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Contents Food Review Harris Teeter: Live Music:

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Kudos to the DOT and construction workers knocking down the buildings on 105 and King St. Ya’ll seem to be making quick progress on what I thought would be tediously long demolition project. The traffic being backed up here and there is a bit of a pain in the ass, but the little bit of inconvenience for having a safe road is phenomenally better. Guys and gals on the project keep up the fast paced good work! Kenneth Gottfried Publisher The Village Idiot Magazine • September 2009 • 4


Trinumeral Launch Party Wednesday, September 9th Mike Gordon + Rubblebucket Orchestra Tuesday, September 15th Margaret Cho + John Roberts Wednesday, September 16th Indigo Girls Thursday, September 17th Planet Caravan Friday, September 18th & Saturday, September 19th Medeski, Martin & Wood Sunday, September 20th Yo La Tengo+ Endless Boogie Monday, September 21st Ten Out of Tenn Tuesday, September 22nd

Immortal Technique + Diabolic, Poison Pen & J. Arch Wednesday, September 23rd Mountain BizWorks ShowBiz Gala & Auction Thursday, September 24th Sunn 0))) & Faust + Eagle Twin Friday, September 25th The Sounds + Foxy Shazam Sunday, September 27th Dr. Dog + Those Darlins Monday, September 28th Chevelle + Halestorm & After Midnight Project Tuesday, September 29th

EMERALD LOUNGE Sep 17 2009 E-S Guthrie plus The Incredible Sandwich with Funk Messengers Sep 18 2009 10:00P Trainwreks DTA5 Afterparty Sep 19 2009 10:00P Sound Summit IX Ashevilles Top Rankin’ Reggae DJ’s Sep 22 2009 10:00P Tuesday Night Funk Jam Sep 23 2009 10:00P Reggae Night - Ladies Free

Sep 24 2009 10:00P Sonmi Suite, Melanaster Band Sep 25 2009 10:00P The Mantras with East Coast Dirt Sep 26 2009 10:00P Danny Bedrosian & Secret Army Sep 29 2009 10:00P Tuesday Night Funk Jam Sep 30 2009 10:00P Reggae Night - Ladies Free • September 2009 • 5

Live Music Boone 09/06 Brandon Heath The Holmes Center 09/10 ZOSO (The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience) Legends 09/17 Toubab Krewe Legends 09/18 Hope Massive Dragonfly 09/30 Disco Biscuits Legends 10/01 Chick Corea A.S.U. Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band Legends 10/03 Holy Ghost Tent Revival The Dragonfly Theatre & Pub 10/28 Root soul Project A.S.U 10/31 Blount Harvey Murphy's

Sep 11 2009 10:00P Red County Gospel & Terry Lewis Sep 12 2009 10:00P Albatross Party, the Only Sons, Via la Vulture Sep 15 2009 10:00P the Campaign 1984, Dormia, Not this Cowboy Sep 18 2009 6:00P Our Fest Sep 19 2009 6:00P Our Fest Sep 20 2009 9:00P Dead Meadow & Birds ov Paradise Sep 21 2009 10:00P the PB Army Sep 23 2009 7:00P Full of Hell, Cancel the Sky, Reflections Sep 25 2009 7:00P Pulling Teeth + TBA Sep 26 2009 7:00P As Sick As Us, Seraphim, Pillarist

Charlotte Neighborhood Theatre 704-358-9298 511 E. 36th st Aug 28 - Res SHOW POSTPONED Sep 4 - Sea of Cortez / Lost In The Trees - FREE Music Sep 5 - Michael Beckwith / Rickie Beckwith Sept 6 - Chris Gardner / McClintock Presbyterian Gospel Chr Sep 11 - Tea Leaf Green / Gaslight Street Sep 12 - Lou Ford - FREE Music Night Sep 18 - Cowboy Mouth Sep 19 - Medeski Martin & Wood Sep 24 - Derek Webb / Sandra McCracken Sep 25 - Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives Sep 26 - Railroad Earth Oct 2 - Colin Hay (of Men at Work) Oct 9 - Citizen Cope Oct 10 - Bassnectar / wt. special guest DJ Vadim • September 2009 • 6

Winston-Salem 336-777-1127 Sep 11 2009 9:30P Bonnie Bishop with guest Brandon Land and local hosts The Radials $5 Sep 12 2009 10:00P Wyndy Trail Travelers (CD release) with guests Joe Blevins & Brandon Knox (ex Old Stone Revue) $5 Sep 15 2009 9:00P TBA TBA Sep 16 2009 8:30P Open Mic Night hosted by Country Dan Collins FREE Sep 17 2009 8:30P 2nd Annual Benefit Concert for the American Heart Association featuring Which One? $5 Sep 19 2009 9:30P Channing & Quinn $5

Sep 21 2009 8:00P Private Function n/a Sep 22 2009 9:00P The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank with guests The Sweetback Sisters $5 Sep 23 2009 8:30P Open Mic Night hosted by Country Dan Collins FREE Sep 24 2009 9:30P Open Mic Comedy Night hosted by Cabell Wilkenson FREE Sep 25 2009 9:30P Pee Wee Moore & The Aweful Dreadful Snakes $5 Sep 26 2009 9:30P Kelley & The Cowboys

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Idiots Culinary Review Harris Teeter Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. I know, I am going to hear it about this month’s food review selection for a long time. I love to do great food reviews about all the wonderful places to eat in the High Country and beyond. Fantastic culinary experts such as The Bistro and Our Daily Bread. New and unique places like Galileos. So, when I headlined this article Harris Teeter, I know a giant question mark came across your brow. What the heck is The Village Idiot thinking? The Village Idiot likes to cover great food as well as GREAT DEALS. The headline was easy because, when it comes to a fantastic deal (Harris Teeter’s Footlong Friday sub day) I can’t think of any business that kicks as much food tail as HT. This goes out to all the Students, people on a budget, people that love a super deal, and people that love to eat...A LOT. Harris Teeter does a $3.99 any footlong sub on Friday all day. This is a real foot long sub. They do not skimp on the fillings and they taste fantastic. This is one of those deals you get when you need to eat all week for $12. Yes, you go in to Harris Teeter and get 3 subs and divvy them up. This deal in my humble opinion is by far the best food deal in the HighCountry!

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Kings X “Welcome to…..the Groove Machine!” was an appropriate song to start out the show at Amos’ Southend in Charlotte. King’s X is a rock/funk/metaledge/soul/grunge/blow your mind outta your ear-hole band, based out of Texas… and by the way, they are not new to the music scene. DuG Pinnick (bass/lead-vocalist) and Jerry Gaskill (drummer) started professionally playing as rhythm sections with touring rock bands since ’79, so needless to say they are pretty tight. After meeting up with Ty Tabor (guitarist/lead-vocalist) in ‘87 (who, by the way, was the rhythm guitarist for Phil Keaggy), they decided to do their own thing. Within three years of forming their trio, they had released two amazing albums, Out of the Silent Planet & Gretchen Goes to Nebraska. Fifteen albums, including a compilation, a couple DVD’s, and 31 years of world-wide touring (with a HUGE list of amazing artists and venues) later, they… how do I put this? ...put on the best show I have ever seen in my entire life! Hands down, bar none! Having played everything from Woodstock ’94 to The Daily Show with John Stewart, touring

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with everyone from Living Colour to Dream Theater, you better know they were an amazing site to see. They sang out at the top of their lungs, in three part harmony, “If you like what you hear… you better go tell somebody!” So needless to say, I feel like I’m doing my part! To go along with their jaw dropping musical talent, King’s X puts on an amazing live show. Hopping up onto their monitors, leaning over the crowd, letting front row fans strum their instruments for

them, turning the microphones around to share the stage with the audience during popular songs, and directing them as if they were the Charlotte Choral Society. King’s X can definitely work a stage. In addition to all of this crowd pleasing, they had some genuine, serious, sincere, moments that were, in their own little way, quite fitting for the overall tone and energy of the band • September 2009 • 13

Kings X and concert. Advice was given on life in general, a short “sermon on the stage” was given to the crowd, a.k.a. “the congregation of The First Church of Music” (“Can I get an Amen?!” was heard more than once.), and DuG even raised his glass while making a toast. It was warmly received by the crowd with an energetic response. These rockers are all in their fifties and it looked like Lance Armstrong pulling away from the crowd when compared to other concerts I’ve seen. Ok, ok, ok, so I’m a little bias when it comes to King’s X because I’ve been a fan for about 12 years and have


never seen them perform live. Given their long musical background though, it’s easy to envision. They rolled through all of their old hits from the 80’s, 90’s, and of course the hits from this decade, including releases off of their new album XV. “Over my Head” was the song that they topped of the show with and did so with a little crowd participation. It ended with: “Music, music, I hear music, music, over my head” sung in acapella by the band, followed by the crowd. It quietly faded into silence as peace signs were thrown up, by the band, as they walked off stage left, applauding and thanking their fans.

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That’s not all though! I got to talk to the fellas after the show very briefly (because their tour manager TAZ was pushing us along like cattle into a stockyard) and had a quick but informative discussion: Village Idiot: I noticed in “Sooner or Later” from the Ogre Tones album, released in 2005, that you used a lot of silence and space in your solo, not only there but you’ve been using it more and more in your music, why so much space? Ty: I like to use silence as an instrument where it’s appropriate. That’s one of those things that was meant to be, kind of a trance, kind of moment. That’s what it implies, that’s the intent of that solo. VI: So, this latest album XV, is the first album since Ear Candy to be on the Billboard Top 200. What is the difference in the recording process between the two albums? Ty: We worked harder on this album; we also have gained some maturity musically over all the years in between. VI: Here are a couple other quick questions because we don’t have a lot of time here. What’s the most memorable show you’ve ever played? DuG: Woodstock ’94 no doubt was the best! Ty: Austin, Texas, every time. Jerry: (pauses….) TONIGHT AT AMOS’! (Everyone laugh’s)

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VI: If you could share the stage with any musician, who would it be?DuG: Jimi Hendrix! Ty: Tiny Tim! (laugh’s) Jerry: DuG and Ty! (Everyone laughs again….Jerry’s a goof-ball!) VI: Last question, this is a question that all of the fans that read The Village Idiot enjoy getting an answer to…What’s the CRAZIEST thing that’s ever happened to you on tour? Jerry: THIS STUPID, F***ING INTERVIEW! • September 2009 • 16

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Idiot Reviews Gogol Bordello Going to a Gogol Bordello concert is like going to a old-time Russian wedding way out of control! Imagine for a moment the 12 gallons of vodka have been dranked(its a word look it up) and the party is out of control. But the band is so great that even the sticks in the mud are ripping their cloths off and having an insanely good time. The instant the accordion (yes, accordion) and electric violin kick in, you know you’re not in Kansas anymore. Feel free to click your heels 3 times and start tearing down the house. When you go home tonight, “stick a fork in ya,” cause you are done. To call Gogol Bordello Gypsy Punk is accurate. I think they could have gone with ... well... um...cultural party punk. They definitely do not fall into any genre I have ever seen. I am guessing the closest band resembling Gogol Bordello would have been the Ramones. Provided Joey and family were from the deep woods

of Russia in the 20s, and had electric instruments. Eugene Lutz is the lead singer and front man for Gogol Bordello. As you can see from the photos, he has maybe 6oz of fat on his entire body and makes . the energizer bunny look like a rabbit in a coma. (better analogy next time). Eugene Lutz reminds me of the A.D.D. kid that tries • September 2009 • 18

two red bulls for the very first time. The passion that every band member puts into the mix is e x t r a o r d i n a r y. Sergey is Gogol’s violinist from eastern Russia while Yuri is from way, way east Russia, and Pedro Erazo is from Ecuador. Oren is from Tel Aviv. Elizabeth Chi-Wei Sun is from Scotland. Pamela is from Vermont. Tommy is from Ethiopia. Elliot is from Florida. This mix is part of what makes Gogol Bordello so brilliant. Personal Note: There is a deep rooted love I have when I see a band that not only defies the norm, but shows its talent in such a diverse and powerful way. Gogol Bordello is one of those bands, that unlike many other shows, you remember vividly, as if it’s part of your ancestry. You can get to Gogol Bordello’s web site thru and their closest concert is Richmond, VA on OCT 28th at the National.

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Incubus: Monuments & Melodies Tour No time was wasted playing some lame, boring, ambient, instrumental intro Wednesday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Charlotte. Instead, Brandon Boyd and the rest of the Incubus Crew blew up the crowd's adrenaline, right off the bat, with one of my personal favorites, "Pardon Me". Of course, they had to start the show a half hour "fashionably late" to build up the anticipation in the crowd. Everyone was screaming, from the young teenage girls in the front row, drooling over Brandon, to the bare-chested rockers out in the lawn who've just loved to watch Incubus rock since the 90's. Hit after hit was played, seeing how their latest release was kind of a greatest hits album with a few never-released songs thrown in the mix for those who wanted to hear something new. The band did a really outstanding job with the ebb and flow of the concert itself. Exploding in the beginning, with some of the inyour-face favorites to get everyone screaming, to a three song acoustic set, smack dab in the middle of the show. • September 2009 • 21

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.Then, they kicked it back up a notch with some more of their most popular songs from all of the albums. Everything from "Redefine" from the "S.C.I.E.N.C.E." album to "Quicksand/Kiss to Set Us Off" medley from "Light Grenades" was played. They ended the show with "Aqueous Transmission". Well.... that was before the encore, which, by the way, was pretty amazing in itself. They opted not to end the show with one of their own songs, rather, they decided to cover a song by The Artist Formerly Known as Prince called "Let's Go Crazy". I’ve gotta say, for a pop/rock band, Incubus was very diverse, using instruments ranging from lutes to didgeridoos. Their style changed from jazz to metal all the while pumping out amazing energy throughout the duration of the show. All-in-all, a great concert...and yes, just for you ladies out there who want to know, Brandon ripped off his shirt and strutted his sexy, sweaty little self all over that stage for the better part of the second half of the show! (Not that I was looking or really concerned with all of that but you gotta please everyone I g u e s s . ) Caleb Smith • September 2009 • 22


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Cancer: You are intense. Your constant stress level makes everyone around you u n c o m f o r t a b l e . Yo u a r e generally shy because no one wants to be around you. Your perfect job for this month is a patient in an asylum. Leo: Irritating and self righteous. Ask yourself, is everyone else inferior? Everyone around you knows the answer. You act like Prima Donnas even though your zodiac has mange. Go ahead and grab the spotlight because we all need to laugh. Your perfect job is dog groomer or pizza delivery person. Virgo: Delusional and scitzo. Your friends will agree with anything you say. Yes, you are good looking. Yes, you drive fantastic. Yes, you live most of your life on the planet Zorax.

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Please, tell us more. Is it cold on your planet? Does it really rain fuzzy pink trolls? Most likely you should be a writer. Just write what you think is the truth, and the rest of us will put it in the fiction section Libra: Libra’s zodiac symbol are scales. This explains why the Libra is an unbalanced individual. Libras are insane. Give a Libra one minute and a Libra will give you a rainbow of emotions. Cruel, happy, sad, intense, blaise. Libra’s perfect job is being a pharmaceutical tester.

Scorpio: Scorpios are happy and lovable. Scorpios are sweet, kind and their output of love is unmatched in the zodiac. Just kidding, they are unscrupulous bastards that stop at nothing to get what they want. They are power-hungry, egocentric, cold-blooded things, that roam the earth looking for their next victim. The perfect job for a Scorpio is A.S.U. student advisor. Sagittarius: Sagittarian’s want nothing more than to be liked. They always go

about doing everything to sabotage their desire. The only job for a Sagittarian is being a mime. There is nothing else that suits them. Capricorn: . Blunt is not just their attitude but what defines them. They may sound like interesting people but in reality they are always high. They ramble off about infinity, food, and porn on the web. Capricorns make excellent cooks and photographers. Aquarius: Aquarians are over the top. If there is a game to play you are star. If there is a position in a play you want the lead. The spotlight is your forte. You have a perfect aptitude for being carne or juggler. Pisces: The worst job in the world is that of a fish monger. It is a proven fact that fish mongers are ten time less likely to go on a date. Pisces know this, and that is why they tell everyone they are Aries. Pisces are best suited to be air freshener or deodorant sales people. • September 2009 • 30

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