When: Sun., March 22, 12-6 p.m. 2015
THE SETLIST VIDEO SHOOT | SUNDAY, MARCH 22
THE POUR HOUSE, RALEIGH—The unofficial Triangle Music Booster Club has some new faces, though you might not be able to recognize them behind a camera. Konrad Arnold and Matt Dunn have launched a new web series, The Setlist, which seeks to document bands in a setting somewhere between intimate acoustic sessions and rowdy club shows.
"Half the fun for me, really, is checking out all the bands," Arnold says. The selection process is simple: He reaches out to bands and tries to build variety. Dunn is a Little Raleigh Radio DJ, too; he uses the position to look for new locals. Pour House owner Adam Lindstaedt also suggests acts.
The Setlist has done two video shoots to date, and they've partnered with TriangleLife.tv to broadcast the material online. Only two videos are available right now, as eight cameras translate into several hours of editing for Arnold. In the next month, he and Dunn expect to release episodes from its February show with The Bourbons, Shiloh Hill, Dirty Politicians and No Love. The upcoming shoot features three more bands: the raucous post-punk act Zack Mexico, the hard-rocking Richard Bacchus & The Luckiest Girls and the funky Jeff Sipe Trio.
The Setlist's set isn't a closed one; the afternoon shows are free, meaning anyone can stop in without having to be out late or fork over a cover charge. For Arnold, the approach makes the videos more engaging than they would be in a more quiet setting, like a studio. Interview segments help separate The Setlist from single-camera tapings at regular shows.
"I love telling the story behind the band," Dunn says. "It makes the band more interesting instead of just having the music, especially if you want to know, 'What's this song about?'" Noon, Free, 224 S Blount St., Raleigh, 919-821-1120, www.the-pour-house.com. —Allison Hussey