Concert to Defeat Amendment One, Bob Mould, David Cross, Stuart McLamb of The Love Language (Solo Set), Tig Notaro, Superchunk (Acoustic Duo), Amber Tamblyn

Merge Records & Cat's Cradle Present

Concert to Defeat Amendment One

Bob Mould

David Cross

Stuart McLamb of The Love Language (Solo Set)

Tig Notaro

Superchunk (Acoustic Duo)

Amber Tamblyn

Sun, May 6, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Haw River Ballroom

Saxapahaw, NC

$80 Includes Ltd Ed Poster

Concert to Defeat Amendment One
Concert to Defeat Amendment One
The Haw River Ballroom is teaming up with Merge Records, Cat's Cradle and others in opposition to Amendment One including the Coalition to Protect ALL North Carolina Families- to throw a Benefit Concert with Bob Mould, David Cross, Stuart McLamb of The Love Language, Tig Notaro, Amber Tamblyn and Superchunk (Acoustic Duo.)

Limited tickets available to this special seated event for a donation of $80 and a limited edition silkscreened poster of the event is included in the ticket price. All proceeds go to The Coalition to Protect ALL North Carolina Families.

NEW!!! Limited $35 mezzanine tickets have just been released - $80 main floor VIP seats still available but not many so get your tickets fast!
Bob Mould
Bob Mould
Bob Mould is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and DJ, currently living in San Francisco. An original member of the influential 1980s punk band Hüsker Dü, he released several albums after the band separated, including Workbook, Body of Song, and Life and Times, as well as Sugar’s legendary album Copper Blue.

Mould recently signed to Merge Records and will release his first album for the label this fall. The new record, recorded with Mould’s live band of drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk) and bassist Jason Narducy (Telekinesis, ex-Verbow), is his first collection of all new studio material since 2009’s Life And Times.

Mould began a series of shows in which he'll commemorate the 20th anniversary of Copper Blue by playing the record in its entirety. The first of these shows took place at this year's Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco and will continue with a series of European dates this summer with more to be announced.
David Cross
David Cross
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, David made his way to Boston to study film at Emerson College but quickly dropped out and started doing stand-up full time. He moved to Los Angeles to write on The Ben Stiller Show where he shared the posthumous Emmy (it was given after the show was canceled) with the show's other writers. Continuing in the sketch tradition, he created (along with Bob Odenkirk) the groundbreaking show for HBO, Mr. Show with Bob & David. The show ran for four years and garnered several Emmy nominations. Last year he released his first comedy CD, "Shut Up You Fucking Baby" on the Subpop label, and sales continue to be fantastic. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award. Recently, he released his second CD, "It's Not Funny," and it is off to a fantastic start in terms of reviews and sales. David has appeared in such films as Men in Black (both 1 & 2), Waiting for Guffman, Scary Movie 2, Ghost World, and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. David starred for the three seasons in the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award winning Fox Network comedy, Arrested Development, as Tobias Funke. Upon cancellation of the show, he created Freak Show, an animated series about a group of circus freaks who double as crime fighting superheroes.
Stuart McLamb of The Love Language (Solo Set)
Stuart McLamb of The Love Language (Solo Set)
The Love Language, initiated by Stuart McLamb, is a fortunate by-product of the North Carolina native's rudderless mid-20s, where a tempest of breakup, inebriation, and incarceration found the abandoned songwriter embarking on a storage-space recording project to slow his seeming disintegration. The growing body of emotional fight songs, committed to MP3 with a high-school era multitrack recorder, became postcards from exile, a way to let his friends and former flames know he was getting along, battered but not beaten.

Among the moments captured on his Merge Records debut are Spector-esque walls of reckless sound, cavernous drums, middle-school percussion, and moody swells of stringed instruments, all decorated hastily with stray leads, which bleed beautifully all over everything.
Tig Notaro
Tig Notaro
Tig Notaro has had recurring roles on several TV Shows. Most notably, she played “Officer Tig” on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program and recurred on ABC’s In the Motherhood, opposite Cheryl Hines and Megan Mullally. Most recently, Tig Guest Starred on NBC’s Community, and The Office along with HBO’s animated series The Life and Times of Tim. She also just finished shooting a supporting role in the independent feature, In a World, opposite Lake Bell, Adam Scott and Nick Offerman. Furthermore, Tig is currently working with Sarah Silverman on a TV adaptation of her popular regular live show at LA’s Largo Theater, Tig Has Friends.

In 2011, Tig launched her weekly podcast Professor Blastoff through The Earwolf Network, and it premiered at #1 on iTunes. In addition, Tig released her debut album Good One with prestigious indie rock label Secretly Canadian. She is the first and only comic signed to the label. Her album peaked at #2 on iTunes Comedy Chart, and was included/listed by MTV and The Onion AV Club on their yearend Best Comedy Albums of 2011 list.
Tig has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and on Conan twice, performed stand-up on her own half hour special on Comedy Central, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Benson Interruption, the Comedy Central show Dog Bites Man and was a writer/consultant on The 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Tig appears regularly at some of the most reputable comedy and music festivals around the world .
Superchunk (Acoustic Duo)
Superchunk (Acoustic Duo)
Superchunk singer/guitarist Mac McCaughan, and guitarist Jim Wilbur will play a special acoustic set.
Amber Tamblyn
Amber Tamblyn
Amber Tamblyn has been a writer and actress since the age of 9. She has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. She most recently appeared in FOX’s television show “HOUSE” and in Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed film, “127 Hours” opposite James Franco. She will next appear in Horton Foote’s “Main Street” opposite Colin Firth. Amber is most recognized for her work as Joan on the CBS television program “Joan of Arcadia”.

Amber’s first published poem “Kill Me So Much” appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle when she was 12, having been submitted by her writing mentor Jack Hirschman (Poet Laureate of San Francisco 2009). In the years that followed, Amber self published two collections of poetry, art and photography entitled Plenty Of Ships and Of The Dawn. She collaborated with Semina Culture artist George Herms to create a limited edition book of collage and haiku dedicated to Jazz Musician Thelonious Monk entitled, The Lonliest. In 2005 Simon & Schuster published her debut collection of poetry Free Stallion which was written over more than a decade. Lawrence Ferlinghetti called the book, "A fine, fruitful gestation of throbbingly nascent sexuality, awakened in young new language”. Her work has since been published in New York Quarterly, San Francisco Chronicle, Poets & Writers, Pank Magazine, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Interview and others. She is the Executive Producer of “The Drums Inside Your Chest”, an annual poetry concert that showcases outstanding contemporary poets. She is the co-founder of the nonprofit Write Now Poetry Society which works to build an audience for unique poetry events. Her second book of poetry and prose Bang Ditto (Manic D. Press) was published in the Fall of 2009 and was an Independent Best Seller. She currently writes for The Poetry Foundation and is a poetry reviewer for Bust Magazine.
Venue Information:
Haw River Ballroom
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road
Saxapahaw, NC, 27340
http://www.hawriverballroom.com/