SOUNDS LIKE FALL: ILM’s music scene going strong into November

This week leads into the final days of October with the end of 2019 shortly closing in. Despite outdoor venues wrapping up their summer roster, we aren’t seeing a slowdown in live music throughout ILM quite yet, even as winter approaches. Here are just a few highlights from the coming days—and be sure to see the rundown of live music on encore’s Soundboard in print … Continue reading SOUNDS LIKE FALL: ILM’s music scene going strong into November

EMBRACING THE WEIRD: Eyeball brings psychedelic neo-space rock to ILM

  “A band like ours doesn’t have too many choices of places to play because we are so weird,” says drummer Trey McLamb of his band Eyeball. Since he and Myriam Martian (guitar, art-noise) founded the Raleigh-based psychedelic project in 2015, they’ve mostly played near or west of the Triangle in venues catering to artsy, outside-of-the-box music. Wilmington’s Juggling Gypsy fits the mold and will … Continue reading EMBRACING THE WEIRD: Eyeball brings psychedelic neo-space rock to ILM

CARNAL, NATURAL, WILDE… Chelsea Wilde’s Minor Birds build stories, characters and scenery in music, heads to Juggling Gypsy

Minor Birds, along with Dutch Carson, will play Juggling Gypsy on February 28 after a “teaser show” at Wrightsville Beach Brewery on February 26. Continue reading CARNAL, NATURAL, WILDE… Chelsea Wilde’s Minor Birds build stories, characters and scenery in music, heads to Juggling Gypsy

PROGRESSIVELY FUNNY: Krish Mohan brings ‘Empathy on Sale!’ to Juggling Gypsy on December 4

Whenever Krish Mohan sets out to write a show, the hardest part is identifying a jumping-off point. He works toward comforting the audience first, in order to talk about big ideas and issues. Continue reading PROGRESSIVELY FUNNY: Krish Mohan brings ‘Empathy on Sale!’ to Juggling Gypsy on December 4

PUNK POLITICS: Rocket 77 set to ‘Black Flag’ EP, digital copies included with admission at Friday’s release party

Rocket 77’s release party at Juggling Gypsy will feature sets from their “extended family” from Bastard Brigade, Nonchalant Shotgun and Found in the Trash. Continue reading PUNK POLITICS: Rocket 77 set to ‘Black Flag’ EP, digital copies included with admission at Friday’s release party

MELODICA ON THE STREETS: Will Wood and the Tapeworms will fray the end of their rope at Juggling Gypsy

As soon as I started in on the first track of “SELF-iSH,” the latest album from New Jersey’s Will Wood and the Tapeworms, Gogol Bordello came to mind: high-energy, messy and fun. It’s not a far-fetched connection because Wood and company have toured with theatrical Gypsy-punk group, so naturally their eccentricities seemingly blend in their video for “Mr. Capgras Encounters a Secondhand Vanity.” Shot in … Continue reading MELODICA ON THE STREETS: Will Wood and the Tapeworms will fray the end of their rope at Juggling Gypsy

HAUNTED ILM: New haunted attraction debuts in Independence Mall parking lot

It’s finally fall. Temperatures have dropped below 60 in the evenings, pumpkin patches have sprouted up all over town, and the countdown to Halloween is officially on. For folks like Angelo Lambiase, October brings more than hot apple cider and harvest festivals; it also marks his favorite time of year when people transform into ghosts, ghouls and witches. “I believe that’s what gave me love … Continue reading HAUNTED ILM: New haunted attraction debuts in Independence Mall parking lot