Sixth Annual Toys for Tots Benefit featuring Spider Bags

Sixth Annual Toys for Tots Benefit featuring Spider Bags

PIPE, Juan Huevos, Santana Montana, Server

Friday, December 7, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

Spider Bags
Spider Bags
Daniel McGee formed Spider Bags in 2006, and the band now includes Rock Forbes on drums and Steve Oliva on bass.

Four years after releasing their Merge debut, Frozen Letter, Spider Bags return with an LP that ascends to new levels of aural punch and perspective. The years that elapsed between records were crucial in enabling that progress to take place.

Recorded in Memphis at Bunker Audio by Andrew McCalla (who also engineered 2012’s Shake My Head), Someday Everything Will Be Fine leverages the limitations and glory of the Tascam 388, a vintage recording/mixing device that’s acquired a mythos via its association with legendary records by Dinosaur Jr. and others. Unlike the error-erasing editing software Spider Bags frontman Dan McGee has favored in the past, the Tascam’s charms are more immediate, and it has a visceral resonance all its own.
PIPE
PIPE
In 1992, Pipe—Ron Liberti (vocals), Mike Kenlan (guitar), Dave Alworth (bass), and former Superchunk drummer Chuck Garrison—released the Ball Peen EP (Sonic Bubblegum). Kenlan then left to concentrate on Small (later Small 23, which also included Garrison).

Clifton Lee Mann of the Bad Checks came on to play guitar temporarily until a permanent guitarist could be found. Mann and Liberti worked well together, and Mann stayed. Pipe recorded their first single “You’re Soaking in It” in 1993 followed by their full-length debut, Six Days to Bellus (Jesus Christ), in 1994.

Pipe then toured with Bad Brains and soon began work on their second full-length, International Cement (Jesus Christ), released in 1995 along with the “Raceway Park” single on Amish Records. Bassist Alworth quit the band after a tour with Polvo and Archers of Loaf. Greg Adams replaced Alworth, and Pipe recorded their third album, Slowboy, released on Merge in 1997. Merge then re-released Pipe’s two earlier albums and several singles. An unfortunate series of events (Garrison’s broken hand early during a tour and an injury to Mann’s hand and eventual departure) led to the dissolution of Pipe in 1999. The band got back together in 2005 for a reunion show, and again in 2009 for XX Merge. The band continues to play live.
Juan Huevos
Juan Huevos
Jon Gregory AKA Juan Huevos doesn’t want you to know he has been in the rap game since the late 90’s because then you might realize how old he is. Coming from a classic hip hop background, Huevos has assimilated that boom bap attitude with electro party vibes to find a style all his own. Known for his self deprecating wit and sweaty confidence, he will definitely make you laugh and cry during the same song. A bedroom producer with an arena-sized stage presence, he considers himself the ultimate fluffer when it comes to warming up crowds for the headliner.





Past projects have included Living Dead and Diamond Studs (both with fellow rapper Jake Dead) and Pink Motor Monsters (with Dynamite Brother/Old Ceremony bassist Shane Hartman). He has collaborated with the likes of Giovanni Marks, Mochipet, and Spoek Mathambo and has shared stages with artists such as Future Islands, Kool Keith, Matt & Kim, Islands, MC Chris, Bleubird, and more.
Santana Montana
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/