Arts Listings, April 30

April 30, 2014 

Bevel Summers is Jeb Brinkley, Dylan Turner, Chessa Rich, Jack Fleishman, Matt Greenslade and Omar Ruiz-Lopez.

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    Carrboro’s ‘First Waltz’

    The stars are shining on Bevel Summers, and their EP release show with Virgins Family Band brings home old friends to Cat’s Cradle.

    Jeb Brinkley and his young music collective are hard to peg – reaching for terms like “Folk” and “Country” misses the old-time rock spirit that drives the music.

    His friend, “Summers” bassist Dylan Turner, has that gear-and-clutch feel for a song. A player like that can take the driftwood course set by a singer/songwriter, and anchor it.

    They’re young. It sounds like Jeb’s had his heart pricked a couple times, and maybe he’ll get it broken someday.

    When they take the stage with the sylphic Virgins Family Band, the four-track EP the bands recorded together at the Fidelitorium in Kernersville gets released to the wild.

    “We’ve done two or three shows together,” Brinkley said. “We’ve shared band members on various occasions.”

    On the Guest List: Skylar Gudasz, of the Ugly Girls; Sam Logan, of Lilac Shadows; Phil Torres, sound engineer and “technological moralist,” and Brett Harris

    The show introduces Chessa Rich, who plays flute and sings on the new recordings, and fiddler Omar Ruiz-Lopez.

    “We hope to make it something like the ‘Last Waltz’ of Carrboro,” Brinkley said. “It’s going to bring out a lot of great musicians.”

    When: Friday, 8 p.m.

    Where: Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro

    Tickets: $6 advance; $8 door

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell


CARRBORO LOOKS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS: The town of Carrboro invites residents to submit their artwork for local exhibitions.

LIVE & LOCAL MUSIC & ART: The Live & Local Music & Art series will be from 6-9 p.m. Fridays through June 27 at The Plaza at 140 West Franklin in Chapel Hill.

BYNUM FRONT PORCH: The Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series begins with music by Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 2, at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum. Performances in the series will be from 7-9 p.m. Fridays.

CLAYWORKS GUILD SPRING SALE: The ClayWorks Guild Spring Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill.

GRANTS: The Orange County Arts Commission will accept applications for grants for the spring until 5 p.m. Friday, May 23.

FESTIFALL: Applications for artists for the 42nd annual Festifall Arts Festifall will be accepted with a $25 fee through Friday, May 30. Festifall will be Sunday, Oct. 5.


ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. May 1: Cathie Ryan. May 2: April Verch Band. May 9: Rolling Roots Review. May 11: Tret Fure. June 6: Songs from the Circle 3. June 8: Jeannette and Johnny Williams, Louisa Branscomb. June 12: Beppe Gambetta, Jack Lawrence. June 15: Burning Bridget Cleary. June 19: Clarke Buehling. 919-929-2787,

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. May 1: Wake Owl, Mimicking Birds. May 8: The Gaslight Anthem. May 9: Sylvan Esso. May 11: Spirit Family Reunion, Clear Plastic Masks, Fly Golden Eagle. June 12: Cut Copy, Melanie Martinez. June 14: The English Beat. June 21: Bombadil. June 22: Say Anything. Aug. 1: Boris. 919-967-9053,

HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. May 7: Greensky Bluegrass. May 18: Deer Tick. June 2-3: Lucinda Williams.

HILL HALL: UNC campus. May 4: Chapel Hill Philharmonia, Carolyn Chang, “Hidden Identities.” May 16: Women’s Voices Chorus, “The Long Bright.” 919-962-1039,,

JOYFUL JEWEL: 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. May 3: Joe Woodson, The Bean Trees. 919-883-2775,

LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. May 1: Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas. May 4: Low Cut Connie. May 15: Eagulls. 919-942-5506,

MEMORIAL HALL: 114 E. Cameron Ave. May 31: Voices, “The Genius of Mozart.” 919-843-3333,,

SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar. May 13, May 27, June 3: Jazzbeau.

UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 150 E. Franklin St. June 8: Cantari, “Vaughan Williams and Tavener: A Cosmic Cycle of Life and Death.” July 18: Voices, “American Songs, Poems & Spirituals.”


CAROLINA BREWERY: 120 Lowes Drive, suite 100, Pittsboro. May 4: Vangi Cathcart, Jane Eckenrode. 4-6 p.m.

CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY: 1215 E. Franklin St. May 9: Rose Wenkel, “My Many Facets of Art.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4557,

FERNSANDFANCY: 15 Woodside Trail, Chapel Hill. May 3-4: Trudy Thomson and Linda Prager. 1-6 p.m.

FRANK: 109 E. Franklin St. May 9: “GRAPHIC: Drawings and Prints.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4135,

JOYFUL JEWEL: 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. May 2: Florence Johnson. 6-8 p.m. 919-883-2775,

THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST: 106 Purefoy Road. May 4: Jan Dickey, “Watching the Planet.” 1-3 p.m. 919-942-2050,

WOMANCRAFT: 370 E. Main St., suite 170, Carrboro. May 9: “Carolina Birds and Blooms.” 6-9 p.m. 919-929-3300,


ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. May 3: The Playwrights Roundtable, “Spring Shorts.” May 9-11, 15-18: “Gem of the Ocean.” May 31: Triangle Youth Ballet, “Circus Circus.” 919-929-2787,

CARRBORO CENTURY CENTER: 100 N. Greenboro St. May 31: Triangle Guitar Society Benefit Concert.,

CARRBORO HIGH SCHOOL: 201 Rock Haven Road. May 1-3: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.”

CHAPEL HILL HIGH SCHOOL: 1709 High School Road. May 17: Triangle Youth Ballet, “Cinderella.”

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. May 9-31: “Life is a Dream.” 919-968-1515,

ST. MATTHEW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. May 8: Joshua Lozoff. 919-732-7451,

TOP OF THE HILL BACK BAR: 100 E. Franklin St. Tuesdays: Back Bar Comedy, 9 p.m.


ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. May 10: “Transactors Improv: For Families!” 919-929-2787,

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