Join us to celebrate Effingham’s new album!
9 PM: Magnolia Collective
10 PM: The Glorious Veins
11 PM: Effingham
12 PM: Melissa Swingle and the Swinglers
Effingham is Jeremy Blair (vocals/guitar) John Hill (lead guitar) Jon Ackley (bass guitar) Michael Dwiggins (drums).
Effingham can be called a folk rock band inasmuch as they have discovered the sweet well water of American music and have drunk deeply. Seeking out all compass points of the American songbook for inspiration, their songs move effortlessly from the call & response of old miner’s folk tales to late 70s jangle-pop to hook-heavy Pixies mischief, all the while buoying the singular, desperate rasp of Blair’s bright vocals.
Melissa Swingle and the Swinglers
Melissa Swingle earned her outsider status early. She comes originally from Mississippi by way of the Ivory Coast, where, as she puts it, “I gained the knowledge that I would never really fit in wherever I go.” This is good news for us, as Melissa’s search for meaning has led her to write and sing marvelous songs of American life, tour the country, and record and perform with three bands. The first of these, Trailer Bride, made five records. Three more albums were issued by Swingle’s subsequent band, The Moaners. Through it all Melissa has toured the country, performing with Neko Case, The Mountain Goats, The Drive-By Truckers and Jesco White, The Dancing Outlaw. Such is her commitment to Southern expression that Swingle drove fourteen hours straight from a gig at Tipitina’s in New Orleans to be the last act to ever play Sleazefest in Chapel Hill. Meantime, her songs have appeared in movies and radio.
Now there’s Melissa and the Swinglers, comprised of Trailer Bride veteran Tim Barnes, bassist Marty Johnson and Wheez Von Claw on drums. No doubt they’ll produce more of Swingle’s unique lilting Southern Gothic gems, and, if we’re lucky, more of her musical saw.
The Glorious Veins
The Glorious Veins are a bluesy postpunk dance rock band from Mars by way of New York City.
It all started in 2010 as a good idea on a barstool fueled by whiskey and a love of American music. Daniel (the singer-songwriter with a penchant for classic country) and Zach (the guitar-banjo songwriter with bluegrass, mountain-stomp blood) decided to put together a new band to play a monthly residency at Carrboro, NC’s local music staple, The Station at Southern Rail. They cherry-picked their favorite guitarists (Rich and Jason) and rhythm section (Jonathan and Mimi) to rock up their post-country, and added Andrew on mandolin and rhythm. Together, they wrote some songs, put together a set list and Magnolia Collective began.
In the Showroom
Doors @ 8:00 PM
Show @ 9:00 PM
Drop by Motorco to buy advance tickets and save the service charge!