Greenville Happenings This Week

*Acknowledgement: significant portions of this post were developed by Jeff Blinder (Spazz Presents) and the featured artists.

*Wednesday January 8th @ The Tipsy Teapot*

<<Spazz Presents>>
Old Gray, Lovechild, Brother Beast – 9PM / $5
Old Gray (New Hampshire)
Old Gray is a three-piece emotionally intensive band out of the southern New Hampshire area. Music drawing elements from a wide array of genres — most notably post-rock and post-hardcore. Lyrics are introspective and personal, often dealing with the ideas of love, loss, and isolation. They have released two EPs, two splits, and a demo and have toured the East coast with William Bonney along with two shorter tours with Burning Bridges and I Kill Giants. Pay what you want for An Autobiography.

lovechild (Boston)
Ex-Cerce and Debaser. Blazingly fast hardcore from Boston. Over the summer, Cerce made a lineup change and instead of just keeping their name, this new identity is now known as lovechild. Their third release, In Heaven Everything Is Fine,  is available for free download and is linked below.

Brother Beast (Rocky Mount, NC)
Post-Punk/Alternative. Pay what you want for Mine Forever Changed, below.

*Thursday, January 9th @ Peasant’s Pub*

Urban Soil (Raleigh, NC)

Urban Jam, photo (c) Kevin M. James

Urban Soil, photo (c) Kevin M. James

This “Homegrown Sweet American Jam” band will surely make you want to shake yo’ thang, whilst enjoying the lovely atmosphere at P’s. Original music featuring the evocative vocals of Sarah Reinke, and the funky stylings of guitarist Eric Chasson, bassist John Wolk, and drummer David Flores.

Urban Soil – “Clown Glass”

*Friday, January 1oth @ Peasant’s Pub*

PALEFACE with Routine Man and OG Merge, 10PM/ $8
Paleface (Concord, NC via Brooklyn, NC)
Paleface is no stranger to Greenville, and huge crowd favorite. His high-energy brand of folk is supported by the driving rhythms of drummer and girlfriend “Mo” Samalot. They are constantly touring to the release, One Big Party on Ramseur Records. This writer has seen Paleface twice, and left both shows thoroughly enthralled and full of endorphins–you can’t help moving when you’re at their shows.
Watch: “New York, New York”
Routine Man (New Bern, NC)
Led by songwriter Justin Tinkler, Routine Man is singer/songwriter infused with acoustic rock. Their songs are ripe with rich melodies and simplistic rhythms.  Visit Routine Man’s SoundCloud page for a great sampling of material.
Check out: “Tiny Robots
OG Merge (Greenville)
Brand spankin’ new act coming straight out of Greenville. We have seen them at several open mics, and this band is ready for set at Peasant’s. Drawing from ska, folk, blues and hip hop influences, this trio will get the party started and then some. Don’t miss this opening act!

*Saturday, January 11th @ Peasant’s Pub*

The Heritage (Winston-Salem, NC)

From their Facebook page: A funk/roots band that has played their unique spin on funk and rock from Winston-Salem to Raleigh, Boone, Savannah, Atlanta, Columbia, and many great venues and festivals in between with bands like Toubab Krewe, Lettuce, Slightly Stoopid, Yonder Mountain String Band, some of their good friends like Big Daddy Love, BIG Something, The Broadcast, and many many more. The Heritage sound is a unique blend of the soul of classic funk, roots, and rock n’ roll with a modern groove based, high energy execution, while the live experience is an intimate and exciting exchange of energy between both them and the audience.

The Heritage released their first full-length record, recorded at the esteemed Fideletorium Recording Studio, on November 1st and are now focusing new material and moving forward to bigger an

You can check out The Heritage soundz here.



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