That’s right: We’re Kickstarting! A modest TCB Kickstarter campaign was launched on Wednesday in Greensboro, continues on Friday in Winston-Salem and runs until Sept. 26. We’re growing thanks to readers like you, advertisers who share our vision and the best damn staff in the business.
A sincere welcome to our new Weekender subscribers! We’ve added a slew of new emails to the list after our party in Greensboro, and hope to add more after tonight in Winston-Salem. Read on, friends, and let us help you make sense of the weekend’s events.
- Unless you’re dead or in jail, you should definitely come to Triad City Beat’s 6-month anniversary event at Delurk Gallery in Winston-Salem tonight. Wednesday night’s fete in Greensboro featured a juggling clown, live art from elsewhere, children in hats, elected officials, culturati, readers, advertisers and more. Tonight we’ll have live bodypainting by Amber Michael and more live art from Elsewhere and Delurk. Food’s coming from Mary’s Gourmet Diner, Finnegan’s Wake and Ingino’s catering. We also have something that the Greensboro party did not: free booze. This is for our readers, our advertisers and our Kickstarter, which is going swimmingly. All are welcome. (W-S)
- Later you can catch the premiere of Alive Inside, a documentary about the effects of music on memory loss, at A/perture. (W-S)
- If you’re like me, you’ll head over to the Garage later on for a rock show featuring the Kneads, Horizontal Hold and Jews & Catholics, a band whose guitarist Eddie Garcia was accused by Jordan Green of executing “a fearsome solo that was the aural equivalent of ripping the entrails out of a beast.“ (W-S)
- If you’re committed to staying in Greensboro, Undercurrent has a sweet vegetarian wine dinner beginning at 6 p.m.
- WhoDat Fest — which has almost nothing to do with the New Orleans Saints — takes over DooDad Farm all day today with a buttload of musical acts including the Leeves, Quilla, the Bronzed Chorus and a whole slate of singer/songwriters. (GSO-ish)
- Decidedly less crunchy is the John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival, which has not only taken on more words in its name this year but has added a genuine headliner in George Benson, the chanteuse Morgan James and 16-year-old prodigy Andreas Varady. Boney James fans can breathe easier knowing he’ll be out there blowing, too. (HP)
- The Blind Tiger‘s got local action with Laila Nur‘s album release and birthday party beginning at 8 p.m. (GSO)
- Oh right. Labor Day. Try not to work too hard.
That’s all I got for this week. As always, forward to your friends, who can sign up for the Weekender right here. And in case I forgot to mention it, we’ve got a Kickstarter going. We’d love to have you join our mission.