BLACK BEARD'S LOST WEEK-END @ THE CAVE, CHAPEL HILL, NC OCTOBER 1 - 3,
2004
Friday, October 1
THE LOBSTERS (Roanoke, VA)-formerly the red skulls, totally devistating big beat R & B.
  this new incarnation will leave you in a state of shock ifn' you ain't
real hip.  i was floored.  feel good and get
  your ears ringin'!
THE SPINNS (Chapel Hill, NC)
PERNICIOUS KNIFFS (Cincinnati, OH)- an organic 3-piece that could play for hours.
  nothing gives us greater pleasure than to bring such a pure form of rock and roll music, from such a
  swingin' city, all the way to chapel hill.
 
THEE LORDLY SERPENTS (St. Louis)-last year i described thee lordly serpents as
  being at the top on my garage best-of list.  think Pretty Things / 13th Elevators with plenty of fuzz.  they have
  a better slot this year so you won't miss 'em!
Saturday, October 2
MAXIMVS (New Orleans, LA)- having seen these guys only once, i would describe their music
  as Headcoats-like.  they wear togas and sandles, have columns for backdrops and speak latin gibberish
  between songs.  total entertainment!
NEW PLANET TRAMPOLINE (Cleveland, OH)-hailing from a real rockin' town.
  farfisa organ meets Pink Floyd.  psyche and song writing!  new planet trampoline is a well-honed act with free-
  form psychedelic segues.
TAYLOR & THE PUFFS (Birmingham, AL)-destined for rock and roll glory, taylor is
  just 23 and can play guitar like Jimmy Page circa Yardbirds.  taylor's songs seem to me like T-Rex meets
  later day Stones.  taylor and the puffs make dudes rock out and girls fall in love.
COFFIN BOUND (Athens, GA)-sludgy, raw, yet well conceived rock and roll in the vein of
  atlanta legends, the black lips.  brilliant song writing, primative yet thoughtful.  man, it's totally gone punk.
Sunday, October 3
DEXTER ROMWEBER DUO (Chapel Hill, NC)
JIMMY & THE TEASERS (Graham, Chapel Hill, NC)
CHROME-PLATED APOSTLES (Raleigh / Mebane, NC)
KILLER FILLER - boasts Chris "Crispy" Bess of SCOTS fame as its frontman.  expect surf, twang and generally eclectic
instrumental madness.
BLACK BEARD'S LOST WEEK-END
BLACK BEARD'S LOST WEEK-END 2005!
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2, 2005
@
THE CAVE, CHAPEL HILL, NC
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30:
1 am THE
TOUGH AND LOVELY (columbus, OH)
midnight THE LOBSTERS (roanoke, VA)
11 pm TRIPLE HEX (brooklyn, NY)
10 pm NEW PLANET TRAMPOLINE (cleveland, OH)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1:
1 am
DEXTER ROMWEBER DUO (chapel hill, NC)
midnight
THE JET SET (milwaukee, WI)
11pm THE CHANCE (philadephia, PA)
10 pm MUSTANG (charlotte, NC)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2:
1 am
THE SPINNS (chapel hill, NC)
midnight THE FINE LINES (springfield, MO)
11 pm THE BUTCHERS (lancaster, PA)
10 pm THE POINTS (washington DC)

all of these great bands are on myspace.com for more info
Greetings!

WELCOME BACK TO 1966 (with good reason)...

I am on vacation now, and it was well earned.  Just as I normally like to do when I get a bit of free time, I like to go out and hear some
good live music.  That's exactly what I did this week-end.  I attended 3 days of garage rock at the
2005 Black Beard's Lost Week-end.  This
yearly festival is hosted and organized by
The Spinns.  Some of the bands that performed this year that I liked were New Planet
Trampolines, which sounds like Pink Floyd back during the 1965-1968 Syd Barrett era.  Another band that caught my attention were The
Jet Set from Milwaukee, and it is just straight forward Farfisa organ driven angst.  The Lobsters proved themselves to be exciting as
usual.  Dexter Romweber (and the New Romans) rocked.  The Points combined '60s garage with early 80s new wave really well.  Let's
not, however, forget The Spinns.  They have a debut CD entitled "Lost Colony, " which is available for $12.  They are a cool Chapel Hill trio
seriously influenced by The Gonn and maybe really early Rolling Stones.  By the way, I was the MC of the event this week-end and it looks
like I will be the MC next year.  And I thank The Spinns for making all of this possible.  A DVD of Blackbeard's Lost Week-end 2004 is also
available now which costs (I believe) $10.  Affter 3 days of 12 garage rock bands, I found out late afternoon that The Woggles were playing
at the Cat's Cradle.  The Woggles provided their usual The Kinks meets The Fleshtones energy to Franklin Street.  I can't wait for The
Woggles again next Sleazefest.

Cheers,
Melvin LIttle