Friday, April 6, 2012

Real Estate/Twerps/Old Bricks @ Lincoln Theatre April 6, 2012

You've probably heard Real Estate's fabulous sophomore album "Days" by now.  It's a fantastic dream-pop gem that crosses the music genres of summer tied together by the mature song-writing skills of Martin Courtney IV.  They don't have any bad songs, plainly.  Everything they have made is good.  Their first album and their second are both great and I really don't know which one is better.  They're a Woodsist records band, if that's any indication of how good they are (that label is flawless).
Real Estate Hanging Out In Some Grass

Twerps get compared to them a bit.  They're one of the new Australian bands (mentioned by Royal Headache in an earlier post) that are getting more press in the U.S.  They have a bit of dream-pop and some garage in them.  Needless to say, they're good at music.

And then there's Old Bricks, a great North Carolina band that just moved here in 2010 from somewhere in the Northeast I want to say.  They put on a sweet show.  It's two guys that make music that sounds much more complete.  Andy made a stage appearance during the War on Drugs set last fall at King's.  Pretty sweet show with a sweet appearance.

These dudes are playing a free show at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh sponsored by Hopscotch Music Festival (AKA the Indy Weekly) and "The Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families," an organization whose goal is to oppose amendment one of the North Carolina Constitution (doubtless, you've seen those blue posters around houses).  You can check out their website here:  There are a lot of reasons to vote against it, the most publicized being that amendment one prevents gay marriage from being allowed in North Carolina, but even if you're not hip to that, there are other reasons to oppose the amendment (just check out the get informed button on the website!)  It's a great cause and you can donate to it at the door of the Lincoln Theatre.  It's not at all like the crooked politics of Invisible Children!   (Hahahaha.  Yeah, but Jason Russell sucks.)  But the money is going to awareness and lobbying and events like this, which is simply incredible.

But even if you're not down with the workings of bureaucracy, it's gonna be a nuts show!  You can learn more about it here:

Free.  Doors open at 8.  Lincoln Theatre. Gather round friends and be Easy.  So easy.


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