As we mentioned last week in Needle Drop, Crywolf will be headlining at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh tomorrow night. Myles Travitz sits in the direct support slot, and a few other names (Drift Wood Miracle, Crushmore, X/OLF) have been added to the bill. Somehow we overlooked Cherub on the calendar for the Raleigh venue, but those dudes are pretty much on the come-up thanks to last year’s collaboration with Big Gigantic on “The Night is Young.” Big G certainly didn’t propel them to stardom — Cherub throws down some serious dance tracks on its own — but throwing those high-pitched vocals over Dominic Lalli’s impressive saxophone skills is a surefire way to get more followers.
Borgore is still listed for Jan. 22, and if raunchy, sexual innuendo layered over grimy saw waves is your thing, well, have a blast.
Winston-Salem’s DJ HEK YEH just dropped a new remix of Twenty One Pilots’ “House of Gold.” You can always find his latest mixes and remixes over on his Soundcloud page (www.soundcloud. com/djhekyeh), or by following him on every form of social media. He’s hosted a Friday night party at Carlisle’s Pub in the Ardmore neighborhood of Winston- Salem for a while, but word on the street is that gig has been passed to Garry Bullard. If that name looks familiar it’s because he’s also one of the multi-instrumentalists and vocalists in Winston- Salem hip-hop/folk act Sol Flo.
CFBG (Center For Better Grooves) Records is ramping up stock to ensure the Saturday, Jan. 24 anniversary sale has everything you could possibly want. In case you haven’t made your way over there in recent past, you’re missing out on some gems, especially in the $1 bins scattered around the store. Also, we just saw that they got in some J Dilla, so try and beat us over there before we snag ‘em all up.
Lettuce plays at Ziggy’s this weekend, which is more live and funky than your typical DJ gig, but few know that drummer Adam Deitch used to slay the skins with Derek Vincent Smith in the early days of Pretty Lights. There’s a factoid you can use to rope them into coming to the funk fest.
Longshank’s on Tuesday nights seems to be the place for getting your throwback vinyl groove on. Some of the guys from Psyoptic Records preview what’s going to be on the decks via the Facebook event page, so follow them there to get an idea what’s to come. !