Cheap Girls, Make Do and Mend, Diamond Youth, Old Flings
3400 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Charlotte, NC, 28208
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Hi, we're Cheap Girls. We're a rock band from Lansing, Michigan.
Our first record, "Find Me A Drink Home," was released April 22nd on the CD (Bermuda Mohawk) and Vinyl (Los Diaper) formats and was released digitally (Quote Unquote Records) for free, with optional donation, on Friday, July 11th, 2008. Our split 7" with Buffalo, New York's Failures' Union came out to coincide with our March, 2009 tour. Around the same time, we did a 7" for Art of the Underground's Singles Series.
In May, 2009, our first LP, "Find Me A Drink Home," was remastered and rereleased by Paper + Plastick Records and is available now.
Our new record MY ROARING 20s was released in early October, 2009 on Paper + Plastick.
Make Do and Mend
Adamantly earnest and unwaveringly driven, New England's Make Do and Mend has spent the past four years gaining footholds and garnering attention in every corner of today's music landscape. Building off the steam of two previous E.P. releases, a widely acclaimed split 7" with Los Angeles' Touche Amore, and years of relentless touring, the four piece raised the bar for melodic post-hardcore with the 2010 release of their debut LP "End Measured Mile." The follow up to their well-received EPs We're All Just Living and Bodies Of Water, End Measured Mile finds Make Do And Mend building on their gruff brand of punk rock, blending passion and intensity with melody and sincerity. Heralded as one of the best punk records of the year, End Measured Mile has been racking in critical praise, with Alternative Press commenting, "Frontman James Carroll, bearing a gruff bark... guides the band through catchy, texturally dynamic romps," while the band's hometown paper the Hartford Courant says the album "is a collection of volatile songs stuffed full of serrated power chords, battering ram drums and leathery bellowing from singer James Carroll... The mood on End Measured Mile rarely feels less than life-or-death intense."A driving cohesive accomplishment from band that has earned a solid following through rigorous touring and an honest approach to their music and fans, End Measured Mile has only just begun to turn heads. Out of all of the fan fare,Punknews sums it up best: "Simply put,(End Measured Mile is) the most impressive debut full-length of the year."2011 will see MDAM continuing to tour full force, sharing a passionate and unyielding live show, honed in sweaty basements, and proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that hard work and passion are far from dead in music today.
Diamond Youth (formerly Diamond), from Baltimore, Maryland. Featuring members of Trapped Under Ice and Down to Nothing, Diamond Youth started writing in early 2010, with the release of an ambitious demo shortly thereafter. In collaboration with Photobooth Records, Diamond Youth's first vinyl offering serves up five fresh songs of catchy pop/rock tunes not unlike contemporaries Jimmy Eat World or Weezer, not to mention 90's predecessors such as Samiam or Nada Surf. All influences aside, the band has a very distinctive sound that's guranteed to leave you humming for days.
OLD FLINGS is a three piece rock/punk band whose influences range from Samiam to Gin Blossoms to Hot Water Music to 90s-era Revelation Records. But maybe we don't really sound like most of those bands.
Formed in Fall of 2010, OLD FLINGS boasts current and former members of JUST DIE!, MEGAHURTZ, THE CAMPAIGN 1984, and NIGHTS ON FIRE. What started out as a fun way to electrify and inject intensity into Matt Evans' acoustic solo songs has become a full-fledged output of loud, honest, and punk-induced pop rock anthems. Songs like "Merry Go Round" and "Postcards" showcase the trios' love for 90s alternative rock, while remembering their punk roots.
A demo was recorded by Dave Barrett before the end of 2010, which was pressed first via the b-side of Matt Evans' solo EP on cassette (SELF AWARE RECORDS) and secondly onto CD format via a joint effort of BITTER MELODY RECORDS and SELF AWARE RECORDS. The trio plans to continue writing, with the hopes of recording a full length shortly after 2012 begins.
Old Flings has shared the stage (and floor) with BANE, DEFEATER, PJ BOND, MIXTAPES, CANDY HEARTS, IRON CHIC, MILES AWAY, DEAD END PATH, KOJI, TIMESHARES, HOLD TIGHT, RUBRICS, BOYS NO GOOD, THE RICE CAKES, DEAR KAVALIER, FUTURE WIVES, SUNDIALS, SLEEPING SPIDERS, THE TAXPAYERS, RYAN SHEFFIELD, FORGET ME, ALGERNON CADWALLADER, SNOWING, THE RIOT BEFORE, APART, COLLAPSE, ROBERT DOUGLAS TRAVIS, JOEY DOWNS, and more.
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