David Burris Spinning Vinyl in the Kissa Thursday Night


This Thursday night, September 3, the musician and filmmaker, David Burris, kicks off the Fall season in the underground kissa at CAM Raleigh, a feature of our Big, Bent Ears installation.  He’ll be spinning vinyl records 8-10pm. We asked Burris what records he planned to bring to the kissa on Thursday and he responded: “I […]

Tonk at CAM Kissa this Monday the 24th


Three members of the terrific, Raleigh-based country band, Tonk, will be spinning vinyl records in the underground kissa at CAM Raleigh on Monday night August 24.  Tonk’s acoustic guitarist Jay Brown, pedal steel player Shepherd Lane, and drummer Bo Taylor will be helming the two turntables in the kissa 8-10pm.  We aren’t sure what records […]

Scenes from Hiss Golden Messenger’s Kissa Session Last Night

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Last night M.C. “Mike” Taylor, whose ensemble performs as Hiss Golden Messenger, spun vinyl records in our underground kissa session at CAM Raleigh, part of our ongoing Big, Bent Ears project.  Much fun was had.  Below are photographs from the evening by RFS’s Ivan Weiss along with Taylor’s set list, which ranged from Barry Hannah to Toots […]

Bill Thelen’s ‘Music for Shoulders’

Bill Thelen Music for Shoulders

Two nights ago in the CAM kissa, Bill Thelen, curator the CAM’s current drawing show, The Nothing That Is, spun a set of vinyl tracks that he called “Music for Shoulders.”  Below is his setlist.  We weren’t sure what he meant by “music for shoulders” but it became clearer as the set progressed.  See if […]

Peele Wimberley at the Kissa Thursday Night


  The drummer Peele Wimberley,member of two iconic bands, Johnny Quest and The Connells, will be spinning records in our underground kissa at CAM Raleigh tomorrow night, Thursday, August 6, from 8 to 10pm. Earlier today, in an email, Peele typed these notes about his possible playlist: I am doing 80s singles. Mostly British but […]

Caitlin Cary and Skillet Gilmore: Ambivalent Dylan

Moss Side is Ablaize Riots 1981 - Photograph Richard W (copyright). Courtesy of Ripley Rand.

Last Thursday night the musicians Caitlin Cary and Skillet Gilmore helmed CAM Raleigh‘s underground kissa and their set was clever and unique.  They brought a slew of Dylan vinyl, recently bequeathed to them, while professing not to be big fans.  So they took requests, asking kissa patrons to request tracks that would make them change their […]

Cicely Mitchell: Art of Cool and The Epic


  At Rock Fish Stew, we dig relics, artifacts, things left behind that mean something.  Below is the document that Art of Cool‘s Cicely Mitchell brought to our kissa at CAM Raleigh on Monday night.  As a motivator always looking to spread jazz further (when she’s not – or even when she is – performing […]