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Arts Listings, June 18

June 18, 2014 

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the 8:30 p.m. show by North Carolina’s Bombadil on Saturday at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro. Tickets are $10.

  • Bombadil to kick off tour at Cat’s Cradle

    Quirky alt/chamber/pop/folk band Bombadil will play at Cat’s Cradle on Saturday, with a terrific back story of great expectations, loss, determination and second chances.

    On June 24, what some have called the North Carolina band’s masterpiece – the album Tarpits and Canyonlands – is being released as a special double-vinyl limited edition and re-released on CD. The Cat’s Cradle show celebrates the dual release and will see the band perform the entire Tarpits album live, start to finish. Joining the band for this special performance will be Josh Starmer, who played cello for the album, and plans for additional guest players are in the works.

    The Tarpits backstory: Originally released in 2009, there was a huge buzz on the album, pre-release reviews were over-the-top positive and Bombadil was eager to get on the road. Then everything fell apart: the band’s Daniel Michalak was diagnosed with a debilitating nerve condition; he couldn’t brush his teeth much less play a musical instrument. All dates were canceled, all promo ceased.

    Fast-forward three years, Michalak’s years of visits to various health practitioners paid off, he was able to manage the neuro tension and play music again. The band again began to receive glowing press – the S.F. Chronicle’s J Poet calling Bombadil’s music “folk/rock’s Sgt. Peppers,” and Playboy’s Mike Adams writing it was like “Syd Barrett meets the Beatles.” Bombadil’s manager, Ramseur Records’ Dolph Ramseur, decided that Tarpits was just too good an album to not be widely heard – hence, the June 24 special vinyl set and CD re-release, and a major U.S. tour that starts Saturday night at Cat’s Cradle.

FESTIVALS/EVENTS

‘SURVIVOR’ SLIDESHOW: Marissa Peterson will present a slideshow of photographs that she took while competing in “Survivor” at 10 a.m. Friday, June 27, at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. 919-968-2070.

BEEHIVE SALON ART CHALLENGE: Entries for the Beehive Salon’s 7th Annual Art Challenge will be accepted through 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28. The salon is looking for artwork inspired by wigs or toupees. on.fb.me/1lrIgZV.

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. 140westfranklinplaza.com.

BYNUM FRONT PORCH: The Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series will feature performances from 7-9 p.m. Fridays through the end of August at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum. bynumfrontporch.org.

SOUTHERN VILLAGE MUSIC AND MOVIES: Southern Village will host musical performances at 6 p.m. Sundays through the end of September at 600 Market St. Movies will be screened for $4 at dusk Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be music before movies at 6 p.m. Fridays in June. southernvillage.com.

MUSIC

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. June 19: Clarke Buehling. June 20: David Wilcox. June 21: Red June. June 22: Bill Kirchen. June 28: Kenny Roby and Michael Rank. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. June 21: Bombadil. June 22: Say Anything. June 24: Dead Stars. June 27: Jefferson Hart and The Ghosts of the Old North State, Doug Prescott Band, Ume, Circa Survive. July 11: Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys. July 23: Us The Duo. Aug. 1: Boris. Aug. 22: Clockwork Kids, Ghostt Bllonde, Body Games. Aug. 23: Kevin Gates. Oct. 7: Afghan Whigs. Nov. 8: Rachael Yamagata. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.

HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. June 18: Sleeper Agent, Grouplove. hawriverballroom.com.

JOYFUL JEWEL: 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. June 21: Brenda Linton and Tony Sullivan. 919-883-2775, joyfuljewel.com.

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

UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 150 E. Franklin St. July 18: Voices, “American Songs, Poems & Spirituals.” voiceschapelhill.org/buy.

RECEPTIONS/OPENINGS

ENO GALLERY: 100 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. June 27: “The Abstract Landscapes of Marvin Saltzman.” 6-9 p.m. 919-883-1415, enogallery.net.

HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY: 102 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. June 27: Pat Ewalt, Louellen Vernon-White and Yancey Smith, “Three Artists - One Space.” 6-9 p.m. 919-643-2500, hillsboroughartscouncil.org.

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. June 27: Garry Childs, Chris Graebner, Jude Lobe, “Intersections: Painter, Potter, Painter.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com.

THEATER/DANCE

DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. Aug. 29-Sept. 20: “A Kid Like Jake.” Oct. 31-Nov. 22: “The Landing.” Feb. 27-March 21: “Journeys End.” May 1-23: “The Liar.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.

PLAYMAKERS: Center for the Dramatic Art, UNC campus. July 16-20: “Hairspray.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.

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

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