upcoming shows you should check out
There’s a riot at Greene street, tell me where are you?
There are plenty of great DJs to be found all over the Triad, but nothing gets feet on the floor like star power in the booth. Big names like MsTRkRFT, Cut Chemist, DJ shadow, Mark Farina or Josh Wink are few and far between on club marquees in the area, but those DJs have to start somewhere, however, and your chance to see one of the next big names on the club circuit is just around the corner. One of the most hyped late-night sensations in all of southern California will bring their ready-made party to the Triad this Friday. DJs Daniel leDisko and JO’B, collectively known as lA Riots (www.myspace. com/lariotsofficial), have been steadily building a reputation for their footpounding dance, drum n’ bass and club remixes. Drawing from popular indie, hip-hop and electronic artists, their work includes the likes of Chris Cornell, Justice, Weezer, the Ting Tings, Hot Chip and the Cure, just to name a few. JFk of MsTRkRFT calls them the best DJs in all of los Angeles, which to me is a ringing endorsement. Tickets for the show are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The show is 18 and up only and doors opens at 10 p.m.
Allman progeny comes to cat’s cradle
I was just as disappointed as anyone to hear that the Orb show at Cat’s Cradle on July 3 was canceled and even more upset to hear that it was due to the illness and untimely death of former member Alex Hughes. It’s not every day that one has the chance to see the forefathers of house electronic play as a full band, but the Cradle’s next show is no slouch either. Devon Allman, son of Gregg, is bringing his band Honeytribe (www. myspace.com/honeytribe) to the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on Friday for a night of blistering guitar and gritty jazz-influenced southern rock. sound familiar? Though the core of the Allman Brothers Band has been relatively solid since the premature death of guitarist Duane Allman in 1971, it’s the musical offshoots that have proliferated in their wake that denote the band’s true importance. Their storied history includes the introduction of current guitarist Derek Trucks, nephew of co-founder Butch Trucks, the rise of Warren Haynes to prominence and the growth of the other acts that each member is heavily involved with at any given time. It looks like now the second generation of Allmans are starting to stake their claim to musical significance. The doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
Jimmie’s chicken shack swings Through NC
straight from the greatest show that MTV ever reared (that would be “120 Minutes,” kids) came the heroes of the post-grunge era Jimmie’s Chicken shack (www.myspace.com/jimmieschickenshack). Yeah, they had a great, even if fleeting, moment in the sun with the late ’90s classic Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope and many might be surprised to learn that they’re even still together. They are, they’re still awesome, and since they made plenty of hay in the Tar Heel state during their prime, they’ll be back to play a couple of dates here next week. The first of which comes at a great, but slightly unknown microbrewery in Morganton on July 15, while the second will be at Raleigh’s Pour House the day after. As far as microbreweries go, the Catawba Valley Brewing Company, just a little over an hour from Winstonsalem, is certainly on par with a couple of the Triad’s own in terms of brew quality. They do bring in a pretty consistent lineup of great acts, which might just set them apart. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.