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 […]
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 […]
Thursday night was a unique one in the early life of the Big, Bent Ears kissa at CAM Raleigh. Grayson Haver Currin, a comrade in the endeavor of careful listening, filled the media lab and the lower level gallery with music at the highest decibels heard in the kissa to date, a set he called […]
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 […]
Monday night, July 27, in CAM Raleigh‘s underground kissa, various members of The Balsa Gliders will be spinning tunes from Manchester, U.K., spanning a few decades. It’s going to be huge. Check it out. 8-10pm. Beer/wine. For more information, go HERE.
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 […]
Laura Ballance (musician in Superchunk, co-founder of Merge Records) brought a careful array of records and had CAM Raleigh‘s kissa spinning last night, the latest edition of our Big, Bent Ears kissa experiment. Here are a few remnants. First, her set list for the BBE archives. Then a few snapshots by RFS friends.
Last Thursday night July 9 at CAM Raleigh‘s underground Big, Bent Ears kissa, a collaboration with Rock Fish Stew, Mac McCaughan, the musician (Superchunk) and record label co-owner (Merge Records), spun a two-hour set of vinyl tracks by bands from New Zealand. Where else in America could you have heard these tunes last week? Dead C […]
At CAM Raleigh’s kissa night this Monday, June 15, I’ll be playing the swinging blues of the great jazz pianist Sonny Clark, tracks featuring him as a leader and sideman, 1955-1962. It’s Week 2 of an exciting collaboration between CAM Raleigh and Rock Fish Stew that will extend through the end of the year. Something […]
At Rock Fish Stew, there’s nothing we like more than blending elements of our projects, hence our name. Last month, when we saw that guitarist and composer, Steve Gunn, who is part of our Big Ears documentary project, was playing a show in downtown Durham, we couldn’t resist the opportunity. We invited him to take […]