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Cat’s Cradle presents The Connells + Leisure McCorkle at Motorco
May 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Cat’s Cradle presents The Connells and Leisure McCorkle at Motorco Music Hall
Friday May, 31, 2019
Doors 8:00 / Show 9:00 PM
Price Range $20 Advance/ $25 Day of the show
This show was originally scheduled December 1, 2018. This is the rescheduled shows and tickets purchased for the first one will be honored on Friday May, 31.
The Raleigh, North Carolina-based jangle-pop outfit the Connells formed in the spring of 1984. Fronted by guitarist Mike Connell and his bassist brother David, the first incarnation of the group also featured vocalist Doug McMillan and drummer John Schultz, who was soon replaced by former Johnny Quest percussionist Peele Wimberley. In late 1984 the quartet recorded a four-song demo; after one of the tracks, “Darker Days,” was selected to appear on the North Carolina compilation More Mondo, the Connells’ ranks expanded with the addition of singer/guitarist George Huntley, who made his debut on a March 1985 session co-produced by Don Dixon. The edgier Fun and Games followed in 1989, and a year later the group resurfaced with One Simple Word, scoring an alternative radio hit with the single “Stone Cold Yesterday.”
For Leisure McCorkle—the band, the man —life is about not standing still. The nomadic alt-rocker is a student of the journey. Each mile yields another lesson, story, or a meaningful moment with an old buddy or a new friend.
“My music is really about a journey of the ‘workingman’s musician.’ Each album is concerned with giving a different portrayal of living on the road and around the world as a musical artist, collecting the philosophical and emotive thoughts of human behavior,” he says phoning in from the road where he’s already racked up 8,000 miles. “I want the music to be about experience rather than commodity.”