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Hardworker, Dragmatic, Young Yonder

Genre : Miscellaneous

February 15

8pm Doors //

9pm Show


Tickets are $5 ($3 with college ID)

(Sponsored by Foothills Brewing & Presented by Kristen Abigail Collective)

Hardworker is a five-piece rock band from Durham, North Carolina.
The band
took its present shape in 2015 when Sus Long and Mike Conner traded in
their acoustic folk duo for something a bit louder with guitarist Danny
Nowell and vocalist Alex Treyz.

Songwriter Sus Long grew up in a house steeped in the American songbook and
a Bay-area high-school steeped in the Hives. She writes sad songs full of
jokes and party songs about the patriarchy, drawing on influences as
diverse as Billie Holiday to Jason Isbell. The rest of the sound comes
together somewhere between Mike’s dense grooves, Danny’s love of overdrive,
and Alex’s harmonic daredevilry.

Hardworker’s first EP, The Awful Rowing, is a collection of five songs
written by Long and recorded by David Wimbish in Greensboro, North
Carolina. The song “Darkroom Lullaby” received an honorable mention in
American Songwriter’s May/June 2015 Lyric Contest. .

The band’s debut LP Go Alone was produced by Alex Bingham and engineered by
Mitch Easter at the Fidelitorium in Kernersville, North Carolina. It will
be released in summer 2017.

Dragmatic – “Leave it to Ryan Kennemur, possibly the most self-effacing
rock-band frontman in this or any other town, to name his band Dragmatic’s
new album “At Least We’re Not Dead Yet” – even when he’s trying to be
glass-half-full about things, optimism just seems like an easy way out for
someone as modest as him. But Dragmatic wears that underdog status well on
“Not Dead Yet,” a sharp collection of raw, twangy pop-rock that should be
in the strike zone for anyone who fondly remembers the Replacements.” –
David Menconi (Raleigh N&O)

Young Yonder is a band of North Carolina natives who embrace a variety of
Southern musical traditions, including: Folk, Blues, Country, and Roots
Rock, woven fluidly throughout the tapestry of the individual songs.
Described as “music for the homesick,” the music of Young Yonder displays a
sense of longing, of loss, but, ultimately, of hope.

The members of Young Yonder bring a wealth of experience to the table, with
decades spent in bands between them. Begun as an outlet for a well of songs
which songwriters David Teeter and Erik Hawks felt needed to be heard, the
band quickly realized that the music that was produced was something

Songs such as the acerbic, foot-stomping “She’s Gone” to the lost love
ballad “Bar Lights” exhibit a depth that belies the age of the band itself.
Seeking to broaden its audience, Young Yonder is in the process of booking
shows to bring this earnest, down-home music to a city near you.

All sales are final. All performances are 21+ unless noted on the event page.

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