Cary, NC – Booth Amphitheatre has announced that the B-52s wil headline the line-up for Band Together NC, a benefit on Saturday May 12.
B-52s Coming to Cary
The B-52s might be America’s most popular party band, with hits including “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack” and “Private Idaho.”
Complex harmonies, witty lyrics, catchy tunes and a good beat – the B-52s put on a great show.
BTW – What’s B-52s? Why, slang for a big ole’ bouffant hairdo, of course!
Southern Culture on the Skids
Also appearing on the bill is Southern Culture on the Skids (SCOTS). From the website:
Long the bards of downward mobility, Southern Culture on the Skids have always embodied a sleazy, raucous, good-natured, good-time take on the culture of the South.
Since 1983, when they formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, SCOTS have played their unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly, and swamp pop (the band describes their sound as “toe sucking geek rock – kinda weird, but it feels good when you’re doing it”), all the while driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy.
The opening act is Greensboro band Big Something, winner of Last Band Standing.
Big Something has been compared to Widespread Panic, Springsteen and Rush – hard driving rock with a jazzy edge. The synth, guitar and sax are upfront with a strong beat and drawling lyrics.
Band Together raises money for select Triangle non-profits including Urban Ministries, Special Olympics, NC Food Bank and the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Since 2001, they have raised more than $1,478,000.
Band Together featuring The B-52s
Saturday, May 12, 2012