What Cheer? Brigade

What Cheer? Brigade

Horizontal Hold Album Release Party!, Batala Durham

Tue, August 2, 2016

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

The Pinhook

Durham, NC


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What Cheer? Brigade
What Cheer? Brigade
Untethered to the stage, What Cheer's raucous
live shows explode the relationship between performer
and audience while proving that loud, fun music
doesn't require electricity. And mobility means they can
play anywhere you want them to.
Their sound is an aggressive mix of Bollywood,
The Balkans, Klezmer, New Orleans, and Samba
played with the intensity of metal. Equally at home in
sweaty clubs, concert halls, parties, festival fi elds, and
community events, What Cheer defi es categorization,
appealing to old and young from all walks of life.
Horizontal Hold Album Release Party!
Horizontal Hold Album Release Party!
We've been working on a long-player for a while now and are totally jazzed to present it to y'all, our fans and friends!
We're doing this with our pals at PotLuck .

It's called "The Silence".

We're doing a show at our beloved Pinhook--and we'll have copies of "The Silence" on compact disc with lovely sleeve artwork by our own Kim Walker (CDs come with a download code).
The album will also be available in other fun physical "formats" that come with download codes (luxurious scented candles, Kat Lamp's "Cat Levitating a Taco" HH t-shirts, whatever else we can think of).
Or, if you've transcended this physical world, simply steer yr World Wide Web browser over to horizontalholdnc.bandcamp.com and download the jams on or after 3/24.

Joining us will be the sometimes dramatic, sometimes chilly (but always chill) No One Mind. Their sprawling experimental psychpop tunes will have you blissed for days. (NOM synth-jockey Missy Thangs recorded our album and is our favorite wizard.)

You'll also get treated to the dulcet tones of our best band-pals Today's Forecast. Durham's supergroup to end all Durham supergroups! Folks from every band you love get together for a mighty 'n' muscular yet tender 'n' juicy post-punk / post-rock / post-toasties extravagnza.

We are Horizontal Hold. We're from Durham and we made a record. ♥
Batala Durham
Batala Durham
Batala Durham is the newest branch of Batala, an international samba reggae music project based in Salvador de Bahia in northeastern Brazil. The name Batala is a combination of the phrase “bateu lá” meaning “hit there” in Portuguese and Obatalá (Oxalá), the Candomblé deity who is the father of the Orixas and of all humanity.

Batala was founded in Paris in 1997 by Giba Gonçalves, a Bahian percussionist with links to Ilê Aiyê, Olodum, Muzenza, Male Debale, Jimmy Cliff, Tupi Nago, and Kaoma. Batala currently has over 30 groups in 15 countries and a worldwide membership of over 1,000 percussionists.

Led by another Bahia native- Caique Vidal- Batala Durham consists of roughly 20 percussionist from around the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area.
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701