The weekend of the Hopscotch Music Festival in nearby Raleigh, NC is going to be a busy one, with Promised Land Sound and Gun Outfit playing Sept. 9 and Lavender Country (backed by members of Promised Land Sound and Gun Outfit) playing Sept. 10.
But please consider also attending one (or both) of our two FREE remote events on Thursday, Sept. 8:
First, our friends at the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC–Chapel Hill are hosting a free record release party for Nathan Bowles’ Whole & Cloven at 5:30 pm, as part of their eminently mellow Music on the Porch series. There will be refreshments; there will be records for sale; there will be a performance on the lovely porch of the Love House. Details here. Other Bowles tour dates here.
Down the road a piece, on the campus of Duke University, the Nasher Museum of Art welcomes Lavender Country for a screening of the award-winning short documentary These C*cksucking Tears, followed by an unplugged performance (also featuring members of Promised Land Sound and Gun Outfit. It’s part of the programming for the Southern Accent exhibition, for which Brendan Greaves of PoB also wrote a catalog essay and co-curated the massive Southern music listening library.
The film screens at 5:30, with the concert at 7pm. Details here.
Jake Xerxes Fussell also plays the exhibition’s VIP opening reception on Aug. 31 at 5pm, with gospel legends The Branchettes.
The Weather Station and Gun Outfit will both perform at the Green Man Festival in the UK and will be touring the EU this month and next, including a special show together at Shacklewell Arms in London. See posters above, and additional listings here.
Also, don’t miss these upcoming summer and fall tours:
Hiss Golden Messenger (US)
Itasca (EU w/Ryley Walker)
Jake Xerxes Fussell (US, w/the Felice Bros. and Mt. Moriah)
Nap Eyes (w/Steve Gunn in the US; EU)
Nathan Bowles (see above; US + EU with Steve Gunn)
Promised Land Sound (US)
Steve Gunn (w/Nap Eyes in the US; EU)
Terry Allen (US; more TBA)
You can find a full overview of PoB artist tour schedules here. Venture forth and listen, comrades!