Fan Modine, Brett Harris Take Stage in Aberdeen
The Rooster's Wife continues its mission to bring the best in music to Aberdeen with a step over to the world of pop music Sunday, June 3.
For fans of obscure indie pop, Fan Modine is a real hidden gem. There will be a groove for dancing, great lyrical hooks for contemplation, and a visually exciting presentation. Pure pop for now people is what will be happening at Poplar Knight Spot in downtown Aberdeen.
Influenced by the same brand of classic pop that have informed the likes of Belle and Sebastian and the Magnetic Fields, singer- songwriter Gordon Zacharias, the core member of Fan Modine, plays with Alex Maiolo, Missy Thangs, Joah Tunnell and James DeDakis, veterans all of myriad projects including Violet Vector, the Love Language and the Never.
Durham musician Brett Harris will open the show at 6:45 p.m. In late 2007, Harris emerged on the scene with a collection of songs honed on a hand-me-down tape recorder and began playing shows throughout the Southeast. Along the way he was able to win over fans with engaging performances, memorable melodies and his unforgettable voice.
Following the release of two critically acclaimed EPs in 2008, and a relentless touring schedule, Harris devoted most of 2009 to the making of his first full- length album, "Man of Few Words," released in the spring of 2010.
The album, recorded at Arbor Ridge Studios with producer/ collaborator Jeff Crawford, is a sprawling collection of finely honed pop tunes featuring contributions from some of the Triangle's finest musicians.
Harris comes to the Spot fresh from a tour of Spain, arriving just in time to start our weekly party.
In addition to the usual Sunday night show, the Rooster's Wife joins with Sustainable Sandhills in a celebration of Brazilian forro music, Saturday, June 2. Clay Ross brings his trio to Aberdeen prior to their performances at the Charleston Jazz Festival.
Food, community and music combine for a great evening on the porch at the corner of High and Blue. Learn about the music of Brazil, and the local work of the seven-county consortium that addresses all levels of the quality of life in the Sandhills. Call Janet at (910) 944-7502 for more information.
Home base is the gallery room of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St. in downtown Aberdeen.
The doors open at 6 p.m. for this week's show. Patrons are welcome to bring their own picnics.
For more information, visit www.theroosters wife.org, call (910) 944-7502, or email theroosters firstname.lastname@example.org.
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