Benefit Show to Feature NC Bands’ Reunions, incl. Let’s Active


Takes place over two nights, August 8 & 9, at the venerable Cat’s Cradle club.

By Fred Mills

It’s a Tarheel music scene fan’s wet dream: in August, for two nights, a slew of beloved NC groups will be joining forces for a good cause, and among those groups will be the Pressure Boys, Connells, Dex Romweber Duo, A Number of Things, a kind of NC “supergroup” called Cheryl Parkers 116th Dream — and a revived Let’s Active, whose founder, Mitch Easter, has performed as a solo act in recent years but certainly not under the LA name.

As you will note from the concert poster above, the show is being dubbed “Be Loud! ’14” and is a benefit for the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation, which supports adolescent and young adult cancer patients, along with their families, being treated at UNC Hospitals. (Go here to find out more details on the Foundation.) There will be three separate shows over the course of August 8 and 9, including a Saturday matinee, all hosted by Carrboro’s venue Cat’s Cradle:

Friday Night
The Pressure Boys
The Connells
Dex Romweber Duo

Saturday Night
The Pressure Boys
Let’s Active
A Number of Things
Saturday Matinee
Tom Maxwell
Cheryl Parkers 116th Dream (featuring members of Satellite Boyfriend, The Popes and Dillon Fence)
Sacrificial Poets
Cosmic Punk

Regarding Let’s Active, it’s not known just yet who will be joining guitarist Easter onstage, although it’s rumored that original drummer Sara Romweber, who currently plays with her Brother Dex, may be holding down kit duties; original bassist Faye Hunter passed away, tragically, a year ago. Regardless, it will be a rare treat to hear classic LA material live once again after all this time. Below, take a mini-flashback. Check this link for the Facebook invite page with more details.

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