Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wynn, McCaughey, Pitmon, Buck

Back from seeing a great concert Saturday night at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, a show I've been looking forward to for months. The musicians: Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon, and Steve Wynn. The bands represented: The Baseball Project, Dream Syndicate, The Steve Wynn VI, Gutterball, R.E.M., Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows. It was a real alternative music supergroup on stage without anybody ever using that label.

And as if those four weren't enough, hometown hero Peter Holsapple (of the dBs; most recently, he and Chris Stamey put out a new album named Here And Now that is worth checking out: it's one of the best new albums I've heard this year) was in the audience and joined the group for their encode.

What a great, awesome, fabulous, incredible, fun night.

To add to the fun, I tried a new service tonight. Zingo is a designated driving service: for a bit more money than having a taxi drive you home, Zingo will drive you and your car home, which means no hassles or 2nd taxi fare the next day to pick up your car again. Meant that I was able to enjoy the music tonight and enjoy several beers without having to worry about how I'd get home or how I'd retrieve my car Sunday.

Gutterball: Black & Gold/Lester Young (no embedding allowed on this one, damn it!). (The band tonight played Gutterball's "Trial Separation Blues" in memory of Bryan. Very damn cool.)

1 comment:

  1. That Zingo service looks cool. But I worry about those dudes on the motor bikes getting hit by the non-Zingo users. Nice REM blast from the past. Strange to see Stipe with all that hair!