Bellflower

Bellflower

Honey Magpie, Kitty Box and the Jonnys, Waking Up Moe

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00

Bellflower
Bellflower
I don’t know about the robots. As far as I can tell, Bellflower generates music manually. Whether acoustic or electric, the process is organic and as natural as can be found in a modern technological world.

Lead singer Natasha Wilson may be the prototype for the next generation of robotic vocalists. Her fluid yet powerful vocals would be hard to duplicate however, and appears to be beyond the current state of the art of robotics.

Band leader Franklin Bellflower donated his name to this project, over his own protests. Many years experience with a rootsy bluesy rock and roll matrix have perfected an earthy green guitar style that would certainly qualify for LEEDS Certification.

Chuck Morton plays keyboards by ear, but mostly he uses his fingers. With ten fingers available and 88 keys arrayed in traditional format, he lays down an old school rhythm that he has been doing for so long it came back into fashion. However the keyboard plays itself fairly well if you push the right buttons. Robotic progress continues.

Greg “Nuke” Bernucca holds down the bottom end playing bass as no robot would. His universal oneness suggests a soul no robot could possess.

Jeff Lindsay provides percussive thrust with emotion beyond robotic understanding. He exhibits a versatility and variety in rhythm, rhyme and reason beyond the programmatic controls of any Casio to date.

Bellflower gigs tend to grow organically and extemporaneously depending on who we see in the audience. Chapel Hill and Carrboro are so rich with talent who will willingly step up to a mic and do a thing. This is as it should be. Let’s see a robot do that!
Honey Magpie
Honey Magpie
Honey Magpie is four-piece indie folk band from the Triangle with a sound that is both traditional and modern, blending old-time string instruments and three part harmonies with pop, rock, and indie influences. Singer-songwriters Rachael Hurwitz (guitar, piano), Pippa Hoover (cello), and Kati Moore (violin) contribute to the group’s set of original songs. Their lyrics, often nature-inspired, are supported by catchy melodies, intricate string parts, and piano riffs. Joe Ristaino fills out Honey Magpie’s sound on percussion and mandolin.
Kitty Box and the Jonnys
Kitty Box and the Jonnys
Hailing from Pittsboro, Kitty Box & The Johnnys scratch out an alternative Americana sound led by the smoky-voiced songstress Taz Halloween. Their vision re-imagines rowdy rockabilly and scorned country ballads for the dawn of the 21st century.
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/