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shirlette ammons — “Language Barrier”

Churchkey Records is pleased to announce that we will be co-releasing shirlette ammons’ sophomore album Language Barrier of February 5th, 2016, in partnership with newly-launched SugarQube Records. The first single, “Earth Intro”, features a guest appearance by Grammy Award-winning duo The Indigo Girls. Other guests on the album include Meshell Ndegeocello, Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso), Hiss Golden Messenger, German rapper sookee, Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah), Median (Foreign Exchange Music Group), Joceyln Ellis, and Phil Cook. All of the music was composed by Daniel Hart whose credits include St. Vincent and Broken Social Scene amongst others. shirlette worked with a broad and talented roster of award-winning guests to create a record that blends and bends genres. shirlette recently debuted a few tracks from the album at ¡Que Viva!, the annual day party presented by Churchkey Records and The Layabout at Hopscotch Music Festival.

“As a part of the whole Language Barrier concept, I wanted to write an album that explores the ways we love across imposed and implied barriers. In this sense, Language Barrier is an album about love as an act of resistance. I also wanted to approach genre as a ‘barrier’ then break it down.” The album seamlessly moves between indie and classic rock, hip hop and ambient soul. “To have an opportunity to work with Meshell, The Indigo Girls, Amelia, Hiss Golden Messenger—and all on one record—is a dream come true,” shirlette says.

SugarQube Records is the brainchild of identical twins shirlette and Shorlette Ammons, and Language Barrier is their debut release. Asked about working with SugarQube to release Language Barrier, Churchkey’s Kyle Miller and Steve Jones said “shirlette is such a fantastic artist, and we’ve wanted to work on a record with her for years—we’re thrilled and flattered to be working together with the Ammons twins as they launch SugarQube Records.”

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Wood Ear – “Electric Alone”

While two years between releases might seem like an eternity for some bands, fans of Wood Ear might be surprised to hear the new EP, Electric Alone, following so quickly after its predecessor. Though he began writing Wood Ear songs in 2001, it wasn’t until 2006 that Nate Tarr self-released Wood Ear’s debut EP The Hard Way, thanks to a gift of some analog tapes that had been found in the trash. Six years and numerous personal challenges later, the band followed up with Steeple Vultures on Churchkey Records, more frequent live shows, and a growing profile throughout the Southeast.

Having begun as a solo act most easily comparable to Jay Farrar, Wood Ear’s growth into a full rock band has allowed Tarr to put forth songs that channel the likes of J. Masics and Paul Westerberg as well. The full-framed rock sound that surprised some on Steeple Vultures has become a staple of Wood Ear’s live show, and Electric Alone pushes the Durham, NC band even further in that direction.

The songs on Electric Alone reveal that the struggles haven’t stopped, continuing to tackle pain and loneliness, but also opening the door to fresh starts and forgiveness. Sometimes that glimmer of hope is what it takes to keep you going—here’s hoping it will lead to a continued stream of output from Wood Ear.

Click here to buy Electric Alone in CD, MP3, or FLAC formats

Stream or download “Pack of Cards,” the opening track from Electric Alone, via Bandcamp:

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Spider Bags – Singles

ckr015-200pxWe’re thrilled to announce that Spider Bags will be releasing Singles, a collection of singles released between 2008 and 2012, on CD and LP via Churchkey Records June 25th. Click here to pre-order Singles on CD or LP, and get an MP3 download of the full album instantly.

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Following the release of Goodbye Cruel World, Hello Crueler World, the band’s sophomore LP, Spider Bags Dan McGee, Gregg Levy, and Rock Forbes toured the country relentlessly in an old Mitsubishi Mirage, with Forbes crammed into the back seat alongside the band’s gear. Three of the six 45s mined for the upcoming Singles collection were recorded during this period, a creative frenzy for McGee and his cohorts. Levy has since returned to the North, replaced by new bassist Steve Oliva, and the three newest songs on Singles offer sightlines to the new line-up’s bright future. But for McGee, the collection is most meaningful as a document of Spider Bags’ first consistent configuration.

“I made a CD for Steve when he joined the band,” McGee recalls, “a CD of the other songs that weren’t on the albums, and I listened to it before I gave it to him. I was like, ‘This kind of tells a weird little story.’”

More than consolidating the output from one of Spider Bags’ most crucial periods, Singles chronicles McGee’s evolution from bare-bones garage purist to ambitious rock experimentalist, a journey that comes full circle on Shake My Head. Released in 2012, the band’s third LP is an intricately explosive collection that builds on techniques that McGee refined with a trio of 7-inches (Teenage Eyes, Dog in the Snow and Take It Easy Tonite) each released on a different local label between 2009 and 2010.

“Teenage Eyes” crystallizes the Bags’ touch for ragged but resplendent rock, a skill that is complicated by psychedelic scuzz on Singles’ subsequent offerings. “Dog in the Snow” drives ahead with a kraut-ish bass line that recalls Thee Oh Sees as McGee howls with wild abandon through dense layers of effects and reverb. “Take It Easy Tonite” goes even further. The song went through dozens of revisions before its first release in 2010 and is perfected on Singles with a dizzying sax solo from the Wigg Report’s Ben Riseling. The addition complements McGee’s tangled distortion, blowing out this simple call for a night of relaxation into an absorbing spectacle.

Singles tracks Spider Bags’ evolution from roughly recorded songwriting outlet to one of the most skilled and exciting rock ‘n’ roll outfits around, and that — in addition to a slate of exciting songs that challenge the band’s proper LPs for catalog supremacy — makes it essential for any fan wanting to understand them completely.

Singles track listing:

  1. Teenage Eyes
  2. Papa Was a Shithead
  3. Walking Walking Nowhere Nowhere
  4. Dog in the Snow
  5. I Wish That I Never Had Fed You
  6. Take it Easy Tonite
  7. Shaunda (I Don’t Know My Sign)
  8. Eileen
  9. Professionals
  10. Out of My Head, Into My Bed

Looking for the individual Spider Bags 7″s?

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Churchkey @ Hopscotch 2012

Hopscotch Music Festival 2012 is only a few days away! Here’s a quick rundown of where you can find Churchkey-affiliated bands and events throughout the festival:




 Thursday, September 6th:

  • Wood Ear @ Tir na Nog — 9pm (hopscotch wristband required)
  • Free Electric State @ Kings Barcade — 10:30pm (hopscotch wristband required)

 Friday, September 7th:

 Saturday, September 8th:

  • Last Year’s Men @ The Berkeley Cafe — 3:00pm (free; no wristband required)
  • Spider Bags @ Hargett St. in front of The Raleigh Times — 12:30pm (free; no wristband required)


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Churchkey V: August 25th @ PHK

These days, surviving as an independent label is a tall order. It’s a business based mostly on faith, fronting the cash to press a record by a band you love with nothing to back you up but your gut. It’s a game of stretched wallets and bruised livers, and surviving it necessitates that you know your audience and believe in your artists. This fall, we at Durham’s Churchkey Records will celebrate five years of beating the rock ‘n’ roll odds, and we want you to help us celebrate.

Churchkey V hits the Pinhook in Durham on Aug. 25 with performances by Last Year’s Men and Wood Ear. Wood Ear owns our latest release, Steeple Vultures — a gorgeous collection of road-worn, Southern-tinged indie rock. The Independent Weekly’s Grayson Currin called Steeple Vultures “a perfect nexus of the Triangle’s dual indie rock and alt-country legacies.” Last Year’s Men released an LP on Churhckey in 2010 and also happen to be one of the best garage rock bands in the South. The Washington Post’s David Malitz said of Last Year’s Men, “There’s an optimism and energy that helps separate (the) band from its peers.”

Tickets for the show will be set at the low price of $5. That same quintet of Washingtons will buy you any one of the label’s 14 releases at the merch table. We’re grateful to have gotten to work so many wonderful rock ‘n’ roll friends these past five years. Consider this party a rough and rowdy “Thank you.”

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First One’s Free

Y’all are kind of broke right now, right? But y’all like going to kickass rocknroll shows, too, right? We’ve been busy scheming with our pals at The Pinhook to solve this very problem. Just in time for summer.

Churchkey Records and The Pinhook are excited to present “First One’s Free,” a series of free shows on the first Saturday night of each month at The Pinhook in Downtown Durham.

The series kicks off on Saturday June 2, with Whatever Brains and Gross Ghost, sponsored by Scion A/V.

Raleigh’s Whatever Brains are an abrasively upbeat garage-punk conundrum. Dense tangles of distorted guitar zoom about under the stomping impact of crusty bass lines and punishing drums. Pepper in in the irreverent provocations that Rich Ivey spits with his appealingly nasal bleat, and you arrive at the most divisive and devastating rock the Triangle has to offer.

Carrboro’s Gross Ghost are decidedly more accessible, but nonetheless engaging. Forcing the fuzzy distortion of ‘90s indie through a buoyant pop filter, the band creates catchy and kinetic jams that resound with a blurry sense of excitement.

Got it? First One’s Free. First Saturday of every month. At The Pinhook. Let’s do this, y’all.

These screen-printed posters by Steve Oliva will be for sale at the show.
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Best of 2011: Kyle Miller

Today we have the top ten songs of 2011 from Churchkey co-founder Kyle Miller, in no particular order.

An Horse — “Dressed Sharply”: this one was a favorite of mine from the first time I heard it, at Mohawk in Austin during SXSW. Nearly a year later, it’s still one of the songs I sing in the car most often. I’m always amazed by how “big” this band sounds, live and on record, and I love the contrast when the guitars drop out at the end of this song. That part is also a nice reminder of how terrible of a singer I am.

The Mountain Goats — “Damn These Vampires”: I bought All Eternals Deck,  the rest of which which ended up not sticking with me at all, on the strength of this single. No mystery why: the chorus is totally unfuckwithable. Big Mountain Goats fans would probably consider this blasphemy, but hey, everyone’s got their thing. If Friday Night Lights was still on TV, “Damn These Vampires” would be the perfect backdrop to one of those season premier montages, before they cut to Slammin’ Sammy Meade on the radio, right?

Telekinesis — “50 Ways”: Loud, quiet, loud. Works every time, just like Colt .45.

Black Lips — “Family Tree”: Instant dance party. Every time. My neighbors have almost certainly witnessed some embarrassing dance moves. As did about 800 strangers at the Lincoln Theatre when I saw the Black Lips, The Love Language, Spider Bags, and Last Year’s Men live and under the influence at Hopscotch. Absolutely one of my favorite nights of the year, and one of my favorite songs of the year.

Fucked Up — “Queen of Hearts”: Man. I feel like I can do anything when I hear the opening riff. If I was going to get out of bed in the morning and take over the world, I’d put this song on in my headphones. Also, the video with the kids singing along rules.

Apex Manor — “Teenage Blood”: I totally missed the boat on The Year of Magical Drinking when it first came out. It took a $5 Amazon deal and a recommendation from Dan McCleary to get me to finally check it out. Dan used the magic words “Replacements” and “Teenage Fanclub,” so I had no choice but to check it out. It was probably the best five bucks I spent this year. Lasts a lot longer than a pint of Mother Earth Kölsch, too.

Mount Moriah — “The Reckoning”: “Lament” made my list last year, and I’m going with “The Reckoning” this year, now that the Mount Moriah album has gotten properly released. This song is just beautiful from beginning to end, lyrically and sonically. I can’t really say anything about it that hasn’t been said at this point. If by chance you haven’t listened to this song, please do.

Gillian Welch — “Tennessee”: I find myself humming the chorus at random times of day, even when I haven’t heard the song for weeks. That automatically qualifies it for this list, right?

Whatever Brains — “The Future of Porn”: In Rich Ivey I trust. For full impact, see it played live. Whatever Brains is quite possibly the best live band in the Triangle right now.

Titus Andronicus — “Breed”: This was on the Newermind tribute album that SPIN released for free online to mark the 20th anniversary of Nevermind‘s release. In contrast to the hugeness I’ve come to expect from Titus Andronicus, it sounds like your favorite punkrock band playing in your friend’s basement. Rad.

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Halfway to Hell Sale: 50% off all releases this week!

These days, it’s easy to get behind on your record buying. The economy’s in a pinch. Gas prices are through the roof. And let’s face it, records often aren’t the cheapest things in the world. We feel your pain, and for the next week, everything on our online store ( is 50 percent off. That’s right, half-off every release in the Churchkey catalog — this week only. Just enter the coupon code halfway when you check out and the price of every item in your cart will be cut in half. The discount is good on both physical and digital products, and valid through midnight Eastern time on Friday December 2nd.

We’re proud of the records we’ve released, and we want to give you the chance to own each and every one.

Happy record buying!

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Churchkey at Hopscotch 2011!

The 2011 Hopscotch Music Festival kicks off in less than a week! We’re psyched to have so many Churchkey bands involved. This page is your guide to where you can find Churchkey-related happenings throughout the festival weekend.

You can get live updates from us throughout the festival by following @churchkey on Twitter. You might also be amused by following @stevesjones, @kylecmiller, and @jordanlawrence; all three of us will be at the festival all weekend. If you show up at the right dayparty on Thursday, you might also be able to catch Steve Jones sitting in on bass with some good friends of ours.

Thursday, September 8

  • Spider Bags and Last Year’s Men at The Lincoln Theatre @ 9PM
    • Last Year’s Men opens the show at 9PM, followed by Spider Bags at 10, The Love Language at 11, and The Black Lips at 12:30.
    • This will be the first local performance by the current four-piece Spider Bags lineup. You just might get treated to some new songs you’ve never heard before, and some old songs you haven’t heard in a very long time.
    • Hopscotch wristband required for entry (or $25 at the door, if space available)
  • Hog at the Berkeley Cafe @ 10PM
    • Hog plays the Berkeley at 10, followd by Mouthus and Oxbow. Hog will be freshly back from a northeast tour, so you can catch them in peak form.
    • Hopscotch wristband required for entry (or $25 at the door, if space available)

Friday, September 9

  • Daytime Layabout 2 at Slim’s Downtown @ 1PM
    • We’re helping throw another party with the Layabout House at Slim’s this year, co-sponsored by Nice Price Books, Bull City Burger & Brewery, and Gravity Records.
    • Indoors: Brainbows @1:30, Last Year’s Men @ 2:30, Gross Ghost @ 3:30, Mount Eerie @ 4:30
    • Outdoors: The Wigg Report and Belove Binge alternate sets between indoor sets.
    • There will be some delicious beer on hand from Bull City Burger and Brewery. Probably the first time it’s available in Raleigh!
    • Free dayparty! No Hopscotch credentials required.
  • The Loners at Slim’s Downtown @ 10PM
    • The Loners hit the stage at Slim’s at 10PM, followed by Vivian Girls and Coliseum.
    • Hopscotch wristband required for entry (or $25 at the door, if space available)

Saturday, September 10

  • Hammer No More the Fingers outside the Lincoln Theatre @ 2PM
    • HNMTF plays the “Rosebuds & Friends” dayparty in the parking lot outside of the Lincoln Theatre, along with Tonk, The Big Picture, Shirlette & the Dynamite Brothers, Youth Lagoon, Ben Sollee, and The Rosebuds.
    • Free dayparty! No Hopscotch credentials required.
  • Free Electric State at White Collar Crime @ 3PM
    • Free Electric State represents Durham’s own WXDU at the College Radio Showcase at White Collar Crime. They will be joined by Nests, The Bronzed Chorus, and Whatever Brains.
    • Free dayparty! No Hopscotch credentials required.
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Churchkey co-sponsoring Hopscotch day party, Last Year’s Men to perform

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

With Last Year’s Men, Mount Eerie, Gross Ghost, Brainbows, The Wigg Report, Beloved Binge

Inside schedule:

1:30 – Brainbows
2:30 – Last Year’s Men
3:30 – Gross Ghost
4:30 – Mount Eerie

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The Evangelist 4/13 — Churchkey Live Update

Hammer No More The Fingers start another jaunt through the UK this weekend. Tonight they’ll bring their muscular rock bounce to the Old Blue Last in London, and they’ll finish out the weekend with appearances in Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds and Pontefract. They’ll be rocking across the pond for the rest of the month in support of their new album Black Shark, finishing up in Wakefield on April 30. You can check out the band’s touring schedule here. Please make sure to let any friends you have across the way know the band’s coming through.

Monday, Last Year’s Men will be bringing their infectious garage tantrums to Durham’s Duke Coffeehouse for an early work-week rager. They’ll fill the opening slot for Hunx and his Punx and Shannon and the Clams, Show gets going at 9 p.m. and costs $10.


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The Evangelist 3/30 – Churchkey Live Update

Big happenings this week at Churchkey. Friday, Hammer No More The Fingers unveil their sophomore full-length Black Shark with a release party at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall. The trio explodes in well-controlled bursts of tenacious energy with muscular bass lines and riffs that prickle with amazing texture. They’ll be joined at the show by rambunctious and entertaining indie folk band Midtown Dickens and hip-hop/rock act LiLa. The $10 show gets started at 9 p.m. with Midtown Dickens. Come on out and grab your copy of the new album and take part in all the fun!

Also on tap from Churchkey this week — Last Year’s Men play shows in New York and Ohio. Tonight they hit the Bug Jar in Rochester, and then they head to Now That’s Class in Cleveland for a Friday night performance.

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Say hello to Hog

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We’d like to take a minute this morning to officially extend a warm welcome to some old friends.

Say hello to Hog.

Hog’s debut EP Archetypes is available now in the Churchkey Records online store.

The metal cliche of rising from one demise to another triumph doesn’t interest any of the members of Durham’s large, lumbering Hog. Hog was born made of three members (guitarist Rich James, bassist Ryland Fishel, and drummer Noah Kessler) of Tooth, the metal juggernaut that for two years slayed NC clubs with a fast metal attack that threw out big, beefy riffs with razor-sharp accuracy. Hog rounded out its lineup by adding guitarist Alec Ferrell before heading to the studio to record its debut EP.

Archetypes, produced by Phillip Cope of Kylesa, will be in stores May 17th via Churchkey Records. As with Kylesa, Hog’s songs meander down gloriously tangled riffs and bass lines that are as explosive as they are intricate. The sludge here doesn’t bubble up slowly from the ground, it explodes outward in continuous bursts like an erupting volcano. They manage to sustain this force, creating elongated jams that never lose their forceful grip.

Hog aren’t risen from the ashes because they never burned down what made their previous work great. Smartly, they choose to build on it, refining the tools at their disposal and creating a new style all their own. Neither forsaking nor dwelling on what made their prior band great, they have built a sound that respects its heritage and harnesses it to reach even loftier heights.

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The Evangelist 3/10 – Churchkey Live Update

Hard hitting garage rock duo The Loners play a hometown show at Raleigh’s Tir Na Nog tonight. The band’s tough, chugging riffs and tenacious rhythms will be paired with the retro pop of the Huguenots. It’s a free show, part of the Local Beer, Local Band series, and, as always, there will be great specials on the local brews the bar has on tap.

Free Electric State bare their arena-sized shoegaze riffs in support of a band with sound that’s actually as large as their own. The band opens up for A Place To Bury Strangers at Motorco Music Hall. The $12 show gets going at 9:30 p.m. Hooray For Earth plays in the middle of this three-band bill.

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The Evangelist 2/22 – Churchkey Live Update

Saturday Last Year’s Men help one of Durham’s finest celebrate five years in business. The trio will lend their spunky rock attack to the celebration for Bull City Records at Fullsteam Brewery. Everyone here at Churchkey owes at least a few of our favorite records to the always fantastic advice of store owner Chaz Martenstein, so get out and help the Men and a bill that includes Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun and Midtown Dickens among others show the man what he means to his city. The event costs $10 and gets going at 7 p.m. See you there!

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The Evangelist 2/15 – Churchkey Live Update

This Sunday Triangle rock fans get a free chance to check out two of their finest. Spider Bags, who released a 7-inch of their delightfully dingy garage rock on Churchkey Records last fall, will hit Carrboro, N.C. alongside Wesley Wolfe. Wolfe’s exquisitely neurotic musings parlay well over his band’s powerful riff rock. The show gets going at 6 p.m., so get on out and put great cap on your weekend.

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The Evangelist 2/9 – Churchkey Live Update

Thursday, Hammer No More the Fingers‘ electric guitar player Joe Hall plays a solo set at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall. Off-kilter and thrilling rock band Americans in France also plays. The free show starts at 9 p.m.

Saturday, Free Electric State bring their frenzied, shoegazing rock hooks out of its recording hiatus to back up the pop-rocking I Was Totally Destroying It. Also on tap at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall are Charlotte’s sleek and powerful Sammies and Wesley Wolfe, whose nervy rock angst will appeal to the Weezer fan in anyone. It’s been a bit since FES has been out on the stage, so this welcome return should prove a great set. The starts at 9 p.m. and costs $5.

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The Evangelist 2/2 – Churchkey Live Update

Triangle fans get two sweet treats from Churchkey artists this weekend.

Dirty Little Heaters singer Reese McHenry will display her searing, soaring pipes at Motorco Music Hall tonight at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall. She’s got one of the best rock ‘n’ roll voices you’ll hear in any club, and she writes emotionally powerful songs that are impossible to ignore.

Hammer No More The Fingers headlines the second night of WKNC’s Double Barrel Benefit Saturday. The student radio station of Raleigh’s N.C. State University presents this showcase at the city’s Kings Barcade. It’s a packed bill that also features Charlotte spaz-pop act Yardwork. Hammer plays last in the five-band bill, but you should get out early as this one is likely to sell out.

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The Evangelist 1/19 – Churchkey Live Update

This weekend excellent DIY label Death To False Hope will celebrate its second anniversary with a music festival in Durham. Hammer No More The Fingers and Last Year’s Men will be taking part.

The 49-band fest will hit Motorco Music Hall and Fullsteam Brewery and will feature performances from several great rock acts including Less Than Jake and Sorry About Dresden. Hammer No More The Fingers will play the Motorco main stage on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. Last Year’s Men will appear on the Fullsteam stage Saturday at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the festival cost $25 and can be purchased here. More information on the line-up and DTFH is available here.

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The Evangelist 1/12 – Churchkey Live Update

This week Last Year’s Men gets the chance to open up for two of North Carolina’s most nationally recognized acts.

Friday, the lithe, fiery garage trio will travel to Wilmington to open for The Love Language. The two bands hit the city’s Soapbox. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are still available at They cost $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Onward, Soldiers is also on tap to play.

Sunday, Last Year’s Men open for legendary garage rock powerhouse Reigning Sound. The two bands play at Chapel Hill’s Local 506. The 9:30 p.m. show costs $10. Tickets available at

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The Evangelist 12/29 — Churchkey Live Update

Monday Chapel Hill garage heroes Last Year’s Men will join Connecticut’s excellent Estrogen Highs at the town’s Nightlight club.

Here’s what Nightlight’s website has to say about the show:

“Chapel Hill powerpop-garage combo Last Year’s Men just took a tour of the South, playing such locales as Cleveland, TN and Birmingham, AL and will be down for a rowdy homecoming. The last time I saw Connecticut’s Estrogen Highs was in the shag-carpeted basement of the Philbog (R.I.P.)– now these psych-garage dreamers will come expand minds and shatter eardrums at the Nightlight.”

It’s a very FREE show, and it starts at 9 p.m. So come out and get some relief from the first day of your work week.

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The Evangelist 12/15 – Churchkey Live Update

Hammer No More the Fingers and Last Year’s Men are out on the road this week. Hammer is finishing up the last leg of a tour up to the Northwest and back. The Men head out this weekend for a short jaunt through Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. Dates for both are below

Hammer No More The Fingers Dates

Last Year’s Men Dates

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The Evangelist 12/8 – Churchkey Live Update

This week rock fans outside of the Triangle get a great opportunity to check out one of Churchkey’s best.

Engaging and exuberant Durham indie rock trio Hammer No More The Fingers is hitting the road for a short tour this month. They’re out there now, heading up to the Northeast and touring their way back down until just before Christmas. Dates for the tour are below.

For those of you looking for something local, the Churchkey Holiday Party is coming up next Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Durham’s Pinhook. Count on tons of great music and all-star jams from Churchkey artists. Cheap drinks and rock n’ roll all night.