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PHOTOS: Protomartyr / Spray Paint / Bodykit at Cat's Cradle Back Room - 2/16/2016


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Protomartyr / Spray Paint / Bodykit at Cat's Cradle Back Room - 2/16/2016

Protomartyr with Spray Paint and Bodykit Cat's Cradle Back Room 2/16/2016
I've been so goddamn lazy about going out to shows lately.  Yeah, I could blame it a little bit on having a new baby, and I'm certainly a little more tired than in the past, but let's be honest the wife does way more work than I do.  The main culprit is just pure laziness.  In fact, I skipped seeing Bodykit a couple of days before this performance because I knew I would be seeing them on this night. 
Anyways, Bodykit - if you don't know the name, just know it's the new band featuring Rich and Josh from the amazing Whatever Brains (R.I.P.).  Rich traded in his guitar for a bunch of knob-twiddling electronic gear, while Josh traded in his knob-twiddling electronic gear for...actually, he's still doing the same thing, minus the keyboards.  Rich still sings, if you can call his brand of shouting and growling singing.  Given the make-up of the band I expected it to be a lot mo…

Low at the Cat's Cradle - 2/3/2016

Low The Cat's Cradle 2/3/2015
I had been sick for a damn week, already missing Eric Bachmann at the Pinhook even though I already had a ticket - I wasn't doing that again, health be damned...this Low ticket was getting cashed in.  On top of that, outside of their appearance at Hopscotch in 2013, they haven't played in the Triangle since I moved back in 2008 - even more of a reason to make sure I was there.  That Hopscotch gig was a seated show in the sonically perfect Flether Opera Theater and will likely never be topped, but I knew I'd get a good show at the Cradle as well, because the Cradle never disappoints (even though the crowd often does).  
The band had no opener, instead opting to play two sets.  Apparently it was also being webcast live, though I question the quality of this webcast based on how crappy the camera was that the cameraman near me was using.  I would describe the club as "comfortably full," as there were a fair amount of …