The Often Awesome Benefit: A Year to Remember – Live at Kings Barcade

Posted on: March 17, 2011
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The Often Awesome Benefit: A Year to Remember

Models for Charity & Often Awesome The Series present The Often Awesome Benefit: A Year to Remember, March 17th, at Kings Barcade in Raleigh. Doors Open at 7:30 p.m. & the show starts at 8:00p.m. Cost $10. Door Proceeds will go to the The Often Awesome Org. Along with six prodigious music sets from a variety of local talent, we will be showcasing an episode from the award winning film retrospective by Often Awesome The Series.

ALL Ages Show!

www.modelsforcharityraleigh.com/

Often Awesome The Series is a web series about local musician Tim Lafollette and his wife Kaylan’s battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). It’s a story about love, friends, strength, and courage. It’s about building a community of friends and family, and creating and spreading awareness through benefit shows, web episodes, and encouraging everyday people to step up and be a part of the Often Awesome Army to help find a cure. OA the series has won Most Outstanding Documentary Web Series LA Web Fest 2010, & was an Official Selection at the 2010 Carrboro Film Festival, & Official Selection at the 2011 LA Web Festival.

Band Lineup for The Often Awesome Benefit: A Year to Remember includes:

Johnny Paul Jason, the songwriting team from Raleigh NC’s The Hanks (1987 – 2008). As with The Hanks some 24 years ago, this band continues what was then the pioneering alt.country / cowpunk sounds that predated the No Depression / Uncle Tupelo / Whiskeytown bandwagon by several years.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-Paul-Jason/114365968604440

“Reese McHenry has a voice that can rattle chandeliers at 50 paces. Not just with power but with the bluesy depth of Big Mama Thornton, where everything she sings sounds a little, well, dirty.” –Fuse “This is terrifically uninhibited garage rock with currents of blues and stoner metal bubbling beneath the surface.” -Razorcake
http://www.myspace.com/reesemchenry

The Breaks line up works as an uptight four piece: Brunson Hoole on drums, Tray Batson on bass, Steve Carr on guitar and John Ensslin singing. Influences include Tubeway Army, Mott the Hoople.
http://www.myspace.com/thebreaksnorthcarolina

SPIRALFIRE, Sinclair Vernon – the North Carolina native with a voice that can simultaneously melt your heart and peel paint off a jet engine – put together a band of raucous villains wielding rock and roll implements for the sole purpose of destroying pap and returning rock to its rightful, glorious, epic place in popular music.
www.reverbnation.com/spiralfire

Bustello’s sound has recently been described as a blend of Stiff Records power pop and ’60s garage, with ample shades of surf and rockabilly. Members include Ben Clarke, formerly of the highly influential “Metal Flake Mother;” bassist John Plymale, the Indy record producer of Superchunk, Dex Romweber Duo, and The Meat Puppets; & Drummer Jody Maxwell (along with Plymale) a founding member of NC’s “Sex Police” as well as Chapel Hill mainstay “Gumption.”
http://www.bustello.com/

Poster/graphic design by http://www.tadpoledesigns.com/

A BIG thankyou to Riley Miller of SPIRALFIRE for agreeing to be our Master of Ceremonies & Stage Manager.




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