Monday, 11 October 2010 03:27
In Cola for Fall Break? Here's A Real Reason to Hit Up Pour HouseWritten by Rhett Talbert
To be honest, I’ve grown a bit apathetic toward the local music scene in Columbia recently. Maybe it’s my overexposure of the city’s talent, or maybe it’s my attachment to music that’s been ripped away because of break-ups, moving away or “growing up”. Maybe I’ve grown numb to it all? Whatever the case may be, it’s made me a Bitter Betty which is good for my job at WUSC, but makes it harder to find shows that are appetizing.
So, it gives me the greatest excitement to let you know of a show happening this weekend on October 15th- this Friday, at The House (formerly known as Pour House) down in Five Points. I can proudly say will be a solid show. Lost in the Trees, Midtown Dickens and The Restoration are hitting the stage to procure our need for some Orchestral Folk in this city.
Of course, The Restoration is always fantastic and already holds this genre down nicely, but this line-up is who The Restoration was made to play with- think thundering drums, layered guitars, delicate strings, tinkering bells, heavy horns and haunting vocals. Chapel Hill’s Lost in the Trees is a show to see. My number one question- how are they going to get all of those instruments on stage?! It’s going to be impressive to say the very least.
My favorite from this line up is Midtown Dickens, who are no strangers to Columbia. They are frequent performers at house shows around town and well known in the audiophile community. They hail from the Raleigh/Durham area and make music that has the DIY punk spirit of friends hanging out and making music, the instrumentation of bluegrass, and the song structure of those old storytelling folk jams. These girls have the heart and the pipes to make some beautiful music.
Be sure to check this awesome line-up out if you’re in town this Fall Break weekend, on October 15th, for $10 at The House.
Check out some of their awesome tunes:
Lost in the Trees - Walk Around the Lake
The Restoration - Drowning Mr. & Mrs. Palmer
Midtown Dickens - Red Shirt
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