Friday July 3rd - Off The Road Band
This Friday, starting at 8pm, The Off The Road Band serves up an tasty evening of Blues and Bluegrass, with a dash of folk and a dash of rock and a side of enchanting harmonies!
Off The Road Band
The Off The Road Band is an acoustic based sextet specializing in Americana music. Our roots are in blues, bluegrass, folk , jug band, and rock & roll, though the majority of our tunes are our own compositions or unique arrangements of traditional tunes.
The band was formed in 1996 and recently released its 3rd CD: ONE MORE SONG.
Michael Chandler on electric and upright bass
David Haynes on drums and vocals
Bill Joyner on banjo
Mitch Renkow on guitar, accordion and vocals
Susie Schopler on fiddle, rhythm guitar and vocals
Dorsey Worthy on mandolin, trumpet and vocals
$Free, please tip band and bartenders!
Saturday July 4th - Evil Wiener Weiner Roast with Nannerhead!
Happy Rockin' Independence Day, America! To celebrate our nation, and our nation's founding official food, Evil Wiener is lighting it up on Saturday! In revolutionary tradition, they break all tradition and bring their fireworks to The Kraken? for the first time in fifteen years.
Stop by at 7:30pm to get first pick of beer-boiled/grilled dogs, with all kinds of fixins... Pete is the new Mouse, and he's serving up the awesomeness! Nathan's beef wieners, with Cincinnati chili, grated cheddar, chopped onions and plenty of mustard! On the side we have a bunch of "North Carolina Southern Style Slaw" (according to one New York chef, and the internet) and supposedly there are going to be some kind of Nanner treats!
Nannerhead opens at 9pm and Evil Wiener follows, and they will rock out the night with not one, or three or seven, but more special guests. Billy Sugarfix is back in town from Prague, and that alone covers the price of free admission.
Evil Wiener started out as a support group for wayward drummers. Groves Willer and Billy Sugarfix took up guitars to prove that they could play them as well as the multitude of misguided guitarists that so often disgraced drum kits after feeling the glow of learning the basic rock beat. And prove it they did, and prove it they still do. Chuck, the undisputed king of Chapel Hill Indie Rock percussion patiently mans his throne whilst Groves and Billy feel their way through sets dressed as Elves, Grim Reapers, Shooting Stars and Obscure French Christmas Characters. Evil Wiener are SO much better than your band. Man, don't even try to dispute it. Don't even pretend to try to dispute it. Don't even DREAM of pretending to try to dispute it. Jerk. Baby.
Local scion, Draxx, brings his band of lovely people back to The Kraken! They're like Southern Culture on the Rocks, and then some. You never know how these folks will surprise you on any given night. One regular has described their sound as "Jumping out the window music." Don't miss it.
Wiener roast at 7:30pm
9pm band time
$Free, but we strongly suggest you tip your your bands and bartenders and wiener roasters.
Friday July 10th - Too Much Fun with The Doug Prescott Band
Ready to dance?! Superstar local musicians, Too Much Fun is back to help you shake your moneymaker with the help of The Doug Prescott Band.
Too Much Fun
What began as a group of guys getting together to share some music and beers and fun has turned into more than twenty five years of sharing music and beers, and way Too Much Fun! They've played clubs and festivals and dances across the state and you cannot resist moving.
They can jump, they can swing, they can flat out rock. They play the blues, they play from the roots, they are tight, they are loose. One minute it's a tasty four part harmony, the next it's a barrelhouse rocker. They play a mix of originals and cover songs with one of the most solid rhythm sections around.
Lance White on guitar and vocals; Berkeley Grimball on sax, guitar, and vocals; Bobby Schopler on harp and vocals; Rob McIntire on bass and vocals; and Larry Duckworth on drums.
The Doug Prescott Band
We're excited to have The Doug Prescott Band supporting their newly released CD, "Karma & The Big Caboose". Just a glance through the talent roster on this CD will be enough to make you want to give a listen, from Craig Fuller of Little Feat and Pure Prairie League to Tom Maxwell (Squirrel Nut Zippers) to Allyn Love (Steve Wariner) and Eddie Blair (Nantucket). This is truly Americana, with a root of blues rock, with influences from Little Feat to The Neville Brothers, and from The Eagles to Bob Marley.
“Six musicians from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the magic of blues, rock, country , soul, R & B , Roots and everything in between and around an exciting and incredibly diverse mix as you do not get to hear him every day. With skill and passion DOUG BAND PRESCOTT is already on their fourth album recording again to swing. Groovy , enthralling , catchy, smooth , sometimes quirky, sometimes rumbling , but always competent and convincing presents the musicians sextet energetic eight Prescott originals and two cover songs ( " Thinkin ' For Yourself ", "" Sailin ' Shoes " ) titled on the Karma & The Big Caboose CD . You will be enchanted and take you on a tour full of surprises Americana in the truest sense of the word. Powerful, fresh, different !”
$Free, Please tip your bands and bartenders!