Archive for August, 2009


dance parties, vegan brunches, youtube, etc.

DAAAAAAMMMNNN it is fine to be bloggin’ at you this afternoon, even though it’s 8,000 degrees and my body is melting.

Right to it, shall we?

THIS SATURDAY, DJ Dude Femme is going to be kicking out most eccentric and danceable jams. I’ve never heard anyone mix Daft Punk and Country into a perfect dancefloor reeeeaaaaOORRRRWWWWW before, but by god she found a way.

STARTING IN OCTOBER, Chef Shirle of Rockin’ the Stove (and Free Electric State) will start cooking vegan brunches one Sunday a month. Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and other day-booze will be available. Check back for details. It’s gonna rule.

Did you know that every Monday we show Movies here? You probably didn’t. It is Durham’s most awesome and sexy secret. We have shown such classics as “The Warriors”, “Five Deadly Venoms”, and, uhh, “The Muppets Christmas Carol.” September is documentary month, so check the event schedule for details.

In addition to movies we have:

1. A 15 minute youtube free-for-all before each movie begins.

2. FREE MOTHERFUCKING POPCORN OH MY GOD IN HEAVEN YES I SAID THAT. Good popcorn too, from a movie-theatre style popcorn machine.

That’s it for now my jungle friends. Check back.




local legends…

On Friday, August 21st, The Pinhook will play humble host to a legendary (albeit far-underground) recording artist; Mark Edwards, aka My Dad is Dead.

My Dad is Dead represents a quarter-century of musical output, influenced by Joy Division, The Fall, Bauhaus, Devo, and the best post-punk had to offer. Traces of Edwards’ music can be heard today in everything from Neutral Milk Hotel to Interpol.

Come see this show. IT CANNOT BE MISSED.

The rest of the lineup is equally stellar. Americans in France (blistering, megaphoned vocals, pure genius), Spider Bags (bring earplugs), and Django Haskins (of The Old Ceremony). Mmmmm, eclectic.

It’s a FREE SHOW as well, celebrating the release of the newest Compulation cd. Chaz will be selling those, by the way.

Other notes:

We have a grill, out back, that you can use on request.

We have anĀ  “out back”, in case you didn’t know that already.


working on our night moves

So here’s the deal with this weekend: it is going to be awesome.
Friday night is sheer rock majesty, as I Was Totally Destroying It celebrates the release of their new album. If you haven’t seen/heard IWTDI yet, you need to. They are one of the tightest bands around, and kind of a rarity in this town in that they play radio-friendly rock music. I do not mean this as a bad thing. Ain’t nothing wrong with radio-friendly. Their singer is such a bad-ass and she’s like 20. Awesome. Goner and Free Electric State open up.

And then. AND THEN! Saturday night our good friend Laurin Fedora is in town from Orlando with a coupld of friends, DJing “Lost in Space & Adrift in Disco.” By “Disco” I don’t mean “Funky Town” (although that song has an awesome bassline). I mean deep-ass cuts from 30 years of down-tempo disco. Arthur Russell type-shit. 108 bpm is the top limit. Hell of relaxed, but promises to be THE DANCE PARTY OF THE SUMMER.

Make sure to practice your moves. Here is some help.

And this. For Michael.

Man, that guy was a pretty good dancer. But not as a good as me.

See you this weekend (Aug. 7th and 8th, by the way)


The Moonhook