Concert For Tomorrow – Tickets – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC – August 10th, 2014

Concert For Tomorrow

A Benefit for the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

Concert For Tomorrow

Gross Ghost, Twilighter, Johnny Staxx and the Durty Boyz, Anthony Lener, Fontanelles, Haw River Strings, Rogue Band of Youth

Sun, August 10, 2014

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Cat's Cradle

Carrboro, NC

No Cover, Suggested Donation $10

Gross Ghost
Gross Ghost
Chapter 1: EBONY & IVORY
I used to have bands play at this house I lived at with some crust freaks a couple of years ago. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes garbage, these shows attracted randoms from all over. I first met Tre when his friends gave me their band's demo at one of these parties and I checked it out. The production was incredible. I started hanging out with Tre and he soon became a fixture around our house shows, always stealing my booze and falling asleep in really awkward places/positions. He would usually wake up around dawn and kind of stumble around the kitchen of our house, lurking for food. I saw him doing this once and said to myself, "That guy looks dead. A real gross ghost. We should start a band together."

We started messing around with stoned jams in the basement and eventually he moved in. Later, we got evicted. Never date an arsonist. Tre and I ended up living out in the sticks, far away from our previous worlds. Our nights consisted of a tape machine and alcohol. It was cathartic, but chaos quickly turns to boredom if it happens all the time. The sense of trying to capture the fleeting moments of our minds and indiscretions from nights previous had been preserved. But the cabin fever had gotten to us and we went our own ways. We still passed demos to each
other and the sounds began to mutate into something else.

Lately, a series of comic tragedies mixed with a dash of lethargy has been threatening to knock us down. Life can try but the music keep us afloat. We are inspired by the highs and lows we see on the day to day. Our lives are how you survive when you're waiting for bigger, better, stranger, more exciting things to happen. You have to find a nice place to go, wherever it is, to find a balance. Gross Ghost is our escape.

~Mike Dillon of Gross Ghost
brandon herndon-vocals, guitar, josh sokal-bass, sonar strange-keyboards, vocals, dave perry-drums, tony raver-guitar, bkg vocs
Johnny Staxx and the Durty Boyz
Johnny Staxx - Jonathan Wesley Stacksworth of the noted Vermont Stacksworths was poised to take over his family's cape and top hat business, Stackswoth's Capes & Tops, but threw it all away in order to follow his dreams of shredding guitar in a blues-rock cover band. Disowned by his family, he traveled across the country perfecting his craft and honing his skills. He has played shitty little honky-tonks and giant stadiums, opening for Magic Larry and his dancing poodles and everything in between. He also played Skooch in the movie Party Inc. Pt. 3.

Fast Freddy Fantastic - Born into poverty in Toad Lick, Mississippi, young Steven Wexler fled his small town and moved to Canada at age sixteen to learn to play the blues. He returned to America six years later as Fast Freddy Fantastic. He has played with a varied assortment of artists, such as Lemon Wine, Jasme Kelly, 4 Jacks & a Jill, and was briefly in a Queen tribute band called Prince, which immediately broke up due to a potential lawsuit by an unnamed artist.

Crack Daddy Slim - Born Roscoe Alvarez in Brooklyn, NY, young "Daddy" made a name for himself as a graffiti artist and breakdancer. Things took a turn for the worse in 1997 when he was arrested for setting a bunch of kangaroos free at the Brooklyn Zoo to try to impress Josie Davis, the woman who played the younger sister on Charles in Charge. The kangaroos were immediately eaten by alligators, who unfortunately got sick from a rare Australian kangaroo virus and died. Josie was not impressed. What was impressive, however, was the way he turned his life around with a simple harmonica that he bought for two packs of cigarettes and a jungle juice. With that harmonica in hand, he emerged from prison 46 days later a new man... a man named Crack Daddy Slim.

Nekkid Feather Mouth - Still trying to figure this one out, as is he...all we can say is that he is indeed a Man 'mongst Men
Rogue Band of Youth
Rouge Band of Youth came about when Patrick was looking for someone to help him write string parts for a few songs in the summer of 2011. By that fall he found Chloe, who added her violin and viola arrangements to the songs that make up 2012's Infinite Bliss EP. At the same time Patrick was playing guitar and keyboards in various Triangle bands. He and Jack, a fellow bandmate, began bouncing song ideas off each other during breaks at practice. This spontaneous collaboration, along with the input of Chloe, Brad, and Joe, took form as Rouge Band of Youth's first work of 2013 - The Wide Eyed Waltz EP.

With an emphasis on collaboration and simplicity, their songs travel down the roads of North Carolina, and come to rest somewhere between the mountains and the sea.

Patrick: Guitar, Vocals, Keys
Chloe: Strings, Vocals
Jack: Guitar, Vocals
Joe: Bass
Brad: Drums
Venue Information:
Cat's Cradle
300 East Main St.
Carrboro, NC, 27510