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... The Tar; Heel Thursday, July 16J 98717
By JAMES BURRUS
Because the music scene of
Chapel Hill and the rest of the
Triangle offers such a variety of
styles, almost every music lover
can find a place to listen to his
Music in ChapeLHill begins
with Cat's Cradle. The place hops
five to six nights a week hosting
everything from reggae to blues to
acoustic to plain and simple rock
V roll. Local acts can be found
performing here as well as college
radio or independent record label
Some acts that have graced the
Cat's Cradle stage in the past year
include Let's Active, The Golden
Palominos, Fetchin Bones,
Scruffy the Cat, Meat Puppets,
Camper Van Beethoven and Soul
Asylum. The Cradle, which has
been reopened for 10 months, has
done an excellent job providing
local music fans with various types
of music, both house brand bands
and the imported kind.
Other places to go in Chapel
Hill include La Terreza and The
Cave. La Terreza is a brand
spanking new music spot that
features blues, while The Cave
hosts folk music.
There are two spots in Raleigh
that are also worth checking out.
The Brewery has brought in such
artists as The Screaming Blue
a little something for every musical preference
Messiahs and Modern English in
the past, but now the club is
concentrating on showcasing local
talent now that the Raleigh Pier
The Pier is the most spacious
and comfortable club in the area.
In the short time that it has been
open, the club has hosted such
.artists as the Long Ryders, The
Del Fuegos, Suicidal Tendencies,
World Party, The Saints and Steve
Earle and the Dukes. The Raleigh
Pier is a private membership club,
but don't let that prevent you from
seeing some of the best music that
comes through the Triangle.
Although the drinking age is 21 ,
most of the music clubs in the area
do allow people between 18 and
21 in as long as they wear an
orange wristband and sign a
pledge agreeing not to attempt to
purchase alcohol. Cat's Cradle is
especially strict on checking on
IDs so play by the rules and
nobody will get hurt.
Artists that can draw more
people than the Pier can hold
performances in UNC's Memorial
Hall or Duke's Cameron Indoor
Stadium. Memorial Hall has
hosted Lone Justice, The Bangles,
General Public and Husker Du,
while Cameron has held R.E.M.
and Elvis Costello.
The big-name artists either play
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as the Smith Center or the
Greensboro Coliseum. The Smith
Center has hosted such artists as
Lionel Richie, Neil Diamond and
Possibly the greatest concert in
the history of North Carolina will
take place October 25 when Pink
Floyd comes to the Smith Center.
YouH have to buy a scalper's
ticket, though, because tickets
went on sale July 11. U2 has not
played the 20,000-plus-arena yet,
but join the gang and start praying -they
do. The Bon Jovis and Huey
Lewises of the world usually come
as close as Greensboro, which is
Dont think you have to wait
for the big names to come to town
to hear good music, though. There
are plenty of good local bands
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right now is HEGE V, a little bit
country and a whole lot of rock
V roll. They are currently touring
the country in support of their new
LP, "House of Tears,' which is
getting a lot of praise from the
The band of Chapel Hill is The
Pressure Boys. They have been
playing rock V roll ever since they
went to Chapel Hill High School
and their live shows should not be
missed. They recently became the
first band to turn down a Miller
For hardcore fans there, is
Raleigh's Corrosion of Confor-
mity, which just received a favor
able review in the London music
mag "New Music Express" for
their "Technocracy" EP.
Raleigh's other great band is
The Connells. Their guitar pop
sound has earned them oodles of
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Young bands on the rise include
The Veldt, Teasing the Korean
and Light in August. These are just
a few of the bands that you can
hear at the Cradle or any of the
other area clubs. There are many,
many others so listen to WXYC
and go out to the clubs and
discover what the town has to
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