t form until early 2015. The band signed to Schoolkids Records in early 2017 and released their debut LP “Facepaint” to
critical acclaim that August. The band has since toured extensively
throughout the United States, Ireland, Holland, Canada, and the United
“On its debut LP, Facepaint, Chapel Hill’s Happy Abandon excels at an
ambitious, melodic dream pop that manifests traces of everyting from the
baroque chamber moves of John Cale to the panoramic, widescreen vistas of Radiohead to the light burlesque of Rufus Wainwright. ”
BRUXES- Raleigh band BRUXES strive to capture the tensity and disquiet
that is implied by their name— bruxing is the clenching and grinding of
teeth. Armed with unwavering cynicism and a guitar, singer Rachel Hirsh
channels her daily fight with mental illness into brutally honest
self-examination. Surrounded by shimmering atmospherics from keyboardist
Curtis Armstead and guitarist John Booker, Hirsh’s silvery vocals do not
> belie her acerbic lyrics. The haunting, lonesome lap steel playing of Danny
> Johnson is supported by the R&B-influenced rhythm section of Aslan Freeman,
> switching between synthesized and stringed bass, and drummer Griffin Wade.