From Durham, To Syria With Love: A Benefit for Displaced Syrian Refugees

From Durham, To Syria With Love: A Benefit for Displaced Syrian Refugees

The Affectionates, The Pinkerton Raid, Seabreeze Diner, Jordan & the Sphinx, Tangible Dream, Fredi Sholtz, Stray Owls, Tremolux

Sun Apr 9

Doors: 2:30 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

$10 donation

This event is all ages

From Durham, To Syria With Love
From Durham, To Syria With Love
Bands and artists from the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill Music Community have partnered with the local chapter of Americans for Refugees in Crisis (ARC) to raise awareness about how Americans can engage, adopt and change the lives of Syrian refugee families living in crisis.

With your help, we hope to not only reach our goal of three-thousand dollars but exceed that so together we can personally assist our own adopted Syrian family, the Diab's. Together we can help them leave a refugee camp in Lebanon and move into safer, cleaner and healthier apartment environment, while they rebuild their lives. Please join us for this special community event; "To Syria With Love" at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC USA on Sunday, April the 9th. A day of music, education and love. We are Americans for Refugees in Crisis. #ittakesavillage #wearethevillage

www.tosyriawithlove.org


8:45 - 9:30 The Affectionates www.theaffectionates.com
7:45 - 8:30 Seabreeze Diner https://seabreezediner.bandcamp.com
6:45 - 7:30 Tangible Dream https://tangibledream.bandcamp.com
6:00 - 6:30 Tremolux www.facebook.com/tremoluxmusic
5:30 - 5:45 Q&A from the Organizers - What is ARC and how can you help?
5:15 - 5:30 Jordan & the Sphinx www.reverbnation.com/jordanandthesphinx
4:30 - 5:00 Fredi Sholtz www.reverbnation.com/fredisholtz
3:45 - 4:15 Stray Owls https://strayowls.bandcamp.com
3:00 - 3:30 The Pinkerton Raid www.pinkertonraid.com
2:00 doors
$10 suggested donation
The Affectionates
The Affectionates
The Affectionates speak the urgent tongue of the American romantic. Punctuated with emotion and emphasized by four-letter words. If we have cried, lied, or yelled about it...then we'll bring it with us and bleed it out on stage. Falling in love when falling in love is the worst possible thing that could happen right now.Being content and untroubled when you would rather be engaged and battling...these are the sort of things which haunt the words of The Affectionates.
The Pinkerton Raid
The Pinkerton Raid
Time was, The Pinkerton Raid's Jesse James DeConto would spend his days writing about murder and mayhem as a newspaper reporter. Almost every day, he'd drive from his former home in Carrboro to the Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough, N.C.

Driving north on Highway 86, he'd pass a traffic sign that said "TOLERANCE ENDS." It was meant for big-rig truckers, to tell them to detour off the country road and get on the sturdier Interstate 85.

Something about crime reporting that most people don't know: There's a lot of waiting around. You sit there in court, waiting for a judge to make a ruling, waiting for a lawyer to show up, waiting for a defendant to be brought over from the jail.

"I'd be watching people's lives falling apart – or already having fallen apart – and I was watching a seven-year relationship falling apart in my own life, thinking about what went wrong, what was next for me," Jesse says. "I'd just sit there writing lyrics in my reporter's notebook."

Out of those vulnerable moments sprang the songs from Tolerance Ends, Love Begins, The Pinkerton Raid's third full-length album.

What started with intimate, personal storytelling became a communal experience with instrumentation evolving over the next seven years, as Jesse handed off songs like "Tolerance Ends," "Hollywood," and "Deeper Than Skin" for his sister Katie to take lead vocals.

The siblings built many of the arrangements around their brother Steven's acoustic guitar, layering Eric Johnson and Michael DePue's electric guitars with the expansive drumming of Steve Anderson (Kamara Thomas & The Night Drivers) and the twee textures of Chimeatron, ukulele and brass. Wilson Greene (Look Homeward, Mipso) added guitars and banjo.

Recorded with Mark Simonsen (The Old Ceremony, Dead Tongues) and Thom Canova at Mitch Easter's Fidelitorium and at Studio M in the spring of 2016, Tolerance Ends, Love Begins is a story of broken love and resurrection, their most hopeful collection to date.
Seabreeze Diner
Seabreeze Diner
"Seabreeze Diner blasts infectious pop riffs at damaged crooning vocals until dancing is the only suitable response." - Secret Carrboro Ninja Patrol

"...Seabreeze Diner is more stripped-down and straightforward, with nervy, jangling songs that seem to shimmer in the sun." - Grayson Haver Currin, Indy Week
Jordan & the Sphinx
Jordan & the Sphinx
Jordan & The Sphinx... Energetic live shows, chock full of thought provoking 3 minute rockers, soulful old-timey originals and well-crafted sentimental ballads.
Tangible Dream
Tangible Dream
folk + funk + fuzz

Currently working on our debut LP, coming sometime in 2017??

"The Apartment" EP available for free on Bandcamp
Fredi Sholtz
Fredi Sholtz
Stray Owls
Stray Owls
After self-releasing EP's in late 2015 and early 2016, Stray Owls, the Mebane, NC duo of Scott Griffiths and Matt French are ecstatic to be releasing their first full length, A Series of Circles, on February 17th via Potluck Foundation, a Chapel Hill/Durham-based boutique record label for tastemakers and music nerds. Building on the fuzz-folk of their previous releases and live shows, the band fleshed out these recordings by incorporating mellotron, drums, a typewriter, piano, xylophone, banjo, and layers of feedback that all find a place, sprinkled throughout these ten songs. Matt and Scott trade lead vocals and fuse traditional storytelling with stream of conscious imagery that seems to seep into their non-traditional structure of songwriting. Despite being self-taught, they play all the instruments on A Series of Circles, with the exception of drums. The album was recorded by veteran engineer, Jerry Kee (Superchunk, Polvo, Schooner, The Kneads), at his Duck Kee Studio (#8) in Mebane, NC. Jerry's patience and willingness to let the band try things out were paramount to these recordings coming out the way they did. Jerry also handled drums and percussion duties on the album, which added another dimension to the songs the band couldn't create as a duo. All in all, A Series of Circles was blessed by a few overly calculated last second decisions and some completely random happy accidents. Stay tuned for more. Stray Owls are just getting started.
Tremolux
Tremolux