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Mark Holland’s Blues Experience

The 8:59’s And Radar’s Clowns Of Sedation

March 1

Doors: 7:00 pm /

Show: 8:00 pm


Mark Holland’s Blues Experience: MHBE is an electric blues rock trio consisting of Jennyanykind and Veldt
members Mark Holland (on vocals, guitar, keys and harp) and Marvin Levi (on
drums). They are joined by bassist Billie Feather. The trio specialize in
blues rock with a hint of psychedelic sounds and jazz influenced
improvisation. The combination of slide and fingered guitar, Coltrane-like
harmonica runs, and funky beats on standard blues covers and unique
originals treat listeners to a great combination of blues, jazz and rock.

The 8:59’s, a Chatham County-based band formed in 2014, seamlessly blend
Americana and indie rock sensibilities to create a unique yet familiar
sound. Consisting of veterans of Chapel Hill’s 90’s indie rock scene, they
serve up some of the best of what you might hope for from 5 guys with a
guitar-keys-bass-drums set-up. Based around the strong songwriting,
tasteful harmonies, and twin guitars of Christian Fisher and Neville
Handel, the band is adeptly completed by the driving rhythm section of
bassist Mike Beck, drummer Ben Skelton, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew

The 8:59’s: The 8:59’s provide the perfect soundtrack for a long drive on country roads
or an evening at your favorite watering hole. Echoes of Nashville, Athens,
and Chapel Hill can be heard in the band’s songs, which draw from and cover
a wide spectrum of genres, from Americana and Alt-Country to Indie Rock and
Jam. The 8:59’s original set list appeals to a diverse audience, with
infectious melodies, catchy hooks, bottom-shaking rhythms, and heavy
grooves. Be sure to check out a live show or some of their recordings when
you have the chance… you just might find a new favorite band.

Radar’s Clowns of Sedation: “A thirty-year entanglement with songwriting began innocently enough with
an appreciation of the classics of the 60s and 70s, then expanded to
include some of the less-traveled. A devotee of Tom Waits and Randy Newman
amongst many others, Pete explores the – sometimes fractious – defining
moments of human interaction with humour and honesty. A near-obsession
with Blues, Gospel and Southern roots music led to regular trips to the
SouthEast, and eventually to relocation to North Carolina in 2005. Deeply
immersed in the music of the Piedmont, Pete has served both the NC
Songwriters’ Co-op, and Carrboro’s WCOM FM Radio station, and as director
of Hillsborough, NC’s Lilac Lounge musical gathering. Pete hosts the
longest-running all-originals open-mic in the Triangle at Chapel Hill’s
historic Cave, as well as fronting blues-soul ensemble Radar’s Clowns of
Sedation, and ska octet The Spectacles.”

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