The Pinhook 

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 5 Users

Features:  Best Of Winner, Featured Bar Specials

Neighborhood:  Durham County

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• $4 Wells, $3 NC Drafts
   Mon, 5pm-2am
• $4 Wells, $3 Yuengling
   Tues, 5pm-2am
• $4 Wells, $4 Seasonal Draft
   Weds, 5pm-2am
• Whiskey Nite! $1 off all shelf Whiskey
   Thurs, 5pm-2am

Reviews / Comments (28)

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Re: “Kim Richey, The Small Ponds

The best reason the opener was selected that you can come up with is the fact that someone in the band was once in a band with a guy who was on the same label as the the headliner? Really?

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Posted by alexhoward on 04/24/2013 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Kim Richey, The Small Ponds

The criticism was of the review not of the opener. The Small Ponds are a great band with wonderful songs and beautiful voices. Caitlin has had a number of solo albums of her own (released, in fact, on the very same Yep Roc that Kim Richey's new album is on) and Tres Chicas and is incredibly respected by artists and songwriters both locally and around the world. Matt Douglas is one of the most purely musical people I've ever met, plays jazz with The Hot at NIghts, and tours with Josh Ritter. Small Ponds are perfectly suited and an incredibly complementary choice to Kim Richey. There are way, way more relevant reasons that make them a "fitting opener" (their music, perhaps?) besides someone peripherally connected to someone in the band who used to be on a lousy label with the headliner. Its like saying that Neil Young would be a good opener for Bob Dylan because Neil used to be in a band with Stephen Stills who was once on Columbia Records with Bob.

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Posted by alexhoward on 04/25/2013 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Kim Richey, The Small Ponds

The opener was selected because they're great musicians and they were psyched to play with Kim Richey. Come out and see them! The Concert Promoter

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Posted by Camilla Meek on 04/25/2013 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Defacto Thezpian album release, The Real Laww, Skyblew, Azon Blaze, The Koolest

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Whaa Whaat!

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Posted by Benjamin Azon Blaze Ward on 01/06/2013 at 6:53 AM

Re: “La Bete Magique

★★★★★ ★★★★★

My last rating showed 4.6 out of 5 stars?! What?! 5 stars all the way!!!

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Posted by Naftali on 05/09/2012 at 5:17 PM

Re: “La Bete Magique

La BĂȘte Magique is amazing -- great tunes, meaningful lyrics -- awesome band!

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Posted by Naftali on 05/09/2012 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Durham for Moore Dance Party: DJ Dae

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Here's the Link to the Event page!
UPDATE: Raffle tickets are now just $2!…

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Posted by Melora McCall on 06/19/2013 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Durham for Moore Dance Party: DJ Dae

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Can't wait!!

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Posted by dawnbland on 06/19/2013 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Bloodroots Barter, Honeychile

★★★★★ ★★★★★

2 other bands are on this bill. HONEYCHILE is a new funk band from Chapel Hill. LL ORCHESTRA is the new project of Louis Landry (me), a songwriter/muti-instrumentalist who recently moved to Durham from Austin, TX. BLOOD ROOTS BARTER is an amazing group from Kentucky that explores the dark secrets of bluegrass.

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Posted by Louis Landry on 11/08/2011 at 12:03 PM

Re: “The Brand New Life, Casual Curious, The Bronzed Chorus

The Bronzed Chorus rawk!!! They're gonna be the next Aerosmith!!!

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Posted by Shamus Johnson on 02/18/2013 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Rowdy Square Dance with 5 Points Rounders

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Thanks Ashley and Indy for the nod! The Pinhook sound, door and bars folks were super. Wild happy people packed the house. The band exploded into the zone on the very first tune. A truly ecstatic primal throwdown. I wanna do that again! Rob VanVeld-FivePointsRounders

Posted by Gutbucket on 01/06/2014 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Red River, Jenna & the Jentlemen, Big Picture

★★★★★ ★★★★★

I was expecting this band to be a lot better than it is, considering level of talent coming from the musicians involved. However, I was disappointed by the mediocre sound. The vocals are alright, but obviously nothing special. Blah.

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Posted by Apple on 01/27/2011 at 4:23 PM
Posted by Fuzzsonic on 01/02/2015 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Pinhook Sixth Anniversary Party: Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz

Best club in all the land!!!

Posted by Bri Flannery Aab on 11/07/2014 at 1:42 PM


The bronzed chorus rawk!!! They're gonna be the next aerosmith!!!

Posted by Shamus Johnson on 10/30/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkeybirds

This is going to be good one! They knocked us silly in their recent show at King's. Don't miss it!

Posted by Fuzzsonic on 09/24/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Eric & Erica, Arrows Out, Blanko Basnet

the slot between two poles...hmm... i will always remember this vivid description of my favorite local band. ha!

Posted by Kelly Goyette on 12/20/2013 at 1:43 AM

Re: “Agrimonia, T.O.A.D.

D.J., always happy to help:
As for your dismissal of Sweden, well, I'm afraid I have nothing.

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Music Editor on 11/27/2013 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Agrimonia, T.O.A.D.

What does this review even *mean*? And who cares about some Swedish band? And what, exactly, is "crust" punk? Does it involve vomit?

Posted by D.J. Bost on 11/27/2013 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Spider Bags compilation release, Fleshwounds

It's available here, by the way:

Posted by Thomas James McGee on 06/11/2013 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Classic Christmas Movies

When you all show "Santa Claus conquers the Martians" with Pia Zidora, I'll be there!

Posted by rsmonks on 12/23/2011 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Thee Dirty Beats, P-90's

★★★★★ ★★★★★

More about this event:

"on the Facebook":

THIS COMING THURSDAY 8/4, The Pinhook in Durham NC will host a garage / psych blowout featuring THEE DIRTYBEATS plus THE P-90s.

This will be the final Durham performance of THEE DIRTYBEATS w/ Andras Fekete on guitar and vocals (he's relocating to DC).

Doors open 8:30; Music starts 9pm with THE P-90s.

A "Good Stuff This Week" event on !

From The Pinhook's website: "THE DIRTYBEATS - Curators of the smoky, swampy sounds of North Carolina garage from the 1960s. A fun, sleazy, raucous blast from the past. THE P-90's - A joyous, snotty-yet-refined punk rock explosion, featuring some of the finest musicians in central NC. This is punk rock to shake yr ass to."

117 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

THEE DIRTYBEATS (Chapel Hill) - maximum vintage garage & psychedelia

THE P-90s (Winston-Salem) - garage rock / punk / cowpunk

Posted by Andras on 08/03/2011 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Seeing Through the Fence

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Aren't humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and then call for Peace on Earth.

~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coates~


Anyone can break this cycle of violence! Everyone has the power to choose compassion! Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: &

Posted by JC on 01/09/2011 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Supreme Fiction, Semi Formal, Calico Haunts

★★★★★ ★★★★★

Semi-formal is at work on its first album together, and here are a couple of rough cuts. Love 'em.

Posted by aquamanatee on 09/19/2010 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Le Weekend, Joy in Red, Felix Obelix

Thanks, Matt. I've added Joy in Red to the list.

Posted by Denise Prickett, Indy Editorial Web Director on 10/20/2011 at 12:37 PM
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