The words “Pinkerton Raid” may conjure, to some, images of strikebreakers, labor rights and privatized law enforcement. It’s appropriate, perhaps, as just one of the threads of the quilt of American folklore from which the band of the same name draws its inspiration. Tales of the fabled American highway line the songs of the Durham, NC-based band. The Pinkerton Raid makes its way down to Athens quite often, this time to share its folksy indie rock with Newport Transplant and Palmyra. The alt-country virtues of Newport Transplant have been espoused by everyone who has heard them, and it’s still less than they deserve. Botanical Virginian three-piece Palmyra creates music in an oblique traditional style, utilizing stringed instruments and three-part vocal harmonies, creating sonic landscapes as vast as the Shenandoah Valley, where the band met.
WHO: The Pinkerton Raid, Newport Transplant, Palmyra
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Flicker Theatre & Bar
HOW MUCH: $10
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