Pug's road to musical artistry was an odd one. He was a playwrighting student at the University of North Carolina. Before Pug began his senior year, he quit his studies because he was miserable. After leaving the university, he went to Chicago and worked as a carpenter during the day. At night, he played guitar. He recorded his first EP, Nation of Heat, on a scant budget and literally gave his music away to fans. Surprisingly, his plan worked, and positive word about his music spread. Pug is preparing to release his second record, The Great Despiser, April 24 (Lightning Rod Records).
You can listen to a four-song set from the band at Daytrotter. Songs performed include: "Beauty Beats," "Daze," "Egyptic" and "She's Looking for Something."
On April 6, Beats Antique will be at the Granada. Support from Random Rab. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 18-and-older show. Advance tickets are $18; they're $20 at the door.
You can catch this talented man exhibiting his skills when he and fellow Puscifer members perform at the Music Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 ($28-$38). Support courtesy of Carina Round.
About a week or so ago, Puscifer released the video for "Telling Ghosts" (via Stereogum).
From the various press releases out, it seems that the pilot program will select 25 students for a four-week course starting June 18. It's open to students entering high school or college. Past that, details are sparse, with nothing yet revealed as to how participants will be selected for what are sure to be much-desired spots.
There's an informational meeting at the Kauffman Center Saturday, February 18, wherein more will be revealed. To RSVP, fill out the online entry form.
Get a taste by listening to/downloading "Wowowow".
See Cursive with Ume and Virgin Islands on March 2 at RecordBar. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 18-and-older show. Cost is $15.
If you're not familiar with the Sees' sound, here's your opportunity:
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Anything the Silvio Brothers put their stamp on is successful!! Cannot wait to try this!!