The Art Market at Vega Metals has been a fixture on Saturday mornings near the Durham Farmers’ Market. The Art Market has local vendors wth locally-made art, music, and more! They also share the street with food trucks as well. (Get a biscuit at PiePushers!) Get a jump on your holiday and birthday shopping, and make sure to get somethin’ nice for yourself.
“Spending Friday night alone/I’m reading Campus frat boy porn/strewn on the table/for my roommate/when he finally gets home”
And so opens the first track on Mal Blum’s new LP You Look a Lot Like Me out on Don Giovanni Records October 2nd. In many ways, the scene is immediately set for the record that follows: one that that vastly explores themes of struggle and loneliness through a lens of self-effacing humor. Though perhaps an odd choice for the opening line off most bands’ label debut, this immediate leap into first person narrative is unsurprising in this case.
Marissa Paternoster (guitarist/singer of Screaming Females) produced the album, going through sixteen songs Mal had written and paring them down to ten that made the final cut.
This collaborative effort resulted in a stripped-down, punk-influenced, indie rock record—a tighter, plugged-in, and less scrappy version of Mal’s work, emphasized by big guitar hooks, crunchy distortion, and that signature vocal flare and lyrical ingenuity Mal Blum has always showcased.
If you’re looking for some delicious food and a some late night fun, check out Beyú Caffe’s Midnight Brunch. They have food, music, drinks, and dancing. Register for preferred seating, and email Tre@BeyuMidnightBrunch.com for large table pre purchase inquiries.