The film screening for Brasil In Time will feature exclusive musical performances. The hip-hop show will be lead by LA’s Madlib (www. myspace.com/ madlib); this Stones Throw recording artist has been nationally recognized for a number of releases, including collaborations with MF Doom. Also, DJ Babu (www.myspace.com/ djbabu), touring out of the same city, will be mixing it all night in the museum after = playing a concert at the Toronto Music Festival only a few days prior. After a while, you’ll realize that LA is just taking over the evening — all four acts originate from the entertainment capitol of the world. Cut Chemist (www.cutchemist.com, www.myspace.com/cutchemist), will be turning tables to some of his most popular hits like “The Garden” and “Big Break,” and J. Rocc (www.myspace.com/funkypresident), Stones Throw and Beat Junky’s favorite artist, who just recently fell into the internet advertising scene so you may not have heard of him much yet. This free event begins at 7 p.m. at the Weatherspoon Art Museum (weatherspoon.uncg.edu) located on the corner of Spring Garden and Tate streets.
If hip hop isn’t your forte, Thursday night has a fork in its road and another path of interest that leads to Winston- Salem. The Garage (www.the-garage.ws) will be showcasing the hometown’s indie rock duo, Jew(s) and Catholic(s) (www. jewsandcatholics.com). But their running mates for the night must be mentioned — a must see. The Winter Sounds (www. myspace.com/ thewintersounds) are from Athens, Ga., and really bring the perfect set of keys to match their guitars. They’ll be on a full East Coast tour for the next few months, so you’ll have to catch them now, as they’ll be on the go for the rest of the year. Chapel Hill’s the Nothing Noise (www. myspace.com/thenothingnoise), made up of six local artists that have come together over time, will be rocking out as well. If you show up, check out their merch booth (and please pick me up one of their T shirts with the human that has a bird cage as a chest!).
Beloved Binge (www. myspace.com/belovedbinge), an alternative-pop band from Durham, will be exploding with catchy melodies, distortion and an energy that sets them apart from so much of the East Coast attempts at indie-pop. This show is a perfect end to a Labor Day week that you’re trying to drag out for optimum fun with friends.
Now that election time is coming up, it’s going to be harder to find events that aren’t supporting or basing their intention on some sort of political pull or promotion. But the good news is, regardless of which way you lean there are going to be a lot more events in turn because of this. So either way, there’s more fun to be had! Saturday night in Carrboro, Cats Cradle (www.catscradle.com) has one of these events taking place titled “Barack The Cradle,” with all proceeds going to the Obama For America campaign (www.barackobama.com).
The show is $6 (etix.com) in advance, and $10 at the door. Plenty of local acts will be swarming the stage starting at 9 p.m. Power Team’s Hammer No More the Fingers (www.hnmtf.com), and Churchkey Records’ Tooth (www.myspace.com/toothrocks) are both representing Durham that night. Tooth will (hopefully) be tuning up for a few of their songs on their upcoming split release. From out of town, Caverns (www.myspace.com/caverns), a Washington based experimental punk band, will be opening the evening along with Raleigh/Chapel Hill hip-hop artist Kaze (kazemusic.com), and soul/funk prince Mosadi (www.mosadimusic.com). Check out a show that has a little something of every genre to offer to the genre-selective music palate.