Thursday, December 28, 2006

Some holiday cheer with the King

This is a video of Unknow Hinson and a fan during an autograph session at the Grey Eagle in early 2006. Listen carefully, it has it's moments...

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Rayna & Tyler

Mitch Easter 12.21.06

Mitch Easter is a North Carolinian who has been a major influence on the southern indie scene as a musician and producer. He fronted the band Let's Active, and is responsible for producing early R.E.M., as well as albums from Game Theory, Velvet Crush, and Pavement. Mitch blazed through a hot set of classics on Thursday night to an intimate crowd of devoted fans. That's his wife, Shalini, on the bass in the pic below. He took a few requests, then concluded the show by bursting through the roof in his glass elevator. A sweet christmas treat.

My 55

Thursday, December 14, 2006

From the (more recent) Archives: Rasputina

Youth and drugs and alcohol don't mix 12.8.06

Here's a shot from Friday night, during the everybodyfields set. They're one of our favorite bands in the area, and if you've never heard them before definitely check 'em out. The trio creates a smooth, sad and beautiful sound that is modern Americana yet timeless...anyways, if you'd like to see more pics of the band they are in the archives of this blog. I've posted this picture because of the guy in the hat. At first he was sitting...then he stood...then he inched closer and closer to the stage, eyes fixed enticingly on Jill, the gal in the photo with the bass, who tried not to notice the guy in the hat...After taking this photo I asked the lad to take a seat, as he was blocking the view of the other hundered people sitting behind him. He mumbled something about being a friend of the band, and he needed to talk to them, other drunk rambles, etc. As I turned around to get a hand removing the chap, he beligerantly made his way onto the stage, inbetween musicians who ignored his presence, knocked over some instruments, lost his footing and fell into a stack of chairs. He crawled across the chairs before falling four or five feet and landing on his face in the darkened stage wing. Personally, I think he deserved a round of applause, but whatever...Hopefully someone reading this will know the guy, tell him that it's not cool to wear a Virginia hat backwards, and please don't show up at the Grey Eagle unless he prepares the staff that he plans to make a complete ass of himself before an amused crowd. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Dave Rawlings Machine 12.5.06

Apparently the Dave Rawlings Machine had been a mystery to many of those who showed up last night for the show. We pretty much knew what was in store for a few weeks, but couldn't have expected the magic brought to the stage by 'the Machine,' as Dave calls it. If you weren't one of the few hundered packed in for the show, here's a hint of what you missed.

Gillian exhausting herself on a fine rendition of 'White Rabbit.'

For setlists and more, check out Dave's myspace page.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Shawn Mullins 12.2.06