Bull City Tour Dates, Early Press

Already the hardest working band around the office, Bull City will celebrate the release of their debut UM release Guns & Butter with an epic summerlong tour of NC. They will play not one, but TWO CD release shows–one for Chapel Hill, one for Durham. We’ve been teasing them that they’d better get a Raleigh show in there for the trifecta.

Here’s a show preview/G&B capsule review from this week’s Independent Weekly Music Worth Leaving the House for:

Former Ashley Stover Jim Brantley’s been working on Bull City for three years, and their first proper relase, Guns & Butter, pays waiting-game dividends. Brantley brings a range and finesse to his songwriting uncharacteristic of freshman efforts, capitalizing on sharp, guitar-forged hooks and tastefully built harmonies. Like Cracker sharpening Countrysides to a not-ironic gleam or—better yet—an album-rock suckler whose sense of song and like of jangle survived a career as an indie rockist, Bull City gets smart, efficient pop about right. It’s not hard to conceptualize Bull City as the Connells or Roman Candle of, yeah, the Bull City. Free/ 10 p.m. —Grayson Currin

And from Ross Grady of trianglerock.com and alt.music.chapel-hill:

Bull City are just about to release their debut album, and it’s a good ‘un. Early demos sounded like a pop band in search of an angle, but in the year or so since, they’ve found their footing & have recorded a great record of southern country-rock that starts out all Crazy Horse, but then veers into weirdo smartass Alex Chilton/Big Star territory, to great effect.

Here’s the dates:

Saturday, May 5
The Juggling Gypsy Cafe
in Wilmington, NC

Friday, May 11 (at 6:30 PM)
Schoolkids Records
in Chapel Hill, NC

Saturday, May 12
in Chapel Hill, NC

Friday, May 18
305 South
in Durham, NC

Sunday, June 3 (at 3:00 PM)
Blue Bayou Club
in Hillsborough, NC

Saturday, June 9 (at 10 AM)
Durham Farmers’ Market
in Durham, NC

Sunday, June 10 (at 6 PM)
in Raleigh, NC

Saturday, June 16
Volume 11
for Twisted Pistons Cancer Charity Benefit
in Raleigh, NC

Friday, June 22
Visulite Theatre
in Charlotte, NC
for NMX – Morisen Records Showcase

Saturday, July 14 (at 10 AM)
Durham Farmers’ Market
in Durham, NC

Saturday, August 25 (at 10 AM)
Durham Farmers’ Market
in Durham, NC

Clickable venue links are at Bull City’s website

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