upcoming shows you should check out
DID I SEE YOU ON THE DREAMKILLER DVD?
Being at a show is a fleeting thrill, but seeing yourself on the concert DVD is forever. Picture yourself amidst a swarm of pierced and tattooed bodies, colliding furio usly into one another as if compelled by invisible hands springing from the guitars and drums onstage. I’ve been there. and I’m front and center at the Roots footage for the 2003 Bonnaroo Music Festival DVD. Five years later, I was back, only this time in the corner of a few shots of the Raphael Saadiq show, taking the photos that would eventually wind up in the pages of this paper and framed on friends’ walls. Playing the find-yourself-on-the-concert- DVD is a good time, and you’ll have your chance this Saturday night at Greene Street Club as Dreamkiller (www.myspace.com/dreamkillermusic) shoots footage for their very own live DVD. Get there early, since they’ll be opening the show. They’ll be followed by Chemical Youth (www.myspace.com/chemicalyouth) and headliners Return to Life (www.myspace.com/returntolifeband). Doors open at 9 p.m. and cover is $7.
ANVIL: A CONCERT BY ANVIL
They’ve released 13 albums, influenced the likes of Slayer, Metallica and Anthrax, and were the subject of one of the best documentaries of 2008, yet until the past two years, no one outside of a few Canadian metal bars had ever heard of Anvil. Nowadays, Anvil is enjoying a renaissance of sorts thanks to Anvil: The Story of Anvil, at least as much of one as a band that has played in front of crowds of zero can have. They’ll be appearing at the Charlotte Fillmore this Tuesday under the haughty billing “The Anvil Experience.” Whether anyone is willing to “experience” them as anything other than a novelty remains to be seen. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Brimstone Revival will open.
HOTTER THAN A TWO DOLLAR PISTOL
He’s lent his distinctive baritone to the likes of Tift Merritt and made a name for himself as leader of the Two Dollar Pistols, but now noted Chapel Hill singer/songwriter John Howie, Jr. has struck out on his own with all new songs. His new band Rosewood Bluff (www.myspace. com/rosewoodbluff) features members of the Patty Hurst Shifter, Fontana and the New Town Drunks and they’ll be appearing this Saturday at the Garage. While most of the Triangle treads the indie waters, Howie consistently makes some of the most genuine and heartfelt country and liveliest honkey-tonk music around. The evening will be hosted by local the Darnell Woodies (www.myspace.com/ thedarnellwoodies); South 85 (www.south85.com), a highly-acclaimed and recognized young country band, will open. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $7.