The latest album from Ryan Barrington Cox is comfortable in both its weirdness and its hooky popness, pairing unusual instrumentation with rhythmic jangle. Cox will play at French Broad Brewery on Friday, Jan. 24, from 6-8 p.m.
This weekend brings mermaid parades, live music, bike tours and pets. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost local entertainment.
Two short videos from two weekend shows. On Friday Eric Bachmann and Liz Durrett of Crooked Fingers performed at the Grey Eagle; on Saturday Ryan Barrington Cox and Emily Keebler played the Emerald Lounge.
Fans of Kovacs and the Polar Bear should already be familiar with his style — Lee wrote or co-wrote several of the band’s songs — but expect a fuzzier, synth-driven approach at tonight’s performance.
The local singer-songwriter-musician breaks away from his band (If You Wannas) with this recently-released solo effort.