Solar Halos Record Release Party – Tickets – Cat’s Cradle – Back Room – Carrboro, NC – January 18th, 2014

Solar Halos Record Release Party

Solar Halos Record Release Party

Irata, Bitter Resolve

Sat, January 18, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Cat's Cradle - Back Room

Carrboro, NC

$5.00

Solar Halos
Solar Halos
Solar Halos are Nora Rogers, Eddie Sanchez and John Crouch. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina band features current and former members of Horseback, Caltrop, Fin Fang Foom, and The Curtains of Night. Their debut full length will be released on Devouter Records (UK) in January 2014.
Irata
Irata
Modern heavy bands stay interesting not by hashing and rehashing familiar tropes, but by throwing curveballs: Greensboro, NC’s Irata is such a band. While the tricky riffing and circular phrases suggest mathy- post-rock a la Don Caballero, there’s also hard rock and 90s alt-radio accessibility – replete with impassioned Perry Farrell-reminiscent vocal howls. This isn’t metal and this isn’t traditional rock. Rather, it’s a hybrid that borrows standout elements from both.
The ex-instrumental duo has gone through several lineups since forming in 2008. Now, as the drum and bass duo of Jason Ward and Jon Case – with Ward pulling double duty on synths and both members singing – Irata is that birthing star that sheds its outer layers to live on as a dangerous, dense, and super-heavy core. After all, it’s Case and Ward’s precise rhythmic lockstep that has always driven the band through serpentine melodies and pounding hard-Kraut. Couple that with the incredible, reckless passion and nearly celebratory energy of Irata’s live show, and you have a curveball worth catching.

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Bitter Resolve
Bitter Resolve
It’s a sound as old and weathered as the metamorphic bedrock under Chapel Hill, yet Bitter Resolve’s growl and grit also implies the living tectonic forces that oh-so-patiently shape the landscape itself. In debut LP Bows and Arrows Against the Lightning, the trio hearkens to heavy metal’s very inception. Blues riffage is subverted and given sharp, unwieldy angles: drumwork is freed from its traditional homogeneous plod and allowed to move laterally: and the distortion on that bass is just thick enough to give a contact buzz.

Chapel Hill and the Triangle area, until recently, had precious little heavy music to offer: the field is wide-open for Bitter Resolve’s brand of stoner-heaviness. Drummer Lauren Fitzpatrick’s beats are expressive and asymmetrical – she builds them, hammer and nail, from the ground up rather than subscribing to established rock drummer tropes. Walsh chugs with pagan defiance on a bass a year older than Black Sabbath. And guitarist R. Corey Dial grins euphorically, playing with his entire body as he solos or crunches along. His enthusiasm is as infectious as the patient thickness of music not evolved from, but born alongside 70s hard-smoking proto-metal.

The record demands high-volume treatment and the live show is a full-body experience, like a medieval battle witnessed firsthand, as Bitter Resolve fights for every inch of ground on some rugged, battered field.
Venue Information:
Cat's Cradle - Back Room
300 East Main St.
Carrboro, NC, 27510
http://catscradle.com/