Posted on Dec.24, 2011
Friday Night Short Films Premiere in Gaffney at the Capri Theatre. Abe Dueñas, a local filmmaker will premiere three of his latest short films Friday night, along with his first short film “El Caniquero” .
El Caniquero will start off the show, and is a film about a one eyed sharp shooting marble player. Jose is faced with a tough decision, after shooting out his sisters tooth by mistake. He must decide whether to play the game he loves one more time, to help his friends.
Dulce Vida will be the second film to show. Far from home in Lake Norman, Marcel, an eccentric but talented baker must come to grips with his two co-workers decision to now offer donuts in their high-end Patisserie. Marcel further complicates matters by insisting his best friends and dog, Tata, come to work with him while missing his family back home.
The Lot will show last, and was funded by a grant from the South Carolina film commission. It is a short film about Sam, a out of touch used car salesman. Sam has good intentions as a businessman. We notice this right away as he gives his only employee, Ernie, a free lesson on how to do business. But he has failed to stay in touch with how consumers shop for cars these days. This is evident with his latest customers, a married couple (Alex and Kimberly). Failing to notice right away that the wife is heading the deal, Sam tries to catch up to her way of doing business the entire film.
All of these films were shot in Gaffney, and would not have been possible without the support of local businesses and individuals. The Capri Theatre, Daddy’s Joe’s, Dee Tee’s, Mechanical Services, Mike’s Bike Shop, Pieces from the Past, La Vaquerita, The Cherokee Chronicle, The City of Gaffney, and Limestone College have been tremendous supporters of film in Cherokee County, and their involvement is greatly appreciated. Support like this, makes films on this level possible.
The Premiere is open to the public
Admission is Free
Place: The Capri Theatre
Time: 8 pm
Dress: Semi Formal
Thur/Mar/8th/5:30/Free Business after hrs with Michael Gaffney film Premiere and music Live from Jamison Smith
Posted on Dec.05, 2011
Mark your Calendars, and tell your friends Cherokee County. March 8th. A short film (The Michael Gaffney Story) produced entirely in Cherokee County, will Premiere at The Capri Theatre at 5:30. This is open to the whole community and is FREE of charge hosted by The Chamber of Commerce of Cherokee County, Service Master and Capri Theatre. Live music will be performed by Jamison Smith throughout the night.
Posted on Nov.29, 2011
Hard times have hit us all at some point and now it has fallen on the Byrd family as they pull together to cover funeral expences of the late Micheal Brent Byrd. On Jan 21st at 8pm, South 85’s own Tracy Wyatt will be hosting a line up that would not take place under normal circumstances for less than $65 a ticket. For just $10 donation per person, you will be able to see Luke Edwards of Tator Family Traveling Circus, The Kennedy St Band, Black Water Redemption and Bill Noonan and the Barbwires. You will not find many shows with this kind of line up just anywhere. These bands have come together for a night to give back to those who have gave to them.
FREE SHOW! Live Music Supporters & Customer appreciation night Jan 28th 8pm, The Antibodies with Pure Speculation and Local Honey
Posted on Nov.28, 2011
This is a full night with 3 bands for all of you who have supported live music. These guys were here back in 2010 and will be back again on Jan 28th. A Word from the band. We are a no-frills quartet. We are what you hear — the music, with many influences. The lyrics are thoughtful and sometimes quirky. From the touch of bluegrass in ABDUCTED to the grunge of DON’T BE QUIET to the beauty of JIMI. We’ve never been overly worried if you liked the music or not because if we didn’t like it, how could we put it out there? We enjoy performing live with energy, humor, theater and activism. Hope you’ll give the songs a listen.
Posted on Nov.27, 2011
Back in the dead heat of the summer, L Shape Lot feature on HBO Series East Bound & Down, stopped into visit Gaffney. Mixing a healthy amount of musical chops, honest, and creative songwriting, powerful stage presence and well sung four-part harmonies, L Shape Lot creates an original and dynamic American sound based in country, rock, bluegrass and roots/folk music. Their lively sound explores new ground, while still paying homage to their predecessors. L Shape Lot is from Wilmington, NC and consists of four members: Eric Miller (Acoustic guitar, vocals), Alex Lanier (electric, acoustic guitar, vocals) Rick Williams ( 6 string electric bass, upright bass, vocals) and John Kovalski (drums, vocals).
Their high-energy live shows have become a hot ticket at both night clubs and music festivals of all types. This group of veteran musicians has been perfecting their sound for over 8 years. In 2009, the band completed their second full-length studio release, Looks Like Snow, and earned excellent press and numerous honors including Encore Magazine’s Best Band and The Beat Magazine’s Best Country Band. They have become the go-to roots band in the area for touring national acts, sharing the stage with the Avett Brothers, Peter Frampton, Drew Emmit from Leftover Salmon, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Chatham County Line, and most recently Railroad Earth. 2010 finds LSL moving beyond the confines of their coastal stomping grounds to serve up their unique brand of “on your feet” Americana throughout the Southeastern US. Visit them http://www.lshapelot.com/home/ or watch some video L shape back in Aug
Posted on Nov.01, 2011
Standing Strong is a production of Cable Dickerson who will discuss some of the struggles and accomplishments that take place in today’s marriages. Cable Dickerson is a woman of many passions but her desire and passion to see people happy and in love is what birth out Unity Express. Seeing older couples still walk hand in hand, witnessing the purity and romance of two people just pouring out love onto each other is such a blessing. Cable has always believe that love was a beautiful thing and wanted to make sure she could help to keep it alive in our marriages today. As she pondered on how to do that, Unity Express crossed her mind and thus far she opened her on business. This Company sets out to accomplish its motto everyday ” Marriage and love is a beautiful thing and we are committed in making it stay that way”! Unity Express advertises, promotes and host events that help maintain an abundant marriage. Tickets on sale at http://unityexpress1.eventbrite.com/?s=6585595
Posted on Oct.25, 2011
Matt Joiner is one of the most admired up-and-coming guitarists in and around Athens, Georgia. Born June 18th, 1982 in Athens – a place known as much for its historic, rich, and electric music scene as it is for its largest resident: The University of Georgia, Matt began taking an interest in the guitar at an early age. Over the last 12 years, Matt has showcased his talents in many ways, including contributing to the Christian group Souls Forgiven and the classic rock cover band Assfault. He currently plays in his blues-influenced, southern rock band The Rattlers and has been invited onstage by Kevn Kinney to join Drivin’n’Cryin during their encore set at the 40 Watt Club in Athens. His guitar playing can also be heard in radio commercials for an assortment of businesses and industries. In 2010, Matt reached out to Clay Hinson (Bass) and Woody Hughes(Drums) and started working on his career. Music of choice for the group was straight forward Blues/Rock. Playing shows in 2010 at different venues like Mikes Down Under in Jefferson, Ga were mostly packed houses. Most recent shows have taken Matt to such locations as Nashville, Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus, Macon, Warner Robins, Birmingham and Charleston.
Watch Matt at Center Stage