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Happy Father's Day! Maybe you should make him some vegan brownies or something...Beloved Binge knows how. They'll be on ILYBBYSO this Sunday from 6-7 pm discussing their upcoming split 7" with Battlestar Canada and the release coming up on 6/25.
In tribute to Clarence Clemons who died yesterday, today's Divaville Lounge will celebrate the saxophone. We'll hear saxophone legends like Sidney Bechet, Ben Webster, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Woody Herman, Johnny Hodges, Lester Young, John Coltrane and many more. Tune in for two hours of Sax Heroes.
There is much, and some say way too much, talk about Healthcare. I sometimes feel that we're scaring people into an unhealthy state of mind. And the discussions about Healthcare's needed reforms nearly exclusively address cost and fees and funding related programs. I never hear much wisdom about serious, large scale programs centered on prevention or an approach to inspire healthy living amongst our citizens. We have a sort of, 'hey, we need more money to help or we're going broke helping unhealthy people.' I'd prefer some attention to us not becoming unhealthy as 60% of the nation's medical bills stem from some form of self-inflicted harm, usually food, drug or alcohol abuse.
On I Liked You Better... on Sunday 6/12, the lovely gals of Pink Flag will be stopping by to promote their new EP, "King of Scene" - their first CD since 2008 (good grief)! The upcoming release will be 6/18 at the Motorco Music Hall here in Durham. Finally.
Sunday 6/12 is packed with local music, including Last Year's Men playing live on-air at 4pm, followed by Pink Flag talking to Savannah about their brand-new King of Scene EP at 6pm. Don't miss 'em!
Tonight we will explore the music from the Talking Heads and do our best to convince you that college rock still NEEDS and SHOULD LOVE the Talking Heads.
This week's episode of Beyond Good and Evil will feature the epic sounds of power metal, which combined the guitar attack of classic British heavy metal with prog-rock grandeur. Power metal bands have drawn lyrical inspiration from Tolkien, Norse mythology, and the drummer's weekly Dungeons and Dragons game (probably). Tune it to hear Blind Guardian, Rhapsody, Iced Earth, and others.
Ann Woodward, director of the Scrap Exchange, will be on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out this Sunday 5/29. ILYB not only has in bands and musicians, but what we like to call "community enablers", and this organization is no exception. After the roof collapsed on Liberty Warehouse, the Scrap Exchange is going to have to move - and there will be a series of benefits around Durham, starting with one at the Casbah 6/4. We'll be playing a mess of the bands that will be contributing!
Tune in on Sunday 5/22 from 6-7 pm to catch Shannon Morrow, founder of the Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra, along with Christopher Thurston and Bendte Fagge, to promote their upcoming show at Motorco Music Hall this Wednesday, 5/25. TSO was founded as a "real time" composing ensemble, and they'll be playing alongside ZAHA, a soundpainting group from New York as well. There will be some live tracks from shows heard as well. There will be a workshop for composing at 6 pm before the performance at Motorco as well! We'll be discussing it all on I Liked You Better...