PlayPlay, DJ Dudefemme

PlayPlay

DJ Dudefemme

Stormie Daie, ZenSoFly, Bangzz, Sister, Brother, Severed Fingers!, Corroder, Just Jess, Organos, Horizontal Hold, Charles Latham and the Borrowed Band, Sun Studies

Sat, November 17, 2018

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC

Donation Based / No Presale!

This event is all ages

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PlayPlay
PlayPlay
PlayPlay (Knightwerk/ Heavy) is a NYC-based, NC-raised DJ, producer, teacher, and music scholar. In January, they debuted their club EP release “It’s Only 3am” on Knightwerk Records, and have since released music on labels such as Worst Behavior and Cybersonic LA. As both a DJ and producer, PlayPlay combines their penchant for percussion (particularly breaks) and heavy bass with nostalgic hip-hop and house samples. Their music is inspired by what they grew up listening to - namely jungle, DnB, breakbeat hardcore, Baltimore club, industrial, jock jams, 90s club anthems and hard house. Using a combination of samples and hardware synthesizers to create everything from unearthly basslines to high-octane acid/industrial sounds, PlayPlay makes energetic music that is both familiar and hard to pin down. While PlayPlay has been DJing for over a decade now, their ultimate goal is still simply to be in constant musical conversation with everyone on the dancefloor, connecting through shared nostalgia, bass and sweat.



PlayPlay is also a music scholar and activist interested in local music scenes, dance floor dynamics, queer theory, and media studies. They have been teaching DJing and music production for several years, most recently through the UNC-Chapel Hill Music Department and Building Beats. With a particular investment in mentoring women and gender non-conforming DJs / producers, PlayPlay has held workshops at festivals such as Moogfest, for organizations such as Girls Rock NC, and at various colleges & universities. PlayPlay is currently an artist-in-residence at Flux Factory, a Queens-based gallery, where they are working on a soundscape installation focusing on queer resilience in club music.
DJ Dudefemme
DJ Dudefemme
Curator of the famous Homosexual Agenda Parties and rogue DJ all around, Dudefemme masterfully weaves in pop hits (*the good stuff) with old soul and The Clash.
Stormie Daie
Stormie Daie
Stormie Daie is an electrifying whirlwind that was born to shock and blow the masses away with her impeciable lip syng and bombastic dance talents. A performer that is a mixture of the soulful heart of Billie Holiday, the mighty ferocity (and name sake) of the wind rider herself Ororo Munroe, and the look of a dark leggy lovely Kelly Rowland.
ZenSoFly
ZenSoFly
ZenSoFly is a hypnotic rapper hailed by the Indy Week as the "Upstart Raleigh club charmer and image guru.” She is celebrated by some as the “mayor” of the city’s new music identity; a thunderous performer of playfully buoyant music.
Bangzz
Bangzz
"Local hellraisers Bangzz (integrate) lo-fi and appropriately confrontational femme-punk weds a Stooges stomp to five-alarm-blaze yelps." - Indyweek
Sister, Brother
Sister, Brother
Punknoise duo from Durham, NC.
Alison Martlew plays bass, Mark Hanley makes mouth sounds and programs a machine.
Severed Fingers!
Severed Fingers!
Severed Fingers - country/folk rock and roll with a strong punk ethos from Durham NC. severedfingers.bandcamp.com
Just Jess
Just Jess
In august 2015 she released her first EP titled 'The Break-Up EP". This body of work is a soulful representation of a difficult time in her life. She pulls from her time growing up in Southern California listening to ska, punk, reggae and gospel music as well as from her time living in Durham, North Carolina listening to indie rock, garage and electronic music. The result is the formation of a sound that is all her own. Being influenced by artist such as Adam Levine, Justin Timberlake, Erykah Badu, Drake, and Aretha Franklin she has been able to create an EP that spans many genres.
Organos
Organos
Sultry, drowsy at times (in a sexy way) vocals deliver surgically precise emotional content over carefully constructed, non traditionally realized and subtly shifting musical mini-landscapes that I find myself revisiting over and over again. More, please!....
- Jim Wilbur, Superchunk
Horizontal Hold
Horizontal Hold
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.)
http://www.noonemind.com/

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.
https://todaysforecast.bandcamp.com/

We are Horizontal Hold. We're from Durham and we made a record. ♥
Charles Latham and the Borrowed Band
Charles Latham and the Borrowed Band
"Latham's music is passionate with biting wit."--NPR

"One of the sharpest songwriters to emerge of late on the antifolk sphere...Charles Latham could be your new hero."--The Independent Weekly

"3.5 stars out of 5"--Pitchfork

Charles Latham wields an acid tongue and a poison pen, crafting social criticism, tragicomic narratives, and brutal self-analysis into three and a half minute ramshackle folk-pop songs. His songs are often exercises in duality: he finds humor in horror and horror in humor, the profane in beauty and beauty in the profane. In a live performance, his audience often laughs and smiles, but he rarely does. His lo-fi home recordings compliment the harsh honesty of his lyrics; his guitar buzzes and rings, and his snarling voice leaps, cracks and cries. His music is as equally influenced by folk and country as it is by punk, British Invasion-era rock, and Brill Building-style pop.
Originally from Virginia, Charles Latham began playing music professionally while living in Brighton, England as a student. The UK's folk-punk or "antifolk" scene adopted him as one of their own: Latham was the only non-British act to perform at the 2004 Winter Antifolk Fest in London. In 2005, Latham was voted "Best of Sussex" by a panel of judges at the Sussex Battle of the Bands, winning the grand prize.
After returning to the States, Charles Latham completed his first full-length album, "Pretty Mouth" in the spring of 2006; the album is a collection of home recordings captured on an 8-track in various locations in the UK and at his home in Virginia. The album was self-released, and has been met with enthusiastic acclaim in both the US and UK (see Press). Several songs from the album, including "Memorabilia" and "My Perfect Church", have received frequent radio airplay; "Nice (to me)" was featured on NPR. "Boot Hill" is listed as one of the top "Songs of the Times" on Neil Young's Living With War site. A non-album track, "The Internet Sexual Predator Talking Blues", a song about the scandal surrounding ex-Congressman Mark Foley, was given 3.5 out of 5 stars by Pitchfork. “Hard On” has been covered extensively by contemporaries worldwide.
While living in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, Latham created Antifolk SouthEast, a loose collective of local folk-punk musicians, and co-produced the Antifolk SouthEast Winter Extravaganza 2007, a showcase of musicians in the collective, and the first festival of its kind in the area. The event was a success.
Charles Latham has performed throughout the United States and United Kingdom, including major music festivals such as the Hopscotch Music Festival and yearly winter tours in the UK. After a decade of wandering In the tradition of the wandering troubadour, living in six different cities both in the U.S. and abroad, Charles Latham returned to Durham, NC in late 2014, where he continues to write, record, and perform.

Discography
Organ Donor (2003)
Calle Verde EP (2004)
Pretty Mouth (2006)
Live at WXDU (2006)
Beltline (2007)
Legend: The Best of Charles Latham (2008)
Come Clean EP (2009)
Squares (I'm Trying to Get in Shape) Single (2010)
Oil! Single (2010)
Not Gonna Be Down Today (No Depression) Single (2010)
Everybody Else Likes Me (Why Don't You?) Single (2011)
I'm Moving Back to My Parent's House Single (2011)
Third Wheel Single (2011)
Fast Loans (2012)
Next to Nothing Blues Single split 7" w/ King of Hollywood [Withered Hand] (2013)
Sun Studies
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701
http://thepinhook.com/