Craig Powell’s Layabout in West Durham has become the city’s (and most of the Triangle’s) go to place for great house shows. With a seemingly unending set of indie rock contacts, Powell has turned his home into a way station for oddball out-of-towners in need of a date and a place for local garage acts of all colors to let loose outside of the typical club setting.
For the second year running, Powell brings that magic to Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival. Headlined by far-flung Portland experimentalist Mount Eerie and raucous Churchkey garage act Last Year’s Men, Daytime Layabout 2, sponsored by Churchkey Records, Nice Price Books, Bull City Burger & Brewery and Gravity Records, takes over Slim’s Downtown Distillery on Sept. 9 for a free Hopscotch day party. Entertainment will be split onto two stages. Last Year’s Men and Mount Eerie will join Gross Ghost and Brainbows inside, while Durham mainstays The Wigg Report and Beloved Binge will alternate sets out on the patio.
The festivities get going at 1 p.m. and will wrap up at 5:30 p.m., just in time for Hopscotch ticket holders to scoot on over to City Plaza for Guided By Voices’ farewell concert. No Hopscotch credentials are required to attend the dayparty. Event details below:
Craig Powell and the Layabout present: Daytime Layabout 2
Sponsored by Churchkey Records, Nice Price Books, Bull City Burger & Brewery, and Gravity Records.
Friday, Sept. 9 @ Slim’s Downtown Distillery
1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
FREE – No Hopscotch credentials required
1:30 – Brainbows
2:30 – Last Year’s Men
3:30 – Gross Ghost
4:30 – Mount Eerie