Bull City and Bryk on Compulation 3

Compulation 3
We are super excited to (twice!) be part of the third Triangle Compulation released by the excellent Durham NC label Pox World Empire. The album features a sweet sweet collection of the créme de la Triangle indie rock scene and includes brand new songs by our very own Bull City and Dan Bryk (full tracklist after the bump).
This Saturday night (4/25) Bull City will be playing the release party for the Compulation at the Chapel Hill’s Local 506. Also playing will be Auxilliary House, Filthybird, Midtown Dickens, and an appearance by the Pox Family Singers. Plus the show will be the world premiere of their song from the comp!
Bull City plays first at 9 PM. 
Order yourself a copy at http://www.poxworldempire.org/compulation3/ or pick one up at the show! 
Full Track Listing:  

Continue reading “Bull City and Bryk on Compulation 3”

Bull City Continue to Play Shows; Record


We got a message today from Bull City’s Jim Brantley: 
“Next Thursday, 3/19 Bull City is playing one of our favorite venues – the Cave in Chapel Hill. We have the night all to ourselves, so that means we get to stretch out and play 2 sets – we’ll have time to dig deep into our repertoire and play some epic guitar solos. It will be a great show! We go on at 10 PM.
Then on Saturday, 3/21 Bull City is playing our debut at the Pinhook, downtown Durham’s great new venue. The show will be in celebration of Johnny Cash’s birthday – that means you’ll get to hear our interpretation of a Johnny Cash song or two. The show starts at 10 PM, and you can find more info here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=78431125294.
In other Bull City news, I’m happy to announce that we have (finally) begun work on a new album! We started recording some tracks at my studio over the past couple of weeks and on Sunday we’ll be going to our friend Ryan Pickett’s studio to do more. We have a great collection of songs that we’re very excited to get out into the world! More news on that soon…”
Thursday, March 19
The Cave in Chapel Hill
Show starts at 10 PM
Saturday, March 21
The Pinhook in Durham
Show starts at 10 PM

Bull City in “Great 8”, Lee Feldman gets “5 Bagels”


We all use numbers, every day.

Like today, since Bull City are on the Raleigh News & Observer‘s list of 8 Great Triangle Bands To Watch in 2008.

Quoth the N&O’s David Menconi: “There is much to admire about Bull City, particularly ex-Dillon Fence drummer Scott Carle’s time-keeping, guitarist John Kurtz’s effortless playing and the overall level of songcraft. But the most impressive part is how well the pieces fit together on Bull City’s debut mini-album, ‘Guns & Butter,’ a mixture of jingle-jangle catchiness and blues-rock whomp…”

Read the rest of the review, watch a video interview, listen to a pair of tracks from Guns & Butter or just download the nifty wallpaper pictured above at the N&O site

And speaking of late reviews, Lee Feldman‘s 2007 platter I’ve Forgotten Everything received the prestigious Five Bagels (with whitefish) rating in a lengthy review at Lucid Culture yesterday.

“Impeccably and tersely produced, this album has cult classic written all over it. Shame on us for taking so long to review it. Five bagels. With whitefish. Because it’s full of mercury and makes you forget everything.” Read more…

(See, we didn’t make that particular ratings metric up.)

Bryk & Bull City Make Triangle Top 35 of 2007


Urban Myth artistes Bull City and Dan Bryk have both been voted by the music writers of the Raleigh Independent to The Triangle’s best 35 songs of 2007 list: Bull City for their epic track Game and Bryk for his quasi-jingle Discount Store.

This dropkicks ’em alongside many of our local faves: Bowerbirds, Future Kings of Nowhere, Hammer No More The Fingers, Red Collar, Schooner, and (winner of the UM office pool for best band name of 2007) I Was Totally Destroying It. Yaaaaay to everyone who didn’t make the list too.

Download the mixtape of all 35 tracks here and discover why they still call Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill “not a bad place for music.”

Bull City Rock WXDU

Today at 5 PM EST Bull City are going to be playing a full-on rock show live on the air on 88.7 FM WXDU Durham. Those of you outside of the Durham/Chapel Hill area can listen live on the WXDU.org website.

We realize that this notice is a little late (our bad!) but please tune in if you can! And thanks to host (and Triangle rock guru) Ross Grady for having both Bryk and Bull City on this summer.

Sunday, 8/26 @ 5 PM
WXDU Durham, 88.7 FM

Bull City with a bullet

Bull City’s debut Guns & Butter entered the WXDU (Duke) charts this week at #5. The album is also getting steady play on WXYC (UNC Chapel Hill), WKNC Raleigh (thanks for the Urban Myth props Stevo!) and unexpectedly yet gratifyingly, local commercial rock station 96 ROCK (WBBB), who apparently really do put their money where their mouth is when it comes to playing local rock bands.

Thanks to everyone playing the record!