Our congratulations go out to Casbah, who will be opening their doors to the public for the first time tonight. Located in Brightleaf Square, Durham's newest music venue will hold ~300 patrons and offers 15 beers on tap. They are a private club, so get your memberships now before their grand opening show on September 15th.
Tonight's soft opening will feature the band Stonehoney, hailing from Austin, TX. Doors 6pm, show 7pm, $5 membership fee.
The major event running tonight and tomorrow will the the Bull City Rumble, which will be rolling though the streets of Durham for the first time, being previously held in Raleigh. As explained on their website, it is "an event in the spirit of the cafe racer and scooter culture of 1950's thru 1970's England." If the streets being lined with scooters are not enough of an indication as to where they are, they've posted their schedule of events.
They'll be starting tonight at the Green Room, and then heading over to Fullsteam. The bike show will be Saturday at The Tavern, 1:30pm. When the show wraps up, the music takes over, featuring The Belmont Playboys, The Tremors, TT Co., Blood Red River, and Hearts & Daggers.
If you'd rather get out of the city and see some live music under the stars, check out the DURTY Durham Art Collective's annual JAMNESIA event. It runs from 1pm-2am on Sunday, and is $10 at the gate. You'll have to travel out to Hillsborough, but will be rewarded with a full schedule of bands, including local favorites Pink Flag, Tea & Tempists, and The Wigg Report.