Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Annual Daniel - May 28, 2011

The Annual Daniel is Saturday, May 28th. Memorial Day weekend. It is a party open to all. Three bands will perform: Hammer No More the Fingers, The Hot Seats (2 sets), and Gray Young.

Location: Stephanie and Daniel's house, AKA Deltopia. 1751 Shulls Ln, Draper VA 24324. On Claytor Lake. 4 hours from Richmond, 3 hours from Durham, 2.5 hours from Charlotte, 2 hours from Bristol.

Come early and stay late. Cheeseburger picnic at 1pm. First band around 5pm. Bring a tent for camping. Bring your own food and drink, including water. There are grills and smokers for cooking. A bathing suit and fishing pole are also goods things to bring.

About the bands:
Hammer No More the Fingers
Hammer No More the Fingers is an indie-pop power-trio from Durham, NC. This will be their 3rd time playing the Annual Daniel. HNMTF is fresh off a UK tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album Black Shark, released April 2011. Hammer's A.D. sets are always brilliant.

The Hot Seats are an old-time band with an innovative approach to tradition - equally comfortable at both the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Galax Fiddler's Convention. They will play an early set and a late set. The Hot Seats come to us from Richmond, VA and we are happy to have them. "Seats" could be short for Special Ed And The Shortbus.

Words used to describe Raleigh, NC's Gray Young include: post-punk with atmospheric riffs, nuanced melodies, intensity and susceptibility; a constant push and pull between calm and chaos. Comparisons to Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Ros.

Looking forward to seeing them and you! If you have any questions add a comment or send an email.



  1. It might be chilly at night. I want to see pictures of you and Laura in your matching sweatshirts.