Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Asheville for Obama

GREAT show at the Grey Eagle in Asheville last night. the club was cool enough to host this NC Rocks for Obama show on late notice, and with the help of the Obama campaign and Harvest Records in Asheville everyone got the word out, gave away a bunch of tickets and we had a big crowd for some free rock and roll on a Tuesday night...everyone played great sets and the Reigning Sound (pictured, via my phone) tore it up as a trio to end the night, including playing a bunch of awesome new songs.

Portastatic set: You Angel You / Autumn Got Dark / Noisy Night / Don't Become the Thing You Hated / Dancing in the Dark / San Andreas / I Wanna Know Girls

Saturday should be a blast in Chapel Hill so get ready to get up early, vote, and rock -- and we can now announce that we will be graced by a short set that day from BILLY BRAGG! very exciting.

there's no "one shining moment" in this process -- if NC goes blue it will be by increments of a few hundred votes here and there, so get out there and if you've already voted, start getting others to the polls!


Blogger Doug B. said...

Mac, I know it's free, but are tickets required for Saturday or can you just show up for it? See you soon.

Doug B.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

just show up!

9:15 AM  
Blogger charlesglover said...

ah, asheville. i remember portastatic playing a coffee shop when i lived there circa 93/94. with versus? maybe not. i cant remember. i still have the flyer though. and billy bragg... i get to see him tonight! with the watson twins!

2:45 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

Vincent's Ear was the name of that joint -- one of the first if not the first solo show. Versus on the bill, yes.

4:37 PM  
Blogger charlesglover said...

jan 12, 95. found the flyer. i remember why i was foggy on versus now - i didn't actually make the show. it was the week before classes started back at unca and i was still at home out of state for the holidays. still regret missing it.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

if i recall correctly, LOTS of people missed that show.

1:28 PM  

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