Playing Saturday, July 27th:
Doors open at 11:00am with open mic performers! Skill shares! Art projects! Scheduled bands will play through the afternoon and into the night, including:
Open mic for performances of all types through the morning & the afternoon. Meet new artists and share your latest work!
Dalton Village (Listen) 2:00 pm
Dalton Village is a 5-piece Neo-Soul/Eclectic Band out of North Carolina. Their influences span almost all genres of music. Some of them were born and raised in NC’s finest cities, while others hail from the countriest parts of NC. All between the ages of 22 and 24, some fresh out of college, others still attending. They pass the time by makin’ music and chillin’. Music is what they look forward to. Music is what they need.
Bevel Summers (Listen) 3:30 pm
Bevel Summers performs with the philosophy of quick draw pistoleer the Sundance Kid from the famed 60′s post-modern Western : “I’m better when I move.” Likening comparisons from Johnny Cash to The Wailers to Fleetwood Mac and back, at their core, these songs were borne of the blues, but in their live incarnation, Bevel Summers is joyful. This is what youth feels like — the highs and the lows, the late nights full of whiskey and music in between.
Corporate Fandango (Listen) 5:00 pm
Corporate Fandango enjoys mixing different sounds and styles together. They’re a 7 piece band with 4 horn players and they like to go crazy. They love ska music, but their sound has also been crafted by hardcore/thrash music along with funk and elements of the punk message. They’d say their formula could be called Conscious-Progressive Ska, or 4th Wave Ska, if that hasn’t been coined yet.
Beard and Mustache Competition by the NC Beard and Mustache Club (Check them out) 6:15 pm
Formed in 2007, The B.A.M. of N.C. has been working towards it’s goal of making Beard=Awesome through general follicular excellence as well as hosting fundraising events for local charities. They will be putting on a beardly contest at WhoDat 2013 in three categories: Best Beard, Best Mustache, and Best Fake Beard (get creative!). Everyone is welcome to participate, so come haired and prepared!
Bare the Traveler (Listen) 7:30 pm
Bare the Traveler is energetic feel good music from good ol’ NC; providing your weary ears with soulful tunes to ease your aching bones. They’re a 6 piece band of former metal musicians bringing a bit of melodic, aggressive loving to your folk-hole.
Justin Robinson and the Mary Annettes (Listen) 9:00 pm
Justin Robinson, grammy winner and former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, heads a collective of multi-instrumentalists who bring to the stage the magical intersection of their varied musical backgrounds. Justin’s vivid stories are delivered atop a rotating arsenal of instruments including autoharp, harp, viola, banjo, violin, fiddle, cello, bass, and drums. The band lists among their influences JS Bach, Erykah Badu, English nursery rhymes, moonlight on a frozen swamp, Loretta Lynn, ossified remains of mammals, palindromes, and rhinestones.
The Bronzed Chorus (Listen) 10:30 pm
The Greensboro instro-rock act finds non-traditional ways to be catchy. Joyce’s pedal-driven guitar melodies are expressive and lyrical, with him often playing both phrases of a call-and-response. And Allen’s drumkit seems to have no boundaries, with him keeping synths and even a modified Atari 2600 within reach while he plays. Allen contributes as much as Joyce to the danceable, pop-educated instrumentalism that is The Bronzed Chorus. While it can be pretty jaw-dropping to watch his one-handed snare rolls, it’s essential to note that the eternal multi-tasker also plays rhythm, melody, and texture lines on the aging gadgets that surround him. -Corbie Hill/Independent Weekly
The Chit Nasty Band (Listen) 12:00 am
The Chit Nasty Band is the creation of Christian “Chit” Foushee-Green, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist extraordinaire. Foushee-Green has assembled a group of expert musicians whose steady, powerful sound gives him the platform on which to freelance: bassist Michael Bare gives bass lines guaranteed to loosen up the tightest bod; guitarist Jackson Manuel adds soaring, precise leads, and backing vocals; guitarist John Faltass “puts your head in the clouds while keeping one of your feet on the ground”; and drummer Evrick “E” Lee is creative and upbeat. Together their sound will make you feel good deep down in your soul!
Also on Saturday…
AMPLIFIER zine’s 3rd Issue Release Party (Check them out)
AMPLIFIER is a new zine in Greensboro which specializes in promoting local culture. They have a unique group of contributors who connect Greensborians with up-and-coming artists, venues, musicians, actors, movies, businesses, writers, DIY collaborators, and more! We’re proud to have them at WhoDat!
Performing Sunday, July 28th:
Open mic for most of the day Sunday! Bring your instruments, jokes, poems, and other performance art, and get to know your fellow local artmakers!
Cakalak Thunder (Check them out)
Cakalak Thunder is a radical street band located in Greensboro, NC that helps to amplify stories of struggle, protest against all forms of injustice, and raising up celebrations of love, hope, as well as cultures of resistance and transformation.
At WhoDat 2013:
Jeff Beck and The WhoDat Mural
Jeff Beck is a local artist living in Summerfield NC. He specializes in Acrylic Painting, Sculpting, Vinyl and Resin Toy Making. He is also the President of Piedmont Artists United, a local artist collaborative striving to bring more attention to the Piedmont’s thriving local art scene. We’re extremely excited to have him involved, and can’t wait for you all to see the mural he is creating!
Check back as we update with the latest news!