Thursday, October 13, 2011

Local musicians pay tribute to each other

Charlotte indie rock bands will pay tribute to each other Friday, October 21, by covering each other's songs live. Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Transmission Fields (pictured top), Chelsea Daggers, Hello Handshake, the Spiveys, the Jupiter Tide, Evelynn Rose, and the Between will take turns performing a couple of each other's original songs during "Charlotte Identity Crisis" at Salvadore Deli's Outdoor Stage (3215 N. Davidson St.).

For local music fans who are already familiar with these groups, the format gives listeners a unique chance to hear new interpretations of local music staples. The possibilities are definitely interesting. For instance Chelsea Daggers (whose stonery mix of winding heavy blues-rock and pop hooks comes off like a Southern Yeah Yeah Yeahs and is probably my favorite new local band) is so different than say Transmission Fields' take on catchy, classic alternative-rock (think the Cure, R.E.M., Matthew Sweet).

Grown Up Avenger Stuff guitarist John Thomsen (pictured above with singer Deirdre Kroener) reports that each group will play two 10-minute sets of covers and originals. Although the show follows up last month's packed `90's tribute which cast some of the same local bands as that era's hard rock acts Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, and Babes in Toyland, Thomsen says the seeds for this Charlotte-on-Charlotte tribute were planted last year. Grown Up Avenger Stuff for one has been covering songs by other local artists live for a while.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free.

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