I should have read about this and posted it a while ago, but no time is better than the present, right?
Ivan Howard of the Rosebuds, Schooner's Reid Johnson and Zeno Gill of Durham's Pox World Empire have created a Triangle supergroup by the name of Flute Flies. The band was created this past summer to support the late Cy Rawls, a fixture of the local music scene who died this past October due to a brain tumor.
Chris Rossi of Durham's Spacelab Recording Studio hatched the idea for a new music service to honor Rawls. CyTunes is a new music service that offers exclusive content--live and studio--of many local bands.
Not only is it the only place to find music from bands like Superchunk, I Was Totally Destroying It and Flute Flies, but it supports a good cause. All the proceeds (that's everything but the cost of running the site--no artists are getting paid here) go to Duke's Tisch Brain Tumor Center. I haven't used the site yet, but it went live a few weeks ago and looks like it has some really great stuff.
In other news, the Rosebuds are playing a show at the Cat's Cradle on Saturday, Jan. 24 with Megafaun and the Love Language.
(Hat tip: Triangle Music Blog)
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