Are you ready to BE LOUD again?
Be Loud! ’18 is the weekend of August 24 and 25th at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, with all proceeds benefiting the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation.
This is our 5th Anniversary show (can you believe it?!) and we’re pleased to announce that Matthew Sweet is headlining Friday night with a reunited The Right Profile and Surrender Human opening. Saturday night is anchored by the one and only Sex Police with Collapsis and The Veldt supporting. A great weekend of music!
Here’s the full line-up with show details:
Friday, August 24th
Doors Open 7pm, Music Starts 8pm
The Right Profile
Saturday, August 25th
Doors Open 7pm, Music Starts 8pm
The Veldt *
*Please note The Pre-Raphaelites were originally scheduled to kick off Saturday night but are unable to perform. Our gratitude to The Veldt for stepping in!
Tickets & Details
You can buy tickets for the both nights for $40.
Tickets for individual shows are also available – $25 for Friday and $25 for Saturday. All shows are all ages. And remember 100% of proceeds will go to the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation.
We will have raffles each night and a special auction on Saturday. Details below!
About the Bands
Friday headliner Matthew Sweet has been making incredible music since the early 80s when he was a member of Athens, GA bands Oh-OK, Buzz of Delight and Community Trolls (with REM’s Michael Stipe). Sweet released a string of critically acclaimed solo records in the 90s including Girlfriend, Altered Beast and 100% Fun and has a total of 21 releases to his name including the recently issued Tomorrow’s Daughter. The Right Profile, featuring Jeffrey Dean Foster, Stephen Dubner, Tim Fleming and Jon Wurster, were one of NC’s most explosive bands in the 1980’s, featured on Welcome to Comboland and signed to a major label before disbanding in 1988. We are pleased to have them reunite for Be Loud! Surrender Human is a new trio from Chapel Hill with some very familiar faces including Matt McMichaels (Mayflies USA), Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) and Tony Stiglitz (Jett Rink).
Saturday night features the return of the Sex Police, one of Chapel Hill’s most notorious and beloved bands from the 1990’s. Featuring ex and future members of The Pressure Boys, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Notes From a Strange Mailbag and A Number of Things, Sex Police were known for their high-energy live show and three acclaimed records. And those horns! Another band reuniting for Be Loud! ’18 is Collapsis, which arose out of the ashes of Dillon Fence and Queen Sarah Saturday and featured acclaimed singer/songwriter Mike Garrigan. Their 2000 debut for Universal Records featured the modern rock hit “Automatic”. Led by twins Danny and Daniel Chavis. The Veldt have been blowing minds and bending genres since they signed their first major label deal with Capitol in 1989.
Thanks for your support and Be Loud!
Raffles & Auction
We’ll be raffling off drinks, dinner and hotel nights in Chapel Hill Friday and Carrboro Saturday. Friday night features drinks at The Crunkleton, dinner at Elaine’s On Franklin and hotel at The Franklin Hotel . Saturday’s prize includes dinner at Acme Food & Beverage Co., hotel at Hampton Inn Carrboro, meals/brunch at Venable Rotisserie Bistro and CrossTies BBQ (or B-Side Lounge, The Station if you prefer). Raffle tickets are $10 and you can get as many as you like each night from the “roving buckets” or at the merch table. All proceeds to the Foundation! Thanks to these incredible local businesses for donating the prizes.