DarielB – Flying Under the Radar

Walk Softly and Carry a Big Fish Shtick

Posted in Live Performance Previews/Reviews, Music Stories by darielb on October 19, 2011

Once again, I’m a happy girl, with some lip-rippin’ food and cool sounds to boot.

It’s time for the fifth annual Big Fish Shtick!

On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 23, from noon until 7 p.m. at the Triangle Lounge in Wilmington, N.C., it’s Jim Quick’s Big Fish Shtick. And our boy knows how to party! There will be four bands this year – JQ & Coastline, the Castaways, 40 East and Band of Oz, plus deejay Joey Warren, who always puts the fun in fundraiser.

Ticket donations are $25 each for this event and all proceeds go to United Cerebral Palsy of Wilmington (www.ucp.org). So be sweet. Open up your hearts and your pocketbooks.

Come hungry kids, cause you be eatin’ all day. Jones Fish Camp will be on hand with fish and fixin’s. Boom Boom’s BBQ will be front and center. Plus you’ll have fried shrimp and Captain Crain’s World Famous Shrimp Stew. Think I’m gonna faint!

The music don’t get no stronger … Jim Quick & Coastline, where swamp funk meets smart. Quick is a lyrical Energizer bunny with soul.

Wilmington-based 40 East is a new band for me, one I can’t wait to hear. From what I’ve listened to on the web, they’re kind of crossover country pop with a little R&B thrown in for good measure.

The Castaways are one of those beach bands who like to mix it up. You can expect to hear their signature beach tunes along with some great soul sounds and some killer rock and roll. If we’re lucky, lead vocalist Karen Clayton will treat us to her version of “I (Who Have Nothing),” originally released by Ben E. King back in 1963. Goose bump time!

Last but not least, Band of Oz, frat band turned pro, and one of the most sought-after beach bands on the scene. These guys have been winning awards and hearts for years.

As with any fundraise worth its salt, the Big Fish Shtick will have auctions, raffles, door prizes and more.For any of you extra generous folks, sponsorship packages are still available at $250, $500 and $1,000 levels. Go to the website for details (www.bigfishshtick.com).


Are You Ready For Quick’s Shtick Thing?

Posted in Live Performance Previews/Reviews by darielb on October 20, 2010

Mark your calendars for Oct. 24 because it’s time for the fourth annual Big Fish Shtick, Jim Quick’s close-to-the-heart fundraiser for United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Wilmington. Once again, it’s being held in the back lot of the Triangle Lounge in Wilmington.

The fun starts at 1 p.m. and will keep going until about 7 o’clock. Your $20 donation will net you a pile o’ free grub: fish and fixin’ from Jones Fish Camp, plus Boom Boom’s BBQ, fried shrimp, steamed oysters and what else, oh, Captain Crain’s World Famous Shrimp Stew! A full cash bar will be available to help you wash down the super eats.

There will be plenty of live entertainment, too. Kicking off the party at 1 p.m. is Southern Ryder. I’m hoping to hear some great fiddle from this southern rockin’ group. Taking the stage about 2 p.m. will be the Tim Clark Band, and whether you want to dance or just groove to the music, you won’t want to miss this show.

Jim Quick & Coastline are bringing their Nashville-ized swamp-funk sound back to the Port City! My guess is we’ll be hearing a lot of how they do it Down South. YAY! Personally, I can’t wait to hear  what Casey Meyer does with the new stuff.

Spinning tunes in between shows will be one of my favorite local deejays, Joey Warren, so be sure to tell him I said so!

Don’t forget to bring some extra moola with you, because this is a fundraiser, remember. You need to get you a ticket for the 50/50. Someone’s going to win a pile of money, and if it’s not me, then it might as well be you. So far, items for the raffle and auction include a booze cruise from Pole Position Boat Tours (Must be a real estate guy with a boat); handmade pottery pieces; a gift certificate from Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash (Have you been to this place? It’s wonderful!); a couple of Rickey Godfrey’s new kick-ass blues CDs; one of Babs Ludwick’s hugely popular prints in her Local Watering Hole series; plus, more items are being added every day. And what Big Fish Shtick would be complete without Jim Quick’s own art offering? This is your chance to own a Jim Quick original. Zowee!!

This is going to be a great day, and it’s for a great cause, so I hope you can be there. UCP is one of the largest health nonprofits in the country. Founded over 60 years ago by parents of children with the disease, it has evolved into a committed advocate for folks with disabilities.  Their goal is to ensure a life without limits even if you’ve got disabilities. You can see the group’s work everywhere –  on the Internet, in the workplace, in classrooms and throughout the local community.

Join me and Jim Quick in supporting this group. You’ll have a rockin’ good time while you do something nice for someone. Don’t forget your lawn chairs!

For tix & info, call 910-799-6253.


Directions to Triangle Lounge:

• From S.C. and southeastern Brunswick County, take 17 N towards Wilmington.

• Once you cross the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge into town (You’ll be on Dawson St.) go straight to Oleander.

• Turn right on Oleander Dr., which you’ll follow for about two and a half miles.

• Turn left on S. College and then take your third right onto Wrightsville Ave. Triangle Lounge (5920 Wrightsville Ave.) will be on your right. There should be plenty of parking in the field up the street.