What’s New This Week
For the week of December 9, 2016
There’s a lot going on this week to get you into the holiday spirit; from festive functions to classic seasonal ballets, be sure to tap into your holiday cheer with us around town or nearby this week!
Kicking us off in the most timeless way this weekend in the Raleigh/Durham area will be a Retro Treasures version of Durham’s Carolina Theatre Films at Carolina Theatre Friday night, December 9, followed by the Triangle Youth Ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker on Saturday night, the 10 as well as some southern rock at Cat’s Cradle with Southern Culture on the Skids with The Woolly Bushmen. You can also check out the benefit show supporting Be Loud! Sophie Foundation, Roller Races, over at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro County Friday night, while The Music Farm down in Columbia hosts Styles & Complete Friday night and the Yule Jam on Saturday.
Around the QC this weekend, you can enjoy the music of Genesis displayed by cover crew Abacab at Amos’ Southend Friday night, some indie/alternative music at The Milestone with Patriot, The Commonwealth, The Holliganz, and Unruly Boys, Slippery When Wet at The Fillmore, or Eric Gales over at Double Door Inn. Also on Friday evening will be Snug Harbor’s Rippin Weekend Friday night feature of Joshua Cotterino, Berdmajik, Diaspoura, and TKO Faith Healer, Southern Culture on the Skids along with Woolly Bushmen and Aqualads at Visulite Theatre, Jack Ingram with Rob Baird at Neighborhood Theatre, and singer/songwriter Jennifer Daniels at The Evening Muse followed by local artists Anna Barnett, Jared Miller, and Jeremy Vess.
On Saturday the 10, stop by Amos’ for Purgatory 73: Island of Misfit Toys featuring seasonal sounds from DJ Codec, DJ Drees, Djinn the NiteChylde, Devi Doll, Pole Dance Innovator, Pioneer and Champion Karol Helms, Arsin Sideshows, Kona Kyoto, and House of Payne. Elsewhere on Saturday night, you can check out the electronic synthpop lineup at The Milestone with Solemn Shapes, Malhond, No More people, Iioioioii, Lovesucker, and Joshua Cotterino, country artist Kane Brown over at The Fillmore on his Ain’t No Stopping Us Now Tour, Snug Harbor’s Saturday installment for Rippin Weekend featuring Aqualads, Amigo, and Late Bloomer, or former One Tree Hill cast alumni and singer/songwriters, Tyler Hilton, Kate Voegele, and Gabrielle Ross, over at Double Door Inn. Visulite Theatre will also be hosting the 8th annual Twirl to the World Holiday Party and Fundraiser Saturday night, while Neighborhood Theatre hosts the 3rd annual Venezuelan Christmas celebration, Parranda Navidena, featuring Juan Carlos Arcaya & SwinGaitero, Raices Venezolanas, and UltimaNota, and The Evening Muse hosts some American folk music including The Stray Birds, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks, and a later set by The Broadcast.
Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday the 11 will be a variety including some hardcore and metal at The Milestone courtesy of Brigades, Remembrance, and WVRM, Snug Harbor’s karaoke night, Bone Snugs-N-Harmony, some garage rock with The Very Last Waltz at Double Door Inn featuring The Buddy Ro Band, Loafers Glory, The Mannish Boys, and The Two Rabbits, Ballantyne’s School of Music’s Winter Jam 2016 at Visulite Theatre, and some indie rock at Neighborhood Theatre with Copeland and Rae Cassidy. On Monday the 12, check out some multi-faceted alt-rock at The Milestone with Mobley, Catch Fever, CAMPING, and Porcelain, Snug Harbor’s hip hop fixture, Knocturnal, Double Door Inn’s variety night, The Monday Night Allstars, or The Evening Muse’s open mic night, Find Your Muse, featuring this week NC singer/songwriter and pianist Emily Cope.
Things seem to slow down a bit on Tuesday, December 13, with Bill Hanna Jazz Jam at Double Door Inn, while Wednesday the 14 picks back up a bit with some folk rock at The Milestone with a lineup featuring Adam Lee, David Z Cox, The Whiskey Predicament, and Tommy Trull, Snug Harbor’s December residency, Cuzco, joined this week by It Looks Sad, Mineral Girls, and america is a mistake, and The Evening Muse’s holiday edition of The Tosco House open mic party. You can also stop by Double Door Wednesday night for Queen City Anthology featuring The Loudermilks and The Houston Brothers, or Neighborhood Theatre for Children of Bodom featuring some metal by I Worship Chaos Tour, Abbath, Exmortus, and Oni.
Wind down the week Thursday the 15 with Dillon Reynolds at Amos’, Snug Harbor’s SHIPROCKED!, the bluegrass-tinged style of The Secret Sisters Christmas Show at Neighborhood Theatre, or at Double Door Inn with the country and rock blend of Josh Brannon Band and Tyler Hatley & The Little Mountain Band. The week comes to a close down in Columbia at The Music Farm with Russell Dickerson Thursday night, while the week ends in the Triangle with The Ritz Raleigh’s Sweater Weather Social Wednesday night featuring Jojo and Gnash and G105’s Holiday Social featuring Gavin Degraw on Thursday night. Carolina Theatre will also be hosting two nights of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Wednesday and Thursday night.
Share your thoughts on this week’s shows and events by leaving a comment here, using the hashtag #Shutter16, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org using subject title “What’s New This Week.” Don’t forget to show us where you’re at this week by posting your live action shots using hashtag #TWITFROMTHEPIT.