Last weekend in Raleigh, there was a benefit for a new art/music/creative space called Moving Island. It's opening right next door to another communal/music space, the Ruby Red, as a little artistic oasis begins to build just north of trendy Glenwood South. Moving Island is shooting for non-profit status and taking memberships. Besides the odd music and art show, they're planning on holding classes in several artistic areas, and performing various other artistic outreach efforts. Right now, only one floor is open, but it will eventually open as a multilevel community space. See movingisland.org for more info.
Several bands played on this night (it was a 2-night deal) -- including Lonnie Walker, Gray Young, and Veelee. Here, Veelee performs a new song, "Bruises Easily". It's a Sonic Youth-y number which demonstrates there ability to create a raucous intensity well-beyond what you'd expect from a two-piece.