North Elementary

North Elementary

S.E. Ward, Rachel Kiel

Friday, January 11, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

North Elementary
North Elementary
Clarity is overrated. Just ask North Elementary, a band that boasts its blissed-out, fuzzed-out pop with swagger equivalent to its rock 'n' roll sensibilities. Between distorted chords and driving riffs, John Harrison leads the band through labyrinthine songs tinged with lo-fi, vintage grit. It's the happy medium between heady, atmospheric rock and arresting noise, and Harrison and company bounce between these two poles authoritatively. From a sound that originated in bedrooms and basements in the early '90s to Harrison's past involvement with psychrock band The Comas, North Elementary has proven itself a chameleon. Still, in the shift from static to beeps to arresting vocals, the band maintains a distinct and inimitable identity, one that's garnered praise from critics throughout the Triangle and beyond. North Elementary weaves sonic textures with unexpected and incredible results, merging myriad noises into concentrated meditations. Who needs clarity when there's so much beauty in the chaos?

-by Linnie Greene
S.E. Ward
S.E. Ward
somber big guitar tunes
Rachel Kiel
Rachel Kiel
Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently based in North Carolina.
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/