Carbondale Music Coalition Presents the Indie Side of the Scene
What: Carbondale Music Coalition membership drive and benefit
On Saturday, June 22 at Tres Hombres, the Carbondale Music Coalition will host another membership drive. Local bands Secondary Modern, Flowers of Evil, and the Blarney Stoners will perform.
Curtis Conley, president of the Carbondale Music Coalition, tells Nightlife that the organization will raffle pit tickets for the upcoming CarbondaleRocks Revival Woodbox Gang headlining show, as well as other great prizes.
The line up, Conley says, “is focused on the garage/punk rock scene in town, and it is one of the last Blarney Stoners shows.”
All of the acts have been long-time members of the scene in the ‘Dale.
The Blarney Stoners are a local surf-rock group that is usually confused for a Celtic band. Be assured, however, that they bring no bagpipes, no tin whistles, and no kilts. They will not perform many more times.
“This Saturday isn’t our final show,” Blarney Stoners member Mike Alderfer tells Nightlife. “We’ve got a few more, and then our last show is going to be July 20 at PK’s.”
Indie rockers Secondary Modern have been one of the most consistent bands on the Carbondale scene during the last five-ish years, sounding something like the Beatles-meets-Radiohead. They recently recorded a new album, New Colony. Dave Brown, their guitarist and vocalist, also works for Plaza Records and is often featured as a guest musician in bands, including the Jewels.
“We’re definitely not in a band for the cool points,” Brown tells Nightlife. “This is pretty much all we do. Making music is a compulsion for all of us.”
Check them out at <http://SecondaryModernMusic.blogspot.com>.
Last but not least, Flowers of Evil will round out the bill. The Flowers of Evil are also long-term players on the C’dale scene, with more than one-hundred original songs from which to draw.
“We always have new songs for each round of shows we do,” Flowers drummer Chris Wittman told Nightlife back in April. “People should just know that the Flowers are dedicated followers of music. Most of our inspirations come from garage/psychedelic/pop from the sixties. We’re always working on new stuff, and we won’t be drying up soon.”
who: Carbondale Music Coalition
what: membership drive w/ Secondary Modern / Flowers of Evil / Blarney Stoners
where: Tres Hombres
when: Saturday, June 22