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Friday, July 14
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Friday; July 15
It's questionable whether
Shark Quest even qualifies as
proper rock band at all. The
band creates a cool sound unlike
anything coming out of the South: a pulsing, rhythm-driven "theme" music resembling what
might have sounded like an Ennio Morricone soundtrack to a David Lynch film.
The Chapel Hill-based instrumental group formed nearly ten years ago under the guidance of
guitarist Laird Dixon (ex-Zen Frisbee). The project underwent several shake-ups and name
changes, but solidified its line-up in '95 vrth guitarist Scott Goolsby, cellist-bassist Chris Eubank,
drummer Groves Wilier and banjo-fiddle player Sara BelL Since then, the band has quietly crafted
a complex and delicate sound that dodges trappings of the Southern college-pop and clangy
post-punk shenanigans that typify so many NC rock bands.
The quintet's new album, Man On Stilts is due out August 8 on Merge Records. Whereas last
year's Battle Of The Loons (Merge) lurked between cleanly recorded quirk-pop tunage and some
thing more layered, sinister and complicated, the new nine-song slab glides at a more breezy
pace, lilting between orchestral soundscapes and Fender guitar spaghetti picking. On both
albums, there are always several interesting tilings going on simultaneously.
Shark Quest's hard-hitting Tarheel colleagues in indie-rock quartet Starpoint Electric—who
recently released a fine collection of anthemic and spaced-out rock gems titled Bad Directions
(Plastique)—share the stage beforehand alongside local headliner Ceiling Fan. (BL)
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Friday. July 14
Saturday. July 15
Monday. July 17
Tuesday. July 18
Atlanta's Colonel Bruce Hampton is the revered "Daddy" of
boogie music in America, particularly the South, and there's
iust no telling what sort of musical mayhem and eccentric
antic., one might witness when he gets together with some of
his friends for a show.
Hampton has been a constant presence in the Southern
music scene since the late 1960s. He has performed in such
conglomerations as The Hampton Grease Band, The Aquarium
Rescue Unit and The Fiji Mariners—all of which blended an
eclectic mix of bluegrass, gospel, swing, country and jazz.
These days, in addition to work in the film and television
industry (multiple movie appearances and voice-over work for Cartoon Network's "Space Ghost"),
Hampton is touring as Colonel Bruce Hampton & Friends, playing regular weekend shows at
Atlanta's Brandy House, and inviting such luminous friends as Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring,
Mike Gordon, John Popper, Jon Fishman and Rob Wasserman to share the stage with him. Suffice
it to say that the Colonel's "friends" are an ever-changing cast of talents who always cook up a
musical stew that is jammy, somewhat unstructured and lots of fun. Bluegrass ensemule the
Emma Gibbs Band and horn man El Buho open. [Dawn Maynor]
Colonel Bruce Hampton
MIDNIGHT CARAVAN (Above)
Groove-oriented classic rock and blues.
PREFERRED 53 (Above) Melodic,
emo-rock Irom the crazy Florida scene.
SOUNDTRACK MIND (Locos West)
Melodic pop-rock Irom the
Monday, July 17
THE APOSTLES (Tasty World) A soiid.
authenticated reggae/roots septet pow
ered by spiritual vibes.
“BLUE MONDAY” (AMF) The weekly
“blues night" series continues with
house band Donl Know. 8 p.m.
PATRICK GUNNELL (Alien’s) Local
singer-songwriter. Originals and stan
DELUGE (40 Watt) Guitar-heavy alt-
punk quartet from Franklin County, GA.
DIFFUSER (40 Watt) Hook-filled,
aggressive alt-rock from NYC.
THE GOODS (Tasty World) An instru
mental mix of iazzy funk and rock.
Tuesday, July 18
(DT’s) This weekly “open mic session
fills up early, so make sure to call ahead
(543-9276). 10 p.m.
BRIGHT EYES (40 Watt) The musical
vehicle of ycung Nebraskan songsmith
Connor Oberst. He commands a
rotating line-up of players. The latest
album is titled Fevers And Mirrors
JAY BORCK (Allen’s) Acoustic singer-
songwriter plays is regular gig tonight.
“CLUB TILT" (Boneshakers) The “best
ot electronica" with Weatherman.
GRANDADDY (40 Watt) This slow-
moving ‘space-pop' combo hails Irom
Modesto. CA. College radio is totally in
love with the band right now and
deservedly so. The band's latest release
is called Sophtware Slump (V2).
ISOBEL (40 Watt) Read all about this
exciting new .Athens quartet (formerly
known as Aberdeen) on p. 22.
MISSING JOE (Tasty World) Radio
ready modem-rock from Connecticut.
This polished quartet is touring behind
an album titled Breaking Down The
Constellations [Bird Grooming).
OBSERVATORY (Tasty World) Athens-
based. acoustic folk-rock trio singing
“songs about human nature ‘
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SENTS" (Mean Mike's) “Hip Hop
Night" includes spinning Irom DJ
Chrisis & Friends. 10 p.m.
CASE" (AMF) This weekly showcase
continues. Tonight's roster includes
Gary Kellam. Jonathan Vance, and
Brand & Jake.
WALKING FOR DAYS (Boar's Head)
Guitarist siblings Daniel W. Marler and
Drew front this funky, soulful Athens
WAXWINGS (Caledonia) Highly
melodic, swirling, psyche-pop from hie
Motor City. This mop-topped quartet
meets the janghest ot requirements ot
any Elephant 6 test and mixes the Pet
Sounds reverb-pop with a gritty. 60s
mod-pop vibe. The band's new release
is titled Low To The Ground!Bobsled).
Wednesday, July 19
DODD FERRELLE & THE TIN FOIL
STARS (Tasty World) Local rock band
playing what singer-guitarist Dodd
Ferrelle calls “sonic Amencana."
TWAIN (Tasty World) Guitarist Eric
Gregory and company belt out the
WEEN (40 Watt) The weird and won
derful Ween returns to Athens for a tull
night of strangeness
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