Weekend roundup


The Appalachian Online

Lovey Cooper

What’s happening in Boone:

“Local Band Night”: Chrome Scene and Sensation of Falling
(Local student bands, co-winners of Battle of the Bands)
Thursday, Jan. 22, 9:30 p.m.
$4 advance / $7 at the door
All ages

Cosmic Charlie
(Grateful Dead cover band)
Thursday, Jan. 22, 10 p.m.
Boone Saloon

Heritage Dance with the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers
(Appalachian heritage dance, lessons for beginners)
Friday, Jan. 23, 9 p.m.
All ages

“Hatestomp World Tour”: Hatestomp, Etiolated, Born Hollow, Deadern Hell, Junior In His Prime
(Traveling North Carolina metal and hardcore)
Friday, Jan. 23, 9 p.m.
Grotto House
All ages

Flow Jam
(Open jam session)
Friday Jan. 23, 9 p.m.
3rd Place
All ages

The Nude Party, Eve Stirwin and OBN
(Local psych, rapcore and newly established local act)
Friday, Jan. 23, 10 p.m.
Black Cat

Nagual & Carl Mitchell Trio, Derek Poteat and Mole Problem
(Traveling free-jazz ambiance, low-end noise acts)
Saturday, Jan. 24, 9 p.m.
641rpm Record Store
$3 to $5 sliding scale
All ages

Boone Community Network Local Talent Showcase
(Local music and talent show followed by a dj dance party)
Saturday, Jan. 24, 9 p.m.
The Local
21 +

What you should do:

Russell Bomer, Fat Cats employee and drummer of local band Way Das, says:
“Friday plans are a toughie this week. On the one hand we’ve got some cool hardcore and metal coming to the Grotto, and, on the other hand, a great show at Black Cat. I’ll probably be going to the Grotto show for a little bit of thrashing about in the pit, and to see if Junior In His Prime is as heavy as I’ve heard. I’ve just been really hoping for a few punches to the face lately, and Grotto pits usually don’t disappoint, so there’s something. I’m also looking to blow out my eardrums, and I have a feeling that the volume will be severe at the Grotto, so yeah, the Grotto. I’m going to the Grotto. But I am absolutely positive that Eve Stirwin, The Nude Party and OBN will kill it, so don’t sleep on them. And let’s all go to 641rpm on Saturday for the weird stuff.”

Merrick Marquie, president of the Appalachian Popular Programming Society, says:
“I’m stoked about this week because of the variety. You have lo-fi to hardcore to Appalachian heritage to ambient. If you haven’t been to a heritage event, you’ve got to try it and embrace the culture of this region. “

Devon Tuttle, local booking agent and cultural curator, says:
“Prepare yourselves for a sonic experience truly unlike anything you’ve ever experienced in Boone, or elsewhere, for that matter. 641rpm presents a night of free jazz/avant-garde saxophone and electronics-infused drone and ambient wizardry reminiscent of the Don Cherry/Brian Eno jam that should’ve been, [Nagual & Carl Mitchell Trio] alongside masterful sub-sonic bass guitar manipulations from Derek Poteat [the founding member of Asheville band Ahleuchatistas] and modular synthesis meets otherworldly tape incantations and convention-crushing rhythms from local duo Mike Geary [of local band Repeat Offender] and Travis Reyes [of 641rpm.] Deeply ‘heady’ music for adventurous ears.”

Story: Lovey Cooper, Senior A&E Reporter